Okay, I guess I know what the answer is to this but I just don't want to hear it. I know I probably should just stop lifting for a while and see if it gets better, but I'm hoping someone on here just says "Stop being a giant ***** and ignore it!"
Anyway, I get a... discomfort? not really a pain when I lock out my elbow. Sometimes it's worse than others. It doesn't really bother me, but it makes me wonder if it's something that will get worse or if I just keep lifting and ignore it the joint will strengthen. It's kinda hard to pinpoint where I feel it, exactly. It's my right arm, if my palm is up I feel it more on the part of my elbow closest to my body. Sometimes I can feel it going into my bicep or my tricep. Like I said, I wouldn't go so far as to call it pain, but it doesn't feel good. Been like this for quite a while. Some mornings I wake up and it's worse. Sometimes I don't feel anything at all. After lifting it's usually the worst. Today during pushups, I twisted my arm slightly when I put the weight all on my right arm to brush away a rock or whatever was under my left hand. I felt a sharp pain then, but it didn't last.
Also, if I keep stretching it and contracting it, eventually it stops hurting. But it'll come back.
So anyone ever get this? I know I should rest it, but I can't stand the thought of just not lifting. I've heard of things like elbow wraps or sleeves or whatever. Would that be beneficial until it heals up or could it just be a weak elbow that will strengthen up with time?
Also, I'll note that I know you guys aren't doctors. I know this type of advice should come from a doctor. I also know that doctors are freaking expensive and I'm not bleeding uncontrollably.