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Post workout muscle swelling
An_251221 posted:
Periodically, when I have an extremely strenuous arm workout from exercising, the muscles around my elbow (in my upper and lower arm) swell up significantly and ache for days. The exercises are when I work it to failure, ie, cannot do another. I have tenderness at the points where it seems my muscles attach to the joint area. Nothing seems to help except ice, and that is short term.
The exercises seem to be largely flexion, such as pull ups. The pain will subside mostly, but the swelling remains.

1. Is this normal?
2. What can I do to recover faster or mitigate the swelling?

Thanks in advance.

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