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Snapping Elbow Tendon


#1

So I've had this problem for a while now, and last year I went to physical therapy for something else, and they checked it out while I was there and didn't know what would help me.

When I lower or raise a weight in a pushing exercise such as bench press, what I get to a point I feel what I think is the tendon in my left elbow snapping over a bone. It is uncomfortable but not painful to the point where I cannot lift .It does get increasingly uncomfortable as the weight increases. It will be sore the next day or so after lifting.

I currently take lots of fish oil and a joint supplement. I was thinking of one of those bands that you wrap around it during your workout, what are those called? Anybody had any luck with those or another technique?


#2

this used to happen to me, I actually had it on video. I wouldn't have described mine as a snapping, but it did rub over the bone onto the other side with some force. This was before I started taking training seriously so it wasn't that much of an issue and I think I just stopped and it went away on its own. Hasn't come back and its been like 3 years. It would be interesting to hear if anyone has insight on this.


#3

You could also try voodoo bands, you can get them at rogue fitness. They fixed my tricep tendonitis and I sweat by them for that, but this is quite unusual.