So I’m on the newbie routine, and I start stretching as per usual. After the first upwards stretch, I notice something in my shaft that I haven’t felt before. After a little more feeling, it felt like there was a lump, or almost as if something was detached. After a mini panic attack, I did some research. I think it is either a strained ligament or a thrombosed vein (http://www.betterman.com/5407-deali…e-injuries.html), leaning towards a strained ligament. There was no pain, just the way it felt to my fingers.
I stopped immediately. A little background, I took a week off last week, did two days on, one day off, and then started back today. I stretch pretty hard and grip pretty hard, but don’t feel pain, just a stretching sensation. Could I have maybe rushed back into things too fast after the week off? Only doing 1 minute per stretch.
It feels like a ligament, but it has a tiny bulb near the base of the shaft. Haven’t felt it before. Any thoughts? Anyone dealt with this injury? Should I take time off?
Let me know what you guys think.