I don’t know if it’s rock climbing, a result of my young tennis years, or something else… but my elbows act real funky. (For those lexicographers amongst you, I should point out that “elbow” is a great scrabble word. )
Yesterday I was at the gym, and had to cut my exercise short because my left elbow was in mild pain. I didn’t want to make it worse, so I stopped and used the rest of my lunch to stretch. Then, last night at the rock climbing gym my Right elbow was torturing me. Oh Elbows, why do you burden me so? It’s really only an annoyance. So you can take these complaints with a grain of salt.
Despite elbow worries, I was still able to conquer a tough 5.10 that’s been pestering me. My goal is to climb a 5.12 by March of 2006.
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HEY, LISTEN UP. If you have an arm injury of any sort, even if it’s just an annoyance, you need to get it CHECKED OUT. DO NOT use your arms in any strenuous manner until you go to the Dr. I’m saying this because I see SO many people in my field work through an injury and then get messed up for life. You may have tennis elbow. The last last thing you want to do is put any stress on that whatsoever. Call you doctor right now. You have health insurance. Do it. AND DON’T ROCKCLIMB AGAIN UNTIL YOU GET THIS TAKEN CARE OF. I’m so serious about this it’s not even funny. I’m going to call you every night until you get this taken care of. DO NOT MESS WITH INJURIES. Love, your sister.
Or, maybe, instead of going to the doctor, you could STOP BEING SUCH A BIG GIRL!
I won’t stoop so low as to mention the time when Sander had a sore throat and had to have my mom go with him to the doctor.
great come back there Mike D
Ooooh, he Zinged you good Sander.
It wasn’t so much a sore throat that brought me to the doctor’s, as the fact that my tonsils were the size of golf balls (that was the second time Mike D looked in my mouth and recoiled in horror (remember that canker sore?)).
Of course, you should all know that Mike D’s mom jumped at the chance to take me to the hospital. Then she made advances on me in the car. Out of respect for Mike D, I told her this was totally inappropriate, and the rest of the car ride assumed an awkward silence that haunts my relationship with Mrs. D to this day.
Actually, I wouldn’t have worried about it had I not been going to Mississippi the next day.
You know I love you buddy ;-)
I think muscle rub would have solved both of your issues. A little on mikes elbows to make him feel better, a little on sander’s tonsils to do the same thing.
Remember when I told you about my neck and that after trying to impress this girl by bench pressing her huge boyfriend and the entire cast of “What’s Happening”, I woke up for the crazy dream with neck spasming. I was stubborn and took a few months before I went to the doctor.
All it took was a few sessions of acupuncture and it went away. So the faster you go the faster it’ll be gone….
(neglecting the other dozen things they had me do for the 5 months prior to the acupunture)
I have experience on elbow injuries. I pitched playing baseball for 5 years, and let me tell you elbow injury is nothing to laugh at. I reccommend a 2 hour regimen of 15 minutes with and ice pack on 15 minutes with an ice pack off. Take 3 advil then go to bed. Don’t climb/workout/do anything strenuous with your arms for 3 days, all the while repeating the ice on/ ice off routine, reducing the total amount of time by 30 minutes every night till you are down to zero minutes. If by then your elbows still hurt or cause problems, then go to your doctor. You may have underlying tendon strain. This is one of the few things I know what to do about.
I climb.. my elbows used to hurt but they don’t anymore because I learned to stretch my triceps. (you know, elbow over head)