Thread: forearm pains
07-23-2002, 04:10 AM #1
We've all heard of shin splints or some of us have probably had them. But does anyone else get forearms splints? I asked my doctor about them and he gave me the classic doctor answer, "stop working out" but thats not an option. I get them from srtaight bars curls and dumbell curls. I work out my forearms weekly and no pain is felt durning or after the workouts. Anyone got any home remedies or felt this pain before, its almost unbearable. THANKS - Prew
07-23-2002, 06:51 AM #2
Try doing EZ bar curls instead, it´s easier on your wrists/forearms.
07-23-2002, 07:17 AM #3
Prewpump--------I know how you feel bro. Anytime I try straightbar curls I get a pain in my right wrist all the way up my forearm. I have tried differnt grips from wide to close and nothing helps. When I switched to a strict dumbell incline curl (even with heavy weight) the pain has subsided substantially!!! If you cannot let go of the solid bar, I agree with Palme, switch to the EZ bar. Possibly reduce the weight for a short cycle (3 weeks) and see if that helps.
07-23-2002, 01:55 PM #4Junior Member
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forearms are funny cuz there is so much pure muscle bunched up there i think the only wat to get rid of the pain its working them out ed
when i work the forarms on occassion they burn and hurt like hell
but if u do it regular the pain decreases big time
07-23-2002, 05:04 PM #5
Ocnorb36 i am having the same problem in my right wrist up to my forarms every time i try to do a arms workout with heavy weights my doc prescribe me a drug named ALGESAL
07-23-2002, 05:13 PM #6
Ahh, not to worry this has been answered a couple of times already.
Most of us believe it's due to having a weak grip. I used to have the same problems until I started working my forearms and strengthening my grip.
Try it out see if this helps. You can also do a search on the subject.
07-23-2002, 06:49 PM #7
I understand what you guys mean about i being from a weak grip and forearms, and others have told me that also but I know for me thats not the case. NewbieGuy, has that prescription worked for you? I'll have to have a little talk with my doc if he's been withholding a cure.
07-23-2002, 08:26 PM #8
newbiguy----what exactly is that med?? Has it eased the pain at all?? Prewpump I forgot one other thing..........when I cut back my forearm workouts a little and did fewer exercies this helped as well (IMO).
07-23-2002, 08:58 PM #9
If you want to strengthen your grip to prevent forearm pain: Try holding two heavy plates together (whatever is heavy to you) for 30 seconds at a time between your thumb and fingers. Do one arm at a time. Repeat until failure. This will give you a gorilla grip!
07-23-2002, 09:21 PM #10
07-24-2002, 03:15 AM #11
Thanks a lot psycoswole for the info and the link. I'll give that a try, I've been just dropping the weight at the end of a set because of the heavy weight and pain. Plus i know a couple guys at my gym are hurtin from this too, now i can spread the word and take credit for your knowledge!
me and my forearms thank you all - prewpump
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