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    wierd pain above elbow.

    I got into a deceptively good armbar recently and due to cockiness or whatever, I tapped a bit too late. It's a week later and I'm still getting a strange pain above my elbow. I figure this about the time I should start doing exercises to improve range of motion and strength but I don't know which muscle I injured.
    I always figured that armbars attacked the bicep... Has this happened to anyone else?

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    Arm bars don't attack muscles, they attack ligaments, tendons and bones. Did you hear any popping sounds when you got arm-barred? Is there swelling? Is there a lack of strength? Is you range of motion effected? If it's still painful, you need to consult a doctor. Make an appointment and keep icing it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emu_forefront
    I got into a deceptively good armbar recently and due to cockiness or whatever, I tapped a bit too late. It's a week later and I'm still getting a strange pain above my elbow. I figure this about the time I should start doing exercises to improve range of motion and strength but I don't know which muscle I injured.
    I always figured that armbars attacked the bicep...
    Your grappling instructor should tell you that the elbow is the primary target of an armbar. What kind of grappling school are you going to? Not that a bicep tear could not happen, but the elbow joint would go first. Locks always attack joints and ligaments first. Muscle tears can occur, but only as a result of the former.



    Quote Originally Posted by emu_forefront
    Has this happened to anyone else?
    Elbow pain? Yep, for many reasons. Search for elbow on the PT forums:

    http://www.bullshido.net/forums/show...ighlight=elbow

    http://www.bullshido.net/forums/show...ow#post1836223

    http://www.bullshido.net/forums/show...ighlight=elbow



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