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Damage to a body part/system. Some injuries can be treated, while others can only be managed.

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Upper body exercises to do when I have tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis)?

I've had tennis elbow for about two months now, on both sides. I've finally been to a sports medicine doctor about it and I'm going to physical therapy and both have cleared me to return to lifting ...
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Banded facepulls vs DB rear delt flys

A while back I had a very stubborn case of tricep tendonitis/osis. I rehabbed it with slow-tempo tricep exercises as prescribed by my PT, but it came back a few years later. Another PT said it was ...
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Stubbed toe last year still not healed [closed]

While playing football last year(around july/aug) I stubbed my toe against the ground(barefoot). And after a month I got tackled on the same toe(was wearing boots this time). I didn't play much after ...
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Climbing and finger strength training with extensor injury [closed]

I think the extensor tendons of the fingers are under little strain while climbing. (I can move mine with the other hand while pulling 20+ kg in a half crimp position.) Does it still make sense to ...
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How do you relieve a cramp in an awkward part of your body?

I occasionally get random cramps in weird parts of my body. Parts that I can't seem to find a way to stretch. The only thing I can do is try to massage it or use my vibrating massage ball against it. ...
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Work around ligament light pain

Related to this question, but not the same. Case: You have a light ligament pain and you strength train. A medical professional has cleared you out for exercising. What's the path that minimizes the ...
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Why does my right elbow joint make a popping noise when I do pullups, pushups or dumbell curls? [closed]

Everytime I do these exercises, specifically pull ups and push ups, I always hear a popping or cracking noise only in my right elbow for some reason. Even from stretching it, it still makes this sound....
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Tingling in tricep muscles when working out [closed]

Whenever I work out chest and triceps, or any push exercise really, I get a tingling in my tricep area on my arm. It didn’t hurt however I stop my set whenever I feel it. It only started happening ...
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does strength gain (without muscles getting bigger) lead to greater flexibility?

I notice that after injury people lose their flexibility. Rehab exercises will strengthen the injured muscle and also make the recovering person more flexible. But is this also the case when a regular,...
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Exercises to aid in recovery of trapezius muscle and provide future protection?

My upper back has been susceptible for years to get stiff or spasm when I do any sort of weights, typically for a few days. I've been told that totally resting a sore muscle is not ideal, rather very ...
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How can I build strength in my back without doing power movements?

I am a reasonably experienced weightlifter and lift relatively heavy weight for my body weight. I have generally been doing free-weight back squat and straight leg deadlifts with dumbbells. However, ...
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How much does nutrition affect muscle / joint health?

I've found over the last few years that the amount of problems I've had with trigger points and muscle tightness has been unbelievable. It has really affected my fitness routine as it means I'm often ...
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Is it normal when doing yoga to develop calluses on the toes?

I started to practice yoga online for the Covid-19 pandemic and currently I have been practising almost every day already for around half a year. The phalanges proximales and the phalanges mediae are ...
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Spinal Alignment and the efficacy of Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP)

For the past several months, my gym has been closed. I was going 4 times a week, always increasing the weight/reps, etc. I moved to a new city and got back to the gym, doing what I did before but with ...
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Does Performing Easier Exercise Reduce Endurance?

Recently, I was injured. Before injury, I would do HIIT workouts that push my body to the limit. I do it regularly (4 or 5 times a week). During injury, I could only do running (around 1km everyday). ...
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Routine to fix strength / mobility issues

Over the last couple of years Ive had a host of problems with my joints. Problems caused by tightness, weakness and trigger points... often in those muscles that most people don't know exist until ...
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How can I keep running and doing HIIT training with tendonitis?

I was recently diagnosed with Achilles' tendinitis in my right Achilles heel. I usually run 30 minutes twice a week and do HIIT training 2-3 times a week (circuit training including burpees, squats, ...
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Do some exercises cause injuries? Or is lack of strength the cause of injuries?

When comparing gymnastics leg training to barbell training one assumes that sissy squats cause more injuries. I believe this idea was born from the youtuber Athlean-X, also known as the most famous ...
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inflammatory and anti-inflammatory food table

To avoid sports injuries anyone knows if exists (book, ebook, internet..) a nutritional table (detected by recent scientific studies) that lists the inflammatory and anti-inflammatory power of each ...
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Pain on lower outside of knee after running for 20 minutes

I do short runs of about 20 minutes per week (around 2.5 miles per run). Sometimes towards the end or while cycling I develop discomfort on the lower outside of the knee (pictured). The pain is mostly ...
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Should I take a break from working out and if so, how long?

Well, I’m just going to be straight forward here. About a month and a half ago, I started working out in my house like every day for about two weeks. Then, I received a lot of work because I’m a ...
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Rehabbing stubborn tendonosis

I've had tricep tendonosis for over 4 years. I've seen numerous physios and put countless hours of my own research into it. Most of my rehab efforts have been with slow tempo / eccentric exercises. ...
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Level 1 Ankle sprain for 4 months [closed]

I sprained my ankle playing basketball this summer. I went to the orthopedic and had an MRI, which showed that I had a swelling in the area around the left ankle. My doctor said that I should rest ...
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Training with Shoulder Injury

Due to over weightlifting I ended up with a "tear of the supraspinatus tendon" in my right shoulder. My doctor advised that I have to live with it, and not to lift weights. I don't want to make ...
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Can sideways weightlifting be dangerous?

I used to weight lifts sideways, which means I bent sideways while carrying a dumbbell in both of my hands. Naturally this created tension in both sides of my waist, and helped developed muscles there,...
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What exercises can temporarily replace the barbell/dumbbell bench press?

I injured my shoulder rock climbing and I cannot bench press anymore as I get pain in that range of motion. Dumbbells are painful too. I can still overheard press fine, and I can do straight bar dips, ...
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Warming up and "Greasing the groove" method

"Greasing the groove" or GtG is a training method developed by Pavel Tsatsouline, and made popular through his book 1999 "Power to the People! : Russian Strength Training Secrets for Every American." ...
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Knee injuries, chiropractors vs doctors [closed]

One big issue with orthopedic injuries is that doctors do not like chiropractors apparently and never refer someone to a chiropractor. For example, the Mayo Clinic's informational page on knee ...
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What can be the cause of pain in almost my whole lower body/lower legs while running? [closed]

I ran for months without having any pain. Some days I had some muscle strain, but that is normal. Because of my personal circumstances, I stopped running for a while. The last weeks before the stop I ...
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Strengthening the ACL graft?

After an ACL injury, there are tons of exercises one can do, but almost all of them seem to focus on the muscles around the graft, and stuff like balance exercises, plyometrics, etc... What about ...
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Brachial plexus compression: What to do and what to avoid?

I got diagnosed with brachial plexus compression (basically the pectoralis compresses the nerves going to the arm at the brachial plexus, which entraps them at that point). Unfortunatly the only thing ...
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Nordic Hamstring Curls (without bending arms)

I have quite a unique problem, in that I'm struggling to rehab my lower hamstring tendinopathy because of a tendinopathy in my elbow (tricep). The physio prescribed me eccentric / Nordic Hamstring ...
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Risk of infection at the gym?

When I dead-lift, I sometimes scrape my legs from the bar threads. Do I risk getting an infection because of this?
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Upper back pain day after push-ups/pulls ups [closed]

So I've been doing push-ups for over six years and the first five years it was quite simple 6x20 sets of push-ups, without any pull-ups. Rarely an injury, and the ones that I had was somewhere at the ...
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Possible to tear muscles with body weight exercises

I don't have a personal trainer, a gym membership, or really any gym equipment (such as dumbbells), so for my daily workout/training (to gain muscle) I have resorted to using body weight exercises. ...
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Leg Extensions and Curls less harmful to your Knee with Light Weights

I want to change my workout routine a little and do Leg Extensions and Curls. Since I'm already lifting heavy on other exercises, I want to do the two with relative light weights but thererfor high ...
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advice for male turning 40+

I've been weight and martial art training for a few years now, on and off. Having turned 40 recently, and over the years noticing changes like longer recovery times etc, I was wondering if there are ...
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What is the difference between static stretching vs strengthening the antagonistic muscle?

I was trying to learn more about healthy ways to deal with injuries and I think from this video by Athlean-X and this one from Mike they seem to imply that one should basically never statictically ...
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Inner elbow pain: Golfer's elbow or something else [closed]

For the past few months I've been dealing with inner elbow and forearm pain that is brought on by pulling movements. My physio diagnosed me with Golfer's elbow and has had me doing exercises to fix ...
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I started weightlifting more seriously and now my shoulders are popping

I've had small stints of weightlifting my entire life, but recently I've tried to get more serious about it. I started taking supplements, I added more routines, I started following recommended lift ...
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how can i combine fitness and diabets together ? how can i be a professioal athlete? [closed]

Doctor's said that you cant exercise anymore , now i see nacho ( REAL MADRID F.C midfielder ) can play football as well as anyoe else , in high rate and grade , although he has diabets since he was 12 ...
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Did I tear some kind of core supportive muscle / what injury did I do to myself? [closed]

I've just had a really nasty pain in my side, on the pelvis/pelvic girdle. It feels like it was related to some core supportive muscle. While it's mostly resolved within 72 hours, I'm curious what I ...
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Building endurance after long term injury

Several years ago I injured my lumbar spine at the gym. As a result of that injury I have been unable to do, well, anything for about 3.5 years now. Needless to say, any sort of physical fitness I had ...
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Accessory Navicular Syndrome Revovery Without Surgery [closed]

I have an accessory navicular bone on both my feet. I sprained my left ankle mildly three months ago and also started to get another pain at the the inside of my foot (at the point of accessory ...
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Tendon strenghtening with overspeed eccentrics

"Microtrauma can occur when the patellar tendon is subjected to extreme forces such as rapid acceleration -deceleration, jumping, and landing." - North American Journal of Sports Physical Therapy : ...
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Unable to use left arm, what exercises should I do?

Due to an injury I have a partial paralysis in my left arm, both shoulder and elbow. This means I cannot do most of the upper body exercises. The only things I can do are single handed (dumbbell/...
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What do I do to prevent hernias?

I am very interested in lifting weights but I have had an inguinal hernia about 8 month ago and even though I am back to lifting I really fear pushing myself to limits because I don't want a recursion....
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how to keep the chest tendon injury free while training heavy bench press?

Here and here you can see me bench press 200 Kg. I don't bench 200Kg 440 Lbs all year long. After reaching the 200, it goes down gradually back to 160 and then 160 for 2 reps and slowly up. I use ...
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Does proper incline bench form require pinched shoulder blades?

I know you're supposed to pinch your shoulder blades on flat bench - it feels proper. It used to feel fine on incline as well but the twice in the past two weeks (attempting PRs) I've felt ...
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Trying yoga with multiple injuries

I've had an abundance of injuries from the gym over the last couple of years despite having spent an awful lot of money on physio sessions and personal trainers... a lot of these injuries were my own ...

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