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Here is some of the the best available evidence regarding knee problems and osteoarthritis (OA): Virtually all activities require weight bearing will put stress on the knee joints Activities and sports that will put more stress on the knees are (football, jumping, long distance running, soccer, and any other sports that require constant cutting, pivoting ...


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I head to NIH if I want non biased supplementation information. The problem is that it almost always has to do in the context of disease, so their write-up seems to be effective in the context of Osteoarthritis: Osteoarthritis. Most research on glucosamine sulfate has measured its effectiveness on osteoarthritis of the knee. However, there is some ...


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I don't know the exact cause of cracking joints and as that page indicates professional opinion is also inconclusive, but I've always thought it was the cavitation of the synovial fluid which is again confirmed there. From Johns Hopkins' Orthopedic page: Cracking and popping of joints is usually normal and most of the time is nothing to be concerned ...


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Movement is actually an essential part of maintenance and recovery. Many regenerative processes depend upon impact and activity to repair and build themselves. An example of this is synovial joints. From my knee pain article: Great, [synovial] fluid seems to do everything. Maintains your joints, lubricates them and even helps with shock absorption. So ...


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Short answer, yes, they can. Long answer: Joint movement is essential to the joint's health as the synovial fluid bathes the cartilage and nourishes it. Think of the synovial fluid as "oiling the joint". High impact can be detrimental to the joint surfaces because of the pounding and compressive forces on the cartilage. Running over many years, esp. if ...


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The very first thing to do is to make sure your form is correct. Nerd Fitness has a very excellent article on doing squats that you should check out. Here's a short summary, but I definitely recommend reading his full post: Squat down until your thighs are at least parallel to the floor Try not to extend your knees past your toes Don't arch your ...


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I've had a very similar pain after doing an intense dumbbell circuit that heavily taxed my forearms. Towards the end of the workout I got a sharp pain while doing barbell front raises -the stress is very similar on your grip/forearm as a kettlebell swing. So most likely this is an overuse injury which causes the tendon to get inflamed. From personal ...


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Hand Injury Hands can easily be injured because the tendons must glide thru a sheath. You describe β€œThe binding of finger was not smooth, as if it was blocked. When the blockade was released, there was such click.” This American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons info link gives a nice diagram and explanation of how the tendon gets stuck and then ...


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Untrained muscles are not conditioned to doing hard work. It's really that simple. The more hard work you do, the more conditioned your musculature and supporting systems are to doing hard work. People who have physical jobs have muscles that are trained to do their jobs. If that involves carrying heavy objects from one place to another, digging, ...


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Your bones are primarily responsible for storing calcium and phosphorous. Almost 100% of the stored calcium in your body is in your bones, and somewhere around 85% of the phosphorous is stored there. When you have deficiencies in your diet in these minerals, then the body releases hormones that cause the bones to give up their calcium for use elsewhere in ...


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No danger for the muscles, joints or ligaments really. If you are used to walking and spend several hours taking a walk outside with a friend will that be bad for your body? Doing a lot of push-ups will just develop endurance, if that's what you want then go for it. Last time I checked the world record for non-stop push-ups was 10,507 and was set by Minoru ...


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If you feel any form of discomfort when you start running, then it is a good idea to extend your warm up a bit to properly warm the affected joints or muscles. Exactly which type of warm up you should use, depends on many different factors, and the easiest way is simply to google for warm up before running. As a rule of thumb use dynamic rather than static ...


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Side Plank - To save your wrists you can brace yourself on your elbow and forearm, rather than on your hand. Yoga - Given your lax or unstable joints, I would take a private lesson from a good yoga instructor to get modifications and to improve your alignments. Ask for postures or asanas that emphasize stability of the shoulder blade and strengthen the ...


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Considering you just started doing pull-ups and your first episode of muscle soreness came a day after your first exercise, what you're experiencing is most likely Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS). DOMS typically comes about after you do a particularly strenuous activity or an activity that your muscles are not yet accustomed to. Most people react just ...


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I can't give you a definitive answer, but I dug up some info that might help you decide how concerned you should be. Joint heat may be a sign something is wrong. Heat is one of the cardinal signs of inflammation, so hot joints could indicate something in there is starting to act up. Inflammation could be exacerbated by high-impact cardio, especially if ...


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As for the joint health part - why exactly are you trying to improve it? If youre experiencing joint pain or other similar problems, self medication and simple self-perscribed diet fixes are not the way to go. You should simply go see a doctor. If youre just wanting to have a healthier diet, you may try to include some gelatin. It is said that gelatin may ...


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Ligaments are passive rubber bands. They are not muscles or tendons that you can voluntarily contract and release and so you cannot strengthen them through exercise. They are also very poorly vascularized and take a very long time to "heal" which is why when you tear one, the surgeon can't just "sew it back together" but has to replace it with a ligament ...


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The only preparatory work that somebody might want to do before starting a beginner strength training program is gaining the necessary flexibility and awareness needed for maintaining form on some exercises. Areas that in some people require a bit of preparatory work are: Shoulder flexibility for overhead work or bar positioning during the back squat ...


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It sounds like you may have sprained your TFCC. It is one of the most common wrist injuries when it comes to weight training, especially after doing lots and lots of pull-ups or push-ups. As a sports physical therapist, I would first recommend you to take away all painful activities, yes this includes the punching and doing pull-ups. Next, you should ...


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Here's a good summary of muscles involved in skiing (in my experience, it is based on importance): Quadriceps. Hamstrings and Glutes. Inner and Outer Thighs. Calves. Abs and Back. Arms. If you would like to get/stay fit for skiing you should target these muscles. Based on personal experience, the following exercises prepare me the best for the skiing ...


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The best advice I can give you for strength, joint integrity and injury prevention is very simple. #1 Train in different rep ranges. One day work in the 1-6 range, next day 6-10 and the next 10-15. Get strong in every rep range. This will ensure that your joints don't get beat up and it will improve your ability to recover from session to session. #2. Take ...


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This 2010 study might shed a bit of light on your question. It's looking at damage (and then the re-strengthening) of tendons. Microtrauma can occur when the patellar tendon is subjected to extreme forces such as rapid acceleration -deceleration, jumping, and landing. The posterior proximal patellar tendon is subjected to greater tensile tendinous ...


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I think it would be a good idea for a physio to have a look at you to see if you truly have a muscle imbalance. If you can afford to pay, see if you can find a sports physio. If not, go to the doctors, and explain that it has been suggested that you have a muscle imbalance and ask them to refer you to a physio. If you have an imbalance the physio would be ...


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Its impossible for us to give you precise advice - this could be OK, or it could be a sign of a growing injury. if you grabbed a hold wrong, and now your wrist is behaving oddly (popping in a specific position), I'd take it as a sign that you have a very mild injury / overuse, and to take a couple nights / a week off and see if it gets better. Maybe you ...


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When you are training, your whole body adapts to the stress you put on it. The speed, how different structures of your body adapt, differs. Muscles and tendons will adapt faster than joints and bones. Under normal conditions you don't need to explicitly train your tendons – and I doubt it is possible at all – they will develop as your muscles grow, and so ...


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Tendons and ligaments can be strengthened by doing some stretching. It is better that you do some stretching before you start any exercise. Below is an article that teaches how to stretch some of your tendons: How to Rebuild & Strengthen Tendons You said that you feel sharp pain in your wrist? I have the same problem as you a month back until my friend ...


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The muscles involved in going down stairs are the same as when going up, but they are being used differently. The primary difference is that instead of your quadriceps pushing you up (a concentric contraction), your quad is resisting gravity as it lowers your body down (an eccentric contraction). The eccentric contraction is extremely powerful and if you ...


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This is a tough question to answer and requires a lot more information about body mechanics than I have. But as for my experience, it's the impact that destroys joints, not merely the motion. This is why low-impact trainers such as elliptical, rowers, and exercise bikes are so popular. If you are having hip pain consider sleeping with a pillow between ...


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Usually during and after exercise varieties of sounds comes out from joints no need to worry about that so much if u are not feeling pain. Soreness usually happens if the person is not usually habituated to the exercise. I means to say that if u r doing 10 reps of military press a day with other exercises and u suddenly increase it to 25 or 30 then this type ...


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See a doctor, physical therapist, physician's assistant or kettlebell instructor. (Or all of the above, preferably.) Get your specific medical issue addressed. Fix whatever form issues you have, whether related to the pain or not. Without attempting to diagnose you over the internet via a one-sentence description of your problem, I'd bet that you have some ...



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