It’s totally nothing, and I’m NOT asking you to pretend to be a doctor, or my doctor, or anything of the sort. I have my annual check-up scheduled with my MD for mid-September, and will bring this up with him then if it’s still present, and [any other disclaimer you need to make clear that this is NOT a serious request for medical advice on a pressing medical issue].
That said–my left arm is killing me. I’ve been on an exercise regimen that’s been fairly rigorous, for me, the past year or so, and I assume that I strained something in my left arm doing curls, or presses, or something and if I gave myself a few days off and took some aspirin, I’d be okay. But this is going on two weeks, and it’s starting to irritate me.
It’s a general pain, located near the elbow, but not a specific muscle that I can identify, so I’m having a hard time figuring out which arm exercises to cut back on.
It’s more of an ache than a specific pain. I feel it all the time, and it’s not worsened much by using my left arm–that is, it doesn’t kill me to open a door with that arm, though I’ve gotten to using my right arm more because it does make it ache a little more, but no sharp shooting pain in that arm upon use.
Working out doesn’t seem to affect it. I’ve been cutting down on my arm exercise, especially the dumb-bell curls with the left arm, but I need that arm to do some exercises and it’s not noticibly better or worse on the days following a workout. It’s also about the same when I take a few consecutive days off.
As said, if this is still an issue in a few weeks, I’ll mention it to my MD, but I’m not sure what he’ll have to say. Any ideas until that time?