I work as a landscaper and am constantly jolting my arms when i'm digging etc... i was arm wrestling about 10 days go and i pulled my left arm, i think i've got swollen tendons, cause i get a really dull ache in my elbow and upper forearm and plus my shoulder and uper arm. This occurs a few seconds after i've been lifting moderately heavy things and lasts for no more than a few minutes.
the pain has got better, and i even managed some 45lb dumbell curls with minimal ache..
I just wanna know if anyones experianced this? i did have a mdeic appointment, but the pain seems to be easing.
Does the arm feel week when the pain occurs?
It sounds very similar to the way my arm has been since i was about 15. Every time i had an arm wrestle, i'd have a dull ache for a few days afterwards- I'd set off the ache by playing tennis or golf. I used to find that emmersing my arm in hot water would relieve the pain.
After letting it rest for a week, i'd be back to normal.
I learnt to not arm wrestle.
I spent sooo much money going through physio and visiting specialists- none of them could give me an answer. They were talking about tennis elbow, tendonitis, compartment syndrome etc. Nothing conclusive though.
**** i hope it doesnt last that long. its tennis elbow i think and an inflamed tendon in my upper arm, cheers for reply...
oh and yes it does feel very weak.. But its got better. When i first felt this pain my arm would hurt to the point where i found it hard to drive because my arm was too weak,
Last edited by Aslin; 02-22-2008 at 06:23 AM.
Are you icing the arm at all? I used to get this same issue when I was working summers building decks. All the hammering just shredded my arm and it got to the point where I couldn't even hold a glass in my hand my grip was so bad.
I started adding in an ice bath for the arm every other day and that helped a lot with the pain and weakness.
good news, i've got nice and fat again, but i think the worst is behind me, im gonna go on a cutting mission