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Questions tagged [injury]

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

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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

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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How do Romanian Deadlifts target the hamstrings?

So basically what I'm wondering is if they are purely an eccentric exercise in terms of hamstrings... if I'm not mistaken, it is the glutes which handle the concentric part? I got diagnosed with ...
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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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Upper Spine Pain after Overhead Press [closed]

I was overhead pressing on my 3rd and last set of 135, on the last rep I tried to push it up in a strict manner, I got it up to about my forehead, it want budging, so I let it back down and switched ...
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Gym-Killing injuries

What are the injuries that may cause the end of you regular training in the gym. I read that Hernia can cause the end of the gym life as people who has hernia can not lift anymore (I mean heavy weight ...
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Arnold Dumbbell Press mechanism

Why it is beneficial or harmful to rotate my arm at top, if i dont rotate will it impinge any muscle or nerve?
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Injury cause in elbow position

I have experienced two injuries: one doing bent over dumb bell row like this I got injured when my elbow left contact with my torso and flared up outside and got sharp pain in my shoulder. Other ...
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Dislocated left shoulder, which core exercises are safe?

TL;DR I dislocated my left shoulder a month ago and it is slowly healing. Which exercises are safe to build my abs, chest and back? I have dislocated my left shoulder a month ago. It is no longer ...
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Injury - bruise -mainly on face [closed]

I was playing football ,my nose has been hitted by ball and did it a red mark from hit.I didn't put ice immediately. I put ice after 1 hour but nothing happens. What to do now to make this bruise go ...
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Numb Tingeling in Big Toes [closed]

Me: Overweight 30 year old male. This year has been a particularly inactive year* leading me to grow increasingly interested in getting into shape. Because of this, and other reasons, this lead me to ...
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Side laying flexion: what muscles worked?

I had a case of shoulder impingement a while back and it got 85–90% better with physio, but then found this exercise online which appears to be helping to finish my recovery: It really feels like it'...
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Cardiovascular exercise with mild injury

I currently have a pain down the front of one of my legs around the ankle/shin area. I believe this is due to frequent high-intensity running on a treadmill. I would like to continue an equivalent ...
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Could not work out for 3 months due to injury…Any suggestions?

I had to take a break from working out for 3 months due to Trapezitis(inflammation of Trapezius muscle). While resuming after a long break, what precautions do I need to take so that I won't ...
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How to strengthen my ankle after an injury? [duplicate]

I sprained my ankle a couple years ago. Nowadays, if I do hard physical exercises continuously for a couple of days, it bungs and my ligaments start to hurt and I cannot encumber it. It usually occurs ...
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Proper form for excercise

I had lots of injury in gym and I kept hearing it is because of bad form. I am sure i was doing correct form in half of them. Does proper form never cause injury?
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Is there any sport that helps increase height? [duplicate]

im 13 and i want to be taller is ther any sports can help to increase height cause im Short compared to the same age hope find a sport
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What to do with mild elbow pain

I've had a mild tennis elbow about 3 months ago. I went to the doctor and she confirmed it. It took about 2 months before it healed. I think it was the result of doing dips and/or pullups. The pain ...
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Exercise after lesion

I suffered a small lesion some weeks ago, and the spot is still a little bit sore, but no pain. Should I wait until I don't feel no soreness at all, or is it oK to restart exercising?
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Squats preventing shoulder impingement healing? [closed]

I’ve been rehabbing a case of shoulder impingement for several months now… I've had a couple visits to the physio since being injured and it feels like it is almost better. Originally I couldn’t do ...
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Squats: point feet forward and externally rotate hips?

I saw a physio about a year ago due to some knee problems I'd been having, and while I was there he showed me how I could adjust my form in order to squat deeper. He said for me to point my feet ...
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How can I avoid hurting my wrists when using the bar while playing DDR?

I play Dance Dance Revolution and similar games to exercise. On especially difficult levels, I lean back and grab the bar behind me, putting some of my weight on it and on my arms and wrists, to be ...
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Increasing muscle mass in my left leg considering the following conditions?

I had an operation for an ACL tear in my left knee and physiotherapy for tennis elbow in my right hand plus a weird problem in my right wrist. What happened because of these - My left leg looks ...
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After 2 years cannot do push or pull up - is it more than a strength issue? [duplicate]

31 yo F, 5'9", 67kg. Been working out about 3/4 yrs. Previously was 'skinny fat' - no core strength, fitness or even sports ever. About two years ago, after a year+ of weights, I wanted to start ...
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What is this part of my shoulder called?

I am wondering if the red dot in the picture I took is my rotator cuff or what that part of my shoulder is called. I have been having a little pain in that spot.
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Why is the wrist hurt when push up with sharp leveraged edge?

I'm starting doing push up at home, leverage for an easy start. When I place my hands on the edge of a sharp edge, like bed edge, my wrists are hurt. When I gripping a round bar, the hurt disappears. ...
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How Long to Rest After Back Spasm

It's been three days that I have not hit the gym. I got a back spasm when I was doing squats due to heavy weights. My back is fine now but I feel pain sometimes in left of my lower back above my ...
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Prevent muscle decreases after injury (left arm)

I'm a calisthenics enthusiast training towards advanced exercises like (Tuck-) Planche, Handstand Push Ups, (Ring-) Muscle Ups, Human Flag, etc. Because of a torn muscle fiber in my left forearm, I ...
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How to treat chest pain due to treadmill overwork? [closed]

The doctors cannot find anything wrong with my heart, but it is in the region of the heart that I feel a discomfort close to dumb pain - maybe in front of heart, close to chest bones. It started after ...
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Shoulder strength imbalance after injury [closed]

A few months ago I injured my right shoulder (collar bone area) playing contact sport. I haven't played or done much training at all since then. I joined a gym recently and they did a body ...
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Stretch marks during weight training

I am 15 and my height is 5 ft. 7. I started working out about two months ago. I only did tricep push ups, bicep curls, and skull crushers because I was warned that workouts will stunt my growth. I ...
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Neck strain after side plank

I've been having a few issues with my neck recently. I think I got a neck strain because it was painful also when resting and it's been lasting for two weeks now. The process that got me here I think ...
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Negative consequences to training with IT band injury?

Around 6 weeks ago I started to get pain in my IT band. I tried resting with stretching for 2 weeks almost immediately after the injury, and the problem has persisted. Currently I'm swimming 3 times ...