Help me With This

Injured Elbow
Injured Elbow

I need your help fellow BJJers.  If you are a doctor or physiotherapist as well, chime in.  I have this long-lasting injury.  I’ve talked about it before.  It’s REALLY starting to tick me off…

On October 30, 2013 I was arm barred.  I did not tap in time.  It wasn’t as though I was trying to prove something.  I just thought I could escape.  WRONG!  I felt the pop and the sharp pain of hyper-extension.  There was no damage to the joint as far as I could tell.  I iced it and took a bit of ibuprofen.  Now…  This is where the nagging injury comes in.  Look at the picture above.  I am pointing to th spot on my forearm where I am in pain.  When I lift things, and not even weights, I get sharp, cramping pain in this spot.  It has also affected my ability to grip the gi.

Now obviously because I am a man, I can’t possibly go to the doctor for something like this.  Instead, I’m asking people whom I have never met, to tell me what to do.  🙂

What do you thing?  Suggestions?  Don’t say, “go to the doctor”.