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  • Strained brachioradialis of the forearm

  • TimberDog   •   Sun, Feb 2nd, '14 11:51   •   7 replies, 709 views

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About 4 weeks ago, I noticed some discomfort in my forearm/elbow resulting from flexion of my arm beyond about 90 degrees or so. I thought I could work through it, thinking it was due to overuse, but it progressively has gotten worse to the point where I can't do biceps right now. I did successfully work through this on my other arm about 9 months ago, but this one seems to be a little worse.
I've been doing some therapy on it -- massage, ultrasound and rehab exercises -- while trying to continue to work around it at the gym. I came across the peptide TB-500 a try to see if perhaps it may be of benefit.
I'll post on progress over the next 6 weeks. I just took two shots @ 2mgs each in the first week. It's too early to tell at this point, so I'll update over the course of the next 6 weeks to see if it was beneficial for my particular situation.
I'd be interested in knowing anybody else's experience with this particular problem, or any other forearm problem for that matter, to see what worked or what didn't work in restoring it to full functionality.
Cheers

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I had some similar pain in the same general region. I kept trying to work through it, and then all of a sudden I got these two huge lumps of fluid on my elbows. The bursa sacs are the size of golf balls, and I've had to drain fluid several times. But it still looks horrendous. The pain has subsided somewhat, but the fluid buildup continues...

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Really? Have you gotten it looked at? Can they be drained? I hadn't noticed anything like that in your pics. At least the pain has subsided, cause mine became crippling.

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Thanks for the update, I have been experiencing the same for 3 weeks now, had to start taking Ibuprofen because I was not getting any better, ice, hot, physio, I hate taking pills but I actually feel better now.
Haven´t had an arm workout for a month, it sucks as it is my most lagging part.

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Yeah, I actually started veeerrry light bi and back workouts today and it felt great. I'm out until next weekend, so another week for healing, then I'll be looking to gradually resume my workouts.
Good luck with the healing. A friend of mine who is a PT says if it's not badly torn, then 3 to 6 weeks is the usual protocol to get it going again. So I hope you're starting to see some improvement! I'm going to continue my rehabbing as I definitely don't want to experience the pain I felt just a few weeks ago.
Cheers bro!

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Good luck brother and a speedy recovery !

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end of Week 5:
Well, I've dosed 2 mg 2x per week (4 mg per week total). All injections except for one were spot injections in the area of my forearm where I experience the pain. The pain from back and Bi workouts was so much that I quit both 2 weeks ago and have been doing rehab and therapy on the forearm every day. I have continued pressing movements, so at least I've been able to workout.
My forearm is feeling great as of today. I honestly can't say whether it is effective or not. I'd like to think it is, but I think my diligence with rehab and cessation of exercises which directly cause pain has helped as well. I wanted to think that the relief from TB500 would be akin to that provided from cortisone injections, but it is definitely not. My cortisone injections provided immediate and lasting comfort in the face of workouts and TB500 does not do that.
So I'm at a loss to say it has been effective for my particular ailment. I most likely won't purchase any more as I fail to see noticeable improvement and/or accelerated recovery. But it was at least worth a try.

That is all.

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Week 2:
Still pain in elbow. I located the pressure point. It's just above my elbow on the lower/outside of the bicep where the brachioradialis connects to the humerus. I did a 2mg spot injection to that spot yesterday. Felt a little tingling at first. Pain is greatly reduced today, although a little rest, sports massage and rehab are contributing to that as well. Too early to tell if TB500 is helping at this point.