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by 0 · about 8 hours ago

My partner has torn a ligament in his knee, I'm wondering if anyone has any advice for natural healing. Our best bets at the moment are increasing the intake of Vitamin C and turmeric, bone broth every day, good meats and fats. Also, a... (more)

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raydawg 0 · July 23, 2014 at 9:51 AM

How about getting a knee brace to immobilize it for a while, and then slowly build the muscles back up through exercise. The problem is going to be mechanical. Yes, Vitamin C and bone broth can help with the cartilage, but allowing it time to... (more)

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by 0 · about 8 hours ago

Hi everyone, I am a runner and I spend more time not running then running as always injured. I had an MRI and am found to have osteopenia which means I have low bone density but not so low as to have osteoporosis. Being paleo how can I... (more)

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joanna_4 0 · June 20, 2014 at 10:15 PM

I started taking AlgaeCal and Strontium when I was diagnosed with osteoporosis this year. It's supposed to reverse osteoporosis so I take it daily. I am hoping my next bone density can is improved. I only started it in February so I'm sure it can... (more)

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by 915 · about 8 hours ago

Hi guys, has any of you any expert opinion or just good knowledge on this matter please. I'm all for kids exercising & think it's more important than ever these days with our sedentary lifestyles. I'm not a crossfitter myself &... (more)

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paint94979 0 · January 04, 2014 at 5:35 AM

Don't let your kids do crossfit please

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by 5 · about 8 hours ago

I have an injury to my chest/back/ribs that I'm currently waiting on xrays from my doctor to diagnose. It could be costochondritis, thorasic radiculitis or something else but bottom line is it sucks. It happened from Crossfit about 6 months ago... (more)

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Jan_1 0 · July 21, 2013 at 5:49 AM

A good plate of meat or such will do the same thing, or more. :)

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by 418 · about 8 hours ago

I do not have health insurance. The area is right near my sternum. I am sure it is a muscle (tendon) tear. I am 26 years old and I injured it doing weighted dips. It has been over a year since the injury with only mild improvements. I cannot... (more)

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MPie 0 · June 25, 2013 at 3:36 PM

Skip the dips and bench for now. If something's torn and you're doing pushups again without pain, you're probably healing up. Don't screw it up. Just do pushups in the mean time and wait.

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by 0 · about 8 hours ago

Hi I'm a single mum and self employed massage therapist so slicing off the tip of my thumb a few hrs ago wasnt the best plan. It's been cleaned and dressed and I've had a better look at the damage in the process. Nice clean cut above, but... (more)

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jessica_11 0 · April 17, 2013 at 11:38 PM

it will probably grow back, but perhaps not to its previous fullness. ive always dressed these kind of wounds with a mix of oil of oregano and bentonite clay. it sounds crazy but it creates a protective and antiseptic barrier and seems to speed... (more)

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by 743 · about 8 hours ago

Hello, paleo-folks! I've been pretty strict with paleo for the last year, and dabbled with it for 1-2 years prior. Before high school, I was an inactive, obese kid who's only pleasure in life was to eat junk food and play videogames. When high... (more)

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Morrigan_1 0 · February 28, 2013 at 6:19 PM

Don't fast, that's not gonna help anything. There's nothing positive about fasting, it's just a myth. Without being any expert on joint disorders, I would say go for a really clean antiinflammatory diet. get your vit D level checked. avoid... (more)

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by 222 · about 8 hours ago

So yeah, the title. Plus any other things that have been The Deciding Factor in your sleep quality. I've been healing from a spinal fusion following a fracture and lately I've had some serious issues falling asleep (it used to just be staying... (more)

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Mike_T_1 0 · February 04, 2013 at 2:26 PM

Recently heard on Robb Wolf's podcast that the insulin released after eating carbs can lower cortisol, making it easier to fall asleep. So, evening starch could be good.

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by 75 · about 8 hours ago

Hi all, My dog bit through my thumbnail today (she mistook it for a stick...) and it pierced the nail and the nail bed. There was an incredible amount of blood, a charming crunching sound and plenty of tears on my part...! I went to the doctor... (more)

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Eugenia 0 · January 09, 2013 at 11:16 AM

Yes, my wounds heal faster on Paleo, and I'm less susceptible to various bacteria or viruses. The pain feeling has changed too, I don't scream like a baby anymore when I get burned or cut. But a dog bite, that might be different and might need... (more)

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by 549 · about 8 hours ago

I tore my right hamstring muscles two days ago, went to the doc who patted me on the back and said, 'soft tissue damage' and 'just wait for it to heal'. Now I know he was in a hurry and having a 60 year old woman with such damage, I felt... (more)

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Jake_17 0 · April 26, 2013 at 6:27 PM

Consider treating your injury with METH instead of RICE. METH stand for Movement, Elevation, Traction, and Heat I agree that ice is useful in reducing potential excess scar tissue formation, however I feel that the use of ice needs to be limited... (more)

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by 82 · about 8 hours ago

I have recently developed pain in my left knee after a couple of WODS that were very squat-intensive. I have since taken 2 weeks off to let it heal. I still have some pain but I don't want to let this keep me from progressing. Other than the knee... (more)

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KL_1 0 · November 13, 2012 at 11:40 PM

Where is the location of the knee pain? Have you seen a doc? Have you taken any other measures to heal (mobility, ice, PT, anti-inflammatory medications, etc.)? How many days a week do you Crossfit? Do you do anything else? Are you carrying any... (more)

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by 715 · about 9 hours ago

Continuing to lose weight. I'm down 35# since January. I had a fairly long plateau, but now I've lost several pounds again. Measurements keep decreasing and I'm feeling energy and mentally I feel great. After a rather severe injury back in June,... (more)

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Jay_15 0 · July 31, 2012 at 4:52 PM

Controlled strength training with slow rep counts would be a good place to start. Something like body by science type training is rather easy on the joints, and you would be able to ascertain if a movement was aggravating that hip pretty... (more)

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by 193 · about 9 hours ago

Does anyone have experience with or knowledge of compartment syndrome in the forearm? I know it's a long shot, but I'm hoping someone can shed some light on non-invasive treatment besides rest (sucks), lots of anti-flammatories, or manual massage. (more)

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sage_ 0 · July 06, 2012 at 3:18 AM

ice and elevation combined with a foam roller- eventually that fascia will stretch.

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by 715 · about 9 hours ago

I'm about 1 1/2 weeks post injury. Took a bad fall during an outdoor activity. Lots of bruises along one side, some swelling in neck and lumbar region. Strained muscles. Had everything checked out by the doctor and nothing seemed to be broken and... (more)

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by 3661 · about 9 hours ago

I follow a pretty strict, some would say very strict, Paleo diet. I am also very leery of drugs. I'm not asking for medical advice; I'm just hoping some of you may have some insight or previous experience with my dilema. I was recently injured... (more)

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Nathan_4 0 · May 01, 2012 at 7:03 PM

I'm a weight-lifter/athlete and have been dealing with chronic injuries/pain on and off since I was 16 (am 35 now). Over the years I've discovered two ways to counter injury and inflammation. Build muscle around the affected area. For rotator... (more)

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by 144 · about 9 hours ago

Hi, I'm a 21 year old female, 5'2", feeling chubby (although also strong) at 130 lbs. I've been eating mostly Paleo for about 6 months. However, I have a history of binge eating and general anxiety towards food; dealing with that is a major life... (more)

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November 0 · March 19, 2012 at 7:22 AM

Here's an article I like on 'Why Friends Don't Let Friends Do Cardio' http://everydaypaleo.com/2011/09/02/friends-dont-let-friends-do-cardio/ He's got links in there to other stuff. It's a good intro explanation. Sorry to hear about your knees,... (more)

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by 1304 · about 9 hours ago

I recently sprained my ankle fairly badly just about a month in to eating and living more Paleo. I had especially been enjoying hitting the gym more often and I'm worried about losing gains. Assuming that when Grok twisted his ankle his... (more)

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Gary_1 0 · January 30, 2012 at 6:08 PM

More chocolate.... I am ready to collect any time you like. (I am assuming you are a "she" Sam with a request for chocolate like that - but I may just be making naughty sexist assumptions...) Seriously though, I recently saw an article on the... (more)

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by 15226 · about 9 hours ago

If muscle injuries cause inflammation would that show up on a CRP test? any links to papers would be greatly appreciated too!

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The_Quilt 0 · October 02, 2011 at 2:07 AM

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8959256

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by 799 · about 9 hours ago

I just found out two days ago, via MRI, that I have a bulging/herniated L4/L5 disc. Here's a link to one of the many pictures from the MRI: http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6196/6050044492_e9cece6a76_z.jpg My back has been a mess for the last few... (more)

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Jesse_3 0 · August 20, 2011 at 2:05 PM

Nate, This type of presentation typically starts as a sacroiliac joint problem. When the bottom disc in the spine (for you the fourth lumbar disc) is worn while the others are not, it indicates poor sacroiliac joint alignment. This results in... (more)

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by 25 · about 9 hours ago

Hey PaleoHacks! You guys have given me great diet advice in the past (I'm all paleo all the time), so I want to take some time and ask some of the lifting/workout questions I'm wondering about, with specific regard to my personal situation. The... (more)

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Kie 0 · August 31, 2011 at 8:47 PM

Three shoulder surgeries here, including an open bankart repair and six months of physical therapy. TURKISH GET UP... Google it, learn it well, start light, do it several times a week. Once you can do it with 50+ pounds let me know if you have... (more)

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by 774 · about 9 hours ago

Heres an observation: I am currently on a working-travel-holiday in Australia. I have been more loose with my diet, a) because food prices here in Australia are really putting pressure on my savings and b) i have been succumbing to a few... (more)

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none 0 · June 18, 2011 at 2:22 PM

Vitamin C uses much the same process as sugar to get into the cell. If you have a high sugar diet, then yes your needs would increase. There are only so many "doors" for these substances to enter the cell and if sugar is bullying it's way in, then... (more)

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by 11099 · about 9 hours ago

I tore a ligament in my ankle snowboarding with my family this spring, and was on crutches for two months. I am only in the past week starting to walk very short distances without crutches, and have been doing stretches, and receiving acupuncture... (more)

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Rogue_Nutritionist 0 · June 04, 2011 at 2:23 AM

Thanks for all the helpful advice everyone...looks like I need to continue my eternal patient waiting around...I look forward to taking a nice long walk soon! Swimming is a great recommendation, since summer is just around the corner, and I live... (more)

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by 270 · about 9 hours ago

I just pulled my quad yesterday playing baseball. Is there any foods I should be eating to quicken the healing process?

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UncleLongHair 0 · May 10, 2011 at 2:00 PM

Apply ice for the first 24-48 hours, heat after that (30 minutes at a time for each, a few times a day). Completely rest it if possible. Hard to rest a quad if you have to walk around, but even minor movement will lengthen healing times... (more)

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by 158 · about 10 hours ago

A friend of mine recently broke his clavicle when he fell off his bicycle, and I almost got hit by a car today while I was riding through a green light. So it got me thinking. Anybody have hard data on bicycling injury rates? Or know about the... (more)

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by 273 · about 10 hours ago

I have heard from Tom Bisio ( Tooth from the Tiger's Mouth ), and some other sources relating to eastern medicine that icing injuries to reduce inflammation is bad for the long term health of your soft tissue, and can add pain and stiffness to the... (more)

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Bkluffy 0 · October 14, 2010 at 12:16 AM

From what I understand, you are supposed to ice it when the injury first occurs, for no more than 20 minutes at a time. The length of time you keep ice on it is what will damage the skin tissue. After the first couple days, you want to use heat... (more)

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