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Weight Lifting Injuries Elbow
I was told after about 5 years of weight lifting (locking elbows), you will start to have pain in the elbows. Is this true?
Well: The purpose of lifting, fitness etc is not to have pain. If having pain, then you need to review what you are doing, see doctor (s) to diagnose and manage your condition (pcp, pt, ortho, sport med, chiropractor...). ...Read more
I started weight lifting again and my elbow hurts when I try to straighten it How can I make it go away?
Weight lifting often causes strain injury, and repeated heavy weights can give you a stress-induced tendonitis.
good mechanics for lifting (get guidance), plus gradual increases in weights are essential to prevent.
After injury, do not reinjure! Rest and ice, and avoid strain until better ...Read more
Have lots of pain on elbow from weight lifting. Hurts very bad when I do curls. Will wearing a compression device help?
Rest/Ice/Press/Elev8: You may have an injury to the biceps tendon if performing bicep curls. Pushing it may lead to an all out rupture. Take some time to rest the muscle. Minimize inflammation and swelling with ice and compression and elevation. Anti-inflammatory medications may help as well. Consider seeing a physician or therapist if the pain persists. ...Read more
Use K-Tapes: Kinesio-tapes will support your elbow you are strengthening muscles which when they get strong will get shorter and stronger you need to give this routine a break and work with the opposite directional muscles eg if your routine is flexion use extension exercise and same time use k-tape to support these areas. Steam/sauna heat will relax tight elbow and allow stretch. Ktape cost $12.99. ...Read more
Depends: Depends on xrays and healing. Usually 12 weeks however. ...Read more
Modify and treat:
1. Make sure that lateral epicondylitis is the true source of the pain
2. Ice and nsaids
3, take a good hard look at your program, add stretching and non irritating strengthening to your regimen try to strengthen you r grip and forearm without loading the extended elbow with the wrist fully flexedor raised with resistance
4. See a doctor ot clarify
5 talk to a therapist or trainer. ...Read more
What is the difference between an arm compression sleeve and arm/elbow pad? Which would be better for ulnar nerve issues and weightlifting?
Neither since it's -: -due 2 the fact that when you flex Ur elbow, the nerve is stretched around the groove into the humerus called the lateral epicondyle. If it's mainly @ nite a splint 2 keep elbow straight will help. But if U begin 2 have continuous numbness in the little & ring finger, &/or weakness in the hand a surgical procedure bringing the nerve in front of the epicondyle is needed. C a fellowshiptrainedhandMd ...Read more
Hello. I have been experiencing moderate pain in my arm muscle for 3 weeks due to a weight lifting injury. There is no swelling. What should I do?
Weeks: If it has been three weeks, I would expect most muscle injuries to heal. You should probably be seen. ...Read more
This joint pain started in my knees a now in my knees, hips, shoulders, jaw, and sometimes elbows. No injuries/falls/weight gain. (actually weight loss)?
Arthritis possible: The multiple areas of joint pain are concerning for arthritic conditions such as rheumatoid. Infections of many sorts can also cause widespread joint pain. Even thyroid diseases can be associated with muscle and joint pain and weight loss. You need to see a physician for a thorough history and physical and if needed labs and xrays. You can also try some over the counter meds like Aleve or Advil ...Read more
Need more info: This could be anything from muscle strain to a tendonitis to a herniated disc. We would need more information. I would recommend having a physical exam from a physician face to face to clarify what is going on. Hold off on weightlifting until that time as this can aggravate some injuries. Be safe and I hope all is well with your arm. ...Read more
Rest, ice, elevation:
And some nsaids, like ibuproffen or aleve (naproxen) do see your pcp to ensure you are okay with these meds.
Do continue exercises of the arm, but keep them a notch or 2 less than your optimal, till symptoms subside. Then gradually build up to the same level as before. Some like to use a heat pack.
Good luck. ...Read more
I have got stretch marks on my chest and arm because I started doing weight lifting. I wuold like to ask what can I use to make the body more elestic?
Use plenty of skin moisturizer. Stay well hydrated. Comes with the territory sometimes with body building. See link below for more info.
Hope this helps. Good luck
http://www. Wikihow. Com/Get-Rid-of-Stretch-Marks ...Read more
Cervical spondylosis. Light weight lifting makes shoulders tight. Are there exercises I can do to help it or are all arm/neck exer going to tighten?
Absolutely: Http://www. Mckinley. Illinois. Edu/handouts/neck_pain/neck_pain. Htm.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have a different: Take especially is the complaints are just on one side. This can be axillary vein thrombosis, hope not, but need to be checked out asap. Also as a baseline pathology one has also to rule out thoracic outlet syndrome that could compress the vein, the artery and the branches of the brachial plexus. ...Read more
Cleared by cardiologist. Throbbing dull pain under left shoulder blade with left arm numbness after eating and workouts. Weight lifting or 2 mile run.
A 21 year old girl who does weight lifting. Neck and shoulder pain with tingling down right arm anf thumb and index finger. Pain and tinglimg and slig?
Neck pain and: Tingliing may be a sign of cervical spine invovlement. Other issues are shoulder instability that hurts locally and casues tingling down the arm. Or two independent issues such as neck muscle strain and carpal tunnel, both there but 2 separate conditons that come on at the same time. ...Read more
There are a number: Of forms of exercise that you can do while still resting your injured elbow. ...Read more
Either.: Either could be worse, depending on what structures are damaged. An ulnar ligament injury to the elbow is very disabling to a pitcher. A labral tear in the shoulder could be very disabling to a pitcher. ...Read more
Elbow popping: Can be due to some tendons rubbing over eachother or a bony prominence while under tension, or due to some distraction inside of the joint during lifting that allows gas to escape from the joint fluid (similar to cracking our knuckles). Sometimes, the joint is not sliding- but 'jumping' thought a range of motion under heavy load, but that could be damaging the joint surface. Make sure you stretch! ...Read more
Depends: There are number possibilities including some of which include: not allowing enough time between the injury and restarting activity for the injury to heal; genetic predispositions that allow more flexible or lax ligaments; the type of activity that your are doing and simple over exertion. ...Read more
I have pain in my left elbow, no injury, suddenly it started, not in bone even cannot hold mobile.
Inflammation: Inflammatory conditions like tendonitis or epicondylitis can start like this. Try cold applications and later switch to heat, avoid stressing the elbow, and if you can take them, NSAIDS like ibuprofen or Aleve (naproxen) usually help. If no improvement see an orthopedic surgeon for diagnosis and treatment such as corticosteroid injection. ...Read more
My12 yr old gymast elbow hurts when she puts all her weight on it. She can sometimes straightens it and it sounds like crackling?
Lump in the crease of the inside of my elbow. 2 inches long and goes from the middle of the crease downward? Pain when slightly pushed. No injury
Lump: This would require a physical exam to be able to give you any useful information. I would recommend seeing your physician. ...Read more
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