My arms have been swollen for three straight days and I’m concerned. Let me explain a bit.
I’ve been working out for about two years. I push myself pretty hard and consider myself to be in good to great shape. I recently changed up my workout routine to be more of a crossfit functional strength style. I decided to jump in on a routine I saw a while ago just scaled back to get a taste of it. I did 50 pull ups 50 push ups and 50 body weight squats. In a 10 rep per 5 round cycle. It did not seem too hard and I finished in under 6 minutes thinking to myself I could have done better.
Well 30 minutes later my arms did not want to work right. I thought man quite the workout. I dig it. My arms have not felt like this in a very long time. Well they ended up swelling by the end of the night and I didn’t get much sleep because of the pain. I’ve had soreness like this post workout maybe two other times in my life. It doesn’t feel like I pulled anything just strong post workout soreness. However it was never this fast…usually a day and a half post workout.
Since then two more days have past and today is the 3rd day. Th e pain is still there but it is nothing extreme and the swelling is actually worse than it was yesterday. I took measurements this morning and my arms are almost a full 2 inches bigger than normal. I have to force my arms to straighten and I can barely touch the top of my head when I bend my arms. I’m walking around with L arms. I get some strange looks…haha.
Has anybody had this problem? Should I go see my doc?