I’ve done something to my right forearm. I’m guessing most probably computer/mouse
overuse (from work) but I’m not sure.
Might also be how I’ve been sleeping. There was no acute injury as such.
Pretty sure it’s only my brachioradialis - hammer curls are impossible (agony if I try) Even holding my 2kg blender jug is uncomfortable. No problems whatsoever with wrist movement, even weighted flexion or extension is fine.
Up til this week I’ve been lifting around it. No pain with chins. Hurts just when getting into position for dumbbell bench. Rows are a problem.
I’ve now stopped lifting (I didn’t want to as I seem to ‘seize up’ when I stop) as this doesn’t seem to be giving my forearm enough of a break.
When it’s not directly strained it feels tight and occasionally tingles a little.
My left arm is nowhere near as bad but has just started to tighten in the same place.
I’ve had a few ART sessions but it’s taking longer than usual to see results.
I’m also stretching and massaging with a tennis ball. Using heat as well.
No real improvement so far though. So either I’m doing something which retightens it again after treatment- or the cause is elsewhere (shoulder? back?)
Anything else I can try to treat it?