Nerve in Tricep near Elbow = PAIN

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  1. theparade

    theparade New User

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    So quite some time ago, when benching, doing pushups, my elbow always cracked when I reached the top position. Same with doing the tricep pushdown when I reach the bottom, everything that involves me pushing up. So I was doing the 'overhead tricep extension', and then I felt pain in a nerve in my elbow. (around 1 month+ ago)

    So I went to the doctor, I told him about the cracking and pain, he said you probably just injured a nerve in the elbow. He conducted a test, and he said that it's not the elbow, it's a nerve. He just said, "Rest." So I rested around 2 weeks, and I continued.

    The elbow continued to crack when I did benchpress etc, (no pain tho) and today it was my first day doing 'tricep specific' exercises. When doing the tricep pushdown, when I started exerting pressure to push the weight, I had a sort of sharp pain in my nerve. The cracking continued near the bottom of the exercise when I straighten out the rope. The pain is also the most severe in the nerve at that point. No pain doing everyday activities, no loss of motion.

    What do I do? Is it the same thing that I had before?
     
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  2. theparade

    theparade New User

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    Bump. Please help guys,
     
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  3. widmerpool

    widmerpool Rookie

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    that is your ulnar nerve that's being tweaked. it can come out of it's natural position.

    you should have an MRI for the cracking.

    as for the nerve, there is an ulnar nerve "release" surgery if it comes to that.

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