I’ve done Internet searches and haven’t come across the solution to forearm pain that I am experiencing. Any wisdom that could be imparted by experts would be appreciated!
The pain is mostly in the vicinity of my elbows and is of about equal intensity on both sides. The exact location is if you hold your arms straight out in front of you with palms down, there is a “bump” of elbow joint bone pointing straight toward the floor. The painful area is just a thumb’s-width away from there just down the forearm. That muscle is painful and seems to be most aggravated by the firm gripping of the bar during curls, rows, any exercise where I have to grip a heavy bar and pull toward myself while bending the elbow and firmly keeping the wrist straight in order to maintain a grip on the bar.
I’ve had tendinitis in other areas and this pain doesn’t feel the same. It isn’t sharp, shooting pain. It’s a sore, ache that won’t go away.
If I had to guess based on sketches of forearm anatomy I’ve found on the Internet, I’d say that the pain is in the “Medial epicondyle” area. This is where the Wrist flexor muscles attach just above the elbow (although the pain feels as if it’s below the elbow, just barely on the forearm side of the elbow joint).
I knew I’d regret not going for that orthopedic surgeon education!