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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 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 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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triceps acting whacky

lately, the top and middle of my forearm and right near my elbows have been burning when I do any type of pushdowns (rope, vbar). I'm not new to lifting, so I'm confident my form is on point. shoulders down and back, elbows pinned to sides, Bring attachment to about chest level, slight lean...

Charlieburg21‎, Today 09:42 AM
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Meniscus tear - please help

Hi, I apparently torn my medial meniscus a month ago by a movement I don't seem to remember (I just woke up from bed with a hurting knee when I started walking). My knee is on its full range of motion, doesn't lock or catch. It just hurts to walk. At the first 3 weeks, I continued to squat...

Andyhaunt‎, Today 05:08 AM
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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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Exercises to stop knee from continuous hypertension?

Hey there BB forum. I need some help with my left knee. It constantly is being hyperextended even from just walking after an initial hypertension. It starts feeling better then it gets hyperextended again. I've been wearing a brace which helps a little but doesnt completely stop it from happening....

xxx_jfb_xxx‎, Yesterday 10:42 AM
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I have a trapezius strain.

Should i use rub a535(muscle and joint) ??

6ixtrey‎, 02-24-2020 03:05 PM
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Angry Glute injury won’t go away. Doctors don’t know what it is

About a year ago I injured my right glute deadlifting. I didn’t notice the pain until after the gym. The pain was so bad I couldn’t bend over without it hurting me. After a couple days the injury “healed”. But by healed I mean it doesn’t hurt unless I actually do lifts like squat/deadlift. I can...

Polverise‎, 02-23-2020 04:40 PM
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Numb-like feeling in the middle back after squats

Evertime I try to squat, the next few days I get a very strange numb-like feeling in my middle back (right at the mid of the spine, around it). Not constant, like 3 times a day for 5 seconds. It feels like something is sticked on my back in that spot if it helps. This feelings happen only while...

AndyBendy‎, 02-22-2020 11:02 AM
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Any Chiari Malformations out there?

I was diagnosed about 8 months ago. I've started working out 4 months ago and haven't had any bad headaches from it until recently. I did 1 set of db curls at the gym the other day and had to quit my workout due to feeling like someone hit me in the head with a hammer. I haven't been able workout...

Scotty2Tees‎, 08-05-2012 01:01 PM
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Mild shoulder pain how to proceed

Hey guys, so last 2-3 days right shoulder has been popping a bit when I rotate. I'm doing a 2x/wk U/L split (i.e. U/L rest U/L rest rest) and I decided to skip monday's upper workout to give the shoulder a chance to rest. Today I did lower but threw in a couple sets for arms and am noticing some...

transformation2‎, 02-18-2020 09:02 PM
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Exclamation Front hip pain from squeezing into leg press machine? wtf

So I tweaked my shoulder a few days prior, and was doing legs so didn't want to load and unload a bunch of plates. I was using the horizontal leg press machine, and had the platform set pretty close to maximize range of motion. I squeezed my right leg into position, and then when I was moving my...

Flex080‎, 02-19-2020 07:42 PM
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Please help. Constant dull pain/sensation biceps tendinitis?

So I've had this problem for a while in the past but it has gotten better where I no longer feel the sensation until about a week ago. Last week I went heavier than usual on dumbbell incline press and immediately after this, the sensation has reoccurred. The feeling is hard to describe its a...

noobie188‎, 02-19-2020 06:12 PM
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Exclamation Whole body imbalance

Hey team this is gonna be a kinda long complicated but if anyone has some ideas would be awesome. I’ve had a muscle imbalance for way over a year now and I’ve been to so many physios and osteopaths and all that but nothing has worked. Basically when I squat my left leg takes all the load...

jessethegc‎, 02-18-2020 04:37 PM
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Quadriceps exercises that are safe on the spine?

Hi, BB community. Due to major lower back problems, I need to train with exercises that don't compress my spine (which means no squats, no leg press, no machine hack squats...). For the upper body I don't have any problem finding exercises that are spine friendly, but for the lower body it is...

iWDN‎, 02-18-2020 12:01 PM
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Lower back pain on deadlift - form advice

I have not been able to perform the deadlift correctly, as my lower back is hunched at the bottom of the lift. I have been practicing my RDL so I don't have to go down as low for the full range of motion, but still trying to strengthen those muscles. When I do the exercise, however, my low back...

ginsengkombucha‎, 02-17-2020 03:20 PM
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Did I Re-Injure labrum tear in Shoulder? had Surgery 4 weeks ago

Hello everyone, I need help with my situation. I had surgery on July 23, almost 4 weeks ago. My dr. gave me arthroscopic labrum tear repair. He told me he put 3 anchors in my left shoulder. I have been wearing my sling everyday all day. I was just in my bedroom, took off my sling, took off my...

superdank‎, 08-17-2013 09:39 PM
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Bump on upper back from squats

I have a bump (inflamed area) of skin right on my vertebrae where the barbell rests on my back when I squat. It tends to lighten out after a day of rest but comes right back after squatting for the day. I squat three times a week, so it's been sort of an issue, not necessarily pain, but aesthetic...

pinesalmog‎, 02-17-2020 11:04 PM
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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, but not so much specific to...

tkdnj‎, 04-27-2015 10:13 AM
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Very bad long term Chostochondritis

So i have worsening chostochondritis for pretty much 8 months now... I've been to the doctor. Insurance denied MRi for now. Tried PT, tried steroid pills, tried muscle relaxers. Nothing is making it go away. I cant do upper body workouts at all at this point without heavily aggravating it. ...

BrooklynBravest‎, 02-09-2020 04:45 PM
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working around injuries

having some wonky **** acting up with my calves/shin splints, especially for leg days. I find myself having to warm up longer, rest between sets longer (3-5 minutes), and at some points even taking 10-15 minutes between exercises so my calves get a break and I can warm up for that exercises...

Charlieburg21‎, 02-13-2020 11:47 AM
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Question Bankart Repair (10 weeks post-op)

**Age 27** I had a Bankart labrum repair with 2 anchors put in, along with a subacromial decompression. I was in a sling for 6 weeks, and I am now 4 weeks into PT. Have just started doing stabilization, internal/external rotations, ROM exercises with light weight. For the most part things feel...

bbock4‎, 02-10-2020 12:28 PM
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Weird forearm spasms

Sup bruhs, So I just started lifting heavy ever since the new year and recently I’ve been getting these forearm contractions that last a few seconds anytime I out pressure on my right arm/elbow for too long like sitting on a chair or bed leaning to the right. No pain just the right forearm...

mendoe420‎, 02-11-2020 07:08 AM
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Leg Press = Broken Rib?

After doing Squats, I was doing Leg Presses last week, moderately heavy with good form. Out of nowhere on my 3rd set, 6th rep, I felt and heard a "snap" in my lower left rib cage. Not painful, felt like a slight cramp. I did 2 more reps and could feel something was wrong so I stopped to...

bwc‎, 04-11-2007 03:49 PM
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Irreparable Rotator Cuff Repair with Latissimus Dorsi tendon transfer

Hi Everyone, I’m new to posting on the forum but have been a lurker for several years. I thought I’d post this to see if anyone on the board has had a similar surgery and what the long term outlook has been for you. I have an irreparable rotator cuff that can’t be repaired using the...

nielboy‎, 01-30-2020 09:34 AM
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Osteoarthritis of the shoulder joint

Any weight-lifters here diagnosed with osteo in their shoulder joint? 9 years ago I was hit by a car while riding my motorcycle and was relatively uninjured despite a few forward flips onto my left side. My hand (fractured), bicep (strained), and shoulder(undiagnosed) took the brunt of the...

RavageX‎, 07-26-2012 09:39 PM
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Unhappy next day back soreness after deadlifts :/

I know this topic is probably discussed to death, but deadlifting is literally the only compound movement that gives me trouble. I have researched this so incredibly much and I'm 99% sure I'm doing everything I'm supposed to, and I'm still having issues sometimes. A while back, I consistently had...

mlubcz2‎, 02-02-2020 10:58 AM
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