About a month ago, I fell off my bike at speed and landed on the pavement palms-first.
Gave the body a little over a week to heal and then went to address any remaining pain with a relatively-large local medical group (Illinois Bone & Joint Institute). At the time, I felt a constant numb pain in my right elbow that hurt especially bad when I flexed. They took x-rays from 3 angles, then the doctor saw me for 4-5 minutes and he told me everything was fine and that I could continue to work out with heavy weights so long as it doesn't hurt.
Went back to the gym and doing any sort of extended physical movement with my arm brings back the numb pain in my right elbow area.... and doing seated tricep extensions hurts REAL bad. to the point that I can't do more than 2 reps at even a moderate weight. Skullcrushers and pulldowns I can do without much pain, though I definitely feel the throbbing sensation in the right elbow area.
So do I:
a) Just do whatever exercises I can so long as it doesn't hurt.
b) Avoid as much upper body exercises to put minimum strain on the arms for another month or so and then try again, hoping that is enough time for the healing process to be complete.
c) Go see another doctor for a second opinion and get an MRI done.
d) Some other option? Icy Hot/Tiger Balm after every gym session perhaps?