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Old 01-14-2007, 02:50 AM
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Default Re: No pain, but tendon \"pops\" back and forth under elbow.

i started ignoring it like my specialists told me.. they were right! Ive been doing this for about 2-3 months now. I just ignore the clicks and alter my grip in a way that produces the least amount of clicking. I can now do 50 pushups and bench the weight I used to warm up with (135) with NO clicks although they used to cause them bad. haha the low weight is because im still recovering from the surgeries... but i wish i didnt get the elbow surgery... Bottom line if it doesnt hurt and nothing comes up on the mri and theres no significant pain...

i suggest to ignore it. But definitly see a specialist anyway because your situations could be different. I was stubborn because since the surgeries fixed my torn labrum in my left shoulder i insisted on getting my elbow scoped. so if your doc tells you theres a 50/50 chance that he finds NOTHING to fix.... dont do it unless you know something is very wrong. I plan on going through the NJSP academy soon so I wanted the best recovery chance possible. any questions feel free to ask me. i know a lot on this subject now haha.
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Old 01-14-2007, 04:39 AM
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Default Re: No pain, but tendon \"pops\" back and forth under elbow.

I have had something similar to this going on in my back recently. Everybody keeps telling me that if it doesn't hurt, then it's no big deal, but I know that it never did it before this much. I recently went back on this treatment for an injury in the same area and the popping noise seems to be subsiding as well.

It could be that you have calcium deposits or "adhesions" formed between the tendon and the fascia, and then whenever you do movements, it "catches" on the calcium deposits or adhesions and makes popping noises. Another term for it is myofascitis. I'm not sure exactly what causes it, but chiropractors use a special massage technique called myofascial treatment to clean out the adhesions and make everything run smoother. Just a possibility you might want to look into.
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Old 02-03-2007, 08:30 PM
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I have had something similar to this going on in my back recently. Everybody keeps telling me that if it doesn't hurt, then it's no big deal, but I know that it never did it before this much. I recently went back on this treatment for an injury in the same area and the popping noise seems to be subsiding as well.

It could be that you have calcium deposits or "adhesions" formed between the tendon and the fascia, and then whenever you do movements, it "catches" on the calcium deposits or adhesions and makes popping noises. Another term for it is myofascitis. I'm not sure exactly what causes it, but chiropractors use a special massage technique called myofascial treatment to clean out the adhesions and make everything run smoother. Just a possibility you might want to look into.

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Have you tried going to the chiropractor for a myofascial treatment? I've never heard of that but it sounds interesting, my left elbow always pops and it sort of feels like something gets caught.
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Old 02-03-2007, 09:19 PM
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Default Re: No pain, but tendon \"pops\" back and forth under elbow.

The same thing happen with my hip when doing leg lifts. I saw an orthapedic surgen who took x rays. He found that I had a little ridge of bone on my hip. and my hip flexor was skiping across that ridge. I eventual grew out of it
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Old 02-08-2007, 01:52 AM
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Default Re: No pain, but tendon \"pops\" back and forth under elbow.

I think I know what you are describing because I have had something similar. What you are feeling is your ulnar nerve (it's the "funny bone") sliding back and forth across your elbow. This is causing that "popping" sensation.

What's interesting is that you say you are not feeling pain. I can tell you from experience that if you continue to irritate the nerve by doing exercises that cause it to "pop", it will start to hurt and you will feel other symptoms like coldness and tingling in your ring and pinky fingers. Basically, this is the nerve flaring up.

I was diagnosed by a doctor specializing in arm/hand issues and the upshot is that you have to modify your exercises so that you irritate the nerve as little as possible. So, for me that means a somewhat wider grip on bb bench presses, stopping at roughly 90 degrees on bicep curls, and avoiding altogether skullcrushers.
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Old 02-08-2007, 04:41 AM
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Default Re: No pain, but tendon \"pops\" back and forth under elbow.

it used to happen to me but it went away after about 6 months of straight lifting
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Old 05-19-2007, 06:29 AM
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aaronethc - were u able to get a decent workout using just straight lifting?
My elbows start hurting when i bend them, so i am forced to only do straight lifting.

I can work shoulders fairly good with the lateral raises and shrugs, flies for chest, but am struggling to find any other straight arm exercises. Are there any others you can think of?

Thanks guys
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Old 05-20-2007, 07:27 PM
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Default Re: No pain, but tendon \"pops\" back and forth under elbow.

Do you take a joint care supplement? If your elbows are so bad that you can't bend them at all with resistance, you might want to go see a doctor. I've struggled with elbow issues, but never to the point where I couldn't bend them.
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Old 05-21-2007, 05:19 AM
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I can bend them, but when i start bending with weight involved, it doesnt feel right. Im goin to physio this week...
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Old 05-21-2007, 12:08 PM
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Default Re: No pain, but tendon \"pops\" back and forth under elbow.

Good, hopefully they will be able to solve your problems!
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