Just got back from an orthopedist (sp?) and had some x-rays done. Although I have an MRI coming up sometime next week, he said that given my symptoms I most likely have bicep tendonitis. Now, I’m faced with a real dilemma here. I can still deadlift, squat, and bench, but any curl or fly movement just kills! Rowing isn’t so bad, but vertical pulling movements feel awful.
Does anybody have advice for how to heal quickly, or what I should avoid? I worked hard to be able to do weighted chins! I’ve been popping ibuprofen and having at least 4g of EPA+DHA a day.
I also had chronic bicep tendonitis. Based on your description, it appears your case is more severe than mine. My case came on slowly. Likewise, it also healed slowly, taking about a year. I stayed away from curls. I also used ART, or Active Release techniques from a local provider. In addition, I massaged it myself about 3-4x per week, then iced it.
A question for you is whether you had an acute injury or if it appeared slowly. Do you work on the computer? I know mine was also probably related to computer work. Evaluate other areas of your life in which you might be irritating it.
Good luck. [/quote]
Thanks for the input! Glad you were able to get over it. Mine came directly from training (shrugs to be exact). I’ll be sure to keep your advice in mind, as at my job I basically load and unload crates and do a lot of inventory.