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I was told after about 5 years of weight lifting (locking elbows), you will start to have pain in the elbows. Is this true?

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

Weight Lifting (Definition)

Weight lifting refers to the activity of lifting weights, or using resistance bands, pulley systems, or similar resistance apparatus to increase muscle mass or to tone the body. This can either be done competitively or as a ...Read more


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I started weight lifting again and my elbow hurts when I try to straighten it How can I make it go away?

I started weight lifting again and my elbow hurts when I try to straighten it How can I make it go away?

Tendonitis: 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

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Have lots of pain on elbow from weight lifting. Hurts very bad when I do curls. Will wearing a compression device help?

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

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Got a really tight elbow after weight lifting. What can I do to so it doesn't get too tight?

Got a really tight elbow after weight lifting. What can I do to so it doesn't get too tight?

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

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What can I do about elbow tendonitis from weightlifting?

What can I do about elbow tendonitis from weightlifting?

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

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What is the difference between an arm compression sleeve and arm/elbow pad? Which would be better for ulnar nerve issues and weightlifting?

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

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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)?

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

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What should I do? I have pain under arm when weight lifting why?

What should I do? I have pain under arm when weight lifting why?

Tendon or muscle: This may be related to an injured muscle or tendon within the shoulder. You should see a sports medicine physician to get a precise diagnosis and treatment plan. ...Read more

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Help docs! My arm hurts after weight lifting?

Help docs! My arm hurts after weight lifting?

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

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Whole right arm hurting after weight lifting. What do you suggest?

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

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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?

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?

Stretchmarks: 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

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Excessive weight lifting now have swollen hands, veins &arm?

Excessive weight lifting now have swollen hands, veins &arm?

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

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Cleared by cardiologist. Throbbing dull pain under left shoulder blade with left arm numbness after eating and workouts. Weight lifting or 2 mile run.

Cleared by cardiologist. Throbbing dull pain under left shoulder blade with left arm numbness after eating and workouts. Weight lifting or 2 mile run.

Pain: I am glad your pain is not related to your heart. However, you still have a problem Pain that is in shoulder blade area and worsened with activity associated with numbness would make me think thoracic outlet syndrome or some type of neuropathic pain at neck or shoulder. ...Read more

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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

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What can I do to treat an elbow injury?

What can I do to treat an elbow injury?

Elbow injury: Match the treatment with the injury. Hard to say from what you're asking. May be simple rest, ice, compression, elevation, bracing, splinting. May need further treatments, pt, etc. Check with your orthopedic surgeon or pcp. ...Read more

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Is it possible that I continue to exercise after having an elbow injury?

Is it possible that I continue to exercise after having an elbow injury?

There are a number: Of forms of exercise that you can do while still resting your injured elbow. ...Read more

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I have pain in my ulna when I do an elbow flex with weights, what can I do?

I have pain in my ulna when I do an elbow flex with weights, what can I do?

Could be ligament: If the pain is in your bone then you need an xray. If the ulna pain is at the wrist it could be a tear or sprain of the tfcc or the ligament that connects the two bones in your forearm. ...Read more

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What can expedite the healing of an elbow injury?

What can expedite the healing of an elbow injury?

Ice.: Ice the elbow for 20 minutes at a time, 3-4 times per day. Take an over the counter anti-inflammatory medication. ...Read more

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Is a shoulder or an elbow injury worse for a pitcher?

Is a shoulder or an elbow injury worse for a pitcher?

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

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What kind of injury to shoulder would cause pain in elbow?

What kind of injury to shoulder would cause pain in elbow?

Many: The nerve from your spinal cord that supplies the sensation (innervates) your arm (including the elbow) travels through your shoulder, . ..So any injury to the shoulder affecting your nerves that supply the elbow could cause it to be painful. Hope this answer helps you. ...Read more

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Why does my left elbow making popping sounds when I lift weights?

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

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How long does it take to recover from an elbow injury without surgery?

How long does it take to recover from an elbow injury without surgery?

Depends.: Depends on what the problem is. Only a matter of weeks if its something like tendinitis. Or, it can take months if there is something more serious going on with the joint. ...Read more

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What causes continued pain the elbow and forearm aside from an injury?

What causes continued pain the elbow and forearm aside from an injury?

Arthritis, nerve inj: Contimued pain in the arm may be related to any of the three nerves entering the arm. I t may also be related to arthritis, tendonitis, or muscle problems. A thorough evaluation including in depth physical examination and perhaps nerve testing may be needed. ...Read more

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Why would I keep getting hyperextension injuries of my knees and elbows?

Why would I keep getting hyperextension injuries of my knees and elbows?

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

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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

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My12 yr old gymast elbow hurts when she puts all her weight on it. She can sometimes straightens it and it sounds like crackling?

My12 yr old gymast elbow hurts when she puts all her weight on it. She can sometimes straightens it and it sounds like crackling?

Elbow Injury: Hi, its difficult to tell exactly what is causing your child's symptoms. She should be evaluated in person by a sports medicine specialist to take a full history and evaluate the joint and determine the need for additional imaging studies. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Injuries (Definition)

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