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Tricep Tendonitis?


#1
Hey I'm 34 going to be 35 in december, hope you guy's can help me out. I finished a four and a half month law enforcement academy about a month ago and I have an injury that sucks and I was wondering if anyone out there might have advice on how to get better.

They had us do thousands of push-up's. Along the way I tore up my left elbow. I went to the doctor and he said take advil, ice it and don't use it. Well I lift weights 3 to 5 times a week but I can't bench, or military press or anything else that irritates it. The problem is it's not getting any better and my chest and tricepts are shrinking. Any suggestions? Thankx


#2

Where is your pain?

There are a number of different things it could be. If I were you, I'd get in and get some treatment from someone. A physio, massage therapist, or even a good chiropractor. Accupuncture may work, same with ART. Ice, rest and NSAIDs work, but since it's not settled down in a month, there's more to it.


#3

I agree with the previous post. Go see someone who knows a thing or too about sports injuries and myofacial release. A massage therapist, PT, or chiro will probably be your best bet. ART works wonders. Inquire about flexibility.