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Forum: Injury Recovery And Prevention

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

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 10:05 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 06:03 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 12:14 AM
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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 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 01:45 AM
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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 06:45 PM
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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 02:43 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 05:31 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 10:30 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 09:33 AM
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Sternum Pain after Self-Cracking

So, whenever my sternum is tight, I am usually able to crack it by bending my back, but since it wouldn't crack still, I pushed on it a bit, felt a partial crack and immediate pain after. What could this be? I didn't even press too hard on it. It hurts when I flex my chest, stand, and twist at the...

kobs17‎, Today 11:26 AM
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Dealing With A Left Shoulder Injury.

So I'm dealing with a shoulder injury that I think happened when I was finishing a set on dumbbell presses and it came down awkwardly. There is some pain when I press, but nothing too severe or unmanageable. I pressed last night and I was able to get through it with only some pain in it. I'll be...

BDrum72‎, Today 10:06 AM
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Pec and front delt issue

When I was 17 I believe I partially tore my pec. Luckily, it isn't visible. However, 3 years later, I am running into an issue where my front delt on the injured side is much bigger (about half an inch) than my perfect side. This is resulting in my right upper pec to be shrinking? Not sure. There...

Johneffer‎, Today 09:06 AM
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Bicep injury I think

My bicep is kinda divided into two part, it's only on my right bicep my left looks totally normal. What to do?

patricktvis‎, Today 02:25 AM
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source of neck pain?

I woke up with extreme neck pain 4 days ago but moving the neck in all direction was just fine. the pain is not as strong as initially but still strong if I goo too far in certain movements such as scapuôar upward rotation or roll my shoulder forward while shrugged. straight shrugs full ROM are...

Buckyx‎, Today 12:01 AM
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Long Thoracic Nerve injury/Wing Scapula/No ability to raise arm overhead w/o assitans

Everybody with this condition please feel free to add on bc this is a rare/uncommon condition that needs to be address for those looking for some answers. On October 21st, 2011 while asleep I had severe pain starting at my right arm/read deltoid and radiated down my tricept and ended at my...

rmanuelsanchez‎, 11-23-2011 10:59 AM
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Help Severe back pain herniated discs, arthritis ect

I'm looking for some ideas that will help my Dad the doctors are saying it's too risky to operate and his only treatment they are offering is pain management and taking morphine everyday for past 3 years is not good it replaced tramadol and some other medication that seemed to lose effect! His...

Nobeta‎, 03-20-2018 08:23 AM
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lower back pain...

Keep getting lower back pain when i do deadlifts. Always had issues with my back. Doing deadlifts seems to aggravate it. Everyone keeps saying it is my form... and to post videos. My physio had a feel around and said that it was really stiff. He had 3 sessions and it seemed to come...

dustman007‎, 03-17-2018 05:47 AM
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Back involuntarily relaxed on squats

Today, I was squatting 275 for my 2nd set of 6 reps, which is not too bad for me. However, on my 5th rep, my back involuntarily relaxed for a split second, causing serious pain and pressure in my lower back. I was close to finishing the rep and my torso was upright when it happend, so my spine felt...

seab1023‎, 03-21-2018 01:10 PM
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Can physical job make injury worse?

I posted a while ago that I’ve been diagnosed with Patellofemoral Syndrome although doctors are not 100% sure that’s my final diagnosis. As I said , I tried to exercise and the pain started again after 2 years of no pain. Now my problem is that my job is physical( I’m on my feet walking around all...

maria95126‎, 03-20-2018 03:44 PM
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Who has Recovered from Costochondritis

inflamation of the cartilage that connects the ribcage/breastbone I know for sure people have had this before so please speak up...I'm sure there will be some chronic cases where it took a while to heal, but anybody been able to fully recover and go back to the gym within a relatively short...

NewMindstate‎, 10-05-2008 10:00 AM
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Left shoulder blade to middle back pain?

I’m a beginner at lifting and for a few weeks I’ve been dealing with this back pain that is tolerable but it’s just uncomfortable. It’s like close to my shoulder blade and only hurts when I do certain motions it doesn’t feel like the type of stuff you feel after a good workout lol more like a pain....

bojanglez34‎, 03-20-2018 09:58 AM
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Can physical job make an injury worse?

I posted a while ago that I’ve been diagnosed with Patellofemoral Syndrome although doctors are not 100% sure that’s my final diagnosis. As I said , I tried to exercise and the pain started again after 2 years of no pain. Now my problem is that my job is physical( I’m on my feet walking around all...

maria95126‎, 03-20-2018 01:41 PM
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Hip Labrum tear/Hip impingment

I thought I would start a thread here on my rehab of my hip. I have not found very much info on hip labum tears/hip impingments so I thought this might help some people out there if they have the same problems. I have been having pain in my left hip for about 2 years and I would discribe it as a...

bendiesel83‎, 12-23-2008 10:44 AM
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Question Right Total Hip Replacement and Squats

Hello! About 5 weeks ago I had a total hip replacement of my right hip. (I'm only 28, but due to steroids like prednisone and dexamethasone for my leukemia treatment (cured now), I developed avascular necrosis, and my right hip had collapsed and lost ROM and was in persistent pain). I'm...

ChrisG8TR‎, 03-14-2018 05:36 AM
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I feel bones rubbing together when squatting.

Not a good feeling. Feels like my femur is grinding against my hip socket whenever i come up from a squat. Any remedies? Should I go as far as seeing a doctor?

cptjoo‎, 03-19-2018 04:43 PM
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Front hip pain during squats

Ive been squatting for about a year. Its my most difficult and weakest lift, but I don't skip it. Lately, when going back up during the squat I feel a lot of pressure and pain in the region highlighted in the attached picture. I am able to reproduce the pain by sitting on a chair, raising my...

myhiphurts‎, 03-20-2018 05:42 AM
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NECK AND SHOULDER PAIN? after shoulder workouts? HEADACHES?

Im 27 years old and I realize for past year if I do shoulders I get very stiff neck 3-6 hours post with soreness/pain around neck.sometimes feel it on left side of shoulder blade or around the blade. sometimes tension headaches also. never had this issue so I stopped doing shoulders and I don't...

MrGeo120‎, 01-31-2018 07:48 PM
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Dull/numb sensation, heaviness on left shoulder

I've been feeling heaviness on my left shoulder for about 4 months. It's not a sharp, active pain, only happens when I'm doing overhead activities or carrying my bag on my left shoulder (thought it does get in the way of some other exercises that involve overhead movements) Went to an...

westbastard‎, 03-17-2018 08:27 AM
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Post Historecectomy

My wife asked me to reach out to the community since she's having 0 luck with google searches etc. She's looking for a post-historectomy get back into shape plan (she bodybuilds and love squats/deadlifts, etc)... So far she's encountered over 2 dozen opinions (you'll never lift...

CdnVet0506‎, 03-19-2018 09:36 PM
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What do you guys do for neck exercises?

Does anyone use anything like anything like a neck harness (found one on Amazon) or are those complete crap?

Virus4762‎, 03-17-2018 10:58 PM
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Thumbs down Left side hip pain after squats - pain on walking or sitting

I’ve stepped up my leg workouts for a few months now but not even very heavy weight, but with fairly high reps. I’ve been doing squats ten reps each set with either the hex cage or holding a dumbbell in each hand. Going all the way down to seated or even lower position no cheating. ...

modiferous‎, 11-24-2017 03:37 PM
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Sleep and recovery question

If I miss out on a day of sleep on the same day I workout do I lose out on the progress from the workout?? I tried searching for this info but I found nothing.

waliced‎, 03-18-2018 02:48 AM
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Insane pain in upper back during chest day - Help! (9k reps)

Hi, This never happened to me before. I hope someone can tell me what kind of injury they think I have.. I think it came form the fact that I trained back two days before after a one week+ time off working out, and that I had a really bad posture the day before chest day, laying over a small...

QT‎, 03-17-2018 03:35 AM
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Wrist pain with curls

I have bad paints right (feels like it hurts in the bone) after I put the bar down when doing straight or ez bar curls. How can I fix this?

kizap5676‎, 03-16-2018 09:41 PM
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