Starting last Saturday my elbows have been slightly sore. Not painful, rather, in the realm of “minor discomfort” as the saying goes. I can’t correlate this to any particular WOD we did, though the closest WOD I could even begin to suspect would be the one that preceding Thursday which had KB Snatches and pullups. However, I don’t remember any discomfort on Friday, so I’m attributing this to more likely being the yardwork I did last Saturday which was felling an oak tree and then trimming all the branches on it with manual clippers.
For purely educational purposes, not to be misconstrued as medical advice in any way shape or fashion, could someone tell what muscles or tendons are involved here? I have no pain during extension, flexion, or rotation of the elbow itself. The pain only manifests during a tight grip of the fist. So, if I need to pick up something heavy, do a pullup, etc, I feel it when I grip. It’s gone as soon as I release. I’ve had it for about a week now with no change, neither getting any better nor getting any worse.
Is this a muscle I’ve strained or a tendon or ligament that’s rubbing someplace it shouldn’t, or possibly a tight muscle pressing on a tendon or ligament? Is this type of injury something that could result from bad form ? Does KStarr have any MobWODs for anything this might be?
Again, I’m asking purely for educational purposes only, and not requesting official medical diagnosis or advice.
Paul - who also waives any right or thought he might have of suing anyone who posts in response to this request. Unless they are simultaneously with-holding bacon, in which case, all bets are off until share said bacon with the rest of us