intense pain when i un-grip (forearm)

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  1. preston

    preston Active Member

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    it occurs on the outside of my forearm - it happens when im doing pretty much anything:

    letting go of dumbells, getting dumbells in position for bench

    letting go of free weights

    its especially noticable when i let go of a weight after doing some kind of curl

    i notice it doesnt hurt quite as bad if i let go of the weight very, very slowly.

    ive tried taking a couple weeks off but it didnt help, im just wondering if anyone might be familiar with what this is.

    i work out my forearms frequently, but the pain doesn't bother me when i'm working out my forearms themselves, only when i ungrip from other various excersizes - :dunno:

    sorry for the broken sentences, thanks for any help
     
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    same here.. happened after a heavy backday..

    now when i get out from under a bench, and i let go, my forearm... (the inside, next to the radius).. dunno wtf it is..

    doesnt hurt unless i grip something hard and then let go.. doesnt hurt while gripping or while doing any type of rotation
     
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    the worst is when you try and let go of the bar slowly thinking you can outsmart the pain, but it is still there :(

    only thing that helped me is taking time off
     
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    Thats funny. I get the same thing when I do normal curls....its a very intense sharp pain on the outside of my forearm bone. It always hurts when I'm curling. Its gotten to the point where I hate working biceps cause i have to deal with the pain.
     
  5. Uglybob69

    Uglybob69 I miss beer.

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    I had this really bad for a long time, I thought it was some kind of tendonitis. Mine only hurt during curls. Strait bar hurts the worst, EZ curl bar hurts less, and hammer curls hurt it not at all. I hurt it initially curling like 100 lbs on an olympic bench bar back in highschool (yes, I realize it was dumb)...

    Ice it and take some ibprofen for the inflammation?
     
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    GOGZILLA Double-Uranium Member

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    its stress fractures. there is a thread on this every month. quit doing the exercises that make it hurt for 2 weeks to 1 month and you will be cured
     
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    hitmikey DRIVEN FROM WITHIN

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    minus well +1 on this, hurt my left forearm last week... i've been getting massages to try and cure the pain :big grin:
     
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    Correct answer! It's the same thing as shin splints like runners get, only you get it from stress on the radius/ulna. I switched to mostly hammer curls, and limit my "normal" curls to one or two excercises. Also try throwing reverse curls in instead.
     
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    is it still a stress fracture if i dont feel it when I curl, rather from holding weight while benching?
     
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    GOGZILLA Double-Uranium Member

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    yes
     
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    michael FLORIDA > *

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    ugh, so no benching for a month? thats fucking lame.
     
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    its induced by curling so if you quit curling itd probably feel good enough to bench after a week or two and then maybe start curling again soon thereafter. go with how it feels theres no specific time. your bench hasnt moved in like a year or something so it probably wont be a big deal right? :mamoru:
     
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    It doesn't have to be stress fractures. Could just be tendonitus. It's common. Follow BDR's guide to elbow health. Put a rubber band around y our fingers and work the forearm by opening your hand against the resistnace.

    Once you're healthy, work your grip more, including pronation, supination, ulnar deviation, etc.
     
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    :bsflag:

    I've been on barbell lately.. gonna switch back to db's soon and i'll probably be able to throw up them 90's :)
     
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    I've been working on this problem for about 2 years. Do inclinde curls, hammer curls, chin ups, and anything that doesn't hurt. Once the arms heal, start conditioning them with light weight curls. I'm hoping to get up to the full weight I want in a 6 month period.
     
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    stop curling so much. fuck, this such a huge mistake by 90% of gym goers.
     
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