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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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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, Today 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, Yesterday 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, Yesterday 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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Can anyone tell me what this armpit muscle is called?

So for the last 4months I've been having a weird full feeling in this feels tight and not normal also a crawling feeling aswell and muscle pain unless I bench super wide grip as it stretches the area.any ideas what this may be it's annoying .I know what caused it I was warming...

live1‎, 02-22-2017 05:12 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 behind knee: Baker's Cyst?

I think I pushed myself too hard in the gym last week, and powered my way through some single-leg kettlebell deadlifts despite my legs shaking with fatigue. My form must have been off as a result, and since then I've had this strange pain behind my knee. It's nothing severe and feels better than...

ReboundReps‎, 02-03-2020 02:52 PM
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Post Shoulder Pain

So heres a little bit a about my program and everything iam doing a 5 Day Push Pull Split 2xChest,Shoulders,Tri, 2x Back,Biceps, 1x Legs And on the two chest days i started experiencing some weird shoulder pain when doing incline bench press and lateral raises Usually after these days when iam in...

Topaz121‎, 02-03-2020 12:35 AM
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Glute pain help please

Hey everyone since July of last year 2019, I've been having pain in my right glute when externally rotating my knee during squats and the initial push of the deadlift. I have tried stretching and lacrosse ball massaging and no dice. I recently have tried doing yoga stretches and it kinda helps but...

jonjonx5‎, 02-07-2020 06:40 PM
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Please help out of luck (raised traps/shoulder after neck injury)

Hello, I received physical trauma to the right side of my neck in september, and that has left my right trap constantly raised. I can bring it down but it just natural goes back up to the raise position. I've tried physio like 5 times (they didn't even try to do anything, and it cost way too...

2RDEYE‎, 02-06-2020 11:12 PM
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How do you all that have deal with Coracobrachialis**

Had this for 2 to 3 years (took a long break in everything that triggers it and it still did not disappear) mainly in my right arm , flies are a killer and some shoulder exercises also sort of like a guitar string kinda feel really hard to explain. Also sometimes when I bench my shoulder seems to...

bongsta879‎, 04-15-2017 08:38 PM
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Forearm and elbow pain

Hello there! Previous week my right forearm and elbow started to hurt after my arms day. It wasnt anything serious so I didnt mind. This week I coulded do my chest / back exercises and I felt the pain, but very little (I also bench and dealift pretty heavy). I even did some chinups. But when...

AndyBendy‎, 02-05-2020 01:10 PM
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Something slipped under my left rib while squatting

Been doing pretty well with my programming lately but yesterday was squatting and at the bottom of my lift as I was coming up I could feel something slip out from under my left rib which felt like a sprain. I immediately stopped the rep and feel fine today in terms of doing the squat position...

BaSsSiKk‎, 01-13-2020 02:42 PM
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I hsve 2 bulging disc at my thoracic spine, what do I do?

Got them while deadlifting. Apparently it shouldnt be that much of a problem for me to recapture these discs and be able to return to weightlifting but I dont have money to afford professional care right now and would love any kind of advice on how to resolve this issue once and for all. The...

mmaniii‎, 08-31-2019 08:00 AM
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Labral Tear Surgery - pro vs cons

Hey everyone, I have shoulder surgery scheduled in 2 weeks for a torn labrum. Its torn on the back of the shoulder, only a partial tear. It happened 2 years ago. Lots of pain in those first few months. Stopped doing overhead presses, and if I do heavy overhead stuff the pain comes back. ...

mcloubr‎, 01-28-2020 09:36 AM
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Muscle Knot or Muscle Strain?

Felt some discomfort in my outer to mid pec on my off day on Tuesday. Did a heavy back and bis workout on Wednesday with zero limitations but could still feel a little discomfort in my left pec. On Wednesday I did a 5x5 bench day followed by some moderately heavy cable flys and other chest...

Strado‎, 01-30-2020 10:20 AM
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