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    Lately Ive been having serious pain in my forearms, about 2/3 down from the hand to the elbow. The pain seems to come from the bone on the back side (ulna) but I'm sure its muscular. It hurts real bad when I put shear stress on the wrist (like doing curls) and it feels like a stress fracture. I thought it may be but the radiologist ruled it out.
    My doc just said to lay off it and perscribed palliative tx (advil, heat, stretch, etc.).
    Well, it comes back everytime I do arms. I finally asked the chiro/trainer at the gym and he said that my muscles in my forearem were "seperating". He said he was surprised that its happening now and not back in college when I was seriously training. He also said it'll take a year for it to fully happen and I need to work through it.
    Call me ignant, I'm sure some will, but Im 32 years old and working out since highschool, I've never heard of forarm muscles "seperating". and you'd think it would have happened a long time ago. Has anybody else heard of this/ had this. Or is it just a bunch of BS.
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    i'd like to hear some info on this... i've never heard of anything like this before

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    Never heard of muscles "seperating" hae you changed your form recently? I did reverse grip curls a long time ago and that really hurt my wrist overtime. Not to mention if your forearm muscle were seperating it would probably hurt when you did other lifts like: deadlift, barbell rows, pullups, bench, certain tricep exercises, etc...

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    i have a simalar pain .....thought it was a stressfractor very interesting......I'd love more info
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    I will bump it for you!!

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    I used to get some serious pain like that from doing overheard Tricep extensions. I hurt like hell and I just couldn't do them. This also happened to me when I started to train my calves heavy weight. It would just feel like my muscle was tearing and be really painful.

    Both times what I did to fix this was lift lighter weight for a couple weeks and slowly increase it over the course of a month. The pain went away slowly. Each time I lifted it was less and less. I also tried stretching the muscles and warming up and cooling down properly before the workout with the pain muscles. This helped and now I don't have problems with them anymore.

    That is what worked for me, you might want to give it a try. Good luck with it though. Sorry to hear about it, I know pain in muscles hurts and it sucks when you can't lift because of it.

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    does anyone have info on exactly what this "muscle seperation" is? is it an injury? is it just part of the course of development for a muscle? what exactly happens to the muscle when this occurs?

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    I don't know about separation...BUT, it sure does sound like tendonitis to me! I had the same thing (or at least I would describe what I had like you just did) and it was diagnosed as tendonitis bro. I was told to quit and let it heal...I didn't...I just stayed away from movements that hurt, and went light on the movements that did hurt. It took about 3 months to totally go away.
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    i pretty sure bstronbwell is right. I've had it and I've also heard people call it tennis elbow

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    bump for more info brother
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    I had tendonitis And this is not it....it feels like a stress fractur in the the bone..........
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    feels kind of like a shin splint in your arm

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    you got it.........
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    East Coast is right. It feels nothing like tendonitis. It feels exactly like a bone fracture, not compound, just a green stick or stress fracture. You can pinpoint the source of pain, its exactly 2/3 from hand to the elbow on the dorsal side (less hairy) of the forearm. You can ellicit the pain with putting stress in various direction on the forarm muscles. The reason I know its muscular and not bone #1- xray, #2- only hurts when I sqeeze that specific part of the arm or when I load the forarm with weight (esp curling).
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    I have never heard of this. Bump
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    Finally someone that is feeling the same thing I do!! I went to the doctor and he told me it is forearm splints. The muscle is pulling away from the bone. I find that doing straight barbell curls makes it hurt the worst. Ez curl bars don't hurt as much. So I quit doing any kind of curls until the pain went away, and now just do dumbell curls. The pain is there a little, but still not as bad as doing barbell curls. Hope this info helps you out a little.

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    I had the exact same problem. I asked my doc about it, and he told me to put on rub a535. This didn't help much however. So I stopped doing straight bar curls, started stretching alot, and strenghtened my forearms. I do the following (hard to explain this in writing, but bare with me):
    put forearms on the bench with palms facing down and overhanging (kneeling down). Now in this position, grab dumbells and lift. Now switch sides, i.e., palms facing up. I'm sure that most of you have seen/done this before. The exrecise that I'm about to describe I haven't seen done much, but it seems to work the part that is causing you pain. Here's how it goes:
    kneeling down, place one forearm on the bech, arm extended. Your body should be perpendicular to the bench. You must kneel pretty low, so that your forearm rests fully on the bench and is horizontal. Place your forearm so that if your fingers were extended and palm flat, they would be vertical, and the thumb would be pointing down. Now in this position, lift until your forearm is tired. This one can also be reversed (ie make your thumbs face up). I've done these twice a week for a month now, and the pain is gone. Hope this helps.

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    Originally posted by clockwork2
    Finally someone that is feeling the same thing I do!! I went to the doctor and he told me it is forearm splints. The muscle is pulling away from the bone. I find that doing straight barbell curls makes it hurt the worst. Ez curl bars don't hurt as much. So I quit doing any kind of curls until the pain went away, and now just do dumbell curls. The pain is there a little, but still not as bad as doing barbell curls. Hope this info helps you out a little.
    Good reply man, thanks. You'd think with all the after gym "exercise" my forarms get I wouldnt have these probs. But I do and in both forarms.
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