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DanMc
06-04-2004, 09:03 AM
A few weeks ago my right elbow started hurting I had been nursing it along until last night. I went for some heavy curls on the straight bar at a weight I can normally manage 135lbs. I failed to curl the weight and now my elbow hurts 10 fold of what it did before. The pain is in the outer tendon of the jont I have been using one of those tennis elbow straps but it does not seem enough. I know the doc will say take a shot of cortizone ..I have no fear of needles but what are the effects of cortizone?

Go Terps!
06-05-2004, 06:15 PM
Cortisone will treat the symptom but not the cause. IMO, rest, rest, rest then re-examine form, warmup, muscle imbalance...... Could be anything. Good luck

Charger
06-05-2004, 08:16 PM
Originally posted by Go Terps!
Cortisone will treat the symptom but not the cause. IMO, rest, rest, rest then re-examine form, warmup, muscle imbalance...... Could be anything. Good luck
I agree 100%, sound advice. Ice it!!!Sounds like you may have strained a tendon, ice the crap out of it,rest it, work around it(no pulling movements for atleast a week. If it still hurts, see a Doc. If you are worried about it, see a Doc. Good Luck!!

DanMc
06-05-2004, 10:53 PM
Thats just it my doc will say here take a shot of this..... my concern this type of injury would be made worse. Pain goes away I go for broke at the gym and wamo ...

BIONIC MAN
06-07-2004, 06:13 PM
how was your form controlled and strict or loose, maybe you need form critiqued so injuries will not be prevalent.

DanMc
06-07-2004, 07:56 PM
Actually I am not so sure I did this at the gym working out simply makes it worse I try and watch my form when I start feeling sloppy its time to call it quits. The history behind could be two fold I am a computer geek by trade and I have a bet with a friend to curl 135 pounds on an olympic bar. I had been noticing soreness after a days work. While going to the gym and giving it all I had in me to work my arms. I have sense started using the mouse on my pc's left handed. I think I need to lay off extreme arm workouts before I do serios damage. 9 yrs ago I had a major back surgery and was given multiple cortizone shots. Which made me feel like a new man however once the third cycle wore off things came alive in my back and I could barely move. Two weeks later I was on the table. I have been quite lucky with my back but my elbow is givng me grief. The truth is I am starting to feel it in both elbows now. What I want is a quick recovery because I have a goal to have 18inch arms by yrs end. I need to add just over an inch. The only option I see is to take it easy and attenpt now curls or lat pulls at all.

Got any ideas on how/what I can do to improve tendon strength?

Also I do not disagree that there may have been issues in form I went frm being able to curl 110-155 in about two months.

kingfish3
06-07-2004, 10:07 PM
do superslow training. Also make sure you ice it as much as possible which should be frequently for now. Find a pain free bicep and tricep exercise and do 5 or 6 up and down training with light weights 4 or 5 days in a row to pump healing blood into the area . Larry scott taught me this and really makes sense. Leaving it alone does nothing but cause slow healing and cause it to get reinjured later.

MiloMan
06-08-2004, 01:24 AM
Originally posted by DanMc
Thats just it my doc will say here take a shot of this
Then perhaps you need a second opinion form a sports medicine specialist.

The reason that a sports medicine specialist is preferable to a GP or a regular ortho doc, when it comes to athletic injuries, is important to remember.

The family doc/GP and the regular ortho doc usually deals with average people that injured themselves, and thus the focus of their treatment is to get them repaired for their average life ASAP.

The sportsmed doc deals with athletes and sports injuries. They know that the athlete doesn't just need to be repaired well enough to push a lawnmower or work at a desk job, they need to get back to 100% in their sport, even if it takes a little longer and costs a little more.

It's a big, big, big difference.

Big Chuck
06-08-2004, 07:11 AM
I have suffered - and I mean suffered - from a tennis elbow injury for about 18 months now. It sucks - wont go away. I have tried rest and ice. It will get feeling better for a while and then I will do something to aggravate the injury.

My sister is an athletic trainer, she also had tennis elbow - she said she got the cortisone shot and it "healed" hers. She says it has not hurt her since she got the shot. She said she knows it wasn't supposed to heal it but that is what it has done for her.

I don't know what to tell you. Fitnessman had a remedy that he recommended but I cant remember what it was.

Good Luck!

BIONIC MAN
06-09-2004, 02:02 PM
Originally posted by DanMc
Actually I am not so sure I did this at the gym working out simply makes it worse I try and watch my form when I start feeling sloppy its time to call it quits. The history behind could be two fold I am a computer geek by trade and I have a bet with a friend to curl 135 pounds on an olympic bar. I had been noticing soreness after a days work. While going to the gym and giving it all I had in me to work my arms. I have sense started using the mouse on my pc's left handed. I think I need to lay off extreme arm workouts before I do serios damage. 9 yrs ago I had a major back surgery and was given multiple cortizone shots. Which made me feel like a new man however once the third cycle wore off things came alive in my back and I could barely move. Two weeks later I was on the table. I have been quite lucky with my back but my elbow is givng me grief. The truth is I am starting to feel it in both elbows now. What I want is a quick recovery because I have a goal to have 18inch arms by yrs end. I need to add just over an inch. The only option I see is to take it easy and attenpt now curls or lat pulls at all.

Got any ideas on how/what I can do to improve tendon strength?

Also I do not disagree that there may have been issues in form I went frm being able to curl 110-155 in about two months. 45 pound jump on curls is alot im mean alot in 2 months probably connective tissue is overloaded. suggestion tone down sets im doing 4 sets a week thats it and getting bigger and stronger i would rather go heavier with fewer sets than lighter with more sets. repetitive motions even light wear out joints and connective tissues. scale back to only alternate dumbell curls standing 2 sets a workout thats it.

DanMc
06-10-2004, 10:17 AM
Thanks
I actually don't plan on doing any curls for a while and will try the ezbar next time I go heavy. At least at first ut for now I'll do chest back and shoulders and see how that works. I have a few weeks left on my routine before i make to many changes. I have been doing a once a week workout deal. I told myself I would do it for a min of 8 weeks if I don't like how its going ....
So far I am putting weight on around the middle not where I want it. I am fighting a medical condition right now so I am not to worried ...yet. Just need more cardio I guess but this is turning into another thread..

Thanks again
Dan

DanMc
06-30-2004, 09:10 PM
I have completed 4 weeks of little to no arm workouts tonight I got back at it pretty hard I noticed a big increase in strength in fact I chose to quit working out rather than allowing fatigue to set in. I am a bit sore and can feel the burn in my right elbow it seems more centralized than before.

Anyone know what would make it feel more centralized?

Charger
07-01-2004, 02:02 AM
Maybe your still overtraining, GEEZ!

iggydelaware
07-01-2004, 12:35 PM
I have the same problem. It won't go away. I going to call the doctor today to see if I can get a cortisone shot. It is in both arms. It is also very painful to take my clothes out if the washing machine.

whutevr
07-02-2004, 11:42 AM
I had it for about 6 months. Over the last 2 months I have been taking Glucosamine-Chondroitin-MSM capsules and rubbing DMSO on the area.

Almost good as new.

DanMc
07-02-2004, 08:09 PM
Not over training ...yet I will be changing routines soon need to do some cutting.

The pain is different now but there is no loss of strength as there was before.

Mataz
07-03-2004, 06:24 PM
Yeah I had the same problem. My arm hurt, so I decided to do some bb curls with 250 lb's

Why do people kill themselves for such a small and insignificant muscle, it kills me. You should be more concerned about putting 10-15 pounds of weight on than trying to curl your way to 18in.

DanMc
07-04-2004, 06:52 AM
Originally posted by Mataz
Yeah I had the same problem. My arm hurt, so I decided to do some bb curls with 250 lb's

Why do people kill themselves for such a small and insignificant muscle, it kills me. You should be more concerned about putting 10-15 pounds of weight on than trying to curl your way to 18in.

HUH?

reid95
07-29-2015, 09:17 AM
I had it for about 6 months. Over the last 2 months I have been taking Glucosamine-Chondroitin-MSM capsules and rubbing DMSO on the area.

Almost good as new.

How does it feel now?

RobRocks
07-29-2015, 05:36 PM
I started taking BlackMores fish oil and my elbows feel great joints feel so much better.try this it works.