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by 0 · about 22 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 22 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 22 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 22 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 22 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 743 · about 22 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 22 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 197 · about 22 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 22 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 75 · about 22 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 427 · about 22 hours 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 82 · about 22 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 193 · about 22 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 22 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 1213 · about 22 hours ago

I screwed up my wrist last summer with a dropped deadlift I tried to foolishly hold on to. It's taken a long time to recover, and I also started experiencing all sorts of other problems with my knees, neck, back, repetitive stress in my other... (more)

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tdgor 0 · April 20, 2012 at 4:05 PM

In the immortal words of my personal trainer: "You have to leave your ego at the door when you walk in the gym." I literally repeat that to myself when I walk in the door of the gym! A good working philosophy no matter what your current level of... (more)

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by 45 · about 22 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 22 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 190 · about 23 hours 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 550 · about 23 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 23 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 23 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 23 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 23 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 23 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 23 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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