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The nature of those two movements is different. The lorry driver performs continous, non-changing movements which wear out the cartilage of the joints and the tendons and ligaments. Every movement induces slight inflammation in the structures involved. One difference is that the lorry driver performs the same movement every day, without the possibility of ...


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If the pain is in the joint, it is likely to be an inflammation based problem known as tendinitis. Tendinitis happens when you have bad form, inadequate warmup, poor equipment, and/or unbalanced work. There is likely some swelling, even if it's not visible on the surface. For the most immediate relief, the protocol I use is: Compress the joint--should ...


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I think the most versatile shoulder exercise is the handstand push-up (HSPU) or a variation of it. The benefit of this movement is that no equipment is required. I understand that as a personal trainer, your clientele may not have the ability to perform this exercise, so there are quite a few options for scaling based on the fitness level of the trainee. ...


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Muscle strains can be tricky to heal, mostly because people won't take the proper amount of time to let them heal properly. Given a full healing cycle, then you shouldn't have any more risk of reinjuring the bicep than any other muscle in the body. You note that the pain is in the center of the bicep, which almost precludes any tendon involvement, so it's ...


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First of all, if your fingers are constantly under stress and they are not recovering properly, this can lead to nerve damage in the wrist and elbow which is known as a repetitive stress injury. Much of your 'finger' strength in rock-climbing and tennis is generated by your forearm. So increasing forearm strength will increase the strength of your fingers. ...


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Injury sucks and it can never heal quick enough. To let it heal completely, you will need to have patience, though. First of all - and yes, I'm being preachy, bear with me - see a specialist. A trip to your physician is never really wasted time, even if he just tells you to slow down. In the worst case scenario you're really hurt and doing nothing can lead ...


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DOMS is an inflammatory reaction due to eccentric overload and structural alteration (ref). DOMS is distinct from an acute strain. It can be treated symptomatically as an inflammatory process (ibuprofen, cold, massage). It's also been observed that high-speed, rapid concentric muscular contractions may provide relief (same ref). Anecdotally, I support this ...


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I'm going to caveat this answer by informing you I am not a physical therapist. The routine I'm linking to is from the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons: Rotator Cuff Shoulder Conditioning Program. Some high points are: The rotator cuff needs to heal. If your client has pain dealing with any of the exercises outlined, don't do them. Strengthening ...


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Finger injuries from climbing often involve strains of the tendon and/or tendon pulley, inflamation, partial or full tears and/or joint ligament sprains. You would need to see a doctor for a diagnosis, preferably a hand specialist with experience treating climbers. If you need treatment, look for a specialized hand therapist (either a physical or ...


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In general, good PTs tend to distinguish between two kinds of people. Some clients will be extremely sensitive to pain. These folks will, in general, benefit from being told to exercise even when it hurts a bit, as it will prevent muscle loss &c. Other clients will be significantly less sensitive to pain (case in point, I once finished a 10mi ...


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Tonny, Sorry about the shoulder injury. There are minor alternatives to planks; however, they all involve shoulder usage. In my opinion, if you cannot perform plank (an exercise that requires no movement) due to shoulder issues, no other single exercise exists as a substitute. This source highlights some exercises that can be done to replace planks; ...


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Step 1: consult a doctor to determine: If it's really hemorrhoids The severity if it is And the protocol to remedy it. If the hemorrhoid was caused by lifting, then know it won't get any better if you continue lifting the way you do. You can work through minor hemorrhoids, but refine your technique. Step 2: fix your form You'll find that you need to ...


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Shoulder injuries are one of the most difficult injuries to overcome. They are right up there with knee and neck injuries. My recommendation to you is to stop all weight exercises that involve the shoulder immediately. Allow the joint to rest properly for at least a month before returning to using weight and begin slowly. Low weight, low reps. In the ...


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Recovering from injury is a tricky thing, especially for active people who want to get moving again. Strength exercises can definitely help with injury recovery, but not knowing the specifics of your situation, I'd definitely suggest seeing a professional, like a physiotherapist, for an assessment and recommendations. My guess is that you'll need to start ...


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Although weakness or limited mobility anywhere in the kinetic chain may lead to excessive pronation as a compensation, limited ankle dorsi-flexion is often a prime culprit. To test your dorsi-flexion range you can see if you can fully squat without lifting your heels or losing your balance. Or another quick lunge test uses a ruler and the wall. If you find ...


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What lifts shouldn't you do when suffering a muscle tear, cartilage tear, soft tissue damage, hard tissue damage or broken bone? Well, until your doctor says otherwise, I'd stay away from: Deadlifts Squats Bench press Overhead press Bicep curls Tricep curls Quadricep curls The frequently unheard of Quinrecp, Hexacep and Septecep curls Running, jogging, ...


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A few thoughts... Dehydration is a common trigger, and it's easy for that to happen if you work out for long periods. Milk of magnesia is your friend. It works by changing the osmotic balance of your intestines and keeping more water in the intestinal tract, making things softer. Great when you are having issues. I cycled regularly with hemmorhoids and not ...


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I would look into pilates. There are a lot of great free work outs on youtube that would be helpful for you with an injured knee. you could try POPpilates, she has a lot of free work outs on youtube. Or you can try Nike training club. its a free app in the itunes store. Very similar to insanity or p90x. but you can break it down into areas to work. You could ...


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Some of it is person dependent, but it's not the muscles that generally get injured. The things that tend to deteriorate are the joints, cartilage and bursa. These wear down over time, and can lead to injuries. Every sport/activity when practiced for a long time has its own "signature" injuries due to long time, repetitive motion. Golf, for example, has a ...


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Yes it can. Many professional athletes have life-long injuries from their training. Find a good physical therapist who can help you - it sounds like your having some im-balances that can be solved.


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First and foremost, if you haven't already, go and see a professional about your back. Even minor back injury is very serious and can cause further damage if it's not properly dealt with. You should really get advice from an MD or physical therapist to prevent any further injury. Even if you have to really baby your spine, there's a lot you can still do in ...


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My first thought would be to use kettle bells and create a light routine, but kettle bells require knees to be used in almost all movements. Depending on how tight your work schedule is and how bad your knee injury is I would recommend kettle bells. They provide a full body workout in less than 20 minutes. Try yoga. You may think yoga is easy and not a ...


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It very much depends on the injury and the extent, but, I normally find there is something I can do. If I can't run, maybe I can cycle or swim. Maybe, I can only do upper body weights, and abs. There are usually alternatives, but you do need to listen to your body, and medical advice. Sometimes, it's nice to be a little imaginative, and try something ...


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Slow process of diagnosing this: information here is a summary of my treatment and helped by top neurosurgeons, physiotherapists, couches and other professionals. You can read my diary below. We are trying to get me back to games fast. [24th June] general doctor order me 2 weeks of rest with anti-inflamatory painkillers I am doubtful about this because ...


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Here are some core workouts I can think of that shouldn't use the shoulder. Superman (without arms extended) Crunches Reverse Crunch Bicycles Side Crunch Source: I hurt my shoulder back in January and did a lot of these instead of the plank family.


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Why do you want to "train shoulders"? Are your clients bodybuilding? If they're doing movements that involve the shoulders, e.g.: push-ups (with hands on a chair or stool if regular push-ups are too hard) pull-ups (with assistance if necessary), and dips ...then why the need to hit yet another deltoid? Unless they're bodybuilding clients (in which case I ...


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You should always train them together. Naturally most people have a muscle imbalance, right arm stronger than left arm is a common one but as long as you train them together they'll eventually even out even if physical appearance may be slightly different. Just because you don't feel as though you've pushed to the limit doesn’t mean you haven’t made an ...


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Actually any body weight exercises could aggravate the tear. A torn labrum lessens the joint's stability. Torn tissue is not something that exercises will correct. Exercises may help to improve the position of your shoulder joint and scapula. Exercise may help to balance and strengthen muscles around the shoulder so that they protect the shoulder from ...


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You should distinguish between pain in fact of sore muscles due long workout or real injuries (in my experience most time you can make a difference) running injured is a bad idea. But it sounds like you need to know whats going on with your body for real. I would advise you to contact a Osteopath, its an advanced kind of physiotherapy and they have deep ...


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Your biceps like to provide assistance when performing exercises for the back, however if you use a pronated grip (or overhand grip)to do your back exercises it puts the biceps in a weaker position to help out. This forces the brachioradialis muscle, to pick up the slack and aid in assisting the bigger muscle group working. The brachioradialis muscle is ...



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