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   Posted 6/27/2012 11:59 AM (GMT -6)   

I wonder if anyone can shed any light on a problem I am currently experiencing.

I am a power lifter and have been involved in the sport for a number of years. For the past 7 years I have been having extreme pain in my elbows. The main pain is at the tips of my elbows. I can not even gently tap the bone as they are painfully tender. Even straightening my arms cause them to become painful at the tips.

I am currently competing and have won numerous titles. Yet this problem is so close to making me quit the sport I love and owe so much to, and I obviously do not want to do that. I have been to physio and was told because of the heavy lifting I do, the bone has thickened at the tips to protect my tendons from injury. And the solution was to ice them after a heavy session. For me, this does not solve the problem and the pain is still there whilst I compete.

Does anyone have any ideas as to the problem/solution? Or would the physio be spot on?

Thanks in advance.


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   Posted 6/27/2012 1:05 PM (GMT -6)   
If it were me, I think I would want to be referred to a good orthopedic doctor or ortho surgeon, to get a second opinion. You may love this sport, I think that's impressive what you do, but ultimately, it leave you with pernament damange in the long run.

Just for the record, what age are you?

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   Posted 6/27/2012 2:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to the chronic pain forum, You may want to consider seeing an ortho that is a board certified surgeon that works only on arms & hands, plus if he is a sports med dr that would be a plus. These type of drs do exist you just have to look for them.

If you end up with permanent damage that would be pretty bad no matter how well you like the sport. Something to ask the dr about.

Take care....Susie
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