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by 0 · about 6 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 6 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 418 · about 6 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 66 · about 6 hours ago

So, I'm currently laid up with a PCL tear for the better part of five months and I have recently found myself becoming less willing to stick to my dietary programme (IF mon-fri, high protein, V Low carbs with a slight increase in carbs on the... (more)

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CJ_12 0 · June 11, 2013 at 2:15 PM

I take one day at a time, knowing that each day I'll be more healed and stronger. Do you want to jump back in after you're healed and be 50lbs overweight because you felt sorry for yourself, or do you want to jump back in and feel good and... (more)

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by 66 · about 6 hours ago

Evening all, I've been having some pretty worrying knee problems since a rugby tournament 7 weeks ago. Being the idiot that I am (and also not speaking too much of the local language), I've neglected to see a doctor until now. I'm relatively... (more)

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cavebitch 0 · May 13, 2013 at 1:53 PM

Do you have access to a swimming pool? That's how I got in my best workouts when I was out with a stress fracture in my foot. In the pool you can do whatever strokes you like for tabatas, HIIT, or anything you like, really. For other cardio-type... (more)

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by 743 · about 6 hours ago

Hey guys, I've been injured for years in multiple areas of my body, but finally have made strides this past year in terms of recovery and strength. Summer's coming up and I have access to my old high school's weight-room. Here's my workout... (more)

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Pat_13 0 · May 08, 2013 at 10:51 PM

Looks pretty solid, other than the absence of SQUATZ. The kind with a heavy bar on your back. Looks ok though. Since you are working out only 3 times a week I don't see any reason not to do pullups, bodyweight squats, pushups, and/or dips every... (more)

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by 0 · about 6 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 1187 · about 6 hours ago

I have sustained a significant back injury (not from working out) that just takes time to heal. I'm currently unable to work out or do the heavy lifting necessary. Which is a shame, because I was finally losing weight. I'm really at a loss of... (more)

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eddieosh 0 · April 10, 2013 at 3:44 AM

It is very easy to lose strength (which leads to greater susceptibility to injury) and body composition when laid up with a bad back. To stave off the muscular decline and keep sane I find linear progressive exercise to be very helpful and... (more)

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by 197 · about 6 hours ago

Kevin Ware is a basketball player playing in the NCAA right now. News is spreading of how he broke his leg today. It is one of the most gruesome injuries I have ever seen in basketball. How can we prevent injuries like this with better diet? And... (more)

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jimmy__1 0 · April 01, 2013 at 7:58 AM

From the video it seems that Ware jumped about four feet in the air to defend a shot, landed 100% on his outside foot and his shoe stuck. In other words, his lower leg stopped while the rest of his body, carried by substantial momentum, kept... (more)

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by 743 · about 6 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 5 · about 6 hours ago

I just finished my first whole 30 and I'm going for 60 now hoping to improve upon my shortcomings in my first 30, like eating 3 meals a day and not snacking so much. I love this diet. I feel MUCH better and I am very interested in the issues that... (more)

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run262_1 0 · January 08, 2013 at 3:27 PM

I think you're doing fine. Just stay with it (that's the key), before you know it, things will start to get easier. I know how frustrating it can be dealing with old injuries, remembering how you "use to be" and finding a starting place - it can... (more)

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by 95 · about 6 hours ago

Hey Folks~ Need a little guidence here:) Recently tore 1/6 of my shoulder tendon, rotator cuff portion. Dr said we can try rehab to avoid surgery but it's 50/50 shot. I'm told to steer clear of ALL upper body exercise..(head smack) In addition... (more)

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foreveryoung 0 · November 16, 2012 at 5:19 PM

Sorry to hear about your injury man. Personally, my last real injury that sidelined me was broken back snowboarding at Copper Mountain when I was 15. I was out for 4 months, and the only exercise I did was doing kick board drills in the pool and a... (more)

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by 82 · about 6 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 296 · about 6 hours ago

I wiped out on my bicycle this week, and I noticed since then I've been getting to bed earlier and sleeping later. Nothing too excessive, as my head was fine , just a banged-up knee and and sore muscles. So is the 2-3 hrs extra sleep just... (more)

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Renee_2 0 · October 16, 2012 at 10:37 AM

Definitely. I am always more tired after I go through something physical like a minor bike accident. Takes energy for body to heal.

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by 504 · about 6 hours ago

how do you deal with it, or heal it, i always feel it under my patella during or after a 5-6 mile run. I never feel it when im sprinting or doing a 1 miler.

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matt_H 0 · August 17, 2012 at 7:09 PM

Most likely you have a tight lateral leg/IT band. Do some stretches that bring your foot across your midline, some lacrosse ball work on the side/front of your hip, and foam roll the outside of your leg under tension. Kelly starret probably has... (more)

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by 193 · about 6 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 3661 · about 7 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 45 · about 7 hours ago

Curious about others experience in proper healing of an achilles injury. How long does it usually take to recover from this type of injury? I have made gains, but at what I feel seems like a slug pace. I am also curious if nutrition can hold... (more)

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Kamal 0 · March 19, 2012 at 8:20 PM

I second Travis's vitamin recommendations. But for the achilles, I would say that specific rehab is more important. Achilles injury can come from acute injury (e.g. from playing soccer) or chronic troubles (e.g. from having tight hamstrings).... (more)

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by 144 · about 7 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 550 · about 7 hours ago

Has anyone had experience with Airrosti Treatment? http://www.airrosti.com/bestpractices.php It's supposed to be very natural and non-invasive. They don't prescribe a bunch of medicine apparently and use massage and tissue/fascia mobility for... (more)

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by 1304 · about 7 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 7 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 692 · about 7 hours ago

I know a lot of you Paleo people are serious about your fitness too, so this one is a question for you. I'm fairly new to weight lifting (a couple months in) and today as I was doing my KB swings the handle ripped off a big callous on my palm and... (more)

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KellyBoBelly 0 · September 08, 2011 at 2:51 AM

Rest, Ice, Compress and Elevate. Once you've got that covered, here is how I view it when I have, or a friend or client has an injury - look at it as an opportunity to shift your focus a bit and work on those areas that you may have been... (more)

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by 799 · about 7 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 7 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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