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Old 03-23-2008, 04:14 PM   #1
Chris Ahlberg
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Elbows!

This past Wednesday I had a great workout- 100 pull-ups, 100 push-ups, 100 squats and 100 sit-ups. I finished in a good time and felt sore, but otherwise fine immediately after. The next day I woke up with terrible pain in my lats and elbows. Both of my elbows and the adjacent areas of my forearms, biceps and triceps are considerably swollen. I also haven't been able to straighten my arms and there is significant pain when I attempt to.

I've been CrossFitting for about a year and a half now, injury free until now.

Any advice for recovery? Ideas of how or why this might have happened?

Thanks!
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Old 03-23-2008, 04:50 PM   #2
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Re: Elbows!

Sounds like rhabdo.

Drink lots of water... most likely go to the hospital (especially if you are peeing anything beyond clear/yellow).
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Old 03-24-2008, 02:13 AM   #3
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Re: Elbows!

I have to agree - sounds like a possible case of rhabdo. Check out the article "Killer Workouts" by Eugene Allen - Crossfit Journal part of website, free article listed on the right.

If you get worse, I'd be off to the Doc.
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Old 03-25-2008, 11:45 AM   #4
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Re: Elbows!

To me it sounds more like a case of epicondylitis. unless there are some rhabdo specific signs, I would doubt that is the case.

Was this a PR type workout? or first time you have done this many Push-ups and Pull-ups?
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Old 03-25-2008, 12:30 PM   #5
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Re: Elbows!

I can see why you would say that because of the underlined

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The next day I woke up with terrible pain in my lats and elbows. Both of my elbows and the adjacent areas of my forearms, biceps and triceps are considerably swollen. I also haven't been able to straighten my arms and there is significant pain when I attempt to.
However.. the other signs are definitely classic rhabdo especially the swollen and extremely painful part... including insane amount of soreness. Given that he didn't say anything about pain in elbows before this workout I would doubt that it's epicondylitis... although it could be both.
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