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Forum: Injury Recovery And Prevention

Learn how to prevent and injury, or deal with one you already have.

Exclamation Sticky Thread Sticky: *** OFFICIAL INGUINAL HERNIA RECOVERY Thread ***

This thread is dedicated to hernias, hernia recovery, hernia survivors, success stories. I am here for any MISCer or BB.com member if you need motivation help, advice, encouragement, words of wisdom, hints, tips, tricks, or just a fellow friend who truly knows what you are going through....

ShoulderBrah‎, 04-06-2011 02:45 AM
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Exclamation Sticky Thread Sticky: shoulder bulletproofing: rarely about Rotator Cuff strength

This post started as a discussion about exercises for the rotator cuff as a strategy many folks seems to think helps "bulletproof" one from shoulder injury. This approach speaks to a misunderstanding it seems of the mechanics of the shoulder and where injury in the shoulder generally begins. ...

mc-‎, 09-17-2011 06:31 AM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: Quit doing your own bench liftoffs!!!

I've been in and out of numerous ortho offices the past 6 months trying to rehab a myriad of shoulder issues. A posterior labral tear being the root issue. I was unsure of the exact cause of the tear until I saw a surgeon that really understood bench form and how it relates to shoulder health. I...

davisj3537‎, 03-20-2014 07:03 PM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: TheBroBrah's Guide To Correcting Excessive APT.

For those of you who don't know, APT stands for "Anterior Pelvic Tilt". I recently fixed my APT, i had it pretty bad, definitely a lot worse than most people. How did i get it? Playing video games 24/7 for 2 years straight. Sedentary lifestyles are the biggest cause of APT. Jobs where you are...

TheBroBrah‎, 01-15-2011 01:14 AM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: -Posture Correction Information and Routines-

Common Postural Deficiencies Desk Jockey: What Sitting All Day is Doing to Your Body In Defense of Overhead Lifting.............Tests for Shoulder Girdle Health Dysfunction Tests Total body corrective routines: Neanderthal No More Part I Neanderthal No More Part II Neanderthal No More...

Gzus‎, 04-14-2010 11:30 PM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: strategies for low back pain (it may not be about anything in the back)

THis post started life as a reply to someone having "horrible back pain" i've seen three of these in one day, so thought perhaps a general thread may help. The point of this post is to offer an alternative perspective about back pain that says it mayn't be about the back; it may be about pain...

mc-‎, 11-27-2009 11:05 AM
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Exclamation Sticky Thread Sticky: Anyone here in Pain? Here's what to do (99% of the time) - seriously (move it!)

Have you read a post like this: "i have this pain that is that might be - what do i do so i can lift again" Guess what? To Get out of Pain MORE than 9 times out of 10 the answer is a simple two parter you can test yourself 1) NEVER MOVE INTO PAIN - really - do not work through pain

mc-‎, 10-13-2011 03:43 PM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: The Complete Shoulder and RC Injury Article

Here's an article that I've alluded to a few times that I had been working on. It's finally finished. I hope you like the final product. If you have any suggestions or comments, please let me know. I'd be happy to hear constructive criticisms on the article. My goal with this article was to make a...

BernieD‎, 07-13-2005 07:45 PM
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Arrow Sticky Thread Sticky: FOLLOW your DOCTOR'S ORDERS

This subforum is for discussing strategies to get you back in the gym after you've received the green light to do so from your attending physician. There is no internet substitute for in-person, professional diagnosis and treatment of injuries. If you make a post asking about doing anything...

ironwill2008‎, 01-18-2015 10:33 AM
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Arrow Sticky Thread Sticky: General Forum Rules

Welcome to the Bodybuilding.com Forums It is our hope that the members of the forums will help each other in providing motivation and information to those looking to reach their fitness goals. To protect our members and the forums, the following rules are effective in all sections. Please take...

anonymous‎, 05-19-2014 09:12 AM
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Rotator Cuff / Bicep Tenodesis Surgery; Recovery Log

hello all... i had surgery to repair 2 large rotator cuff tears and a ruptured bicep tendon at the shoulder on April 22, 5 days ago. i will document my recovery to provide info to those facing this. There is a lot available on youtube and in internet forums like bb.com, but not so much specific to...

tkdnj‎, 04-27-2015 10:13 AM
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Exclamation Been over 10 weeks of rest and still not pain free with rotator cuff injury

Hurt both left and right arm rotator cuffs a while ago from incline bench, general pressing movements and shoulder training (dumbbell OHP mainly). Haven’t seen a professional since I was sure they’ll send me home with strengthening exercises and rest which I could do myself at home. However I’ve...

trushal02‎, 01-20-2020 07:29 AM
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pain in upper leg and ache in left testicle (srs)

so I've browsed the other forum posts and I scheduled an appointment with my doctor today cause i still feel it after an entire day and night of sleeping. However, I have some specific problems that other forum posts did not mention. 2 days ago I deadlifted double my bodyweight (slightly more...

k0nstant‎, 01-22-2020 07:31 AM
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Unhappy Chronic Pec Strain

Hi All. I have a problem with what I think is a strain to my left pec muscle; this has been ongoing now for 3 to 4 years. There was no moment that I can recall where I remember it happening and as such I don't think its a tear or anything really serious. However, I stupidly never properly...

billygunn28‎, 08-06-2013 04:08 PM
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Preventing Shin Pain After Running

Ok so I'm 16, a bit skinny, around 5 foot 8 inches, 125 pounds. I wanna start running, I feel like it's the best way to build both my legs and my cardio, which I both lack. But here is the problem; I practically never run and my calves are pretty chicken, so whenever I do run seriously (on a...

deltamachine‎, 01-25-2020 02:22 PM
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Persistent pain and discomfort in armpit- Desperate after 4 months

Hey guys, first off this is my first post on this forum and I made my registration just recently. I have been prolonging my registration for too long, despite having many question and much to learn. For the last 4 months I have been experiencing problems with a specific injury. It will take a while...

horche‎, 04-30-2017 05:14 PM
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Sprained Finger

I sprained my finger badly 3 weeks ago, I still can't make a closed fist or anything I can wiggle it and move it but making a fist is too hard, I thought if it wasn't broken it should be healed by now. Can I not try lifting with it? I have been waiting just in case but this is taking too long. How...

DM28‎, 01-23-2020 09:29 AM
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Eating more = injury healing?

I just wanted to run this by injury specialists to check whether i’m onto something or i’m going crazy... So, I have this chronic knee problem. Had it for years now. I have made 0 effort to treat it for 3 reasons: 1) it’s a mild ache in the back of my right knee; uncomfortable, but not...

alltrapbrah‎, 01-24-2020 03:28 PM
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Am I overtraining or just under-recovering?

I ran the Reddit PPL routine (basically Coolcida's PPL but emphasizing volume over intensity) for about 3 weeks but I always skipped rest days out of boredom since I was a college student on vacation. In my last several workouts I noticed I had issue progressing on both my main lifts and the...

Odifududix‎, 01-23-2020 07:18 PM
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Probably triceps tendon tear?

Hi,im 29 years old guy, last week I was working out with triceps pressdown with 36kg, ive been hitting the gym for 3 month in order to lose fat because im overweight guy. When I pushed it down after a few reps i felt a very sharp pain on my chest, my both shoulders were hurting like there is no...

StanicEnemy‎, 09-03-2019 01:23 PM
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Knee Pain

A few weeks ago I randomly developed knee pain under my right knee cap during a set of squats (after returning from a deload). Since, the pain has been off and on, triggered by quad exercises but back squats were mostly okay after a decent warmup. Today I went in to squat and it was both knees this...

Xpiro‎, 01-10-2020 04:12 AM
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Feeling of forearm/shin splints on clavicles?

I have been lifting for 2 years now, and before that did track and field for 2 years. I left track and field because of shin splints which weren't healing even with rest and hurt like hell on sprints. I joined the gym, and after about a year i got forearm splints, which have also taken a huge...

Elture‎, 01-21-2020 09:20 AM
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Unhappy The Pec Tear that Won't Heal... HELP!!

14 months ago I was decline bench pressing 285 pounds (a lot for me considering I weigh only 170), and on my third repetition I felt a sharp pain in my left armpit which prevented me from pushing the bar up anymore. It was pretty painful for a couple of days, but it eventually subsided. After...

injurypr0ne‎, 01-31-2009 10:57 PM
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Pain Mid Thigh (IT Band?) When Squatting

I am having pain on the outside part of my left thigh while squatting. It looks like it is an area where the IT band runs across but I do not have any knee pain which leads me to believe it's at least not IT Band Syndrome. Could this still be an IT band issue or something else? I took a couple...

ncsuLuke‎, 01-15-2020 10:30 AM
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C5/C6 Recovery? Ever lift heavy again?

Confirmed from MRI that I have a C5/C6 herniated disc... I'm struggling to find information in regards to weightlifting. Has anybody ever given it enough time (without surgery for an artificial disc) that they were able to resume heavy lifting as if it never happened? I'm reading I need to give...

backinbusiness‎, 01-17-2020 02:20 PM
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Question about warm up

Is warm up encourage before or after workout or both or their is no need? Currently when I deadlift I start off with the bar x 10, then I cut my target weight by half x 10, then I increase that be 40 lbs x 5 or x 3 and then I go ahead and get to my target weight. Is this okay to do? I only...

GangsterFresh‎, 01-20-2020 03:06 AM
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Question Post Labrum Surgery questions

Hello there! I Had a bankart (anterior labrum) repair 3 weeks ago. I had 2 anchors put in the right labrum. I have been in an immobilizer sling, and will be for 3 more weeks. I was given the go ahead to go back to work at my desk job. I don’t wear the sling at work because it is propped up on my...

bbock4‎, 12-20-2019 09:04 PM
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strange shoulder injury

Hi everyone. I am going to see a physiotherapist about this, but I won’t be able to for a while so I just want to get some opinions here. I know that is not a substitute for proper medical advice. I have been having a problem with my left shoulder for about a year now. I know I should not have...

Askr999‎, 01-17-2020 03:14 PM
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What doctor to see for knee pain?

My knees feel tight and sensitive when I squad. Which doctor do I see about this? Physical therapist, orthopedist, who? Here's a video of my squat for reference. https://youtu.be/S5Qk_IGb_UI

slimchopra‎, 01-18-2020 03:09 PM
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Frustrating shoulder/armpit problem

I fell on my shoulder nearly 6 weeks ago. Initially was in a tremendous amount of discomfort could barely raise my arm above my head and pushing motions anywhere above chest level were impossible. Went to my family doctor , he said no significant injury , just rest , ice , massage the usual. ...

silverb5‎, 05-24-2007 08:34 AM
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Torn meniscus, what happens after ?

Hey, I've been suffering from a laterial tear in my meniscus and am finally going under the knife. The surgery doesnt fix the tear, apparently thats permanent. The surgery is to clean up the tear and get rid of a few things that build up inside there, which helps get rid of some discomfort,...

Fillip498‎, 01-14-2020 12:36 AM
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Exclamation Metabolic Damage?

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Have been on a strict and very clean high protein low carb diet for a number of years, shredded and toned with very low body fat, body weight was always around 48-51kg. Then i had an operation after which i couldn’t move for a month, which just killed me...

youngaladyy‎, 01-16-2020 03:08 PM
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Scapular burning, help!

About twelve months ago at work my right scapular began burning and was incredibly painful, along with shoulder pain and immobility. I toughed it out for a few weeks, but the pain got to the point of being nauseating and extremely debilitating. Enter workers comp! The doctor told me that I had...

mrkd1991‎, 09-11-2014 09:40 PM
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Recurring Back Muscle Strains

Hi, Over the last couple of years i have had issues with muscles pulling in my back, always on the one side and used to just be lower back. It would occasionally happen when training back. I went to the doctors a couple of times and got referred to a physio type hospital where they told me it...

Dan2394‎, 01-17-2020 11:30 AM
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Unhappy tips for getting back to the gym with a torn labrum?

Around 3 years ago in rugby, I went for a tackle using my arms and ended up dislocating my shoulder and pulling it out. I got surgery and worked my way back to normal health and the following year I started hitting the gym. I made some serious progress in the last 2 years however I dislocated my...

MugmanMark‎, 01-16-2020 08:58 AM
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