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Today I tried doing bicep curls since highschool and my elbow started hurting really bad like it was going to break. It was only 5 pounds.Whats wrong?

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Dr. Reid Blackwelder
Family Medicine
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In brief: Get checked

That kind of severe pain without clear injury can suggest something is out of place (dislocated), or something is caught where it shouldn't be, such as a ligament inside the joint being pinched.
Both unusual without some injury though. Need more info to make clear diagnosis as fractures, infections, inflammation (bursitis, tendinitis) can also cause pain.

In brief: Get checked

That kind of severe pain without clear injury can suggest something is out of place (dislocated), or something is caught where it shouldn't be, such as a ligament inside the joint being pinched.
Both unusual without some injury though. Need more info to make clear diagnosis as fractures, infections, inflammation (bursitis, tendinitis) can also cause pain.
Dr. Reid Blackwelder
Dr. Reid Blackwelder
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Dr. Reid Blackwelder
Even light exercise, especially if it is a new activity can irritate the tendons and ligaments. Those activities would need "happy" biceps and triceps tendons and muscles, so they may be irritiated. Unless not a good medicine for a person, over the counter meds like ibuprofen and naprosyn, along with rest, ice/heat, will usually give relief
Dr. Reid Blackwelder
Maybe. The body is usually pretty smart, and pain can be a signal that something isn't right - too much activity, too hard or an injury. Backing off and doing some simple treatments can help decide if it needs physician assessment. Good luck
Dr. David Bozak
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine

In brief: See your doctor

Could be a number of things, like bicep tendon rupture, bad tennis elbow, etc.
An x-ray and physical exam will help.

In brief: See your doctor

Could be a number of things, like bicep tendon rupture, bad tennis elbow, etc.
An x-ray and physical exam will help.
Dr. David Bozak
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