Forearm pain when doing curls.

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  1. Bacchus

    Bacchus Skinny Guy

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    So i've been developping a pain in my forearm while doing curls. Preacher, BB, Hammer...doesnt matter. As i get to the top of the curl, i feel a non-muscular pain that at first i thought was bone related but now seems more like tendonitis. It wasn't too bad last week, but I could really feel it this week - and it's even left me with residual non-doms pain for a few days.


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  2. JeremyD

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    I get the same thing... I just deal with it. I only do BB curls every once in a while now because that shit kills me.
     
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    I get them on preacher curls mainly. Occasionally on barbell curls.
     
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    try close grip pullups and see if it still hurts
     
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    I used to get them at the top of the reps on bb curls or preacher curls.. not much you can do other than work through it. It doesn't happen anymore, maybe the bone got stronger?
     
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    I stopped doing BB curls because of this.
     
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    I used to get this all the time....I lowered the weight drastically, and focused on squeezing my muscles at the top of the rep and then slowly moved the weight up....apparently it worked because I no longer get the pain....im assuming my forearm in that area just wasnt up to where my biceps were....maybe same thing for you?
     
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    I get this also, rather frustrating because my biceps can do more muscle, but through the movement my forearms can't. I just stay away from most movements with a bar, but I'll try dropping weight to grow my forarms into being able to do it?
     
  9. Bacchus

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    werd...i was thinking this myself.



    As for using DBs, I only ever use a bar for Preachers (and i use the EZ Curl bar). I still get the same pain with DBs, and it's only on my left (non-dominant) arm. The heavier the weight, the more the pain.

    Sure, i could reduce the weight - but i won't get too far curling 15lb DBs :\
     
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    weird that this thread was made... i never had pain in that area until somewhat recently.
     
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    i know this pain, get it everytime, i just work through it.
     
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    Get it every time, praying it dosnt break someday.
     
  13. Bacchus

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    i spoke to a friend of mine today who's a physiotherapist/osteopath, and he's suggesting that I ice after doing curls, and that's about all I can do (besides reducing weight).

    he thinks, based on my description and the location of the pain that it's similar to shin-splints but with the tendons in the forearm
     
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    This is common pain from strait bar curls. If I this thread tomorrow I'll see if I can learn why it happens.
     
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    I just started getting a pain like that a couple weeks ago, but closer to the wrist. It wouldn't hurt to get wear a wrist wrap/brace.
     
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    I used to get this really bad for the longest time. Then I stopped doing BB curls for about a year. Started doing them after again, and didn't feel any pain at all. Maybe it's caused by long term stress build up and inadequate time to heal?
     
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    werd, but i get it on the preacher bench with an EZ bar, as well as while using DBs

    i rarely use a BB for curls :\
     
  18. Silmatharien

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    I've got that when doing preacher curls on a bench. I felt it on the top of my arm, closer to the wrist. It sucks so I stopped doing those. Instead I do barbell curls or just use barbells on the preacher bench.
     
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    seems like I just answered this question do a quick search

    tendinitis/shin splints/tennis elbow is basically your muscles growing in different proportions to each other along with your normal muscle breakdown/inflamation due to exercise. You need to strengthen the opposite set of muscles.

    http://i.ehow.com/images/GlobalPhoto/Articles/4900680/0409091450-main_Full.jpg

    So reduce the normal curls and focus on strengthening the wrists, work the wrists in the opposite motion (curls with palms down), use NSAIDS like ibuprofen to reduce inflamation, reduce your load, ice, etc.
     
  20. Bacchus

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    nice.

    thanks for the tip.

    i've been neglecting my forarm strengthening :\ Was told by my brolie coworker that it's not that necessary at this point in my game, and that i'll grow enough there from curls and lifts.
     
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    I get them too. Just work through them dawg
     
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    Hmm could it be cuz you're doing 3rm BB curls?
     
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    I used to get the same thing with straight bar curls but lately I've noticed it is almost non-existant. The one thing I added to my routine was a reverse wrist curl (palms facing down) with an ez-bar. I've also pretty much always done standard (palms facing up) wrist curls with a straight barbell.
     
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    i used to get these when i first started lifting weights but haven't had them since
     
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