Elbow injury after an armbar
Yesterday, when i was rolling with my friend, i screwed up the armbar escape i was doing so I actually felt the armbar a little but managed to escape from it afterwards.
Which is bad, I wish I had stopped after failing the escape but since it worked "half assed" we went on rolling and i didn't really realize it was hurt.
Then I rolled 2 more people but my elbow was feeling a little sore, I thought it was OK and went on training anyways.
Then did some weight training and hit the bags a little, but at this point my elbow was just a little sore.
It wasn't really perfect, but it didn't really stop me from training.
So, as you can see, second thing I've failed is that I wasn't careful with my arm after the injury and went on pushing it.
After the training, when that "heat" was gone my arm went almost dead on me.
I couldn't extend it fully, or totally bend it too. It hurts a lot when i do.
Today it is pretty the same, just maybe it started to feel less awkward. I cannot tell if it's getting better though.
I can't fully bend it (kinda stops at 90 degrees, after this point, I can force bending it but with increasing pain on my elbow.) and again, can't extend it.
Let's say, I can hold an object on the desk and put it somewhere else, but i cannot get food into my mouth with right hand.
The pain is pretty similar to an elbow slicer.
There are no clicks or something.
The pain is here:
(The outer side)
It's not swollen, and i don't really think it lacks strength.
My questions are:
1) Did you have anything similar to this? If yes, how did you deal with it and how long did it take to heal?
2) How much time do you give your elbow before you decide going to a doctor?
When my knee gets hurt I usually take 2-3 days first but I cannot say injured my elbow a lot before and I want to know how long should i wait before I decide it is time to see the doc.
3) Do you have any opinions on what my injury may be about?
I'd really appreciate if you could share your experiences and opinions...