Looking for any input I can get here.
My inner elbow area / tendons are extremely sore, and have been so for a few years. I’m 100% sure this is from jiu jitsu, from repeated grabbing, pulling, and squeezing. I know I made it worse by doing pullups.
I still train jiu jitsu, but I am super careful about not over-using grips now. And I still lift weights, but this soreness really limits what I can do. If I do pullups, my inner elbows get super sore right away, to the point I know it’s doing damage.
I have a Theraband Flex Bar (blue) that I’ve used a good amount. I have Iron Mind finger expanders. I regularly massage the area to help break up scar tissue. This massage seems to actually help a bit. I think the Theraband Bar has helped a bit too.
BUT: these aren’t really working in a meaningful way. It’s been about 2 years, and I still can’t do pullups. I know that bloodflow to these tendons is an issue, and I know that PRP would be a great thing to try. Unfortunately I can’t afford that right now.
I have of course googled this ad nauseam, read pretty much all the basic stuff out there, and put the common recommendations into practice.
I’m not expecting any miracles; I realize the answer is probably “your best bet is PRP.” Again though, I can’t afford PRP.
If anyone has any other things I can try, I would love to hear them.