i was wondering if anyone could help me out. i am also having elbow pains as IronDawg. i went to the doc about a month ago and he said it was tennis elbow and said to keep the workout short and sweet. i havn't lifted in a month but the pain is still there. i've taken motrin for about 3 weeks now and glucosamine for a little over 2 months. the pain is on the outside part of the elbow. it hurts the worst when lets say when i hold a broom stick straight out to the side IIIII---------------------------------- kinda like this. but most of the pain is on the back of the elbow closer to the outer side now, the tennis elbow really isn't bothering me now. any ideas
Ive fought with elbow pain for years, its the price you pay for wanting big arms as a teen. I think most doctors usally call it tennis elbow but what it usally is, is Brusitus. Im not saying that its not tennis elbow but 9 out of 10 time they miss diagnose it. Anyway no matter which one keep up with the anti inflammitorys like Advil, and ice it after each work out. What i do is warm up my elbows before I do any lifts except back. I will do 4-5 sets of light pressdowns with a straight bar, about 15 reps for each set. If they feel tender before I get to the gym I will put some Tiger Balm on them or flexall and put some neopren wraps on them. That should help. also try and vary your grip from time to time instead of doing skull crushers with a regular grip lighten them up and do them reverse grip.
What alot of people dont know is elbow pain can be caused by weak forearms. When doing skull crushers, seated french press, 2 handed DB pullovers dont let your wrists break, that is keep them in line with your forearm. its hard to do and you might have to lighten up a bit until you get stronger but it just might give you the relief you want. hope that helps