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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 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 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 09:12 AM
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What doctor to see for knee pain?

My knees feel tight and sensitive when I squad. Which doctor do I see about this? Physical therapist, orthopedist, who? Here's a video of my squat for reference. https://youtu.be/S5Qk_IGb_UI

slimchopra‎, Today 03:09 PM
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strange shoulder injury

Hi everyone. I am going to see a physiotherapist about this, but I won’t be able to for a while so I just want to get some opinions here. I know that is not a substitute for proper medical advice. I have been having a problem with my left shoulder for about a year now. I know I should not have...

Askr999‎, Yesterday 03:14 PM
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Torn meniscus, what happens after ?

Hey, I've been suffering from a laterial tear in my meniscus and am finally going under the knife. The surgery doesnt fix the tear, apparently thats permanent. The surgery is to clean up the tear and get rid of a few things that build up inside there, which helps get rid of some discomfort,...

Fillip498‎, 01-14-2020 12:36 AM
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Pain Mid Thigh (IT Band?) When Squatting

I am having pain on the outside part of my left thigh while squatting. It looks like it is an area where the IT band runs across but I do not have any knee pain which leads me to believe it's at least not IT Band Syndrome. Could this still be an IT band issue or something else? I took a couple...

ncsuLuke‎, 01-15-2020 10:30 AM
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C5/C6 Recovery? Ever lift heavy again?

Confirmed from MRI that I have a C5/C6 herniated disc... I'm struggling to find information in regards to weightlifting. Has anybody ever given it enough time (without surgery for an artificial disc) that they were able to resume heavy lifting as if it never happened? I'm reading I need to give...

backinbusiness‎, Yesterday 02:20 PM
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Exclamation Metabolic Damage?

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Have been on a strict and very clean high protein low carb diet for a number of years, shredded and toned with very low body fat, body weight was always around 48-51kg. Then i had an operation after which i couldn’t move for a month, which just killed me...

youngaladyy‎, 01-16-2020 03:08 PM
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Scapular burning, help!

About twelve months ago at work my right scapular began burning and was incredibly painful, along with shoulder pain and immobility. I toughed it out for a few weeks, but the pain got to the point of being nauseating and extremely debilitating. Enter workers comp! The doctor told me that I had...

mrkd1991‎, 09-11-2014 09:40 PM
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Recurring Back Muscle Strains

Hi, Over the last couple of years i have had issues with muscles pulling in my back, always on the one side and used to just be lower back. It would occasionally happen when training back. I went to the doctors a couple of times and got referred to a physio type hospital where they told me it...

Dan2394‎, Yesterday 11:30 AM
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Unhappy tips for getting back to the gym with a torn labrum?

Around 3 years ago in rugby, I went for a tackle using my arms and ended up dislocating my shoulder and pulling it out. I got surgery and worked my way back to normal health and the following year I started hitting the gym. I made some serious progress in the last 2 years however I dislocated my...

MugmanMark‎, 01-16-2020 08:58 AM
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Knee Pain

A few weeks ago I randomly developed knee pain under my right knee cap during a set of squats (after returning from a deload). Since, the pain has been off and on, triggered by quad exercises but back squats were mostly okay after a decent warmup. Today I went in to squat and it was both knees this...

Xpiro‎, 01-10-2020 04:12 AM
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Elbow pain ?!?

I have elbow pain while doing most triceps exercise: bench and dips(not much of pain) but any isolation exercise is killing my elbow like skullcrusher, triceps pushdown n stuff.. so my point is, any tips how to eliminate pain,btw everyday life stuff doesnt bother my elbow at all idk whats the...

planthateR‎, 01-15-2020 12:13 PM
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Frustrating shoulder/armpit problem

I fell on my shoulder nearly 6 weeks ago. Initially was in a tremendous amount of discomfort could barely raise my arm above my head and pushing motions anywhere above chest level were impossible. Went to my family doctor , he said no significant injury , just rest , ice , massage the usual. ...

silverb5‎, 05-24-2007 08:34 AM
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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 bb.com, but not so much specific to...

tkdnj‎, 04-27-2015 10:13 AM
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Question traps strain(tense feeling) for long continuos time

hello guys, i was hitting the gym alot, second after a shoulders/traps day i felt my left trap so tense, two years still feeling the pain while walking, i can function fine but it hurts/annoys me, i keep stretching it while walking!! when stretching there is muscle popping out(uneven) in contrast...

Noduck‎, 01-12-2020 04:06 PM
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Workout after (day of) MRI Arthrogram of Shoulder?

Just a quick question. I know that an MRIA is just a picture and them pointing dies into your shoulder, but I feel that its necessary to ask. Is it okay to lift hard a few hours after a MRIA?

TheCaz‎, 12-08-2011 06:47 PM
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Question Upper and outer thigh pain after a pop in the hip flexor area

So 2 weeks ago I was squatting(I had fixed and corrected my form a week prior, I got My high bar squat to look like how Olympic squatters do it) and at the bottom of the hole above my quad there was a pop and felt like a ripple or wave in that area and it started to hurt. I began stretching it the...

cb5353‎, 12-20-2019 05:29 PM
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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 08:06 PM
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Question Bicep Recovery After Wrist Fracture

Greetings Everyone, I'm typing this on week 4 (out of 6) of coming back from a broken left wrist. The cast comes off in 2 weeks. Throughout recovery, I continued doing legs/abs, and did intense unilateral training on the uninjured side. It's gone well. I've even learned some amazing things about...

MatthewSchenker‎, 01-07-2020 09:04 AM
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Question Herniated disc in thoracic spine (T5). Pinched nerve regularly. What to do?

Hey guys, I've made X-Ray some time which confirmed herniated disc in mid back region around T4-T5. Most of the time situation is following: I go to the gym regularly and at some point have stiffness in my mid back and traps. I ask my wife all the time to massage it especially traps, during...

Mak1n‎, 12-29-2019 03:44 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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Tennis elbow?

I've noticed, on a few occasions pain in my elbow on heavy presses(overhead or horizontal). And on tricep pushdowns Pain is on the outer side of the elbow. It's more of a discomfort than pain actually. But, seeing as how it's probably gonna get worse if ignored, I wanna try to take action...

WakingOp‎, 01-08-2020 06:12 PM
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TFCC Tear - What wrist brace?

I was diagnosed with a TFCC tear by a hand specialist after an MRI. He said it was just a partial tear and he thought it would heal if I just reduced use and I could wear a brace/splint but wasn't required. I asked him what type of brace and he didn't really have an answer, just said an ordinary...

ncsuLuke‎, 12-17-2019 09:31 AM
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Return to training with bone spurs in shoulder

Hey everybody, I have been an avid lifter from the age of eighteen until I started to slow down and eventually stop at the age of 34.At my best I would be 205 at 6'2 with very low bodyfat. I deal with mild scoliosis which doesn't affect my training but I found out a year and a half ago that I have...

skust75‎, 08-18-2013 08:23 PM
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Left knee burning pain

I’ve noticed after a 4 mile run @ 13 min a mile I get a burning pain in the knee. Is there any thing I can do like stretching or exercises to make knee pain go away.

Sunny978‎, 01-09-2020 10:52 AM
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Doms And Insomnia

good afternoon people, i was looking for some advice... i already suffer from insomnia but i sleep well only if i'm i have not been at the gym, when i do weight lift then i will have bad nights sleep for around 3/4 days with my insomnia getting worse. i have noticed a pattern with it and muscle...

SiloHD‎, 01-08-2020 06:29 AM
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