Ok, for starters I'd like to say that I've been lifting for a bit over a year. And in this time ive had several joint injuries. Two sprains in both wrists, tore a ligament in my left ankle, etc. So I'm no wimp when it comes to join pain
However lately, my elbows have been absolutely KILLING me. It seems as if it hurts MOST when i do power cleans. The pain is random and severe. For instance, i get it a lot just from steering my wheel, or even giving someone a slight push. It's usually in my left hand, which is surprising to me since im right handed.
These arent minor pains. They're severe, nagging pains. Ive been working out hard despite the pain. I work out 3 times a week on (what i think) a decent split.
My question is, do you think i have elbow tendonitis? Im reading more about it because this is my body and i dont want to cause permanent damage. At the same time, i cant afford to not lift since i have meets every weeek (for instance i have one tonight). Last week after i clean and jerked 230 at my meet, my elbows hurt so bad my entire arms were shaking violently.
Any help would be GREATLY appreciated.