You're gripping the bar or dumbbell too tight. Gripping the bar or dumbbell too tight activates the flexor tendon that allows your wrist to bend or curl forward. Even if your wrist maintains a neutral position throughout the curl, activating the flexor tendon in this way can lead to inner elbow pain and golfer's elbow.
Why does the inside of my elbow hurt when I straighten my arm?
Golfer's elbow — Pain when bending and straightening your elbow may also be felt on the inside of your elbow. If you're feeling pain here, then you may have an issue called golfer's elbow. This elbow problem happens when the medial epicondyle tendon is inflamed.
How do you fix inner elbow pain?
It might help to massage your inner elbow with ice for five minutes at a time, two to three times a day. Use a brace. Your doctor might recommend that you wear a counterforce brace on your affected arm, which might reduce tendon and muscle strain. Stretch and strengthen the affected area.
How do you treat inner elbow pain after bicep curls?
When you start back to your usual activities, it may help to ice the injured area after activity to control pain and swelling. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medicine (NSAID). NSAIDs, such as aspirin, ibuprofen, or naproxen, can reduce pain and swelling. Exercise and physical therapy.
How long does it take for inner elbow tendonitis to heal?
In most cases a pain flare-up will settle within 6 weeks. You will likely find it helpful to rest a bit more but it is still important to keep active. This will help to avoid becoming stiff and your muscles becoming weak.
Should my inner elbow hurt after bicep curls?
Too much weight for your bicep curl may have nothing to do with your bicep strength – and everything to do with your grip and forearm strength. As mentioned above, gripping too tightly or extending or flexing your wrist during a bicep curl can lead to inner and outside elbow pain.