elbow pain and osoto gari
Ok guys, this is my dilemma. I was uchikomi'ing osoto gari with my instructor Thursday night, and somehow I injured/twisted/overextended my elbow. Until this morning, the pain has subsided a little, but since Thursday night, the pointy, bonny part of the elbow has been redish/purplish... it's getting better now.
Taking a right-handed position, I was drilling osoto, with my right hand holding my instructor's lapel, right forearm on his chest. He mentioned that I wasn't making contact with him hard enough (which was true.) So at the end of the class I was doing my entry, pretty much slamming my right foarm on his chest, and my shoulder on his as my instructor kept saying to keep going like that, just to get the feeling, and complete the throw at the 10th attempt.
So, when I did executed the throw, somehow, as I had my right arm on his chest, I twisted my foearm backwards, and sharp pain to the elbow followed. We were done for the night on that and we switched to grip fighting, so I just wrapped my elbow and sucked it up.
Later I got home, put some tiger balm, took two ibuprofens and went to sleep. I was too tired to ice it, but maybe I should have...
...the morning after that's when I noticed there was something wrong. I decided to ice it, but I had to stop it because the ice caused an unbearable pain. So I just kept taking ibuprofens and putting tiger balm and wrap the **** out of the elbow (and releasing the wrap regularly) through the day.
Can't do push ups or tricep extensions... curls, more or less. If the pain doesn't go away by tomorrow, I'm going to skip class on Monday.
So that's the deal. For any experienced judoka out there, have you experienced the same? My right arm is a bit inflexible, so how could I cope with putting my forearm on uke's chest and make contact with force while minimizing the risk of bending my forearm backward.
I must be doing something awfully wrong here. Since it was at the end of the class, and since I though the elbow thing wasn't that much of a biggie I forgot to ask my instructor...
... any ideas???