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    Chris F. is offline Senior Member
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    Default Bicep tendon problem?

    Hi Guys, I was wondering if anyone has any experience with this. I seem to have strained a tendon that runs from below my elbow up into the bottom right corner of my right bicep. I believe I injured it doing too many pull-ups. It’s been about two months and I have given up all pulling (even KB swings). It’s not getting any better. Hurts to curl the arm and supinate the palm. Do I see an orthopedic for this?

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

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    ad5ly is offline Senior Member
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    2 months of pain is too long. Too many pullups to failure too often will do this. I have strained the bicep in the past but when I do its "all engines stop". Rest, Ice, and see what happens within the next week. But 2 months of pain is way too long - see a doc to confirm that it is nothing more than a severe tendon or muscle strain. You will want to know exactly whats wrong before even considering lifting or pulling with that arm. As a rule I now stop activities that even hint of injury and wait it out till I feel recovered. Young guys can get away with being less cautious with their injuries. I was that way too - but now it allways results in time off for healing and stopped training days. Thats no fun. Definetely see the doc..Dennis

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    Flattop is offline Senior Member
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    Dennis is right. See a doctor and get it checked out. Take it from somebody who had is bicep pop loose from the elbow joint. Having to have it surgically re-attached and all the recovery that goes with it is not something you want to go through.

    Feel better.

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    Chris F. is offline Senior Member
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    Thanks fellas! Investigating a doc. This is gone on too long...

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    MrCharlie is offline Member
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    Don't forget about restorative drills, like Indian Clubs. My left elbow has been a bit wonky in recent weeks, most likely due to my clean and press volume. If you have access to Indian Clubs, try making some long, slow, stretching type of movements. It honestly helped my elbow overnight.

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    progmachine is offline Senior Member
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    After the doc, search for an expert of deep massage or trigger point massage. I'm a long time fighter with tendons and ligaments prone to inflammation and a good, deep massage and trigger point treatment (although painful) is often almost resolutive.

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