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ziggy1282
04-12-2007, 08:14 AM
I know this sounds retarded, but has anyone ever injured their elbows while doing squats. I was using a smith machine and on my last rep I lost my form supporting most of the weight on my arms. I tried doing back the day after and halfway through I was in agonizing pain. I think I have a muscle strain. Has anyone had this type of injury and if so how long did you have to take off?

Bonebrake
04-12-2007, 08:16 AM
Does it hurt when you extend your arm (straighten it) or flex it (bending it)?

Where exactly on your elbow does it hurt? Be as specific as possible.

In the meantime, ice it up. Do not use heat on acute injuries.

ziggy1282
04-12-2007, 08:22 AM
It doesn't hurt to straiten or bend it. Only when I do pulling motions like pull ups, rows or curls. The pain seams to be directly in the center of my elbow joints. When it starts acting up the pain shoots through my forearm and to my shoulder

Bonebrake
04-12-2007, 08:31 AM
That doesn't sound good at all, but if you have full range of motion with no pain, it can't be that bad.

Take a solid week, (seven full days off!) from anything that aggravates it. No pull ups, rows, etc. Then work them back in slowly at lower weight and lower volume and see if it is ok.

If you still have problems, go see an osteopathic specialist or a chiropractor.

:)

oziem
04-12-2007, 06:25 PM
Does it hurt when you extend your arm (straighten it) or flex it (bending it)?

Where exactly on your elbow does it hurt? Be as specific as possible.

In the meantime, ice it up. Do not use heat on acute injuries.

excellent!

oziem
04-12-2007, 06:26 PM
That doesn't sound good at all, but if you have full range of motion with no pain, it can't be that bad.

Take a solid week, (seven full days off!) from anything that aggravates it. No pull ups, rows, etc. Then work them back in slowly at lower weight and lower volume and see if it is ok.

If you still have problems, go see an osteopathic specialist or a chiropractor.

:)

very cool to read a medical student referring folks to DO's and DC's.

Bonebrake
04-12-2007, 06:49 PM
I'm a little biased Oziem; I am a DO medical student.

:D