Bodybuilder with pain in both bicep insertions…
I am a 36-year-old bodybuilder. About 14 months ago, I was performing heavy upright rows for my shoulders—all went well.
Then I started doing bicep curls over a preacher bench and I suddenly felt a very sharp burning pain where my bicep meets my forearm.
I’ve narrowed it down to my “brachio radialis” area. (not sure of spelling) My other arm started experiencing the same pain which shortly became as bad as the other.
I went to an orthopedic MD who did an x-ray which showed nothing.
He gave me anti-inflams which didn’t really help. I have no troulble at all with other exercises as long as they do not directly stress the bicep or “brachio radialis” area. Basically, all pushing movements are painless.
However, if I perform barbell, dumbell or machine curls for biceps I will experience a sharp burning pain in my biceps insertion (near forarms) and the pain will radiate all the way down near my wrists, even if I use a very light weight. As a matter of fact, all I have to do is flex my biceps to make them hurt.
The movement that hurts the worst is the barbell reverse curl or hammer curl performed with a dumbell, both with a palms down position. I have had physical therapy for this to no avail.
The orthopedic said I should lay-off for at least 3-6 months and see what happens then.
I never gave this injury more than a week off until now.This injury is very confusing and frustrating.
I would appreciate info. Thank you,Brian