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    Treatment for forearm/elbow soreness?

    Has anyone discovered any workable treatment for forearm/elbow soreness?

    After an hour and a half of either judo/bjj i come away with dull toothache like pain deep in the elbow area. Sometimes to the extent where i have difficulty driving home.

    It doesnt feel like a joint problem, more like soft tissue at the base of the bicep..

    anyone had anything similar? anyone find anything to remedy it...?

    ta

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    Having rock climbed for many years, I have some (too much) experience with tendon injuries in the hands/wrists/forearms.

    What it sounds like to me is that you have tendonitis. As far as I know, tendonitis will persist until the inflammatory forces cease. The climbers I've met who have not heeded this word of caution have ended up with chronic tendonitis, which is a significantly larger pain in the ass.

    The cause is generally the slow rate at which tendons get stronger. Muscles get strong pretty quickly, whereas tendons take a very long time. This means that you can often exert more force on them than they are accustomed to, which damages and inflames them.

    I don't know much about this in the context of grappling, but the only long term solution I've seen is taking time off, unfortunately.

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    Awesome...ill look into that. Cheers.

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    Band pushdowns/curls.
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    I've used the Locust pose for a long time now to relieve elbow pain from grappling and working out. It does a good job of releasing the tension in the soft tissues. However the treatment initially is worse than the ailment, hurts like a mother ;)
    You will want to try the drill bit (up dog pose with hands turned back to you) or seal pose. Full locust is pretty extreme to start with but you can start with a half locust and move from there.
    YouTube - full locust pose

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    Quote Originally Posted by HereBeADragon View Post
    I've used the Locust pose for a long time now to relieve elbow pain from grappling and working out.
    Does it work on hand tension as well?

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    First three posts excised from: Old Grapplers and Forearm Tendons - No BS MMA and Martial Arts


    J0nnymac, the advanced grappling forum is moderated with an iron fist. It says so, right there on the page that lists the main fora. Off topic or derailing posts are not permitted in certain fora here on Bullshido, like MABS or any of the advanced technique areas.

    Read the stickies, the top threads in each forum that address you by your username, to understand the guidelines for posting in the various fora here. I was going to give you a warning, but then I noticed you've been here for four years. That is long enough to have read the stickies already.

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    Just wait you meanie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goodlun View Post
    Does it work on hand tension as well?
    Its really focused on the elbows but the release of the elbows might help the forearms and thus the hands. The drill bit and seal does a bit for hand tension too. John Brookfield has a hand health program using those chinese balls that I've used to great effect for releaving tension in my fingers and palms from hand conditioning. I believe it is sold thru Ironmind.

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