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by 418 · 13 minutes 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 · 14 minutes 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 250 · 21 minutes ago

Hi. Some 5 years ago my mom broke her collarbone and since then she has been suffering from pain in her arm. I believe, the bone was first left to heal on its own, but surgery was performed on it half a year later. Within the last year or so, she... (more)

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by 0 · 23 minutes 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 · 33 minutes 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 427 · 44 minutes ago

The short of it: Last week I 'tweaked' a nerve in my neck/shoulder doing bicep curls. It's the third time in 2 months that this has happened, and this time is much worse. I probably need to accept reality and take a few weeks (or more) off from... (more)

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Kashkillz 0 · December 02, 2012 at 5:14 AM

I recommend seeing a PT once to get a diagnosis, then study it on your own and cure it. Maybe even go back once or twice to get some direction in person. They definitely will try to rope you in to as many visits as they can... you don't have to go... (more)

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by 549 · about 1 hour 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 95 · about 1 hour 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 1 hour 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 504 · about 1 hour 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 715 · about 1 hour 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 1 hour 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 1 hour 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 45 · about 1 hour 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 1 hour 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 190 · about 1 hour ago

I began the Paleo diet/lifestyle about a month ago and am MORE than pleased with the results thus far. I am 5'5" female and weigh about 250 pounds. I would like to ultimately lose about 100 pounds, although because I am a rather muscular person... (more)

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Joshua_1 0 · February 07, 2012 at 7:06 PM

I feel like I'm going out on a limb here with my pictures, being that my body is not where I want it to be, but it is healing itself, and it is getting better... This was me, pre-paleo and almost 430lbs, size 64 waist, sedentary with a job as a... (more)

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by 1304 · about 1 hour 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 11099 · about 2 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 9812 · about 2 hours ago

After a couple months of neglecting running & focusing on barbell work, and rarely wearing my vibrams, I put them on and did a 7.5 mile hike/jog last Saturday. It was a pretty hilly trail, and I felt fine, but when I got home, the outside... (more)

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Kamal 0 · May 10, 2011 at 5:20 PM

I personally would not take the Naproxen. And x-rays may not pick up a hairline fracture--a bone scan would be better for that. There can be a few different reasons for the pain. Soft tissue injuries, bone injuries, or non-injuries could all play... (more)

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by 270 · about 2 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 10 · about 2 hours ago

I just came from an appointment with a physical therapist, who pretty much confirmed what I already knew anecdotally: for the past 4 months, and for probably another 4 more, my shoulder has been and will be totally messed up. I won't go into the... (more)

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water_ratt 0 · March 05, 2011 at 1:51 AM

Give this a try. http://www.surfbodyfitness.com/category/injury-prevention After numerous shoulder injuries I'm healthy now. Be sure you use very light (1-2 lbs) weights to start. I do it a couple times a week. Bob (more)

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