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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: 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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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 01:45 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 12:14 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 10:30 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 10:05 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 02:43 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 06:45 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 06:03 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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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 08:12 AM
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Question Confusing Left-Sided Leg/Hip Issues

I am a 34 year old male. For the past 6 years I've had inflammatory pain on the left side of my hip. This pain comes and goes. When it flares up, it can be pretty excruciating and last for days. Pain may be present in my inner thigh, the hip joint, and behind the leg. When this started I had been...

AnduinX‎, 08-16-2019 06:52 PM
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Knee Injury

So, I have torn meniscus in both knees and recently at a fitness convention I hurt my knee again. I'm usually good about working out with the pain. Is getting a cortizone shot a good idea or are there other ways I can get my knees better?

LaQuinta22‎, 08-13-2019 01:52 PM
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Weak ankle ligament, ankle's been slightly "sprained" for the past four months

Started happening around 4 months ago, where I've started playing basketball again casually. I didn't play much of a game, and mostly just shot around, dribbling, layups, jump shots. I did play some games though, but only a few. No full-court games, not even a full half-court game. Anyways, seems...

danklift420‎, 08-15-2019 04:18 AM
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Pinched Nerve in traps/neck - muscle atrophy in tricepts

Merry Christmas all! Was wondering if anyone has dealt with severe pinched nerves in the traps-neck. I went to a orthopedic Dr and ruled out bulging discs in the neck or bone spurs etc... there’s no issues with my shoulder rotator either. He referred me to a physical therapist which I have...

JimboRice‎, 12-25-2018 11:48 AM
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Do you HAVE to stretch to fix impingement?

I haven't been able to get in shape for YEARS because I hate stretching and posture exercises even though I love and am 100% committed to weightlifting, I love it. My chest has always been about 15% stronger than my back so my theory was to make my back 20-30% stronger than my chest and then it...

LouSassol‎, 08-21-2019 11:46 AM
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has anyone experienced clicking/cracking clavicle?

Hey, has any one experienced this weird clicking / cracking clavicle while moving shoulders? This weird clicking sound happens at the middle of the top chest area. Photo below. What can be cause of it? any way to fix it?

Szyszak‎, 08-20-2019 04:27 AM
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Exclamation Headaches, Please help me out 2.

Hey guys, I'm 16ish, I get headaches ALL the ****ing time and I'm ****ing ****ing sick of it. If this is the wrong place to post, sorry, please tell me where to post and to get some decent advise. I eat clean, kind of lean too (6 pack without tensing too hard) and I'm generally active. ...

04akhriz40‎, 08-18-2019 10:15 AM
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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 07:06 PM
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Any experience with torn long biceps tendon & surgery?

Hey, seems like I've torn my long biceps tendon due to a bad movement while working out. My local hospital / shoulder expert advice against a surgery since it might not be easy to find the torn tendon in the arm and they might have to cut open the whole arm to find it. Has anyone here done...

Sleicreider‎, 08-16-2019 07:47 AM
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Sudden Swollen Knee

I have been dieting and working out frequently, gotten better at posture and in general doing things right. However, recently about a week ago after a day of working out, I noticed my right knee would swell up only when I bend. This puts a hamper on my ability to do literally anything leg...

KawakamiWaifu‎, 08-18-2019 05:22 PM
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Messed up Posture

I was wondering if anyone would be willing to help me cure my posture. When I look in the mirror my armpits go diagonal such that when my arm is dangling I can see the bottom part of my armpit. I couldn’t find anything about this on the web. I’m wondering how I should go about fixing this? Any help...

bobjfklsda1‎, 08-09-2019 10:19 PM
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Forearm/brachioradialis inflammation

Been dealing with this a long time. Unable to do hammer curls, pronated rowing, pullups, reverse forearm work. What can i do to cure this mess? Ive taken plenty of time away from gym and dont do any exercises that aggravate it anymore.

livindagym‎, 08-15-2019 12:31 PM
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Forearm pain after deadhangs and bicep curls

Okay, so this is really two issues. I had the second and thought I'd include the first just to be safe. The second is the more pressing one and the one I'm more concerned about. The first is quite simple: I've been doing deadhangs to improve my grip. My right hand is stronger than my left and...

heiroi‎, 08-15-2019 02:26 PM
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Dumbbells fell backwards during shoulder press... snapped my sh*t up

Hi all, Today in the gym I was shoulder pressing and the left dumbbell fell backwards on me. Unfortunately I didn't have the presence of mind to just drop the weight since people were around. Instead I awkwardly rested it to the floor. During the entire motion was a cracking sensation as if...

theuptownfan‎, 09-22-2013 11:38 AM
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Lower back pain from bent over dumbbell rows

I did some rows with bad form due to being careless. And after the third rep, i immediately felt pain in my lower back so i knew i injured it. I quit the work out and went home. When i first felt it, i had trouble bending over, but 15-30 minutes later i had my mobility back although i did feel...

backinthegymbro‎, 08-15-2019 01:53 AM
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How can I train around my left shoulder?

I am having surgery on my AC left side and have been out of the gym for too long due to the pain and inability to use my left arm. I need to get back in the gym but I'm not sure how to train around it. Cheers

NAMO80‎, 08-01-2019 07:23 PM
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Rhomboid Strain

This is the second time I have strained my left rhomboid. The first time I finally went to the Dr. after a couple of weeks and they classified it as "Thoracic Strain". I do know it is my rhomboid and not my trap because I full movement with my neck without any pain and only have some pain when I...

DYTrainer‎, 03-21-2011 09:59 AM
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Losing feeling in hand during pullups - has anyone experienced this?

Hey, I got weird problem. After pullups my hands (especially one - right) getting totally dead. There is no tingling but more like loosing feeling in them, they are heavy, clumsy and slow. After 40 sek they back to normal, Although in one hand my grip strenght is weak sometimes.

Szyszak‎, 08-12-2019 01:09 PM
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Overly Sensitive or Did I Aggravate It?

I experienced a neck sprain a few months ago and recently started doing PT for it a couple months ago in May. The other day my Dr. ok’d me for the gym but said to “know my limits.” I definitely still feel the sprain but he said the gym is good for me so I went yesterday. I tried a tricep exercise...

ikonik7‎, 08-14-2019 05:58 AM
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Angry Shoulder problem at at 15 y old

Alright so ive had this shoulder problem for a while now. Basically my ac joint sticks up alot on my right shoulder and very minimal on my left. I feel no pain, i only feel my right shoulder ( mostly )snapping when doing overhead movements and when i benchpress. Like i said i feel no pain and...

gzumafia‎, 08-10-2019 05:28 PM
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Is a little lower back stiffness indication of an injury? (pendlay rows)

I did some pendlay rows yesterday which i'm still new to doing since i usually do dumbbell rows. And today i've been feeling a bit of lower back stiffness. The weight was only 90 lbs for 8 reps per set. Is the lower back stiffness a sign of a slight injury and indication that i had bad form?...

backinthegymbro‎, 08-10-2019 03:11 AM
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Unhappy 5’4” Tall 29yo Lady, Severely Obese (Workout Suggestions?)

Hi :) I’m Rebekah, I’m 29 years old, 5’4” and 240+ lbs (over 40% fat BMI). Just sitting in bed, I can’t bend my knees “Indian-style”, they hurt so bad. Just standing up and walking is painful. The chronic pain could be connected to fibromyalgia as well. I’m aware that diet is key to dropping...

Rebekah2010‎, 08-09-2019 03:38 AM
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Elbow pain

In 40 years of lifting I have never experienced this. I think I did this my lifting too damn heavy for about four months this year. What can I do to get rid of this elbow pain. I know it is tendinitis which I’ve had in my knee before

jdesey‎, 08-08-2019 09:06 PM
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Unhappy I just can't seem to recover from this back injury... been almost a whole year

I injured my midback while deadlifting almost a year ago (110kg, im a beginner) and ever since I've tried everything that the internet and doctors have suggested but nothing has ultimately helped enough for me to actually return to a normal training routine. I tried going to a doctor, I've...

mmaniii‎, 08-05-2019 12:54 AM
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Pain in pectoralis minor

Hi all, I'm a 35 year old male, and relative new (+- 1 year) to fitness. I got all my excersises off this website, it really helps me, so that's how I end up here ;) About a week and a half ago I have a strained or pulled my right chest muscle (think the right pectoralis minor) while...

Jowel84‎, 08-08-2019 01:44 AM
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