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What can I do to have no soreness in right arm after lifting weights?

What can I do to have no soreness in right arm after lifting weights?

Stop lifting: First step would be to simply stop lifting weights for a few days to allow the soreness to resolve. Keep in mind that if you are lifting regularly, a little soreness is normal and it would be ok to continue lifting. However, if the soreness is persistent or worsening, you may want to see a physician for evaluation. ...Read more

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I need help gpreventing elbow stiffness and bicep soreness from weights?

I need help gpreventing elbow stiffness and bicep soreness from weights?

Cut back: Decrease the weight and repetitions, until symptoms dissapear or improve, but do not stop. Gradually increase reps. And weight over time. No more than 2-5 lbs per week. Keep reps. At 10-20.
Massage the muscles after every workout, and increase protein intake. ...Read more

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How long should I wait before lifting weights again if I have elbow tendinitis?

Pain free: You should wait until your elbow is pain free before you start lifting weights. If lifting weights bothers your elbow, you should stop or modify the exercises. See a board certified orthopaedic surgeon is your symptoms persist. ...Read more

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What weight training exercises can I do with tennis elbow?

What weight training exercises can I do with tennis elbow?

Not a lot: Pretty much any weight training exercise will aggravate tennis elbow as they require a strong hand grip that is an aggravating motion for tennis elbow. I'd better have the tennis elbow treated first and then résumé weight exercising. ...Read more

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Why does my outer elbow hurt when I try to straighten my arm? I was lifting weights could that be the reason?

Why does my outer elbow hurt when I try to straighten my arm? I was lifting weights could that be the reason?

Tennis elbow: Weight-lifting is a common cause of the extensor tendinitis commonly called tennis elbow. A snug band worn just below the elbow can alleviate some pain. ...Read more

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Five months after tennis elbow surgery, can I start lifting weights?

Five months after tennis elbow surgery, can I start lifting weights?

Probable: Must follow up with your surgeon, every patient will have different outcomes. Have them clear you for workouts. ...Read more

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I began weight training again. I think I've hurt my elbow. Feels strained and keeps clicking occasionally. Can't train now. What can I do to aid recovery?

I began weight training again. I think I've hurt my elbow. Feels strained and keeps clicking occasionally. Can't train now. What can I do to aid recovery?

Keep immobile: You have likely suffered soft tissue injury ie ligament, tendon etc. Keep it immobile by using a splint and use NSAID cream like voltaran gel daily and it should get better in a few days. .. If not better you can see a doc for X-ray. . ...Read more

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Persistent aching sensation in my elbow that radiates to my grip. Believe it's 'tennis elbow.' I weight lift. What can I do to home treat?

Persistent aching sensation in my elbow that radiates to my grip. Believe it's 'tennis elbow.' I weight lift. What can I do to home treat?

Time: Time/ rest / hot and cold applications / a tennis elbow brace can usually get one at a sporting goods dealer

try wrapping it with plastic food wrap at nite several layers / keeps in the body heat and increases the blood supply can help with healing / these take awhile to heal sorry to say ...Read more

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Have cubital tunnel syndrome both elbows? Its mild, using elbow splints daily, is it ok to do weight training (free weights) or will make worse?

Have cubital tunnel syndrome both elbows? Its mild, using elbow splints daily, is it ok to do weight training (free weights) or will make worse?

Would be cautious.: If your weight training involves any elbow flexion and extension, you can potentially increase trauma to your nerves, and require ulnar nerve transposition surgery. ...Read more

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Is there anything I can do to keep my joints (elbows, knees) from feeling achy when lifting weights?

Is there anything I can do to keep my joints (elbows, knees) from feeling achy when lifting weights?

Stretch, warm up: Just common sense things like good stretching beforehand (although there's not good data that stretching provides performance benefit in weight lifting), and not starting with your max weights. If you're joints are aching after every lift session, it's your body's way of telling you you're either lifting too much, too frequently or both. ...Read more

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How do you treat elbow soreness?

Elbow pain: TRY R I C E.- rest (avoid activities which produces elbow pain) Ice 4-5 x a day Compression wear a sleeve that is snug but not tight Exercise look up stretches of elbow on goggle and do 2-3 times a day ...Read more

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I have a sore elbow and it causes pain when I lift things.?

I have a sore elbow and it causes pain when I lift things.?

May be tendonitis: A person who gets a numbness, soreness, or tenderness (to pressing on it) where the muscles attach near the elbow may have tendonitis. . . But he will usually know what caused it. The cause is overuse of the arm during the past day or two. Icing the sore spot and taking some Motrin can help. He can wrap the sore area with an over-the-counter elastic band, which will spread the muscle's force out. ...Read more

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My boyfriend hit his elbow on my arm and now its sensitive and sore?

Give it time: Bruising of the soft tissues can occur even after minor trauma as you have described. Give the sore arm some time and it should heal normally. Use of ice initially should also help. ...Read more

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How do I know if my elbows are just really sore or if I have tendinitis?

Have those examined: Lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow) and medial epicondylitis (golfer's elbow) are among the most common causes of elbow pain. The pain will be around the bony prominences called epicondyles. Frequently patients will have pain in their elbow when they make a fist. It's common in epicondylitis. You may try ice, nsaids (ibuprofen/naproxen), a tennis elbow band. If none works, see your doc. ...Read more

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My elbow tip is sore, hot, swelled soft sack, not red or stiff. What can I do?

My elbow tip is sore, hot, swelled soft sack, not red or stiff. What can I do?

Sounds like: You are describing OLECRANON BURSITIS a swelling of the bursa or fluid filled "sack" which allows the tendons around the elbow to work "smoothly". Sometimes this needs draining this consultation with an orthopedist is indicated if it does not resolve with ICE and COMPRESSION (Ace bandage)

Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more

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Elbows always look bruised but aren't dry ar sore have not hurt them ao what might be causeing this?

Red elbows: Some people have redness of the skin on the elbows from leaning on them at a desk or table. There is no padding as the skin is thin and stretched over the bone. Try avoiding pressure on your elbows to see if that bruised appearance lessens. ...Read more

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Sore on my elbow won't heal?

Sore on my elbow won't heal?

No age on profile!: We need to know your age. Please put it in your public profile. We can't answer questions from minors < 16 years old. Knowing your country or state helps, too, so add that also. Age, location, & gender, can affect our answer, as some conditions are more likely in different places or in different age groups. Be honest! You expect if of us, we expect it of you! List any meds you take & any chronic m ...Read more

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I have pain in my left elbow when I straighten it, and it is sore to the touch. What do you think it is?

Bursitis: This can get complicated because there are many scenarios to consider - did you fall on it, etc. In addition, it is also important where your pain or soreness is.

If the elbow is sore in the back, then it is most likely a bursitis. If it is sore in the center then it may be arthritis.

I would have an orthopedic surgeon evaluate the elbow. ...Read more

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I have a sore on my elbow which heals up then comes back after a couple of days, and its starting to weep and crusts over?

I have a sore on my elbow which heals up then comes back after a couple of days, and its starting to weep and crusts over?

Recommendation: With weeping wound or sore you need to clean it out first. Use benzoyl peroxide to wash out, then dry and put alcohol or iodine. Antibacterial ointment should help if you put it for night. If no improvement in few days go to the doctor for antibiotic. ...Read more

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I whacked my elbow really hard on the corner of a wall and it went really tingly and sore. Can what I did cause it to be broken?

I whacked my elbow really hard on the corner of a wall and it went really tingly and sore. Can what I did cause it to be broken?

Ulnar nerve: The ulnar nerve is very superficial on the inside prominence of the inner elbow. 'crazy bone'. This may b what u hit especially if you felt it into the little finger side of ur hand. ...Read more

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For the past month and change, my left elbow (on the left side of the elbow on the inside) has been sore and hurts to pick up/pull things. What is it?

Sounds like: MEDIAL epicondylitis ("GOLFER'S ELBOW") Google it and if this description applies to you see your PCP (who may wish to refer you to an ORTHOPEDIST for a possible cortisone injection!! '
Hope this is helpful!

Dr Z ...Read more

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Are the bumps on my elbow related to my cold sore?

Are the bumps on my elbow related to my cold sore?

Probably not: You would need an exam to determine the best possible diagnosis for any "bumps" on your elbow, but generally speaking, elbow lesions are not usually associated with cold sores. Best wishes. ...Read more