Elbow hyperextension?

Discussion in 'Brazilian Jiu Jitsu' started by RiveraRa, Nov 16, 2006.

  1. RiveraRa

    RiveraRa New Member

    Last night I was rolling with a blue belt (1 stripe) and I did something to my elbow. Im not sure if its hyperextended or what. It wasnt from an armbar and it wasnt because my ego was to big to tap. I was in a weird transitional position (being dominated of course :) ) and I think it might have just got bent the wrong way. I have full range of motion and it doesnt hurt to move it really. it does hurt when i put pressure on it though. life if i were to punch something. and the pain is def in the elbow itself. I iced it and took some motrin when i got home. Other than RICE....anything else i should do? How long do you think ti will take to heal? thanks!
  2. disgruntled

    disgruntled Not so Valued Member

    ha ha.... you just copied and pasted didn't you :D :p
  3. slipthejab

    slipthejab Hark, a vagrant! Supporter

    It could very well be a blow bersa or at least an inflamed one. Sometimes they happen to blow in Muay Thai clinches... so I don't doubt they could happen in a rolling session of BJJ.

    If it doesn't clear up in a day or two.... maybe three - then get to a physio that deals with sport injuries... he should be able to take you through a range of motion and pressure tests that will help him to figure it out.

    Not cheap of course... (unless you're insured) but then again - neither is your elbow.
  4. RiveraRa

    RiveraRa New Member

    Copy and paste is my good friend disgruntled :)

    I do have insurance so I guess it would be covered under a specialist type visit?
  5. Ghost Frog

    Ghost Frog New Member

    Ice it every night religously and take an anti-inflammatory such as ibuprofen or voltarol each day for the next week.* And don't train this week.

    *(provided you don't have any medical reasons not to, blah, blah, blah...)
  6. UGFighter

    UGFighter Valued Member

    slipthejab, is there actually a bursa sac in the elbow? I will have to dig out my charts and have a look...

    For reference, I had my arm 'popped' - slightly extended on Monday night.. I have full range of movement, but when I contract my arm close to 180 degrees there is a slight discomfort and it feels weak... it's only a mild hyperextension though, so it's not as bad as what it could be.
  7. slipthejab

    slipthejab Hark, a vagrant! Supporter

    Just a bit more on elbow bursitis.

  8. UGFighter

    UGFighter Valued Member

    Thanks for that mate! For some reason I didn't think there would be one there, I don't know why...
  9. slipthejab

    slipthejab Hark, a vagrant! Supporter

    yeah no worries I really never knew about them until I got an inflamed one in my hip.
  10. RiveraRa

    RiveraRa New Member

    Still fighting this elbow thing. It's been about a week and a 1/2 and ive been trying to take it easy. It is getting better, just not as fast as I would like :) Dont want to go to the Dr yet but will if I have to. Thanks though slip!
  11. Shae

    Shae Valued Member

    I would alternate heat and ice.
  12. RiveraRa

    RiveraRa New Member

    Just an update...
    Yesterday and today my arm has really starting to feel better. Not 100% but we'll see how it handles class tonight.
  13. UGFighter

    UGFighter Valued Member

    I actually have a Diploma of Remedial Massage, lol...

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