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Bicep Pain

Hey everyone, I’ll try to be as detailed as possible, and hopefully someone knows what I’m talking about. This has just been starting to happen in the last couple of months.

Whenever I do direct bicep work(concentration curls, reverse curls, and barbell curls to be exact), everything is good during the workout. But after, maybe 5 min. or so, whenever I flex my bicep or even have my arm at a 90 degree angle, it feels like someone is squeezing it, the longer I flex it the tighter the pain becomes until I straighten out my arm. I’m afraid to hold it for too long because the pain is so intense and I think I’ll injure myself somehow.

Also during the pain, the front of the bicep(closest to the joint)feels like it clings on to the forearm, and when I straighten out my arm it pops back to normal. If I had to say where the pain was, it would have to be closest to the joint, but it’s definitely the bicep.

I’ve been lifting weights for 2-3 years and never had this happen till now. This event usually lasts several hours, during which I try not to bend my arms at all. If anyone was curious, I only use creatine, whey pro and animal pak vitamins. I’m wondering if I should see a doctor or if this is just temporary. Anyone else have a problem like this? Thanks in advance!

Sounds very similar to a problem I have. Mine is in my left bicep and is located on the outer portion of the arm close to the elbow. I have had it for well over a year now. I went to seek physical therapy for it and the Dr. basically said it was a strain and to leave it alone. So I did not do any direct or indirect bicep work for 3 months. There was no change and still is no change.

I have not done direct bicep work in over a year, but if I do chins or other certain pulls it will act up. if it gets bad it almost feels like it is dead and I will have a hard time even using it to brush my teeth or something.

I don’t have any answers, but thought I would share.

On a side note I have awful shooulders, very poor range of motion on them and have had multiple dislocations on either side. I say this because I have been thinking maybe the pain is due to some sort of shoulder impingement. Something to consider.

[quote]JohnnyNinja wrote:
Sounds very similar to a problem I have. Mine is in my left bicep and is located on the outer portion of the arm close to the elbow. I have had it for well over a year now. I went to seek physical therapy for it and the Dr. basically said it was a strain and to leave it alone. So I did not do any direct or indirect bicep work for 3 months. There was no change and still is no change.[/quote]

Doctors may not understand sportrelated injuries but would never admit it, so go only to specialists. The advise was pretty lousy since you keep such injuries as long as you don?t rehabilitate them.

Check out the thread
below, you might find it usefull. Good luck!
http://www.T-Nation.com/readTopic.do?id=1238325&pageNo=0