Help me with my inner elbow pain!
July 22, 2011 1:39 PM Subscribe
I get inner elbow pain from playing racquetball or rock climbing. What's going on and how do I fix it?
posted by joshuaconner to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (11 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
It's a dull sort of pain centered around my inner elbow, but when it's bad (like it was last night), it can go all the way up into my bicep and down almost of my wrist. I try to massage it, but I can't seem to find any particular sore spot.
Push-ups and bench pressing both seem to help. I've been trying to remember to do a few push-ups in between each racquetball game when I play, but sometimes I forget, or the pain doesn't start until after I've finished playing.
Sometimes, when I'm bench pressing and my inner elbow is sore, the negative portion of my first rep of each warm-up set is really difficult and kind of hurts, in that same inner-elbow area, but it's a different (good?) kind of pain. Once I get through the first rep, the rest of the set feels okay and the whole affair seems to make my elbow feel better.
Any ideas? No health insurance, so I'd like to avoid seeing a doctor if possible.