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Doctor insights on: Common Arm Wrestling Injuries

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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?

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.

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Could those handgrip workouts help with arm wrestling?

Could those handgrip workouts help with arm wrestling?

Yes: Yes. It will help develop your forearm muscles, which is important for arm wrestling.

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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?

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?

See you doctor: Arm wrestling may cause severe injuries. Various injuries after arm wrestling have been reported in the literature, whereas the most common injury is the humeral shaft fracture. Muscle strain ligament sprian. Good luck.

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Strained arm from arm wrestling what to do?

Strained arm from arm wrestling what to do?

Rest it.: Apply ice to the sore areas for 20 minutes, 3-4 times per day and if you can take an over the counter anti-inflammatory medication, that would be helpful.

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Crack in elbow/shoulder while arm wrestling, what is this?

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.

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How much is arm-wrestling an actual measure of bicep strength?

How much is arm-wrestling an actual measure of bicep strength?

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.

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Both of my wrist have hurt for the last 2 weeks and I have an arm wrestling tournament this saturday. What should I do?

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.

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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.?

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.

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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.

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.

Evaluation needed: The radioulnar ligament or annular ligament may have been injured. Suggest you consult an orthopedic or sports medicine specialist. Thanks for trusting HealthTap!

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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: 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.

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Arm wrestling last night, now today my hand is numb and doesn't work. Also it curls at my wrist when at rest.

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.

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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?

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?

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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?

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.

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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?

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?

Nerves...: Are present in the armpit which run down your arm! If there was bruising of those nerve the discomfort may persist for several days/weeks! Don't wrestle like this again!

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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?

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!

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What common injury would a rope pulling on your arm cause?

What common injury would a rope pulling on your arm cause?

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.