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Old 11-17-2010, 07:29 AM   #1
Jon Clingenpeel
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Default Forearm stiffness and "tingly" arm

Hey - first off I'm going to the doctors tomorrow to get this checked out, but I wanted some ideas of what this might be and/or questions to ask.
I worked out on Saturday - barbell complex had clean and press, rows, front squats and lunges - weight was not crazy by any means. Then I did some grip work (finger curls with dumbells) and stretched out. On Sunday I woke up and my left forearm was a little stiff and sore to stretch out (the flexors and extensors). I found a sore spot on my forearm (bottom pic with black dot:
I massaged it, tried some ice and heat and took NSAIDs. The sore spot is virtually gone, but it still hurts to stretch out my wrist. I can barely extend my arm out all the way with out painradiating from the middle of my bicep to my fingers. To give you an idea, the pain wasn't that bad on Sunday(3-4 out of 10), last night though was like an 8 out of 10. My arm is ok if it is flexed but not straightened out. Any ideas? I'll update tomorrow after the docs, thanks.
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Old 11-17-2010, 07:41 AM   #2
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Probably impinged your median nerve somewhere in the range of pronator teres..... maybe yours runs through it. Sometimes that happens. Called pronated teres syndrome.

Anyway, do some nerve glides. google first link... median nerve glides (wekll, do all 3 radial, median, ulnar) and see if they help.

also, get in there with some heat or soft tissue massage and loosen things up
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Old 11-18-2010, 04:36 PM   #3
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Thanks Steve, you were right on with the nerve issue. Also thanks for showing me the link in the nerve gliding I've already started doing them.
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