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    fore arm pain from ground work

    dong some capoeira
    a lot of time spent with weight supported in arms.

    after working out i get sore in my fore arms. i should specify its on the fatty side and not the bony side. its up in my wrist area as well as further down closer to the elbow. in the fleshier parts.

    i hope its not carpel tunnel.

    what could it be

    how can i diagnose?

    by the way i also play congas and african drums, both hand drums and hand and stick drums. i heard that scar tissue can form from incorrect technique, lack of stretching and over exersion

    thanks

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    by the way the pain sets in right away

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    That's called muscular fatigue. It doesn't occur in your bones because your bones aren't muscles. It means you're getting stronger, enjoy it.

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    this happens immediately though and will last for a few hours or into the next day.

    things that concern me: joint injury

    carpel tunnel

    some other ailment that i am not aware of but still "exists"

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    Go to a real doctor...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Miyagi View Post
    Go to a real doctor...
    does it sound like it could be something though or just general healthy muscle fatigue????

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    Possibly repetitive motion injury if you've been drumming a lot + mucho capoeira.

    I had painfull forearm spasms last summer when I was doing a bunch of push ups and dips when lifting. But it would seize up after BJJ practice or when I would be driving. As soon as I cut the amount of pushups and dips the spasms subsided. But you should still see a doctor.

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    If ive taken a break from training for a while sometimes my forearms and neck will hurt a bit. if a doctor checks you out and says nothing is wrong with you, a good remedy i find for muscle pain is after training to alternate showers with really hot and then really cold water on the affected parts.

    a good stretch for the forearms is to make fists and bring your hands up level with your head, curling them like a goose's neck so you stretch the back of your hand, and then extend your arms out in front of you as far as you can and repeat a few times.

    playing musical instruments with bad technique can definitely lead to over-use injuries, but imo (non medical) it would more likely affect you at the elbow joint. just make sure like in training that you warm up slowly and carefully before you play, and get some proper instruction to make sure you are doing it right. you might want to do your own little warm up before your capoeira training to, just to concentrate a bit more on your trouble areas, and stretch these out gently after training also.

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    i might add, muscle pain shouldnt really set in right away, so i would reccomend you get it checked out.

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    It's always better safe than sorry. If you are worried about it, go to your GP. You don't need to seem to 'man up' if you are worried about an injury. Get it checked out, get OKAY'd with it, and keep training. If there is something wrong, you can get it checked out now, before more damage might occur.

    I dunno what health services are like where-ever you live, but in Aus health care is pretty much looked after if you have some Medicare (Private health care), GPs bulk bill so doesn't cost anything to visit them...and I do if things start to bother me...
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