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AllForPicard


Dec 4, 2013, 2:29 AM
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Elbow, arm and wrist pain. Medial Epicondylitis?
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I might come across as a whiny wuss here, it might indeed be true, but I'm worried that I might be developing some kind of Medial Epicondylitis. The problem is that I'm not exactly sure that's what it is.

The pain started about a week ago (I have only been climbing for 8 months) and the pain is intermittent, I can still climb if I take it easy. Located mostly to the inside of the elbows but also in the over arms (bicep-triceps, it comes in flashes in different spots), on the outside of the under arms (if hands face down-wards) and similar pain as in elbow in the wrist, just started, in a point below the palm and also about 5 cm below on the outside of the wrist (still hands face down-wards).

Is this a normal description of Medial Epicondylitis? Or any suggestions what it else might be and/or what to be done?

I hope I managed to describe it to an understandable degree. (I'm sorry for the grammar, since English is not my mother tongue)

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sonso45


Dec 4, 2013, 11:12 AM
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Sounds like you need to rest your arm, much as I have to do. I have the same pain in my right arm and it's not a new injury. Last time, rest and rehab did the trick. I'm nursing it and trying to keep it going for a bit.

I was cured last time when I took six weeks off of climbing. Lasted for a few years then it came back.


winabago


Feb 24, 2014, 6:22 PM
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I hope you have recovered from your pain. I have the similar experience (tennis elbow). I stopped climbing for a year because of that annoying pain. At the end, I am going to the Acupuncture (8 treatments). It helps when you first start to have that pain. I am climbing again now but after 2 months of pain in the bouldering gym, the pain comes again. I am now taking easy or trying to tape my elbow see if it works.


hbusch


Feb 25, 2014, 12:59 PM
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What helped me is stretching as often as you can and a workout for the pronators as described here:
http://www.nicros.com/...ting-climbers-elbow/
where you can see a lady with the hammer doing the workout.
Wishing you a quick convalescence.


shockabuku


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Quitting doesn't seem to help unless you never want to climb again. Eccentric exercises like the ones the above poster mentioned, coupled with effective stretching and forearm massage helped me last time I had lateral epicondylitis. Not climbing sucks though less intense climbing may help.


hbusch


Feb 26, 2014, 12:31 PM
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hbusch wrote:
What helped me is stretching as often as you can and a workout for the pronators as described here:
http://www.nicros.com/...ting-climbers-elbow/
where you can see a lady with the hammer doing the workout.
Wishing you a quick convalescence.

I forgot one thing: Do not forget to strectch after each route you finished.
After you climbed a pitch your muscles tend to keep contracted and it's your task to stretch them just after you are done.


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