Hyperextended elbow

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    Hyperextended elbow


    Wednesday I was playing football and landed on my elbow in an akward way and the doctors later on diagnosed it as a hyperextended elbow. I tried to lift today but did 1 rep on bench and it cracked/popped so I decided that might not be a good idea. I was wondering what should I do to try to speed the recovery process and if anyone has had this injury, maybe a timetable for return to the weight room? I iced it the first few days and am now alternating heat and ice...

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    First off....OUCH! That sounds like it smarts and if you did hyperextend it you definitely have balls to attempt working out.

    I wouldn't put any unnecessary stress on the elbow for a couple weeks. Prop it up on a pillow while you sleep. Take your multivitamins.

    I broke my thumb not too long ago and tried to push through and continue working out. In hindsight if I had just taken 2 weeks off it would've healed quicker and I probably would be able to attack the weights with renewed attitude.

    just my 2cc's
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    Oh, glucosamine chondroitin msm may help you as well. Many people take it as a lubrication for joints/arthritis.
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    Definately rest, a good diet? Maybe instead of benching try doing the pec fly machine but have the handles rest on your biceps instead of gripping them? Theres ways to get around it..
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    Thanks a lot for your input guys. I appreciate it..
  

  
 

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