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Bicep Tendonitis.... Maybe?


#1

Maybe some of you smarter AT/PT/MD types can solve the mystery. At rest, I've developed this very dull pain in my R shoulder and forearm. Hardly a bother, but noticeable. Hammer curls are relatively painful on that arm but less with each set. The kicker is that during mixed grip deadlifts w/500+ lbs., I feel no pain at all during and for a good 6-8 hours following training. Seems like plain old tendonitis, but I'm still very cautious about a tear. Fire away w/thoughts (I've already got squats and milk covered).


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#3

Need more info, are hammer curls the only painful motion? Do you alternate your grip on each hand for each set, or are you always pronated/supinated on the same side? Next to impossible to say whether or not it's tendonitis or a tear without seeing you in person too though. Any other painful motions? Previous history of shoulder/forearm problems? Have you done any soft tissue work?


#4

Yep, hammers seem to be the ones that cause the most pain. And yes, I can certainly discontinue them but was doing light sets more as a test. I alternate grip on every DL set and no history of problems. Good mention of the soft tissue work and maybe time to start adding that in. Thx


#5

Thx BBB. It's not by any means slowing down progress on the big 3, so not a huge deal. More of a curiosity thing, since I can do weighted chinups w/no problems, but hammer curls are rough on the forearm. Again, thx.


#6

I had the same thought as BBB with brachialis, I might throw in brachioradialis as well.


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#8

Bushidobadboy,

I don't want to hijack this thread. I've sent you a friend request and PM'd you. Can you give me a shout I have a question I need to ask in private.

Thanks.


#9

I gotcha...tough to get real specific when it's via internet forum and not in front of you in the office though:) Yeah I PM'd you too a bit back, then I read your PM function is screwy, any word on that?