Hurray, my first injury!
Like i described in the last log entry, got hurt last time.
Today, my upper arm felt fine, but yesterday and to a much lesser degree today I felt some pain in my elbow. Looking at anatomy drawings I'd say it's possibly the brachialis
, but not sure. Pain was situated right in the middle part of the elbow joint, "deep" inside.
Anyway, started with the warm-up sets on the squat and felt the pain increase somewhat. Worked up, and after the last warm-up set the elbow, and now part of the upper arm as well, was painful. Not a sharp pain, but constant and radiating. Tried a reduced work set but had to give it up after one rep, and pain was now pretty intense.
So I skipped the rest of the session, there was no way I'd be able to finish anything. Got some ice for the arm.
FWIW the pain started after the first squat work set last time. At the time it was very dull, then got way worse with the 2nd work set.
I've been foam rolling my triceps as well as my biceps. I noticed the Cressey article about foam rolling
doesn't contain any exercises for the biceps...is there a reason for this perhaps?
The pain is more dull now, but it's pretty constant and radiates upwards almost to my shoulder. Anyone got a clue? What to do, how to treat it?
Edit: on a scale of 1 to 10 where 5 is pain immediately after stubbing your toe hard and 10 is breaking your arm, pain was 5 right after work set and probably a 2-3 now, one hour afterwards.