Hello, Nick. I'm sorry that you have been waiting so long for a response to your question. I can see that you are concerned that the sensations you are experiencing in your left elbow are somehow related to your heart and circulatory system. From your description, it sounds like this is not the case. If the sensations only appear when you take a deep breath or when straining during a bowel movement, that suggests that the symptoms are related to the spine and nervous system. When you take a deep breath or have a BM, this increases the pressure within the spinal cord and it can put pressure on the nerve roots in the neck which lead down to the arm causing the sensations you are having. Lifting kettle bells can can put stress on the vertebrae and musculature of the neck and cause one or more of the vertebrae to change its alignment putting pressure on a nerve root. Are you doing any stretching exercises before or after working out? If the sensations in your left elbow were caused by a heart problem, then you would expect that they would get worse during exercise and better during rest. Are you having any problems breathing during exercise? Do the elbow sensations get any worse when you are on the stairmaster? Dr. David
NO, I HAVE NO PAIN OR TROUBLE BREATHING WHEN WORKING OUT OR DOING CARDIO. AS I GET OLDER I GET CONCERN WITH THINGS FEEL THAT DONT SEEM RIGHT.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR REPLY.