Hello everyone! I’m 43 and have been working out for the past 3 years, as well as play basketball pickup games for 2 hours/day, twice a week. Fist I should say I’m not a body builder, Ive been doing P90x, mainly to lose weight, build some muscle and stay in shape. Also I should say, Im taking prescription testosterone cypionate 200mg/2 weeks so a pretty low dose. Everything was fine until last spring when I decided I would play in a softball league - easy stuff compared to working out and 2 hrs of constant running in basketball right?
Well the whole bit of warming up then sitting around then suddenly sprinting or swinging the bat (not to mention the 100+ swings of batting practice on a regular basis) etc took its toll on my elbows. I’m 99% sure I have distal bicep tendonosis, as the pain is on the top of my elbow, and in the crease. After working out or basketball, it pretty much has a dull pain on both arms. after stretching it out the next day, I can function pain free except when I try to work out. Curls KILL. Pull ups are somewhat painful so I just limit the number to 8 or 10. Pushups are fine, as well as most tricep exercises. Its the motion of a curl that really stresses it so I really only do 20% of the weight I usually work out with.
So its rest that will fix it you say? Last summer I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. I had a total of almost 4 months off from working out, so my tendons had plenty of time to heal. When I started working out again, they were no better. I tried taking glucosamine chondroitin (3k/day) but it hasnt done much. I have read that some suggest glucosamine chondroitin MSM, so maybe that will work? Can anyone suggest a vitamin or legal drug or some other alternative that may put me on the path to recovery?