/ Pain across inner elbow when climbing overhangs

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danielmoss - on 08 Aug 2014

I am finding recently that I get aching pain across my inner elbow particularly when climbing overhanging routes which involve my arms being fully extended and putting my weight on them.

I should say that I have had previous tendon injuries in my elbows and have been doing antagonist exercises for them.

Does anyone know what else I can do alleviate this and reduce the occurrence? Are there any ways to protect myself against it?

cheers,
Daniel
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aostaman - on 09 Aug 2014
In reply to danielmoss:

http://www.ukclimbing.com/forums/t.php?t=318703

Lots of stuff here. There are no short cuts in my experience.
riddle - on 09 Aug 2014
In reply to danielmoss:

If you squeeze the muscle between your thumb and fore finger of the injured side does the muscle feel painful and crunchy?

Your elbow pain may be linked to this tight muscle, Adductor Pollicis.

This muscle can be massaged by you, as much and as often as you can manage. Otherwise consider going to your nearest soft tissue therapist, there is a directory of therapists at theisrm.com

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