I’m pretty worried right now. Last night I was doing Arnold presses with 90-lb dumbells. The set went fine, but when I went to lower the weights to the floor, one at a time (I’ve done this thousands of times in my life), something bad happened. I was lowering the right side dumbell first, and I guess I tried to control the descent too much, and as my hand neared the floor, palm up, I felt a strain in the inner part of the arm where the bicep meets the forearm – I’m pretty sure it’s the bicep tendon (the boney thing you can feel with your finger which runs vertically in the gap between your bi and your forearm). Well, ever since, it hurts like hell to lift anything with that bicep (especially in a hammer curl position, but all use of it hurts), even my jacket, for example. I iced it last night, I’m taking advil, etc., but I’m really worried. I have a feeling I didn’t tear the muscle, since I can still bend the arm and can flex the bi somewhat, but if hurts to try to lift anything.
Any idea what I might have injured? Did I just bruise the tendon or something? Would I be in more pain than this if I actually tore the bicep or tore cartilage? Thanks for any input.