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Arm swellling and body building

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I am a male, in my early 20's, 5'9" ~145lbs with no history of health issues.

Last week I decided to get back into working out after about 2 years off. I headed to GNC and purchased a can of "Cell-Tech", and a box of "Nitro-tech". The Cell-Tech is a creatine supplement which also contains the following ingredients:

- lab-grade dextrose, citric acid, calcium silicate, natural and artificial flavor, modified food starch, gum arabic, titanium dioxide, tricalcium phosphate, xanthan gum, fd&c red no.40.

The Nitro-Tech is basically a protein shake.

I was to take 2 scoops (or 100 g) of the Cell-Tech (creatine) every morning, and directly after workouts for 5 days, and the Nitro-Tech just after every workout.
A few days into my program my left arm (between the bottom of the end of the bicep and the elbow) had become swollen. It freaked me out a little because it didn't hurt (only the expected soreness after working out), no discolor, and I know I didn't push myself that hard. Well, th


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replied May 5th, 2008
Mens Conditions Answer A4041
It seems to me that 2 years out of body-building made you “softer”. That arm swelling could be due to muscle extension. You can try resting that arm for a while and wait to see what will happen.


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