Posted 22 May 2012 - 06:27 AM
Mobility WOD: http://www.mobilityw...nis-do-you.html
Glenn Pendlay: http://glennpendlay....got-tendonitis/
Basically you get a tire inner tube, chop out the valve and slice it in half, lengthways. Wrap that mo-fo around your elbow joint (best shown in the Mobility WOD video) and then go through a full range of elbow motion for a minute or so (or until your hand looks like it's gonna fall off). Then bingo! your tendinitis is cured.
A quick caveat - I couldn't get this working with the elastic bands at the gym this morning, and I'm yet to lay my hands on a tire inner tube (damn local bike shop was out). From the comments it seems like these approaches work, and if Glenn recommends it then I'm interested.
If anyone else has tried this I'd love to know. I've been using a fucking hard foam roller on the forearms and triceps. Will update again later when I have tried it to let you know of its efficacy.
Posted 22 May 2012 - 08:33 AM
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Posted 22 May 2012 - 02:58 PM
I don't get them from chin ups / pull ups. If I stick to hammer curls I'm usually OK. Doing curls with a barbell is sure to cause it.
Posted 23 May 2012 - 12:15 AM
Posted 23 May 2012 - 06:36 AM
If you get the inner tube it's pretty cheap as a solution though - the guy I bought mine from said he'd have given me it for free if he'd had a bike in for repair that day (i.e. give me a punctured one that he was replacing). In any case it was $9 for something that may well deliver a lot of relief.
Posted 26 May 2012 - 04:49 PM
Found a site that sells actual bands that do the same thing... they have video techniques for all different joints... I'll try it out with just a bike tire though...
Posted 29 May 2012 - 02:16 PM
Interested in this...I have it in elbows and stops me doing chin ups or heavy rows...
Hi Neil, I got one of these http://www.physioroo...2033/37869.html on advice of my physio and I am still able to do pull ups and chins and heavy rows (underhand grip) whilst wearing this. It may or may not work for you but for me if allowed me to keep on progressing with my lifting
btw going back to the OP, I tried this a few times, it gave instant relief for me but my tendonitis is still there
Posted 30 May 2012 - 09:06 AM
Posted 20 August 2012 - 03:48 PM
I had some issues my last session. I think it was from being slightly off on my squat grip for one set. I did some trigger point therapy work between sets by jamming my thumb up into the tender spots. Surprisingly it seemed to help. Just about all the discomfort was gone by the end of my workout.
Posted 21 August 2012 - 02:34 AM
Damn, this is awesome! I used some elastic bandage from a physiotherapy-friend and it makes the whole ROM just feel awesome within seconds. Thanks!
Edit: Works great on the wrist, too. Holy shit, this is blowing my mind right now.
Yeah - it blew my mind when I first tried it too. Couldn't believe something so unlikely would lead to such a dramatic change in pain perception.
Michail - I used to do that too, but after a while the accumulated set of pressure points becomes unmanageable. This trick seems to "reset" those points to a much lower level, as I've not had any pain for months.
Posted 27 August 2012 - 10:23 AM
1. Work the hell out of the tendon that's sore, massage it hard for a good 5m.
2. Moderately exercise it as normal for a good while wearing support bandage. Something specific helps. Like this http://www.hughston....hha/a.seven.htm
3. Do the bicycle tube trick.
You'll notice my link says to do exercise then massage. I heard the other way around. The theory being that the massage breaks up the weak scar tissue (effectively reinjuring) and then the exercise allows the tendon to repair in a realigned e.g. non scarred way. The compression / support bandage helps to squeeze out 'bad stuff' (forget the name)
Posted 10 September 2012 - 03:23 PM