Golfer's Elbow?

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Registered: 03-15-2004
Golfer's Elbow?
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Tue, 06-08-2010 - 10:09am

I think I have golfer's elbow. In the last month or so, I have a lot of pain on the inside of my elbow when I do bicep curls (although that's the only time I really have pain, I do notice at other times that it feels weak). If I change the direction and do hammer curls, I don't usually have much pain.

I find this odd because that's really the only repetitive motion that I do and it's only a couple times a week. I'm also not lifting excessively heavy weight. I *can* bicep curl 20 lbs but the elbow pain is preventing it. Even 15 lbs hurts a *lot*. Anybody ever have this and what did you do about it? I so don't want to go see the doc for yet another thing. :P

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Registered: 03-20-2003
Tue, 06-08-2010 - 11:34am
That has happened to me and it was pretty bad for a while where I couldn't take off my sports bra (since my other shoulder was hurt) w/out serious pain. I think I did it in bikram yoga where I overstretched in the heat (that pose where you lie on your arms, palms down). I did nothing and it eventually went away. I should have iced it, etc. but didn't. Welcome to aging.;-p










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Registered: 07-09-2008
Tue, 06-08-2010 - 6:43pm

"Aging is not for wimps."

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Registered: 03-20-2003
Wed, 06-09-2010 - 8:03am
Yeah, I always say listen to your body but the caveat is that your body will sometimes let you know, too late. Sometimes it's not until way after that you know you've overdone it.










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Registered: 01-03-2001
Wed, 06-09-2010 - 10:54am

I feel your pain-literally! I've even been to the ortho about it and his advice: Don't lift so much. Ugg!

Karla
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Registered: 03-15-2004
Wed, 06-09-2010 - 11:31am

The resistance bands are a good idea - why didn't I think of that? :)

I work out at home and only have free weights - no barbells. But yes, the resistance bands might be the way to go for a while. Thanks!

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Registered: 01-03-2001
Wed, 06-09-2010 - 11:56am

I bought myself one for when my elbow (it's only in my right elbow) is really not doing good.


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