Physical Rehabilitation Medicine/forearm flexor pain


Hi,i torn my flexor carpi ulnaris muscle (cause = wightlifting) - i am also a guitarist.After two weeks i can lift but i am still expiriencing some pain at times.I really hate being inactive and most of all i need my hands for guitar.Does a tear completly heal?
I ve just lost some of my patience because i was suffering for rsi and used gym to help me(and it worked)..until this happened.what is my best choice?
thanks in advance.


A complete tear will heal unless it's over 50% usually...but each time you feel pain you're damaging the tissue making it harder to heal.

Lay off the weights, let pain be your guide..and work on your core and not spot training.  


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I can answer questions about both conservative and post-operative rehabilitation for UPPER extremity injuries. These include but are not limited to: fractures, tendon repairs, tendon transfers, nerve repairs, lacerations, tenolysis procedures, TFCC injuries, repetitive motion disorders, reconstructive procedures. I have an advanced knowledge of UPPER extremity anatomy and industrial rehabilitation. I have extensive splinting skills for injuries to the upper extremity. Although not a physician or a surgeon I have worked closely with world renowned upper extremity specialists for over 10 years. I can give general information on what some of the most common upper extremity surgeries involve. I can reference those procedures as well. PLEASE DON'T ASK ME QUESTIONS ABOUT ANYTHING OTHER THAN THE NECK, SHOULDER, ARM/HAND. I'M NOT QUALIFIED AND KNOW ABSOLUTELY ZERO ABOUT BACKS/HIPS/KNEES/ANKLES/ETC. THANK YOU!!!


10+ years working closely with orthopedic and hand surgeons and their patients. I have treated patients with small lacerations to major reconstructive procedures. My knowledge base includes both conservative and post-operative rehab protocols and care for upper extremity injuries. I have treated patients all the way from day 1 post-op to return-to-work status.

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