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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 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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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: 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: 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: 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: -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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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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Lower Back Injury - Exercise Altneratives

So a week ago I made a mistake on a deadlift, I didn't listen to my back and went one rep too many. I fatigued as I was doing my last rep and allowed my back to arc, immediately heard a "cracking" noise and felt some of the worst pain I've ever experienced, I got lightheaded and almost passed out....

rxb230‎, Yesterday 02:04 PM
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dislocated shoulder...what to do?

i started working out religiously about six of months ago and have been taking it very serious. i have lost around 40 pounds of fat, probably more due to the gained muscle. i have mad a lot of gains. for example i went from the 45's on dumbbell chest presses to 85's. for a clean 3 sets of 8. but i...

sshibilia‎, 12-30-2007 10:05 PM
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Triceps pain

Hi! Almost 4 years ago I had an injury at the left shoulder that came with a pain in the triceps. The shoulder pain passed but even today I still have that triceps pain. I believe that the exercise that caused the pain was bent over two-arm long barbell row. As I can really explain where the pain...

Serbanpetrea‎, Yesterday 05:03 AM
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exertion headaches

I was toward the end of my work out, doing some heavy leg presses, & a shooting pain went right up the back of my head. It was very sudden & painful. I know what it was b/c this same thing happened a few times before years ago. Well this was 3 days ago, i still have a mild head ache & if I do...

gymrat2007‎, 12-31-2008 11:44 AM
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pain under shoulder blade after pushups incline bench or shoulder press

when i do standing shoulder press i can feel it on second set doing pushups and incline bench it shows up after about a week and lasts few weeks after i cant really pinpoint which muscle it is but it feels like its between lower part of the shoulder blade and spine it feels like a pulled...

raverx3m‎, 08-11-2017 11:19 PM
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Dumbbell Side Bend for abs: bad for disc bulge in back?

I'm new to this and I am badly in need of advice. I'm trying to do weightlifting exercises to tighten up my abs and obliques. The Dumbbell Side Bend is good for these muscles, so I've been doing this routine for the past few days. I'm starting with a 30 lbs dumbbell, as this exercise requires a...

CRM0807‎, 08-16-2017 06:28 PM
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Unhappy Gap between my pecs looks like it's getting bigger

So I've been exercising for all my life, but I've recently noticed my pectoral muscles look like they're getting farther away from eachother and I'm worried this will ruin my physique, does anyone know what I can do to prevent this from happening? Is it going to get worse? Do I exercise my pecs...

DaGajaFly‎, 08-16-2017 03:29 PM
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Shoulder Pain or something

Hello Lovely people 1. so i always had a weak shoulders for some reason, my left shoulder always pop and when i left my arm high the clavicle bone gets pushed by some other bone but its painless and never had a problem with it, is that normal ? 2. i hurt the little bone(ac joint?) on my...

rami3000‎, 08-17-2017 04:34 PM
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Lifting post Labrum surgery

Hello, I had surgery on my left shoulder to repair a torn labrum on November 21st, 2016. I had a Bankhart tear, and three anchors were placed into my shoulder. I started physcial therapy four weeks after the surgery, and was consistent until Janurary 18th (school started). From there, I was...

Vinnyx1‎, 08-16-2017 03:24 PM
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How to train to fix rounded shoulders?

I have developed a shoulder issue, which I think is possibly rounded shoulders. I can't afford professional help / physical therapist so I'm seeking advice on the forum. My problem most likely occurred due to years of sitting in poor posture, being sedentary and then training at the gym with bad...

Nightcrawlr‎, 08-17-2017 12:18 PM
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Back of knee pain never really goes away

Hi all. Seems like this forum has a lot more activity than others I've seen online. Anyway, I have a problem that google can't seem to help me with, exactly. I'll try to be brief and include everything that might be relevant: Close to a year ago I played tennis. I used to play a lot but haven't...

BushkaDan‎, 08-16-2017 08:15 PM
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physical therapy question

ive been out of the gym for 7 weeks because of "forearm overusage" according to my physical therapist. im wondering if physical therapists sometimes have no idea if someone can weightlift or not due to their injury so they just say "dont weightlift", or are they more educated and do know if you can...

BangDingOw‎, 08-16-2017 02:53 PM
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Good chest exercise for those dealing with shoulder pain or injury

Hi all, I just wanted to share something that has been working for me in case it might help others. I am 35 and a few years back I tore my labrum doing dumbbell presses. The doctor was 50/50 on the surgery and said it would be best to avoid it. I switched to push ups because of pain from...

Unknownroad‎, 04-18-2017 12:51 PM
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Angry I'm real messed up physically....any advice is appreciated.

Well guys first time posting here but I have gotten desperate lately and could use any advice at all. To start, I have been lifting for about 5-6 years or so pretty seriously. I went from 140-175 pounds and my strength has progressed quite well....that is during the times that I have not been...

dfc155‎, 08-15-2017 12:14 PM
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Is soreness that is not DOMS okay?

First off, sorry for any typos or grammar/formatting issues ahead of time, I'm using my phone right now. So for the last few weeks I've been doing calisthenic workouts as I currently have a lower back injury from a car accident. I've been making some really good progress these past few weeks,...

Kaihato‎, 08-15-2017 08:58 PM
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Exclamation Pulled lower back muscle taking ages to heal?

Hi guys, Roughly about 5 weeks ago I suffered from a lumbar strain/pulled lower back muscle from doing deadlifts. Being naive and a novice i did heavier weight than I should have and my form slipped. I've gone to like 2 doctors, 2 nurses, a PT and they have all said it is a lumbar strain...

Comicfire‎, 03-11-2017 09:32 AM
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Anyone in here squating/deadlifting with a hernia mesh repair?

I had a left side laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair done in 2014. The one with the mesh. My doctor told me after a few months I should be able to do any physical activity. I took it easy for about 6 months. And then got back to running. Recently I started doing "starting strength" 5x5s. As my...

NickyNorka‎, 08-14-2017 07:51 AM
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Elbow and shoulder pain

So, I'm still having some highly uncomfortable shoulder pain as well as some elbow pain on the same arm. I suspect it could be from benching but I don't know what I'm doing wrong. The shoulder pain is only really there when I twist my arm behind my back. The elbow pain is like a random throbbing....

MBoux2000‎, 08-13-2017 09:00 AM
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Agrivated rotator cuff

Doctor adivised I rest my sholder for 4 weeks. What uper body exercises can I do without using my shoulder? Can I still do bicep/triceps exercises? I would like to be able to do more than just legs for 4 weeks.....

RezzB‎, 08-12-2017 06:55 AM
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Broken Heel

I recently broke my heel bone and am out of work/the gym for 5-7 more weeks ( 3.5 already ) and unable to put any weight on the foot until that time. Thankfully, surgery isn't needed. I was just starting to get back into a gym routine after being out for a while, and I want to keep the progress I...

GuitarGuyBMG‎, 08-14-2017 04:21 PM
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Not entirely sure where to post this. I suppose my fear is injury. Injury prevention! Along with my other goals, flexibility is one. So I complete my workout, and then I go to stretch afterwards. I stretch the warmed up areas, and I don't feel discomfort, until I get around to stretching my...

ihatepeas82‎, 07-27-2017 06:23 AM
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Arrow Wrist strength and flexibility routine

Hey guys! Check our routine made to improve wrist strength and flexibility, essential to not only bodyweight exercises but also for every kind of sports. This is a routine with very low equipment that you can perform anywhere and anytime! Appreciate your feedback =)

DuarteJAP‎, 08-13-2017 03:03 PM
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Dropped 185lbs on back

I'm 17, and I was in the weight room training for football and I was doing a 185lb back jerk and after 5 sets of 10, my arms were toast and couldn't control it on the way down. I felt the pain immediately but went on to play rugby. This happened months ago and the pain has stayed consistent, if not...

Austin1776‎, 08-09-2017 03:33 PM
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Problems with my hand and wrist

So couple weeks ago I fell on my elbow which is still hurting a bit. But in the past couple days I've experienced pain in my hand and even wrist when trying to do things like push ups. It's a weird pain idk how to explain it but I have a feeling like it might be something to do with nerves. Is this...

Kowalski1998‎, 08-11-2017 09:54 AM
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Unhappy Recovered from paralysis HELP

Hi All, Completely new to the whole gym thing really and have only just started. So I'm a massive beginner anyway. Back last year, I contracted a strange virus in my spinal chord that caused me to lose power, movement and feeling in the left side of my body from the neck down. I got given the...

mje1993‎, 08-11-2017 05:32 PM
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