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Old 04-07-2006, 02:49 PM
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Default Re: No pain, but tendon \"pops\" back and forth under elbow.

im glad you found that website.. ive had 4 physical therapists and 2 surgeons have no clue what it is... but that guy described the same thing I have.. ill bring it up when i see my doctor our meeting before surgery... I recently had surgery on my shoulder cartilage so i guess thats why he just assumed that was the problem here... but then again maybe it is and this is something different. The human body sucks.. at least my version of it does
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Old 04-20-2006, 06:35 PM
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Default Re: No pain, but tendon \"pops\" back and forth under elbow.

I just got back from the doctor and he said I have tendinitis. He told me to stay away from the lifts that aggravate it, but there is no way I am stopping bench press and skull crushers. No pain, no gain....I guess.
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Old 06-20-2006, 10:33 PM
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I've found that limiting my bench press to having my arms only go to 90 degrees has allowed me to stay off it. By doing so, I can actually focus MORE on my pecs. I'm happy, learning more about MY body. Isn't that what it's all about?

Keep updating, as this is important. I know I searched FOREVER to find what it is. Perhaps we can fill in some gaps on what to do. I would like to "cure" mine. Can I?

I've thought about the possibility that I have some sort of imbalance in the muscles on that arm. I'm thinking if I train it without "popping" it, I might build the muscle in a fashion that would eventually cause it to balance out.

Good theory?
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Old 06-21-2006, 07:47 AM
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Default Re: No pain, but tendon \"pops\" back and forth under elbow.

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I just got back from the doctor and he said I have tendinitis. He told me to stay away from the lifts that aggravate it, but there is no way I am stopping bench press and skull crushers. No pain, no gain....I guess.

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Believe me it will only get worse that even atagonist action will make your elbow scream. Just trip any tricep work, do flies/raises for chest and to be on the safe side any direct bicep work too. Light tricep pressdowns (as in VERY LIGHT) through a full ROM will help.
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Old 07-21-2006, 12:27 AM
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I've been working around this, and I think it's getting BETTER. Seriously. I set out 4 weeks ago with a theory on this, and I swear, being real honest it's working. That is, I've tried to "gut check" myself and see if I'm only thinking it's working because I want it to, and NO, that's not it, as far as I can tell.

I've been restricting bench to dumbells ONLY, and only that range of motion that doesn't make it pop. As a side effect, I feel like I can concentrate more on my chest and tri's doing so, and stay off my shoulders.

So what to do about shoulders then? Well, oddly enough, I started to notice that my shoulder on that side also pops slightly when contourted wrong. I think the two are connected, like there's a giant tendon from shoulder to my pinky knuckle. Did I mention that I'm missing my nuckle above the pinky on that hand? I know, bizarre as hell, but it's been that way as long as I can remember.

Anyhow, shoulders. Today, as chance would have it, I tell a guy in the gym what I've got. He says, "Watch my leg, I've got the same thing." Sure enough, just past 90 degrees, a ligament behind his knee pops the EXACT same way. Hmmm....

So he shows me a limited range military press. How? Bring the bar straight to the TOP of your head. Like if you were to drop it, you'd crush your cranium. PERFECT! I blew up my shoulders like never before, and no elbow pain.

I kept my hands a little closer than I do on other movements, with my middle finger on the rings.

Doing all these things seems to keep my 'nerve' in place better. When I get a pump, especially in the triceps, it doesn't want to move around as much. My theory (as I think someone might have suggested here) is that I have an imbalance between bi and tri power and I need to correct it. I think it's working.

Keep this discussion alive, as this seems to be one thing that is fairly common, but no one really knows what it is exactly. It seems we can all make it happen sometimes, but can't fully grasp the concept. Like female orgasm.

Sorry, I walked right into that, and couldn't pass up the opportunity.

anyhow, keep it going.
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Old 07-21-2006, 11:10 PM
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Default Re: No pain, but tendon \"pops\" back and forth under elbow.

Yeah, for tricep work I am very careful with my ROM. I've also dropped barbell bench (Though thats mainly because I didn't get anything out of it in terms of size gains).

Also I started warming up my elbows very thouroughly before any presses or tricep work - usually 4 sets of pressdowns and some curls (you have to warm up the whole elbow joint, not just part of it).
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Old 08-06-2006, 12:08 AM
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Default Re: No pain, but tendon \"pops\" back and forth under elbow.

I got this too, overhead triceps presses and skullcrushers are not really possible for me. I can still do rope pulldowns and close bench though. I find that it isn't much of an isssue, I just work around it.
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Old 09-19-2006, 06:20 PM
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Default Re: No pain, but tendon \"pops\" back and forth under elbow.

any new info? My condition is the same.
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Old 12-12-2006, 04:35 AM
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Default Re: No pain, but tendon \"pops\" back and forth under elbow.

I had the surgery... it didnt work. same pop and same pain. BUT i saw many specialists who took their own MRI's. They all said although it continues to pop and hurt, there are no signs of actual damage to my joint. So they said I should just ignore it because it isn't doing actual damage. Now I wish I didn't get the surgery...
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Old 12-12-2006, 01:33 PM
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Default Re: No pain, but tendon \"pops\" back and forth under elbow.

I've had the same kinda trouble with my elbow for a couple of months now. My right elbow pops at a certain angle during negatives on my bench, military press, etc.. I've found while uncomfortable, it hasnt affected my ability to work out so I've been ignoring it. Since I'll be home for Christmas break however, I'm thinking of finding a sports med doc who can at least take a look at me. I wouldnt want whatever is going on there to get bad enough that I cant work out.
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