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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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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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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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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: -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: 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: 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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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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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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My lower back injury has not gone away for 8 months HELP

I initially injured my lower back in June 2018 while squatting 255 for 5 reps. Back then I was weighing 138lbs. I was kind of a beginner to the whole lifting scheme, as I had been working out for maybe 6 months. I went to the doctor and he said my back probably was just strained so he told me to...

ilovemarvel3‎, 02-14-2019 09:02 AM
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ripped my abdominal muscles badddd

im so dam pissed right now. ive been training and gaining to much muscle over the past couple weeks but now i think i have to stop my workouts for some time. i was doing the "abe lounge" and bent my body back way to fast, far and in such a jerk motion that it tore the entire left side of my...

junkboxer‎, 05-10-2007 08:41 AM
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Leg Exercises to Replace Squats While Knee Recovers

Hello Everyone, A few weeks ago, I overextended when rising on a Bulgarian split squat and hurt my knee. I've seen my PT and doctor regarding the knee injury, so I'm on the right track there. My usual leg exercises included Bulgarian Split Squats, Squats, and Reverse Lunges. All of those are...

MatthewSchenker‎, 02-14-2019 10:27 AM
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General recovery methods

Taking this week off working out due to a few injuries on my body from weights and Hockey. At this point are heat packs and sleep the way to go?

WayneKenoff‎, Yesterday 06:11 AM
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Post Right shoulder pain help..

Hey so I have been having pain in my right shoulder like in the front, hurts alot if I press my fingers or get massage. Ive been doing heating/icing on it but it doesnt seem to help, im cutting right now so i really dont want to take time off.. all help is really appreciated!! The pain came out of...

Tom9111‎, Yesterday 06:20 AM
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yo yo yo

how come when im done doing bicep curls the middle of my arm like the part where the elbow is but not the elbow the part of the other side aches i feel like thats not supposed to happen

iwantatrainer‎, Yesterday 03:36 PM
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Herniated Disc, C6/C7 with pinched nerve, recovery ?'s

I suffered a herniated disc doing seated military press on 10/08/12. The pain lasted for about a month, numbness in left hand and forearm and basically paralyzed my left tricep. Two days prior to injury I hit 405 for 10 reps on bench....a week after injury I couldn't even bench 135 cuz my tricep...

rowe513‎, 01-09-2013 05:35 PM
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Pinched Nerve C7 of Spine

Hey Guys, About 3 weeks ago, I was doing seated overhead presses when I pinched a nerve at C7 of the spine (Right at the base of my neck). I have gone to the chiropractor as well as a Neurologist who told me to give it until mid-august to heal. The Doc told me to avoid doing any exercises that...

mjs5128‎, 07-03-2012 06:22 PM
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Torn labrum on MRI, but lifting/pressing heavy without pain

So about three or four months ago, I fell off my snowmobile cutting the first path over a 6 foot snow bank. It was a pretty lame fall, at very low speeds, and I didnt think much of it. My shoulder felt pretty banged up, but made decent progress over the first month, but I am still unable to sleep...

TonySturch‎, 05-29-2015 09:25 AM
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Rotator cuff injured during seated barbell shoulder press

On my way to the starting position I heard a crack in my rotator cuff and it wasn't tremendous so i continued to work out. Month later it continues to give me problems and affects sleep quality. Figured a doctor would tell me to rest. I have been using mostly machine presses since to eliminate...

big fig‎, 02-18-2019 10:41 AM
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Working Around Forearm Tendonitis

Seems like I've got some left forearm tendonitis from overuse and muscle imbalance. Here are the symptoms: Pain in forearm area opposite elbow when going from pronation to supination of wrist, and the other way around as well Pain on pinky side of forearm during supinated elbow extension So my...

tsp7221‎, 01-28-2019 03:18 PM
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Workout with a wry neck?

Hello, Don't know what the hell I did while I was sleeping but I woke up in the morning with a wry neck, a couple of days ago. It's not like I can't move my neck, but when I turn my head to the right it hurts and can't turn much. Today is rest day, but tomorrow is leg training. Do you guys...

bb_lifestyle‎, 02-18-2019 08:46 AM
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Muscular imbalance in legs because of hip shifting

My left patellar tendon hurts right now, not sure why but I think it's due to knees caving in from squatting a while ago, and this is causing me to shift to the right side on squats. My right leg & glute is bigger than my left and I'm trying to get this fixed so I can return to squatting again. So...

indianbradpitt1‎, 02-17-2019 10:35 AM
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Shoulder injury

Hi guys, new to this forum. Yesterday I had shoulder injury while working out chest on cross machine. My shoulder poped out and came back all in 0.5 sec and hurts like medium now. I can rotate it all the way but I am afraid of further injuryes and want to know how to treat this one. Also a few...

kkoros‎, 02-16-2019 12:46 PM
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Winged Scapula/scapulothoracic fusion

Hi guys, 6 years ago I injured myself deadlifting at home in my garage. Ever since I could not keep my right shoulder in place to save my life. Benching and shoulder presses both hurt even with light weight. I also noticed my shoulder blade sticking out when trying to lift my arm overhead. Fast...

Misledmadman‎, 04-14-2017 08:56 PM
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Recurring Knee Injury

I am a 17-year-old female who plays soccer year round. In June of 2017, I was diagnosed with a patellar bone contusion that turned into a hairline fracture (Left knee) due to my ignoring medical professionals advice and playing instead of resting. In July of 2018, I was diagnosed with plica...

soccergirl123‎, 02-14-2019 08:44 AM
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Upper back pain, not sure what it is.

Hey all, made this account so i could ask this. Sorry i don’t have forum etiquette or whatever. Last week I started to feel a sharp pain in my upper back, not sure when or how it started. I workout regularly at least 5 days a week and I just figured maybe I pulled it or slept on it wrong and...

minorthreat12xu‎, 02-13-2019 05:00 PM
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Anyone with rotator cuff damage experience

So long story short when i was younger probably 18 or 19 ( I'm 23 now) I use to do alot of benching on a smith machine at my house cause I had no spotter. Well ik this can cause shoulder issues and i remember really hurting my shoulder. But like a dumb kid just worked out through it and never got...

powerpunk5000‎, 02-12-2019 06:02 PM
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Question Knee pain in 30 kg/66 lb squat, use knee wraps?

I'm a female in my late 20s, and have taken up weightlifting at the start of January. Last time I was squatting 30 kg/66 lb and got sharp pain in my right knee. So I bought some thick 2 meter/6.5 ft knee wraps, thinking they're a simple tool to use against knee pain. Then I started reading on...

SillyGoose89‎, 02-07-2019 12:10 PM
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"Weightlifter's Shoulder" - Distal Clavicle Osteolysis - Resection Surgery

Well guys, I haven't found any concrete evidence on the internet that this surgery works well, but I decided to take one for the team, and go through with this surgery. My problem was this: http://shoulderpaininfo.com/shoulderACOsteolysis.html . This thread is dedicated to documenting my recovery...

grebnehtor‎, 05-11-2007 08:06 PM
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Arrow Lower back pain from excercises such as Deadlift, squat, bent over row...

When I do exercises that put stress on the lower back such as deadlifts, squats, bentover rows, it feels a bit uncomftorble but not really painful. But after the gym session, and the next day, my lower back will feel sore (in a bad way) and when I hyperextend it it's more painful. I thought...

OnePoundFish00‎, 02-06-2019 09:21 AM
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All the joints of my body are cracking - I am freaking out

Over the course of like two months it feels like my joints became super loose and cracky (notably my shoulders, elbows, knees, ankle, top neck, lower left spine, hips). I literaly wake up and push myself off bed and I crack in about 5 places and about 3 those are mildly painful. I've been out of...

omglazer‎, 09-06-2010 04:35 AM
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Foot Injury

It seems like the recent trend these days... Anyone has any experience with pain in the foot? Specifically on the upper and lower part of the toe next to the smallest.. Sort of swollen area.. the pain gets triggered with any sort of pressure on that side.. been having it for a while now.....

MosToorani‎, 02-11-2019 10:07 PM
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Chest injury help

Hey guys I was going for a bench 3RM PR about a month ago when I felt a sharp pain between my chest and front shoulder near the armpit during the last rep. Since then I've had this awful pain everytime I try to do any horizontal pressing at the same spot no matter what amount of weight I use. I...

BilboSwagingz‎, 02-12-2019 09:14 AM
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Thumbs up I have poor leg circulation and only 5 toes!

First let me start with Hello. Second, I am not a diabetic. I have a blood disorder called protein S deficiency. (I form blood clots easily). Because of said disorder, my lower leg circulation is poor and I've also had venous leg ulcers. Just like a diabetic, but the only difference was I felt...

slentstorm‎, 02-11-2019 10:45 PM
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