Burning sensation in arms during armbars.

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  1. All In The Game

    All In The Game Green Belt

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    So the last two classes I've rolled at, I've felt this very strange burning sensation in my arms when resisting armbars and when my arm is extended for an armbar. I feel it primarily in my elbow, right where it bends.

    I've been armbarred plenty of times, so this isn't the pain that is usually related to being armbarred. It's also not the sort of pain/exhaustion feeling you get after you lift weights. It only happens when I'm being straight armbarred. Kimura/Americanas are fine. My arms feel perfectly okay a few seconds after the armbar is released.

    What the hell is going on?
     
  2. FREAK656

    FREAK656 Yellow Belt

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    I'm pretty sure your lower arm is gonna fall off.
     
  3. Hamsterdam

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    Sounds like muscle fatigue. Or cancer.
     
  4. All In The Game

    All In The Game Green Belt

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    My instructor hasn't taught me the defense for cancer yet :(
     
  5. radscorpion

    radscorpion White Belt

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    You have gonorrhea of the elbow
     
  6. StoicDude

    StoicDude Blue Belt

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    Damn you!!! I wanted to write that.:D
     
  7. Prominence

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    You could ask Kimo.He might might know of one.
     
  8. MMA junkie

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    redaxe Silver Belt

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    Oh yeah, that's a common jiu-jitsu injury, it's called "you should have tapped sooner elbow"
     
  10. brandon0627

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    This. Or... it could be AIDS.
     
  11. tenniswhiz

    tenniswhiz Steel Belt

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    You shouldn't have used the term "burning sensation".

    There was some website (you can google it) that talks about bjj injuries and what exactly happens during various joint locks, you should check that out. I remember reading that generally, mild armbar injuries go away given some rest.
     
  12. Auspex

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    best POST EVER
     
  13. Auspex

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    but on the real, that burning sensation is your arm about to break.

    Just fight past it, the feeling fades.
     
  14. Varth

    Varth Green Belt

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    Well if he suddenly felt that only recently you can't just say it's the feeling that his arm might break. It could be anything really. Bursitis seems the most probable answer but asking a doctor is more helpful than anything really.
     

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