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    forearm/ bicep tendonitis. hurts more when dont lift at all. wtf. please help

    Ok so I've been dealing with this bullshit for over 6 months now and it is
    Eternally frustrating, Whenever I continue lifting excluding biceps and back of course and do everything else
    I don't seem to have very much pain at all where my injury is but if I completely stop altogether
    It starts really hurting. Ive tried taking 2 complete months off, icing it everyday, bought a 160 so called bfst
    Wrap which didn't do shit. I m not sure if I should just keep lifting and eventually it will subside or try and stay completely off of it till it heals if it ever does. The thing is that lifting and working out
    Is my only outlet to relieve and reduce stress. I start going crazy and get severely
    Depressed when I don't workout. Any advice would be greatly appreciated
    Thanks. Rich

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    Sorry to hear
    Unfortunately u haven't given us much to go on
    Details needed
    As in...
    Trauma (something snapped), vs repetitive or slept on it wrong....
    Where is ur pain?
    How does it limit you?
    Describe pain...deep ache at rest only and where?
    Sharp pain when doing x???
    Numbness? Tingling towards hands or towards shoulder?
    Response to anti-inflams? To ice/heat?
    Stretching help??
    Defect in muscle noted??
    Extra large bump on a boney area?
    Any extra noises / pops cracks wierdness with movement?
    Worst time of day? Am. Midday. End of day
    Anything helps

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    And activities / exercises that bother it
    And activities that dont do anything bad to it/ u r strong and can push hard...

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    Sorry bro. Ya more details are. I seem to have hurt it doing pullups
    And bicep curls. When I do those excercises in particular can feel a sharp pain right in the crease of my arm but I can work through the pain. The next day however it hurts tremendously. I can do everything else just fine
    That isn't a pull. Chest, tris, and shoulders aren't any problem at all.
    As a result my back is becoming under developed as opposed to everything else. I'm really
    Frustrated with this altogether. Hope that helps.

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    Sorry to say friend....refer to the "Biceps tendon tear/rupture" thread 6 or so down from this one right now. Unfortunately due to the chronically of ur problem, the pain level and the "nothing helps" statement and the fact that u can't pull at all... sounds like you could use a surgical consult and special testing...ie ultrasound or MRI.
    While there are cases where really deep massage directed at the biceps tendon in the case of a tendinitis could help, or may relieve symptoms in a case where a good ortho is not available, and while more answers to my questions may help, the problems that other guys relate to and their description of the fix leads me to believe u have a badly damaged biceps tendon at its' insertion, that could use a professional look and repair.

    Bummer I know, but the sooner it gets taken care of, the faster you see recovery and results!

    Post findings and results as u find them

    Others can pipe in as they wish..??!!!!
    Last edited by jseek; 01-22-2013 at 10:23 PM.

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    I believe you are experiencing what is commonly refered to as golfers elbow. Stop doing pulling and bicep excercises. It could take even up to 6 month or so to heal. Sucks but the more you stress it the worse it gets and can lead to a seperation of the tendons that will resuly in surgery!

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    I've had what sounds very similar to yours and a compression band in the past is help as well as deep tissue massage. I have some of that going on right now do to my shoulder surgery I had last March and I'm again just started the deep tissue massage and after only 2 sessions it feels much better in that area.

    Another thing that has helped in the past when doing curls especially dumbbell curls do not rotate your hands into your side but keep them turned out the entire time going up and down

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    Agree with Lov on the compression band (velcro strap) as they've always helped me. I'm dealing with some radialis pain now which I believe was brought on by squats. Currently using ice, the mentioned strap as well as dmso gel and MSM powder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lovbyts View Post
    I've had what sounds very similar to yours and a compression band in the past is help as well as deep tissue massage. I have some of that going on right now do to my shoulder surgery I had last March and I'm again just started the deep tissue massage and after only 2 sessions it feels much better in that area.

    Another thing that has helped in the past when doing curls especially dumbbell curls do not rotate your hands into your side but keep them turned out the entire time going up and down
    X's 2... i went through the same thing last year and it eventually went away after several months

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    You should check out that tb500 peptide. TimesRoman has a log on it here somewhere. Seems like for your deal it might help.

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    Thanks for the feedback. After doing some research. I have for sure what is called golfers elbow,
    I'm headed to San Francisco this weekend to see a neuromuscular massage therapist to start working on getting it resolved.
    This shit is pure torture not being able to lift. Especially when it's your addiction to survive and stay halfway sane.

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    You should check out my TB500 log. Tendonitis is a thing i don't worry too much about anymore.....

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    I read your log on TB500 and it seems to look like this could be beneficial for me to try. what would you suggest as far as dosing for me? Im 6ft 181 lbs currently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richazel View Post
    Ok so I've been dealing with this bullshit for over 6 months now and it is
    Eternally frustrating, Whenever I continue lifting excluding biceps and back of course and do everything else
    I don't seem to have very much pain at all where my injury is but if I completely stop altogether
    It starts really hurting. Ive tried taking 2 complete months off, icing it everyday, bought a 160 so called bfst
    Wrap which didn't do shit. I m not sure if I should just keep lifting and eventually it will subside or try and stay completely off of it till it heals if it ever does. The thing is that lifting and working out
    Is my only outlet to relieve and reduce stress. I start going crazy and get severely
    Depressed when I don't workout. Any advice would be greatly appreciated
    Thanks. Rich
    I have been dealing with this shit for a while so I now how frustrating it can be. What I started doing was warming up with 4 or 5 sets before doing biceps and even back. After about a year of this it went away.

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