Has anyone experienced tendonitis in their elbows as a result of lifting weights? I have been lifting for almost 8 years or so and never had a problem. All of the sudden in the last year or so, I have developed some tendonitis in my elbows.
More specifically, it flairs up when I do certain bicep movements (i.e. curls) and especially when I go pull-ups. Other than the obvious treatments (rest, ice, ibuprofen), is there anything I can do to treat it? I am already taking 6 caps of Flameout per day to help with the inflammation.
I got tendinitis in both of my elbows a few months into lifting. I took a week off of any movements that put serious strain on my elbows and it went away.
I got a much more serious case of tendinitis in both of my knees during the Cross Country season. I took a few weeks off and thought that it had gone away. I started running again, and it came back worse than ever.
I went to the doctor and got ultrasonic? treatment… sorry, don’t remember what it’s called at all. They just put some gel on the area and rub it with a little bulb that emits waves for half an hour.
I went in and did this two or three times and then took another week off. The tendinitis went away.
Ask your doctor for some ultrasonic treatment or whatever it’s called; where they put gel on the area and rub it with a wave-emitting bulb.
When you think it’s healed, take another week or so off. It will come back worse than it left.