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Buckeye_Nut

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I took my son bowling today and I still have pain.  It all started last Sunday when I tweaked something, and I've been trying to self diagnose my problem.

The pain is on the underside of my forearm (top diagram) equidistant between the elbow and wrist. I think the injury is where muscle meets tendon??   I think I tweaked my wrist flexors last weekend.   I took my son bowling today and bowled with a straighter wrist position, but it still bothered my release.  I could really feel it right at the bottom of my swing....

I don't see how I can take a break from bowling, but I know rest is what I need.  Have any of you experienced pain in this  place on the under side of your forearm?   It just seems weird to me how it's right in the middle between the elbow and wrist.  I often read about people with bowlers elbow or wrist pain, but what is this?   It looks like my bowling marathons are catching up with me!

Have any of you experienced this?  


PS...I bowled 12 games today! LOL
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Any bruising? Even just tiny ones? 
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Any bruising? Even just tiny ones? 


No bruising.......  so I'm guessing nothing is torn.  It's just sore and tender to the touch. 
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Had that a lot when I was younger, but also had occasional bruising with it. They were tiny bruises about the size of a dime. They hurt like hell for as small as they were. My pro shop guy sais I was popping small tendons in the forearm. A forearm splint cured it.

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Had that a lot when I was younger, but also had occasional bruising with it. They were tiny bruises about the size of a dime. They hurt like hell for as small as they were. My pro shop guy sais I was popping small tendons in the forearm. A forearm splint cured it.


THANKS!...........Very interesting!  I've seen people wearing these forearm wraps playing golf and bowling.  Do you wear yours every time you bowl?  I'm trying to find the one you showed, but coming up empty.

I did find this...........

http://www.ebay.com/itm/VALEO-TENNIS-ELBOW-SUPPORT-ELBOW-WEIGHT-LIFTING-WRAP-BRACE-SPLINT-SPORTS-VA4543-/330741185279?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&var=&hash=item7dbe6a8e77
For tennis elbow, but it looks like the exact same thing.
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Sweet....I found the same strap on Amazon for $6.72.  I'd rather buy from Amazon than Ebay anyway.....
http://www.amazon.com/Valeo-Tennis-Elbow-Support/dp/B0041URV5C

I might need to give this a try!!  Thanks for your help!!


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i have tendinitis that's so bad that i can't pull open a heavy door, lift a gallon of milk out of the fridge, or rest my head on my right hand.  to pick my ball up off the ball return rack i grab it in the holes with my left hand, flip it up in the air, and catch it with my left hand.  i can hardly do anything right-handed.
i bowl a minimum of 2 leagues a week, and 3 tournaments a month because of this monstrosity:
http://www.luckybowler.com/gloves-supports/pro-release/extended-wrist-support-med-lrg.html
without it i would have to quit bowling or rest it for a long, long time, or actually do the rehab exercises (which i know, as i used to be a fitness trainer)...none of which i will do.
other than allowing me to participate, it doesn't affect my bowling.  i'm just as bad with it as i was before i needed it.

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i have tendinitis that's so bad that i can't pull open a heavy door, lift a gallon of milk out of the fridge, or rest my head on my right hand.  to pick my ball up off the ball return rack i grab it in the holes with my left hand, flip it up in the air, and catch it with my left hand.  i can hardly do anything right-handed.

I've seen your hardware before when I was asking about wrist braces!!  I was lucky the little neoprene wrist strap did the trick for my wrist pain.  I've had no wrist issues since buying the Storm Strap that BowlingOldies suggested to me. Yours is full-on "Robo-Bowler" material!! This is a great age we live in today where products like these are available so people can still enjoy the game in spite of injuries.   I don't think I need the full "ROBO" version yet, but I can now appreciate where you are coming from!!  

I'm planning to order the black "tennis elbow" splint above so it will match my black Storm wrist strap....LOL     Color coordination of orthopedic devices, anyone?  Hahaha
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Any bruising? Even just tiny ones? 


Speaking of bruising.....I have a funny story to share about bruising in this area.   You know those baseball throw games at amusement parks where you throw 2 balls....and guess your ball speed on the 3rd ball to win a prize?   I used to play those games as a kid...............fun stuff!!


Leap forward in time many years later:
I was at an amusement park with my kids, and my daughter challenged me to give it a go!! I accepted and it was a biiiiig mistake!!   I let it rip............and yes, I shredded my arm!!  Within a couple days,  bruising started beneath the elbow, and within a week....it spread all the way down to my wrist!!  Wow.......it ruined my golf game for nearly an entire summer!!!   All for a stupid baseball throw!! 

anyway...I thought you might get a laugh out of that!! this was circa' 2002, so I have healed from those injuries.  That summer was a very sad summer indeed........(for golf reasons)
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Any bruising? Even just tiny ones? 


Speaking of bruising.....I have a funny story to share about bruising in this area.   You know those baseball throw games at amusement parks where you throw 2 balls....and guess your ball speed on the 3rd ball to win a prize?   I used to play those games as a kid...............fun stuff!!


Leap forward in time many years later:
I was at an amusement park with my kids, and my daughter challenged me to give it a go!! I accepted and it was a biiiiig mistake!!   I let it rip............and yes, I shredded my arm!!  Within a couple days,  bruising started beneath the elbow, and within a week....it spread all the way down to my wrist!!  Wow.......it ruined my golf game for nearly an entire summer!!!   All for a stupid baseball throw!! 

anyway...I thought you might get a laugh out of that!! this was circa' 2002, so I have healed from those injuries.  That summer was a very sad summer indeed........(for golf reasons)


That's the reason I wish they would get rid of that at Comerica Park. Kids can go there and see how fast they can throw it. No warming up or anything. Just an injury waiting to happen. 
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When I was a snot nosed punk kid in HS.........I could throw 78-80mph....(which was better than most kids).....the toss that butchered my arm was somewhere around 58mph. I was mortified....My age was low 30s at the time of that toss, and my abilities were already on a steep decline!!....that throw really hurt!!

 It hurts me to even think about trying something like that now at age 45.    Right now my main concern is "chucking" a 15lb bowling ball 14-15mph down the lane without my forearm tendons killing me with pain!  I'm going to take your advice and buy one of those "forearm band" things.............hoping it will help eliminate the pain.  I'm almost hoping it's one of those things I won't need to wear all the time.........(just from time to time when necessary)
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I have no wrist pain............................... I've been wearing the wrist strap and my issues are gone. I just thought an update was appropriate........LOL


Seriously...I had wrist issues as a beginner out of the gate.  I wrap a neoprene nothing wrap on my wrist and my problems vanished just as quick.
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Thats good to hear.   I've had similar problems in the past, same area of the arm.  What caused it was......wait for it.....too much bowling!  Seriously, totally destroyed the tendons in my arm and had to stop bowling for about 3 months.  When I started up again, I couldn't throw the same way without pain so I had to modify my shot to bowl pain free.  I used to use one of those arm guard things that you went and got.  I haven't put one on in the past two years and I'm still bowling pain free.  Different release and less bowling is how I dealt with the change.
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Any bruising? Even just tiny ones? 


I just restarted bowling after a 50 year lay off. I use to bowl semi pro and did about 3 to 4 leagues (all money leagues) and carried an average of about 200+.
I only mention this, not to brag, but to say that during that time I felt no wrist pain at all.
I just restarted bowling and this year and wanted to comment about the pain. I was looking for some warm up things to do on line and one of them said to stretch your fingers backwards towards your elbow..... which I did. That is the very point where all the pain in the area started and has continued by the way. 
Now when I bowl, not always, I will do something that brings that very pain back and leaves me with an ache in my forearm. It doesn't happen all the time and more in the first game, probably cause I haven't loosened up enough.
It is getting a bit better with time (it's bin about 5 weeks now(.
Hope this helps


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I am sure glad I am in great shape.  I feel better now than I did when I was 70.  With 4 shots a day and half a dozen pills along with a bionic knee brace I am in great shape. 
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