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    GunnyHighway is offline Senior Member
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    Default Nagging Elbow Pain

    I've been doing a RoP cycle for 13 weeks, with pull-ups added to my ladders, and have had a nagging pain in my elbow for a few weeks now. I took a week off, but the pain came right back.

    The pain is in my right arm. When I turn my arm palm up, the pain is located about two inches below the bone on the inside of my elbow. The pain typically occurs when the arm is extended.

    Thoughts?

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    I have this too from time to time. Also Elbow tendonitius creeps up. I really have to be ever cautious about doing too many reps - and in fact have to cease training till problem clears up. The fact that you say that you have pain when you rotate the palm up may mean a possible torn bicep tendon. My right bicep looks quite different than my left where the bicep muscle is bunched up in the middle and away from the elbow. The right bicep is very noticably bigger but in a sort of deformed way. Not symeterical at all with my left. I suspect I tore my right bicep. It feels fine now and I can now do pullups with assistance cables - but carefully. You should take at least a month off from pullups. Allways stop when it hurts... ICE ICE ICE...Dennis

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    Apologies for the confusion. It's not that the pain is there when I turn the palm up. That was just my poor explanation of the location of the pain. I don't think I've actually torn anything as the pain isn't that bad. I actually feel the pain mostly when the arm is straightened.
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    Eh, I figured it out. I didn't think I was hyperextending the elbow, but I shortened it up anyway...a lot...and it seems a lot better.

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    Gunny,

    I have the same issue and it is just about gone after 4+months. My advice is pay close attention to it. I let it go for 2 months and it made pullups/chinups unbearable. In my case I found that the muscle attached to the tendon where the pain was was constantly flexed. I massaged it for several days to get it to finally release. Also iced it regularly. I then got one of the forearm braces that had a thick pad in it to put pressure on the head of the muscle. It takes a lot of strain off the tendon and allowed me to gradually increase workload. I wore it all day every day for about 2-3 weeks then only when working out or training in martial arts to keep it from getting strained. I also made sure I did fingertip pushups and rubber band extensions with the fingers to balance out the forearm strength. Hope this helps.
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    Kevin

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    Kevin, This is actually a different issue. I know exactly what you're talking about though. I suffered with that through my entire time in boot camp, and have had it a few times since. Not fun.

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