yeah, skull crushers are usually the first exercise i do with my triceps, i usually do them with 20 kg dumbells but since i haven’t trained in 6 months i’m currently on 15kg, my rep range is 8 - 10 reps and i do 4 sets, they have been hurting for a few years now but it just started off with a slight pain and now it just feels that they are going to snap, when i say the long head yes i do mean the muscle closest to my body. its not the only over head excercise i use but i only do 2 of those types and it hurts both times, when i do push downs or on the bench there isn’t that much pain its usually just over head. thank you for the input[/quote]
In that case i would suspect a small tear in the long head of the left tricep.
There is pain during other tricep moves but it is worsened significantly when you stretch the muscle and contract it.
As it hurts when it isn’t stretched but is contracted (though not as much as when stretched [overhead]) as with pressdowns, this tends to rule out a spasm…
This is by no means definitive and dont take the word of someone who has never met you as gospel, but from the info you gave i would strongly be considering a small tear in the muscle (which has worsened over the years).
Doctors are not qualified nor experienced in treating such injuries. Go to a sports injury clinic, a physio, a chiro or such and let them work on it.
As it has been a niggle for so long i would suggest you get it looked at as opposed to JUST letting it rest, as if you do that it is likely to cause issue again as it is highly likely to have quite a significant amount of scar tissue built up if it has been semi healed and torn numerous times over the years.