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Forearm (Tendonitis Like) Pain, Curls


#1

I have had it for a couple of months, pain is located right on the ulna. I got injured spotting a bench press, it hurts when doing curls, I can do chinups without pain.

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Tried resting, ice, ibuprofen and consulting a doctor who recommended me to take ibuprofen and nothing helped.

Anyone know what to do? What exercise can I do that helps strengthen that specific tendon?


#2

Get a graston tool off amazon and some coco butter and start scraping, worked wonders for me. You can get the cheap plastic tool for around $50 on dah internetz. Scrap, apply butter, repeat until it glides smooth over your forearm without resistance. It is painful, enjoy.


#3

you used that method to treat tendonitis?


#4

i wonder if foam rolling does the same thing without stripping all the hair off and ripping up the skin?

i don’t know.


#5

In my opinion they are both useless.
I rolled my forearm with a pvc pipe before and the days after my forearm hurted even while doing daily tasks.
I don’t understand how rolling something hard can help recover from tendonitis…

I am more interested in finding a specific exercise to rehab that specific tendon.


#6

did i say anything about a pvc pipe?

the aim is to get the muscle to relax since a tight muscle pulls on the tendon. if you make the muscle cramp up worse you will make it worse, as you say.


#7

Sorry alexus you don’t know what you are talking about but thanks for trying to help.


#8

[quote]lemon_ wrote:
In my opinion they are both useless.

Useless is a harsh word for two effective protocols, however foam rolling would not do much for “tendonitis”, if indeed that is what you have. Graston is effective for “tendonitis” when utilized in a cross frictional(generating blood flow to the area to help heal) capacity. Don’t get butt hurt but try this one of for size; Rest, ice, don’t be a puss, repeat.


#9

when utilized in a cross frictional(generating blood flow to the area to help heal) capacity.
of course. one can’t possibly do cross-friction with a foam roller…

i think sometimes people enjoy complaining about hurting more than they are willing to actually try different things to help themselves…