I normally would not share this with anyone on here but I am getting desperate. Right now I have an incredible amount of pain in both arms when I armwrestle, train, etc. Branchiallis as well as tendons on the inside of my elbows.
What can I do for the pain? I am already trying contrasting baths, ordered some emu oil, and going for some deep tissue massage this week.
You will probably yell at me Ryan but try to lower the intensity of your armwrestling workouts. Do contrast baths everyday. Do it immediately after an AW session. Lots of ice! And then lots of heat. I suggest after Mike's tournament you take a little time off AWing. Everytime you make an attempt to heal yourself, you reaggravate the tendons by armwrestling. I would also suggest some ibuprofin for the pain.
Last Edit: Feb 27, 2006 15:36:32 GMT -5 by nikstraub
Post by Brian Kehler on Feb 27, 2006 23:56:49 GMT -5
The important thing to remember is to use cold last, when contrast bathing... don't finish with heat.
also if you have an accute inflammation, only use ice on it, don't be too quick to apply heat.. it will re-trigger the inflammatory process if it's not ready. (contrast bathing is fine) But don't apply heat if you're gonna be training it again soon especially if it's already inflamed... keep up with the ice... only once the inflammatory stage has ended on an injury, heat is good.
Post by aydinhasasu on Mar 1, 2006 23:45:36 GMT -5
To get rid of the pain the first thing you should do is to get good rest... Getting enough rest will not only makes you feel better but also makes you stronger.. Another way is WATER therapy... every morning when you wake up drink 1.5 liter of water in one ot two minutes... and dont eat anything for an hour ... you will see that your pain will be gone.. this therapy is very beneficial....it is also used to cure many sickness...therefore you will get rid of the pain that you have and also get protected from other sicknesses...
Hey Ryan.. As you know I'm older (50) so although I've trained with weights for years vs. armwrestling for over 1 year, I've been fairly lucky avioding pain and injuries. For Armwrestling 1) I apply on my elbows "Doctor Hoy" lotion. I purchase froma local fitiness store - it's $25/bottle but well worth it. 2) I warm up alot - I notice armwrestlers often just start pulling - so i do several light warm-ups, finger stretches, etc. 3) when I train in the gym, after my workouts I lay stomach down by the jaccuzzi and let the jet hit my arms at the elbow for a few minutes. So far so good JGH Look forward to seeing u in Vegas... "R