I'm a brand new french powerball user
Just got a question for Physio, whose advice seem to be very useful (or anyone who has an answer ^^)
I do man gymnastics and I've got a lot of problems with my forearms, especially while doing pommel horse. "Circling" has become impossible, since I feel a violent pain in forearms (ulna side). The pain tapers off slowly when I stop, but never diseppears, and sometimes it's so painful I can't even do an handstand or a cartwheel (the fact of pushing in my arm while "turning' is espacially painful), or // bars, and it still continues days after, even with rest, or ice, or stretch,...
I bought a PB when reading on the website that it was useful for treating foreams injuries. So which exercises do you think I should do most ?
Thanks for your advice (hope my english was good enough to be understood )
Which part of the forearm is it? Near the elbow? Half way along? or near the wrist?
Let me know and I will tell you the stretches that need to be done in addition to Adrena1in's advice.
YES! Its PHYSIOBLUE! The moment I saw this post...
Originally Posted by Physioblue
it's mainly near the elbow (the most painful). When I rest, I can push on my arms softly with no problems (e.g. pushups), but at the time I need to "turn" (don't knwo how th explain it in english ), pain comes (cartwheel, circling in pommel horse, 2 days in a row and I can't practice for days ,...).
To strech, I usually sit down on the floor, arm along the body, fingers looking backward, and pushing down and backward, slowly. (don't know if it's understandable )
Thanks for your answers
All makes sense.
Sounds like flexor tendonitis. More commonly called golfers elbow.
The stretch you are doing is absolutely right. Elbow straight, pull fingers and wrist backwards. Hold for 20 seconds.
Do your powerballing until you notice some aching, both CW and CCW, then finish with a couple more stretches.
Don't overdo it, once a day should do, and the whole thing should become stronger in about 2 weeks.
I know thats slow, but its worth it!
Let us know how its going.
About that i reckon. I was SOOO relieved when i saw you reply to this post