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Common Arm Wrestling Injuries
Hi along time ago I experienced a forearm injury arm wrestling (: (.......) I heard what I remember as a ripping sound at the inner point where my fore?
Biceps injury: The biceps tendon comes off the upper arm and inserts onto the proximal part of the forearm bone (the radius). During an arm wrestling event the biceps comes under tremendous load and this load can overload the insertion site of the tendon on the bone causing a significant injury or actual tendon tear. A thorough orthopaedic evaluation is now warranted. ...Read more
Yes: Yes. It will help develop your forearm muscles, which is important for arm wrestling. ...Read more
A couple of weeks ago I was arm wrestling, and ever since then if I hold something awkwardly or put too much wait on it, it will hurt for half an hour?
Fracture.: It could be a fracture of the upper arm bone. We had a patient in a few months ago, who ended up with a fractured humerus (arm bone) from arm wrestling. ...Read more
Partially: There are many muscles (including the biceps) in arm wrestling. Use of all of them contribute to the ability to perform. Example is your shoulder muscles which must stabilize the arm during the effort, etc. ...Read more
Both of my wrist have hurt for the last 2 weeks and I have an arm wrestling tournament this saturday. What should I do?
Ice and NSAIDs: If you are arm wrestling and have not had a significant injury it is possible that you are experiencing tendonitis or ligament sprain. My advice would be to ice your wrists as much as possible until the contest and also take advil (ibuprofen) or Motrin or your NSAID of choice. It may not solve the problem completely but it may help. Make sure you warm up well before the tournament. ...Read more
I was arm wrestling a very strong person. .. My wrist made some awful crunching noise. Now it hurts to do anything with it?
If the: Crunching/ pain occurred with wrestling - then yes. ...Read more
3 months back while arm wrestling I heard a popping sound from my wrists followed by pain. Its been a long time and I still cant arm wrestlewithoutpain?
I was arm wrestling and my arm made two popping noises between my elbow and shoulder. Really painful now. Any ideas?
I was arm wrestling and since then my wrist sounds when I spin it and it feels like two bones are rubbing each other, but it doesn't hurt.?
Not to worry: There are numerous causes of wrist popping. We rarely are concerned if there is no pain associated with the popping. If you are concerned, then a visit with an orthopedic specialist can shed some light on more specific causes and whether any precautions or treatments are necessary. ...Read more
Elbow popped during arm wrestling. Felt like extreme version of when your elbow can catch and pop during the day. Joint sore on inner side of elbow.
I was arm wrestling, ever since then if I hold something with palm facing up I get a lot of pain in the inner side of wrist. Smallest finger side...
Post-exercise inflammation and swelling of muscle fibers and/or connective tissue. The symptoms include muscle stiffness, palpable tenderness, and pain with active muscle contractions. Moist heat, rest, muscle stretching and aleve (naproxen) otc will eliminate the problem.
Rec.: if the condition is persist over a week, see your doctor. ...Read more
Arm wrestling last night, now today my hand is numb and doesn't work. Also it curls at my wrist when at rest.
Injury: There are many ligaments within wrist, and nerves pass through area. Use cooling temporarily to quell swelling, immobilize and see your physician to uncover extent of damage. ...Read more
After arm wrestling a week back I observed a swelling in my right hand near the gap between ulna and lunate. And I cannot rotate my wrist. Help?
Wrist Xray: You cannot rotate your wrist because why? Of pain? Or your wrist just doesn't work? You best see an orthopedic or hand specialist to examine the wrist physically and may need an xray or even an MRI to see what is going on. How forceful was the wrestling? How inebriated were you at the time? ...Read more
I hurt my neck wrestling on monday night and my left arm muscles feel weak and my left thumb is sore. Its been like 3 days. I can move my arm though?
See doctor: Neck injury with associated arm weakness especially if it involves the hand can be a serious injury. It suggests the possibility of a nerve root injury at the neck level. This could be related to a herniated disc, an irritated nerve root, or just a neck strain with associated muscle spasms resulting in nerve pain. Regardless, you need to see a doctor before you are cleared to wrestle again. ...Read more
So me and my friend where wrestling and he pressed on the pressure point in my armpit can this hurt me it gave me pain and still hurts?
Hi. I was wrestling with my brother and he accidentally hit me with his elbow behind my right ear region. Is there anything there I should worry about?
Depends: If you lost consciousness, you should be worried. If not, and you feel fine other than local tbederness, its ok to watch it. Its just the skull there. Hope this helps! ...Read more
It depends: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
Fracture: If you are asking about most common fracture about the elbow, then the radial head is the answer. Simple bone contusions are more common than fractures however. ...Read more
YES: Stretch it out slowly.. If this doesn't resolve the problem see your primary care provider. ...Read more
Really depends: What happened to the thumb? Is it swollen? Painful? Range of motion is still intacted? ...Read more
Within the last year I had suffered from a retinal detachment...its been 7 months since my injury ended my wrestling career...what I want to know is, is it safe to step back out on the mat and wrestle again?
Best avoided: I know that wrestling is almost certainly an important part of your self image. But retinal detachments are unusual, even in wrestlers - especially at your young age. You should assume that you have a greater than average susceptibility and consider the odds of this happening again with a risk of blindness v. finding another activity to enjoy. ...Read more
Knee injury wrestling, week later no pain bit of instability, can walk fine, coach thinks 2-3 grade ACL tear could that be possible without much pain?
Yes for sure!: Believe it or not, after a person tears their ACL most all the pain can resolve between 1 to 4 weeks. The initial pain is from the ACL tearing and bleeding into the knee in addition to bone bruises that occur. These all cause initial pain, but as the swelling resides and the bone bruises resolve, a knee with a torn ACL can essentially be painless. This is why some people put it off. .....Mistake! ...Read more
See a doctor: How can anyone possibly answer your question if you give zero specifics? If the pain is significant, see a doctor. ...Read more
Some can: Happen instantly and some happen overtime. Both are seen daily in my practice. ...Read more