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Advice for tendonitis in shoulder and elbows

    Mon, 2007-04-16 14:18 — Credit

    My weakness has always been my upper body. Everytime I try and work it up through weights or resistance training while doing Jiu Jitsu my body throws a revolt. The tendons in my arms, along my biceps and my shoulders start to be in severe pain when rolling. I am not talking about the good pump either. I am talking straight out pain. An example would be when you get hyperexteneded in an armbar. I have been learning some new stretches but they help a little at best. I do take GLC which helps and some other suppliments. I am using RICE and IB Profuen but with IB too much and I have stomach issues. I was wondering if anyone has advice. I just want to be able to train.

    kebam's picture

    Credit wrote:
    My weakness has always been my upper body. Everytime I try and work it up through weights or resistance training while doing Jiu Jitsu my body throws a revolt. The tendons in my arms, along my biceps and my shoulders start to be in severe pain when rolling. I am not talking about the good pump either. I am talking straight out pain. An example would be when you get hyperexteneded in an armbar. I have been learning some new stretches but they help a little at best. I do take GLC which helps and some other suppliments. I am using RICE and IB Profuen but with IB too much and I have stomach issues. I was wondering if anyone has advice. I just want to be able to train.

    I am on the same boat. I have cubital tunnel syndrome in both elbows and either a bad rotator cuff or bicep tendonitus in my right shoulder. I'm 38 and the pain almost made me quit. I just accepted the fact and try to work around it but I do bjj for fitness and don't compete anyway. On days I'm in pain I don't go as hard. One elbow is worse than the other so when we drill americanas and what not that elbow doesn't get worked. My fellow students know my limitations and respect them.
    Try deadlifts, the muscle is fired without flexing as much so maybe the tendons won't get imflammed.

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    lorenzodamarith's picture

    hello,

    sounds like something similar happened here, but due to INTENSE workout. biceps and pecs hurt really really bad for days. not happened since then.

    NEVER gonna do that again.

    thanks.

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    ChillFactor's picture

    Have you been checked for shoulder impingement syndrome? I know my brother had similar problems and that's what it turned out to be. They operated and I think he hasn't had any problems since.

    Added: You should probably see an ortho doc to rule out any tears in tendons or tissue

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    kebam's picture

    also take your pain reliever with milk or food, might help with the stomach

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    lorenzodamarith's picture

    hello,

    impingement syndrome? what is this?

    thanks.

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    Gerald Rhoades's picture

    impingement syndrome is when your rotator cuff in your shoulder gets messed up and inflamed and when it swells it gets pinched against the bones in your shoulder and then it inflames more and then compresses more and so on and so on....a nasty cycle...
    you should go to the doc and get checked out...preferably an orthopedic one..some rehab does wonders if you really stick with it
    also when you see the doc he can prescribe you other antiinflamatory/analgesics that wont mess your stomach up

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    lorenzodamarith's picture

    hello,

    sounds delightful. is this common? don't recall ever hearing anyone complain about this.

    thanks

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    ChillFactor's picture

    I dunno how common it is across the general population, but I know weightlifters and bodybuilders often develop it due to the repetitive nature of presses coupled with the high weight.

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    lorenzodamarith's picture

    hello,

    well. do grapplers get it? or just those who lift?

    thanks

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    ChillFactor's picture

    I suppose anyone can get it, I just know it's much more common in body builders and competitive lifters. I've never had it, but my brother said it was a really sharp pain, and his shoulder would separate really easily. For example, he'd be sleeping and would roll over in bed and his shoulder would separate and wake him up.

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    lorenzodamarith's picture

    hello,

    you know chillfactor? that is possibly the "ickiest" thing anyone has ever put on the forum....

    eew.

    thanks.

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    ChillFactor's picture

    Hahaha, I could do worse, believe me I could do worse.

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    lorenzodamarith's picture

    hello,

    well? chillfactor?

    we're waiting.......

    thanks

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    ChillFactor's picture

    Well, where to begin? How bout this one, at a tae kwon do competition by friend got kicked directly in the kneecap (patella), which, don't ask me how cause it wasn't that hard of a kick, but it fractured his kneecap. You could see part of it under the skin against his shinbone (tibia for you premed majors) and the other part was visibly up in his thigh (the quadricep once again for the premed guys haha). That's a good starter.

    When I was doing my experiential learning in the ER, this one time a guy came in after a horse had fallen on him and twisted his leg. He broke both bones just above the ankle, and it was a compound fracture so both the tibia and fibula were sticking out of either side of his leg.

    Had enough?

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    lorenzodamarith's picture

    hello,

    eeeeeeeeeeeewwwwwwwww!!!!

    please sir, may we have some more!!!

    it is strange, that when most think of "gross" injuries, they think of blood. have found that the "sickest" looking injuries are the ones without much blood, but body parts that have been obviously..... relocated. that seems to freak most people out more than blood.

    thanks.

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    Gerald Rhoades's picture

    ive seen a few nasty things in the ER...theyre mostly not so much on the broken bones type stuff though..the usual that happens at least one or 2 times a month, is some dude coming in with a cucumber, coke bottle, light bulb, deodorant stick, dildo, etc. etc. up there ass and claiming that they were hammering something up on the wall or something like that....naked ..and fell onto said object..lol
    also everyonce in a while a guy from a rural place will come in with a cat or chicken stuck to his penis...
    the ugliest things ive seen have been a guy who fell onto a fence and came in unconcious with a huge part of the fence still in his chest...and the worst would have to be the time someone came in completely split in two...jus the vertebral column connecting it....
    then again sometimes people are lucky as hell like this one dude that was a mechanic and had a car fall ontop of him and just went home with a few bruises..

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    ChillFactor's picture

    Yeah, working in the ER was quite an experience. The worst I ever saw was a guy whose foot had been run over by a lawn mower, I threw up till I nearly passed out. The funniest and yet also disturbing was a 16 year old kid who came in with, I'm not kidding, a broken (we called it ruptured) penis. My pity went out to him, but I had to try so hard not to laugh because his mother brought him in, she's in the room and her face is bright red the whole time, and then to top this strange and uncomfortable situation off, my friend Ben, who was also there for his experiential learning, says to the kid as we're walking out the door, "It happens to the best of us." I was trying so hard not to laugh I may have broken a few blood vessels in my head hahaha. I couldn't believe he said that.

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    lorenzodamarith's picture

    hello

    poor kid. and poor MOM. you know dinnertime conversation came to a screeching halt for about 2 months after that, neh?

    hahahahahahahahahaha!!!

    so, have heard about this "event". what has occured if ones penis becomes broken?

    yes. morbid curiosity at work here....

    thanks

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    ChillFactor's picture

    Well, as the young man explained, he was having sex with his girlfriend against a wall and she slid down. This apparently put pressure on the corpus cavernosum which caused it to rupture the tissue wall. This injury actually required a surgical operation to rebuild the tissue. I just don't know how his mother got up the guts to go with him, and still funnier, I thought it was "convenient" that the girlfriend did not accompany him to the hospital.

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    Gerald Rhoades's picture

    damn that would suck....it also can happen if the penis comes out and if you try to put it back in and keep on going without using your hands and then instead of it going back in it presses against the outside and you pressure it and it breaks....there was an article about this in playboy 2 or 3 months ago....damn just thinking about that shit makes me cringe...

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    lorenzodamarith's picture

    hello,

    sounds bad. did not know it involved actual tissue damage.

    about the chick. guess she didn't want to be remembered as the chick that broke a dick!! hahahahahahahahaha!!!

    thanks.

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    ChillFactor's picture

    Haha, yeah, I'm sure she was embarrassed. I mean, I figure she was probably about 16 too, so I figure she was probably upset because they got caught too.

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    lorenzodamarith's picture

    hello,

    agreed chillfactor!!! hahahahahaha!! at sixteen, jsut about everything is ambarassing as it is!!!

    thanks.

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