I got elbowed in the bicep yesterday during a basketball game and all day my bicep has felt tired but there hasn't been any pain. Is this normal?
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Good afternoon @jamesplace8. James, I hope you won the game. You are having fatigue but no pain. How long did you play basketball? Was this at the end of the game? Did you report your fatigue in the bicep to your coach or other team official? As mentors, we are here to make sure you have someone that can listen to you and support you. Because we are not medically trained or certified we cannot diagnose or prescribe. Perhaps with the answers to these few questions, we may find another patient with a similar experience who can share with you.
What/who elbowed you…another person? The last time I watched a basketball game up close, I saw quite a bit of that kind of elbowing behavior. Are you writing your post on the same day that you were elbowed or was that another day? Were you able to sleep without discomfort? What are you thinking would be normal?
May you be safe and protected.
It was a pickup game so there was no coach or anything. It was kind of in the middle of the game and it took place yesterday. I slept fine and didn't notice the fatigue until today. It hurt yesterday but it wasn't fatigued. I'm not sure if it's normal to feel muscle fatigue after trauma and I couldn't find any results on Google.
Let me see what I can find here.. Have you tried ice or ice and then heat? Can you lift 10 lbs without loss of strength or do you encounter pain. Let me know.
I haven't lost any strength but I haven't tried ice yet. I'll try icing and resting it.
If that helps maybe you just need to give your bicep a chance to recover. If you develop pain then perhaps it would be time to see a clinician at an Urgent Care or ER facility. I will be away tomorrow so let me introduce you to @amandajro, the moderator for this group. I am sure she will be glad to help you.
May you be content and at peace.