okay, so, in a previous post i said i hadn’t ever been injured. NOT COMPLETELY TRUE. about a year ago i developed tennis elbow (tendonitis) in my right arm primarily. as time went on i began having severe pain in my bicep. not near the tendons but right in the belly of the muscle. my HMO doctor gave me prednizone, some capacin cream and said “learn to live with it”. i hate doctors because we put our faith in them and want to believe them. so, i did just that. i got used to it. until it started hindering my growth (big time). finally i went to a sports doctor who told me “you should never have to get used to this”. he thinks that the tendonitis is causing me to overcompensate with my bicep, a synergistic muscle doing the work of an agonist. since it can’t really do that it is overstressed causing microscopic tears. he said it should clear up in a month or so if i wear a cuff on my brachioradialis, take anti-inflammatories, ice the arm to the max, and lighten up on load/reps. if it doesn’t start to go away in a month, or at least feel better, then he said he’ll put a shot of cortisone in the muscle.
WHAT YA’LL THINK??