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Pain is an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage, or described in terms of such damage

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Persistent mild knee pain due to squats - push through or stop?

Over the last 2 months or so of doing heavy squats (200 lbs - 262 lbs) I've frequently had pain in my knees. During the last 2 weeks, it's been especially persistent and seems to be mostly in my left ...
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What Are The Symptoms of Shin Splints?

I started running around my neighborhood, on sidewalks or streets, a few weeks ago. Recently, I took a new route on the bike trail (asphalt?). After a five-minute warm-up of walking, I started a slow ...
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My wrists and fore-arms hurt, what should I do?

I weight lifts daily and also do parkour and I tend to have problems with my wrists and forearms (edit: specifically it's my right wrist and my left forearm. my left wrist is completely OK and my ...
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Why is it so hard to restart running if you stop?

When I run, after I have run enough to feel tired, if I stop, for even a bit, it becomes incredibly painful to restart. The pain is muscle pain, in all the muscles that I use to run. I am often able ...
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Do NSAIDS (Ibuprofen, etc.) actually speed up healing or do they just mask pain?

I have a minor muscle pull in my lower back (right side). The initial pull happened Friday, but I re-aggravated it somewhat last night. I'm trying to heal this injury as quickly as possible for an ...
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Having joint pain and “cracking” after getting back to working out with weights

I have been getting back into working out (both running and weights) and its going pretty well as i am getting back into it and being pretty consistent. The one issue is that i have started to get a ...
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Should you work through soreness?

I started working out on Tuesday and today is my second workout. I did squats on Tuesday and today my legs are still so sore I have trouble going from standing to sitting, sitting to standing, and ...
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How can I stop a burning sensation in the legs during/after walking?

I'm a "morbidly obese" guy who recently went from a work-from-home position to a commuting job. Part of my commute includes a half mile walk from the train station to the office building where I am ...
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Rotator cuff strengthening for shoulder overuse injury

I like to do a lot of swimming, and recently my left shoulder had been giving me some minor pain and occasional clicking noises. I went to an orthopedic doctor and I was diagnosed with "Left AC ...
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how to correct forward neck posture?

I am "software programmer". I recently noticed that i am victim of forward neck posture. I know my computer realated job is reason for this. I am trying to correct my posture. but while doing this i ...
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Toes Hurt and Go Numb While Running

I've been running for 11 weeks doing the Couch to 10K program, with 8-9 weeks of that being in Vibram FiveFingers Bikila LS. As I've steadily increased the amount of running in my workout, I've ...
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Why does the front rack position hurt my wrists, and what can I do about it?

I used to do my front sqauts holding the bar on my shoulders while crossing my arms over it to hold it in place. I then wanted to learn how to do a power clean, but noticed that I must first master ...
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Standing Desk is giving me neck and upper back pain

I've had a geekdesk (height adjustable desk) for several months, and I've really liked it. My back feels great. I'm not tired. My legs have adjusted to standing a lot. Recently, my neck and upper ...
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How do I cope with extreme pain from running on hard surfaces?

For the last 1/2 of 2011 I was going to my gym and working out 5-6 times per week. It was amazing! I preferred running on the treadmill as it was predictable with less impact. I also was able to ...
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I am a physically disabled person and I want to gain weight

I am a 22 year old guy with elbow problems. Eight years before, I fell down from the stairs and my elbow fractured. The doctor could not help me, so I am physically disabled. I cannot straighten my ...
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I'm not sore after doing squats. Am I doing something wrong?

I used to squat once, sometimes twice a week and I would get DOMs and soreness everytime, in my glutes, quads and other little muscles in those areas, it would hurt to sit and walk... I have decided ...
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Pain in the top of my foot

I'm having some minor (uncomfortable) pain in the outside top of my right foot (think around the inferior peroneal retinaculum or the inferior extensor retinaculum near the external malleolus). It ...
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Knee pain when running

After a run (cross country, mixed terrain, ~4 miles) I sometimes get knee pain. The pain is located beneath the knee cap. It goes away after a while, but sometimes resurfaces if I'm walking. I've ...
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How do I avoid calf and knee pain after a weekend of tennis?

I play tennis on hard courts usually 1 - 3 times per week. Several times a year there are weekend tournaments or other competitive weekend events that I like to participate in. Typically, by the end ...
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How significant is the difference between running on a sidewalk vs a paved road?

I've been running somewhat regularly for about 5 years now. I have always run on the road. For the last 4 weeks I have a new route that requires I run on a sidewalk. During this time I have ...
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Shoulder / Arm pain during overhead lifts [closed]

I have Shoulder / Arm pain when doing certain lifts. For over a year now i have experienced pain in my upper arm when doing overhead lifts. The location of the pain is show in the image. I thought ...
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Why don't my thighs hurt?

I have been running for almost 2 years now, after pretty much never running before in my life. I have had the usual injuries (shin splints, sprained ankle, etc.), but nothing serious. I've always ...
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Having elbow and forearm pain after kettlebell workout

I have been doing kettlebell workouts recently and I started having pain at the bottom of my forearm (right above my elbow). Is this a common injury that indicates I am pushing too hard or doing ...
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How to do standing military press without damaging back?

So whenever I do standing military press with any weight, it seems to kind of tear at my back. Not my lower back, but maybe my upper or middle. Anyone with similar experiences?How do I avoid this? Am ...
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Why does my collarbone hurt while jogging?

I'm a newbie when it comes to running. I usually run for about 2-3 miles 3x a week for the past 6 months. If I've skipped too many workouts (i.e. haven't ran in a month), I experience pain in my ...
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Pulled a muscle - How to heal and relieve pain

I pulled a muscle in my neck and upperback. What is the best way to heal and relieve the pain? The advice on the web is not clear. Some people say apply heat, some say cold, and some say alternate ...
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How do I come up with a good stretching routine for post workout?

I've been doing the Strong Lifts 5x5 program for about 4 weeks now, and I'm starting to get to some substantial weight. I follow that with cardio work and finish with a bunch of stretching. Up until ...
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Leg pain after running & jumping

I haven't used to run much, but recently I started working out and it includes running also. I noticed that after I run about 400-500 m, my legs (both) start to hurt in the area of soleus muscle, on ...
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Serratus anterior exercise

Although I can workout the other muscles effectively, with this one I'm really struggling. Each time I try some exercise I feel pain in my shoulders and I've to stop. As far as I understand the ...
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Sharp rib pain after squats in StrongLifts 5x5, breathe problems [closed]

I'm on StrongLifts 5x5 program about 4 months now. I'm not a novice to strenght training. I used to do kalisthenics (I've completed convict conditioning program), gymnastics, kettlebell RKC, marathon ...
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Why is it so important to squat to parallel?

According to my understanding, which is based on Mehdi's video explaining how to perform the back squat, the reason why it is so important to squat to parallel is to avoid a muscle imbalance. In the ...
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Ibuprofen before exercise?

Is it a good or bad idea to take Ibuprofen (or other NSAID) before exercise to help prevent things like knee or shoulder pain? I have heard that (a) you should not, because it will mask the pain that ...
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Shaking muscle during rest day

The day after a workout, I sometimes develop twitching in a random muscle; my triceps, or today my "upper" abs shake randomly. What causes this ?
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Pain in left palm while doing push-ups

I am a very skinny guy, 180cm tall, weigh 63kg. Even being as thin as I am, I had started to develop a potbelly. So I decided to do small rounds of working out about 10 days ago whenever I can, which ...
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My leg pinches in to my hip when squatting

I'm doing barbell squats as described in Starting Strength. When I get to a certain depth, I feel my thigh bone (femur?) pinching up against the inside of my pelvis, and feel like I can't go any ...
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Pain with the Overhead Press

I have recently started doing the overhead press as per Starting Strength. I am getting a pain when I get close to the full extension of the press. It feels like a tendon pain as it is in a very ...
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Shins hurt when running

I have been slowly getting back into shape. Started with my diet and have since added walking for half an hour most days. I haven't been tracking my weight because I am not so concerned by weight as ...
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What are the common causes for asymmetrical hips during the figure-four stretch?

In this photo I am relaxed and standing on one leg. I am not pushing or holding my knee down. I should have taken the picture without my hand resting on my knee, but I didn't. This position does not ...
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Exercises to prevent hip pain?

I'm 33 and male. I've had pain in interior of my left hip for the past 5 years or so. I first noticed the pain when playing recreational ultimate frisbee. I have since stopped playing, but the pain ...
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Lower back pain when stretching hamstrings

I went to defence forces 4 months ago and have had intense training and stuff without no good physical base before. Had to carry a 60 pound bag for miles on my back etc and now having lower back pain ...
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Pain in upper chest and upper back, what can i do?

Firstly, the exercises I normally do are running or sports such as soccer etc. For probably the last 6-12 months, I've been having discomfort in my upper chest. Lately, it feels like it's getting ...
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How to strengthen wrists to prevent pain while lifting

I do Crossfit for about two months, during these two months, we have tried as many techniques as possible, like deadlift, snatches, clean and jerk, power clean and thruster. Ever since I tried ...
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Can I replace the overhead press with the seated version?

I have been trying to master the standing overhead press for some time now, and every time I try to go a just a little bit heavier my lower back starts to hurt. Now I am aware that I need to brace my ...
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migraine after work out [closed]

Short Question Can moderate (sweating) workout trigger migraine? Details My wife had migraine twice before joining a gym when she was studying in classroom in May 2014 (at a gap of 2+ weeks) and then ...
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How to avoid stomach cramps after running?

I'm an active and fit person, but whenever I go for a run, afterwards I typically get bad stomach cramps. Anything over 20 minutes or more than 3 miles long is my threshold where I'll get a stomach ...
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I hurt my back from a deadlift attempt. When can I go back to weight lifting?

I hurt my lower back doing a failed deadlift attempt. Nothing terrible, but I feel a mild pain there. When can I go back to weight lifting? Similarly, my hand is sore (from a poorly done impact...) ...
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Strength training with arthritis & headaches - looking for resources

I would like to find resources for reducing exertion headaches while having arthritis in my neck (C2-C3). I was diagnosed with this 10 years ago and I don't do the kind of strength training I would ...
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Overhand pullups - inner forearms ache but why?

I can do underhand pullups quite comfortably (working the biceps), but I find the overhand ones more difficult, almost certainly because my back muscles aren't as strong as those at the front. On ...
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Spine pain after crunches

I am doing crunches since 3 weeks. From last 1-2 days I am feeling pain in upper back/spine. The intensity of pain is not much, but i am feeling it all day. I am doing 3 sets of crunches (20 MAX in a ...
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Are there any harmful side effects to working out just your arms?

I'm 15 years old and during the summer I've been working out with some dumbbells, and I've only been working out my arms for right now. Lately I have been feeling pain in my lower back and neck (which ...