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Old 07-08-2014, 09:07 PM   #1
Daniel Alderete
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Elbow pain---maybe tendonitis?

Elbow pain, maybe tennis elbow/tendonitis?

I'm 32, 5'8", 175....and other than this issue, in the best shape and health of my life. It's not soreness, I know soreness very well. The pain has been with me for three weeks, and started at a time when I introduced more exercise, more volume (I've since stopped this extra work---still following my normal routine, crossfit football, as prescribed).

I can bench hundreds of pounds, no problem and no pain. BUT, when I go to do something as simple as turn a door knob, or give a firm handshake, or swish around food in a cast iron sautee pan, it's hurts like hell. Deadlifts hurt, because of the gripping, but bench doesn't hurt for some reason.

A compression sleeve I've been wearing seems to help...a little.

Location of the pain: outside elbow/upper forearm area.

Any help/ideas? I just want it to go away
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Old 07-10-2014, 06:42 AM   #2
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Re: Elbow pain---maybe tendonitis?

Last time I had this the doc prescribed a wrist brace to wear overnight. Eventually the pain went away, after a couple months. Evidently, the trouble originated with a problem in my wrist/hand but resulted in the pain you described.
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Old 07-10-2014, 04:25 PM   #3
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Re: Elbow pain---maybe tendonitis?

Do you grip the bar tight on bench? What about pull ups, KBS?

My guess is that your wrist extensors are being overworked for something else. First guess would be grip and wrist/finger flexors, but your answers to the above questions would be helpful.


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Elbow pain, maybe tennis elbow/tendonitis?

I'm 32, 5'8", 175....and other than this issue, in the best shape and health of my life. It's not soreness, I know soreness very well. The pain has been with me for three weeks, and started at a time when I introduced more exercise, more volume (I've since stopped this extra work---still following my normal routine, crossfit football, as prescribed).

I can bench hundreds of pounds, no problem and no pain. BUT, when I go to do something as simple as turn a door knob, or give a firm handshake, or swish around food in a cast iron sautee pan, it's hurts like hell. Deadlifts hurt, because of the gripping, but bench doesn't hurt for some reason.

A compression sleeve I've been wearing seems to help...a little.

Location of the pain: outside elbow/upper forearm area.

Any help/ideas? I just want it to go away
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Old 07-20-2014, 10:19 AM   #4
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Re: Elbow pain---maybe tendonitis?

It sounds to me as if you have medial epicondylitis . There are numerous ways to cure it but look up the rubber band exercise and the hammer exercise. They cured me after 1 year of this. However be persistent with the rehab!
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Old 07-20-2014, 01:32 PM   #5
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Re: Elbow pain---maybe tendonitis?

I meant lateral not medial .
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Old 07-29-2014, 09:08 PM   #6
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Re: Elbow pain---maybe tendonitis?

I would agree on lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow). Try to find a PT that does ASTYM.
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