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    Elbow Tendonitis came back

    I always had it and my elbow always hurted after chest and tricep workouts. But it was mild pain. But I recently tried arm wrestling this co worker (link here: http://www.wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=83049 )

    It is helluva a lot worst. After my benching today I had to stop (Now I post this). So I take a week off.

    But should I continue with the Deadlifts, bent over rows, good mornings, squats, romanian deadlifts, front squats ?

    I'm going to have to stay away from chin ups, pull ups, curls, and military presses...pretty much that requires some kind of elbow flexion (sp?); this makes me want to think twice about the bent over rows and the front squats (the clean grip).

    Not sure about the wrist isolation like wrist workouts.

    Only one way to find out.................... try them
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    I would say, if it hurts, don't do the exercise. I have elbow pain also, but the only exercise I have to avoid is the reverse curl. Try http://www.ithaca.edu/faculty/nquarrie/contrast.html they helped my injury. Also, ice helps.

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    Take a week off of any exercise that uses your elbows at all (this includes squats!). See how they feel then.

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    Pretty crappy... I did light workouts last week, and I don't want to have to back off another week.

    I am treating it with cold twice a day for 20-30 minutes. About to go to sleep...and it's kind of aching right now.
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    Scary, exact same thing happened to me.

    Would often get elbow pain after chest/tri days.

    I arm wrestled a co-worker 3 weeks ago. 2 days later after 2nd set of bench, my arm was killing me. Didn't lift for a few weeks. Today was my first day back at the gym for chest/tris. After the workout, my arm felt a bit tender, not too bad though. I hope everything's all good now. I thought I would be out a lot longer.

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    All I gotta say is GLUCOSAMINE!...It did wonders for me, now I take it everyday, it's great for your joints. A long time ago my powerlifting couch made me do skull crushers with a straight bar, without any warming up! That's right, and he wanted me to do 135lbs!...Needless to say, my elbows got screwed up, I had this terrible tendonitis that wouldn't go away, then I took glucosamine, and almost inmidietly I started to see my elbows getting better...Now my tendonitis is completely gone and it's great, and I'm still going heavy, without any discomfort. Good luck!

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    Glucosamine huh, I may have to try that out. I've been experiencing some discomfort in my joints lately. It's not too bad right now, but I'd like to prevent it from getting worse, if possible.
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    A fellow sufferer of elbow tendonitis here saying that you're not alone! Yeah, I have the same problem, but I also have it my knees. Ice it man, give it more time to rest than you would have in the past. Tendonitis isn't a serious problem, but it can lead to more serious problems. To avoid this, only work it out if you feel you can. You're not going to lose strength because you didn't work it out as often as you would like.

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    I had tennis elbow when I was younger and the only thing that fixed it was not playing tennis.

    May have to take a break for a while, take plenty of ibuprofen and ice it. Let it heal!!!!
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    If it makes you feel any better or worse, I had pain for over a month after arm wrestling.

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    Also, if you can, substitute exercises that do not hurt but use the same muscles, for those exercises that do hurt.

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    WOoooh! Time to be lazy for a month! Sweet I going to use this excuse for all workouts

    Nah....after a week it (I hope) the pain would be "just mild" and I can continue on working out again.

    About the glucosamine, I have heard it takes 3-5 months for it to become noticeable working. Not sure...anyone ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SkinnySadMan
    WOoooh! Time to be lazy for a month! Sweet I going to use this excuse for all workouts

    Nah....after a week it (I hope) the pain would be "just mild" and I can continue on working out again.

    About the glucosamine, I have heard it takes 3-5 months for it to become noticeable working. Not sure...anyone ?
    Not true, you feel the change almost right away. Why do people insist in believing everything they hear, but refuse to try the products? I've noticed the big natural guys are the ones always buying supplements, and the skinny guys always saying ''Nah, don't try any supplements, they are nothing but a waste of money , they don't work anyways, they only thing that works is steroids'' while the big natural guy keeps on getting bigger and stronger on supplements.

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    If what you say about glucosamine is true (I'm assuming you tried it and worked well for you)

    Then hell I'm going out to GNC tomorrow and picking up a bottle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SkinnySadMan
    I'm going out to GNC tomorrow and picking up a bottle.
    Get one with MSM in is.

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    Great! I've also heard something about Chrondrotin is that the same thing as MSN or what ?
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    Chondroitin sulfate is part of a large protein molecule (proteoglycan) that gives cartilage elasticity. For information on MSM, go to http://www.healingdaily.com/conditio...joint-pain.htm. They are two different things, and you can get capsules with Glucosamine, Chrondroitin, and MSM in them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigwhitemale
    All I gotta say is GLUCOSAMINE!...It did wonders for me, now I take it everyday, it's great for your joints. A long time ago my powerlifting couch made me do skull crushers with a straight bar, without any warming up! That's right, and he wanted me to do 135lbs!...Needless to say, my elbows got screwed up, I had this terrible tendonitis that wouldn't go away, then I took glucosamine, and almost inmidietly I started to see my elbows getting better...Now my tendonitis is completely gone and it's great, and I'm still going heavy, without any discomfort. Good luck!
    Is this for general joint pains? Cuz I also have elbow tendonitis, but I also have a shoulder that makes this wierd ass popping/snapping noise when I raise my arm. I could feel my bones grinding together (perhaps I have arthritis in my shoulder sockets). But is glucosamine good for that too. Becaus I really have to do something about my shoulder socket problem... it's starting to get serious.. and it kind of hurts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CODmasterJYK
    Becaus I really have to do something about my shoulder socket problem... it's starting to get serious.. and it kind of hurts.
    Go see a doctor if it is a serious pain. How much does it hurt?

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    It doesn't hurt horribly, but I feel bones grinding together. It's got to be bones grinding together, cuz that's what it feels and sounds like.

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    I also took glucosamine/chondroitin when I had bad elbow tendonditis. I have no idea if it helped or not. It's pretty cheap though, and I don't think it can hurt, as long as you're not allergic.

    Regular icing (daily, 2-3 times for short periods) definately did help though.

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    Ice it 3X a day for 20 minuites. Also use Glucosamine, Chrondrotin, and MSM.

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    "GNC Triflex"

    Glucosamine
    Chondroitin
    MSM

    500 mg / 400 mg / 300 mg

    40 bucks for 120 caplets (+40 free) ... because it's like one of those special deals. Expensive. I bought two bottles.
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    I've been down this road and I would go into therapy. Chances are you won't ice it when you should be, and it's hard to hold a ice pack on your arm for that long unless you have one made for it. Don't do anything that bothers it for a while.
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    Try ART therapy. I had it bad in both elbows. Now I'm almost pain free in my left elbow with my right being completely free of any symptoms.
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