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    So i was training last night, did an hour of MMA then an hour of BJJ.

    After that we roll for half an hour, i managed to get myself caught in an arm bar. The guy i was sparring put it on and i resisted, it didnt hurt and my arm went crack. Like a loud version of when you crack your knuckles. He let go but nothing hurt..... no big deal i thought.

    til this morning. My arm is hurting me in the elbow joint today. I know its not broken but just wondering if anyone has had this happen? I'll probably ice it for a few days and not do anything with it til its better.
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    Just tried now, i get a similar pop if i over extend my elbows, its just gas escaping from the joint (just like when you crack your knuckles)

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    Sounds like a ligament strain or maybe the cartilage.

    Im currently have strains in my elbows, fingers and shoulders and they have been bad for 2 months now.

    Basically in training you should tap earlier then u think you should. Dont worry about the ego.

    Sometimes easier said then done lol

    But ive been told to ice them and avoid things like heat sprays etc
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    I did a similar thing to one of my training partners. Got him in a very tight armbar, not a lot of force I thought on the elbow but no room for him to move at all. He tried to resist and pop. he carried on training and said it didn't hurt.

    He called me the next day from A&E, some of the tendons or ligaments had gone in his elbow. He was out for 3 months before he could even do the lightest training, it still isn't 100% now!!

    get it checked out properly mate, sports phsio not a GP

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    As a general point - if something like that happens in training, always ice it immediately, whether you think it's injured or not. If you get the ice on it straight away, it'll be a lot less sore the next day.

    Impossible to say for sure what's wrong without having a look at it. If you're worried, take it to a physio, osteopath or someone like that.
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    Thanks all, i'll get the ice on it tonight and see what tomorrow brings.
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    Mine went crack when i tried to roll my way out of an arm bar and went into something else. Could bend or staighten my arm for a few months. Can you completey straighten it and flex it? If not get it checked out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reedy View Post
    Mine went crack when i tried to roll my way out of an arm bar and went into something else. Could bend or staighten my arm for a few months. Can you completey straighten it and flex it? If not get it checked out.
    Yeah i can straighten and flex. mobility is there but there is pain in the joint if i hold it locked out.
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    Has happened to me several of times over the years. In fact, tried to hang on to a leg too long last week and the guy's sprawl bent my elbow at a funny angle and it crunched badly. Carried on but couldn't put any weight on it or move it much the next day and it's still sore now. I ice it, take a couple of Ibuprofen and work around it till it heals, usually takes a couple of weeks. Obviously not a medical opinion but if you can move it then it probably ain't that bad, sounds like you just hyper extended the joint a bit. Rest it and it'll most likely be ok. If you are worried then have it checked.

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