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  • Elbow injury

    Posted by HazelHotpants on November 29, 2009 at 12:15 am

    Stick your left hand out so the palm is facing up. The boney side facing towards your body.. that is where the pain is. Pole spins such as the carousel and open leg spin you use your left hand as the lower one. This is usually when the pain happens more when I do these spins.I have only been poling for about 3 weeks now, and doing the carousel was my favourite move, but if I try and do it now my left arm just collaspes.

    I have bought myself a support bandage. And I gave it a weeks rest. But try and do the move again on the pole and after a couple of moves it goes back to being weak again.

    My question really is… should i be resting? or try and build the muscle up? And am i doing something wrong with them sort of grips?

    I hate not being able to do what I could originally do. I can’t even climb the pole now. sad days

    SadiraSimone replied 14 years, 4 months ago 4 Members · 4 Replies
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  • LittleC

    November 29, 2009 at 12:41 am

    Hi Hazeldej – sorry to hear about your pain! I know how frustrating it is to not be able to do the stuff you want to do when you are hurt.

    Make sure you rest your forearms and it might be a good idea to take a little break – there are so many little tendons in your forearms that it’s very easy when you’re starting off to strain them. A split grip is an advanced grip – you’ll build the strength you need for it over time. I still have tendonitis in my forearms from rushing my split grips early on – filling a sink with ice water and dipping your forearms in it will help the inflammation. Be careful and I hope they feel better soon!

  • Veena

    November 29, 2009 at 3:59 am

    REST!!! It sounds like it could be medial epicondylitis…..a fancy name for injury or over use of the wrist extensors. It could be something totally different too, but when you feel like you may have injured something try this.. R. I. C. E. REST, ICE, COMPRESSION, ELEVATION. You may have over used the muscles or cause a small tear. If you feel a pain while dancing and it doesn’t go away after you stop using it rest, rest, rest. If it continues to be a problem you want to see a DR. I will have some great exercises in the new lessons for helping prevent this kind of injury. Here is one of them you can work on once your feeling better

    You can try massaging the forearm too….I hope you feel better sooooooooon

  • HazelHotpants

    November 29, 2009 at 8:58 am

    Thank you so much for the replies! I shall make sure i rest it. In the mean time this site can keep me sane from not going on the pole! Thank you for the video too! Is a really good idea! x

  • SadiraSimone

    December 1, 2009 at 2:36 am

    Yes – StudioVenna’s advice is great!
    Massaging may very well help. All of the small intricate muscles of the "hairless" part of your forearm attach to the bone there (the medial epicondyle) where you are describing the pain.
    Those muscles do a great deal of work throughout our day because we are constantly using our hands, and that’s not even counting the dancing portion of the day! If you are able to soften those muscles some by massaging them it should reduce the strain on the tendons.
    When muscles are tightened the blood flow is still of course there, but tends to be a little more reduced – and the Ice portion of R.I.C.E. will contract blood vessels helping flush out the blood and fluids that are there (more quickly) and allowing "fresh" blood to flow into that area, bringing fresh nutrients to the tissue and helping that area heal.

    And yes if it doesn’t seem to improve, definitely get a doctor’s opinion, as it could be an injury to the actual tendon or ligament, which take longer to heal and require more attention .
    Hope you feel better soon!
    Your resident massage therapist

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