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Old 03-27-2012, 12:11 AM   #81
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Default Re: Update NUMBER 4 --SERET SPEED SPORTS CAR--Build Thread

Sorry to hear about the elbow Matt. Yes it takes forever to heal that type of injury but I will say if you must work thru it try using an velcro type arm band right infront of elbow on forearm. Its like putting a choker on a guitar neck, it shortens the tendons so they don't pull on the injury so much. Hope this helps. That intake is bad ass!!

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Old 03-27-2012, 12:24 AM   #82
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Bummer about the elbow but that's a great RPU you have there.
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Old 03-27-2012, 12:33 AM   #83
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Thanks Kloomis, I just bought one of those arm bands I dont like it to much. Im going to designing my own. Im thinking along the lines of Ash from Evil Dead.


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Old 03-27-2012, 12:38 AM   #84
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I had to work through the tendonitis thing too. I had it so bad, I couldn't feel my hand at all, and my elbow was in constant pain.

One major thing the docs told me is; because it's a repetitive motion injury, you have to change the way you are working.

In your case, stand on a block of wood, or to one side of the wheel, to straighten out that arm. It will take some getting used to, but changing the position of your arm every so often will help you heal quicker, and hopefully prevent the injury from coming back in the future.
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Old 03-27-2012, 12:44 AM   #85
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Always a pleasure to see your talents at play ...

I have problems with tendonitis , my fix - streching , fish oil and mild anti inflam. once a day after breakfast ...
Doing nothing , waiting for it to heal isn't always the answer ...
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Old 03-27-2012, 12:51 AM   #86
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Thanks Flingdingo Ill try that tomorrow. This is making me very nervous, I religh on that repetative motion for a living.,
Labrat: what kind of streching do you do for your elbo?
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Old 03-27-2012, 01:22 AM   #87
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It took about 3 weeks of lots of ibuprofen and icing my elbow for the pain to go away. I learned to work left-handed as often as I could, too. I still have the occasional flare-up (this happened 10 years ago) so I wouldn't call myself cured.

I think the main thing for my long-term health was being able to change up my routine. I don't know if you've been to the doc or not, so I'll tell you what they told me...

Any time we move a joint (finger, wrist, elbow, etc.) our nerves slide back and forth inside their protective tubes. Over time, these tubes can become abraded, and they swell up, pinching the nerve, which we perceive as pain. This abrasion happens mostly when the nerves slide around a tight corner (like your elbow).
Also, if you rest your arm on a surface while you work, this can compress the tube, and cause the same injury (people who work at a computer all day get this from resting their forearm on the edge of their desk.)

So if you pay attention to how you work, and adjust they way you work to minimize the tight bends or compressions as much as possible, this should prevent the injury getting worse or coming back.

The docs gave me some stretching exercises to do after the swelling/pain went away, that was supposed to help also, but it's been so long since I needed them, I can't even remember what they were. You might want to talk to a physical therapist about it.
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Old 03-29-2012, 03:53 PM   #88
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The best part of the rpu is the battery box.
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Old 03-29-2012, 04:28 PM   #89
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Holy crap that car is cool.

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Old 04-10-2012, 09:09 PM   #90
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best thing on herr in a while.
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Old 05-05-2012, 03:20 PM   #91
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Any updates?
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Old 09-07-2012, 10:10 PM   #92
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Update #5 http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/s...d.php?t=732837
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