I've been bulking for the past six months or so and have managed to put on roughly 20 or so pounds. My routine has more or less been BGB with some cardio thrown in. Everything was going very well until about six weeks ago when I started getting elbow pain and hand numbness. Long story short, I finally bit the bullet went to an orthopedist and it turns out to be Cubital Tunnel Syndrome (which is like Carpal Tunnel but in the elbow instead of the wrist). The orthopedist said that basically I would have to wait it out to see if it will subside on it's own or if surgery may be necessary. In the meantime, however, my progress and workouts have almost come to a screeching halt since there is very little I can do without suffering for it later.
My question is two fold ....
1) Can anyone recommend a few upper body exercises which involve minimal or NO arm (elbow) movement? (I can handle legs and abs for the most part and a little bit of back work, but most things for the upper body involve moving the arms.)
2) Has anyone had this condition or symptoms like this and were you able to continue working out while attempting to let it 'heal'?