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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 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: 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: -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: 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: 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: 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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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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Discomfort/Numbness in Rhomboid area

This has been a trouble area in my back for years. I had X-rays taken a few years ago and they show no vertebral issues so I'm not sure what's going on. It's the area between my shoulder blades, around the rhomboids mainly, maybe even a bit lower. Everything from weakness, cramps,...

animalwithin007‎, 03-22-2019 08:29 PM
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I think I have an intercostal strain, Can I still run or workout my legs and..

I think I have an intercostal strain (Left side of my chest, I can't even throw a jab without hurting me) , Can I still run or workout my legs and what Can I do to recover better and faster please ?

TonyRyad‎, Yesterday 03:49 PM
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Hip flexor soreness vs lower back

Been trying to distinguish for weeks if the soreness I feel is my hip flexors or my lower back. I usually deal with some nagging general back soreness (from diet (cutting), exercise selection, volume, and split) so I’ve learned to train around/with it. I know the hip flexors run up into your...

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Bicep Tendonitis - Moving Forward

Context to help frame: I was actively lifting 2-3 years ago before a slight back injury which caused me to stop lifting entirely for quite a while. I've recently started again but I'm finding that I am consistently aggravating some tendonitis in my elbow area. This looks to be tennis elbow, as...

snappuccino‎, Yesterday 08:53 AM
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Recurring chest/sternum pain for 11 months

Around a year ago I started feeling moderate sharp pain near my sternum/interior right chest, usually after lifting, exercising, or stretching/exerting a force on the area. If I rest for 3+ days, it subsides and I don't feel anything, but it re-aggravates easily, sometimes just by walking around,...

samthemam‎, 03-24-2019 09:04 PM
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Tight shoulders when i wake up

Ever since cutting, i tried as much as possible to keep up the intensity. I noticed tightness every morning when i try to take off my shirt, or put my arms out in front of me in maybe 30-45 degree angle My bandaid solution is to do arm circles withmy arms extended in front of me for the...

illpinoise‎, 03-22-2019 04:46 PM
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Upper body workouts with broken metatarsals

Hi Guys, Several months ago I broke two metatarsal bones. I am looking for a great muscle building upper body only dumbbell workout. Any recommendations? I have access to a lot of dumbbells in my building gym.

lookin03820‎, 03-24-2019 04:48 PM
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Exclamation Terrible back imbalance and pain! please help!

Hey everyone let me give you a little back story, I’ve been lifting for two years now and I am currently 18 years old. I love working out to heart, i workout two hours a day six days a week and eat pretty good. So recently i’ve discovered that I’ve been having a pretty bad lat imbalance, it’s...

Dambrosio5‎, 03-23-2019 10:15 PM
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Any one lifting around degenerative disc disease?

Hi everyone, I'm a newbie here. I'm 28 years old, and for about 6 months was dealing with severe (unable to walk or stand at times) butt/low back pain. After an MRI last week, and a follow up apt. today with the orthopedic, I was diagnosed with degenerative disc disease. (I think he said L4 and L5,...

Zeiset777‎, 04-26-2014 08:28 AM
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Running/ to walking

My bottom legs immediately cramp up when I try to run outside of gym and make it impossible for me to walk or run and I feel severe pain when trying to move. Is there anything I can do?

itsmemareo‎, 03-22-2019 01:24 PM
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Squatting with lower hamstring tendinopathy

I got diagnosed with lower hamstring tendinopathy several months ago and was prescribed eccentric / nordic hamstring curls to fix it The exercises seem to work great, but I seem to have hit a plateau in recent weeks I'm wondering if it's because I've tried to start squatting again (only...

olaep68‎, 03-22-2019 12:43 PM
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Full Shoulder Replacement

I am on my third, and hopefully last, shoulder surgery - the dreaded full shoulder replacement. First surgery (decompression, bone-spur scope): this was a good surgery for me to have as I was suffering from impingement. However, at the time that I had it, it was popular to have the "pain pump." ...

OverHill‎, 11-18-2011 09:15 AM
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Broken hand in hockey.

Been lifting weights and getting some gains but now out for 4 weeks. Wondering if cardio three times a week is a good idea or will I lose my gains

frantan‎, 03-18-2019 07:10 PM
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Shoulder pain, (video)

Hi guys, so I had some shoulder pain for awhile. It all started I think with close grip bench press, I would get this sort of sore feeling after my bench workouts. At first I thought it was just muscle soreness, but it started getting more and more sore. So I took a month off. Ive watched tons...

Fa7alis‎, 03-21-2019 05:06 PM
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Correcting a "weak side"

I am right hand dominant. But my right arm is noticeably less developed than my left. The forearm, tricep, and bicep are visibly smaller. I did have shoulder surgery 5 years ago that had a 3-month recovery time of only rehab. And after about 6 months I was as good as new. I want to correct my...

sen2two‎, 03-21-2019 10:28 AM
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Doctors can't diagnose

Hello, Couple of years ago while doing pull ups ı felt a pulling sensation on my upper back and my left arm started to hurt like 2/10 It went away within time but I always had flare ups sometimes worse. Sometimes I had a tingling sensation on my left fingers. It got worse within time sometime...

Aranel87‎, 03-20-2019 10:25 PM
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Big toe numb/extremely cold

Hi, it's been a while since I posted on this forum but I hope someone has an answer I'm a Muay Thai fighter who will have his last fight(s) upcoming weeks However, i've been injured recently because i kicked someone's elbow with 100% power, my entire (shin splint) left side of my shin...

Lowkick‎, 03-18-2019 02:32 PM
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elbow sprain?

is it possible to sprain an elbow by cracking it like you're cracking your knuckles? i was doing that last night and i think i cracked it a little too aggressively and it's still hurting the next day. it doesn't hurt as much to extend it as it does to engage it or move my arm upwards. there is no...

ikonik7‎, 03-20-2019 09:21 AM
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Unhappy Tightness in neck and pain between shoulder blades

I've been in proper training now for about 4 months and the results have been great and proper form is consistently executed. However about a month and a half into it I switched houses, nothing else changed and my sleep quality slowly declined. Over time however I began to develop severe neck...

gamhey‎, 03-19-2019 05:03 AM
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Question Injury - anyone had this?

About 9 months ago got a fair bit of pain from my chest - muscular pain. Felt like a pull. Didn’t train my chest for a bit. It’s still there 9 months on. It doesn’t hurt all the time, only with some movements. Sometimes when I cough, sometimes not. It doesn’t hurt when I rub all over...

Dylan1883‎, 03-19-2019 02:31 PM
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Left clavicle surgery - recovery advicd.

Hi All, Hoping for some advice, I’m approaching my 6th week of recovery from surgery on my left clavical. I’ve purposely not been going to the gym to focus on a full recovery but can see how flat I’ve become and the significant muscle loss over the 6 weeks, making me very eager to get back...

butkieb0y‎, 03-17-2019 04:21 PM
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Twinged my lower back after unracking bar during squats

So I unracked the bar during squats and it was only 80kg which I was warming up. Suddenly I felt a twinge right down my spine to my lower back. Now my lower back feels extremely stiff and is a little painful. I had no issues doing exercises like Bulgarian split squats though. Any ideas on what...

akhan328‎, 03-19-2019 11:29 AM
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Iliacus Pain

Close to two years ago I pulled my psoas major pretty bad and took a while to find a doctor to diagnose it. Since then I have worked very hard on stretching it out and strengthening it as well as my entire core. I do things like psoas march, planks, knee raises, etc. However, now I am getting...

ncsuLuke‎, 03-04-2019 09:19 AM
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Torn Rhomboid healing

I tore my Rhomboid about 9 months ago. I worked through it hoping it would go away. I finally had to stop everything physical, get cortisone shots and just wait. After a few weeks I started with some shoulder blade squeezing and holding movements. It's now 9 weeks since the cortisone and...

Jeff Rocker‎, 03-18-2019 01:05 PM
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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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