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I injured my upper trap lifting weights. What should I do for it?

I injured my upper trap lifting weights. What should I do for it?

Rest, ice, etc. : Rest from offending activities, ice the area 3-5x/day x 20 minutes and consider Ibuprofen or Naproxen for a few days. Gentle massage may be of benefit. Muscular pain usually resolves within a week. See a doc if pain persists beyond this. ...Read more

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My back hurts after lifting weights. How can I know if I've injured myself?

My back hurts after lifting weights. How can I know if I've injured myself?

See Physician: And stop lifting until you find out whats wrong and correct. Do not want to risk injury. When you resume lifting wear a weightlifting belt and be sure to follow proper technique. ...Read more

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If I am injured and can no longer do weight training should I still drink whey powder? I am trying to lose weight.

If I am injured and can no longer do weight training should I still  drink whey powder? I am trying to lose weight.

Make Lasting Changes: A weight loss program has to be something you can live with for the long-term. Its better to eat healthy, natural proteins like meats, fish and veggies than to drink whey. Avoid liquid calories of any kind. Eliminating "white" carbs will go a long way also. This means sugar, white flour products as well as white rice and white pastas. This + regular exercise = steady weight loss. ...Read more

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I have had a complete shoulder rotator cuff repair 10 yrs ago. I have injured it recently lifting weights. Can you tear it again?

I have had a complete shoulder rotator cuff repair 10 yrs ago.  I have injured it recently lifting weights.  Can you tear it again?

Unfortunately, yes: Although the tendon heals back down to the bone, the quality of that tissue isnt as good as what you were given at birth, so yes cuff repairs are still at risk for retear. ...Read more

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Knuckle injured in boxing, is it gonna be enough to just stop boxing or should I also stop weight training, pull ups and things like that until it heals?

Knuckle injured in boxing, is it gonna be enough to just stop boxing or should I also stop weight training, pull ups and things like that until it heals?

Knuckle injury: Here is the problem - without full history, physical examination and possibly radiographic studies- we don't know the extent of the injury to your knuckle. Without knowing more, we can't really properly advise you. Hope it heals soon. Take care. ...Read more

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What preventative measures should be taken to avoid re-injuring a hip flexor - soccer injury? Any specific stretches or weight training?

What preventative measures should be taken to avoid re-injuring a hip flexor - soccer injury? Any specific stretches or weight training?

Avoid re-injury: In my experience groin strains( hip flexor/adductor muscle strains) are common in american football kickers and soccer players."rice"( rest, ice, compression , elevation / nsaids ) is most effective for treatment initially . The best advice i can give to avoid re-injury is to be certain your injury has completely healed before playing again. Stretching exersises once healed ? Benefit... ...Read more

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Could i ever lift weights again (injured wrist)?

Could i ever lift weights again (injured wrist)?

Depends on injury: What was your injury and what was the treatment? Need to know to answer. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could i ever lift weights again (injured wrist)?

Please tell me, could i ever lift weights again (injured wrist)?

Yes: Treatment depends on your wrist injury. The worst injury could lead to a wrist fusion. This would lead to no up and down wrist motion but give good pain free strength. ...Read more

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I can not fully extend my right knee, can't put weight on it, and it's very painful. I don't think I injured it. It's been hurting for a couple weeks.

I can not fully extend my right knee, can't put weight on it, and it's very painful. I don't think I injured it. It's been hurting for a couple weeks.

Cannot extend knee: hello ~ if you cannot extend the knee and its painful, it sounds like you could have a bucket-handle tear of the meniscus in the knee. You dont have to have had a severe injury to tear the cartilage. So please make an appointment to see an Orthopedist and he will order an MRI of knee if he feels it is indicated. It may be a simple sprain but your symptoms demand investigation. Ibuprofen for pain ...Read more

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After doing a flip, I fell weirdly and injured my knee. Whenever I put weight on it, it feels like someone is stabbing my knee. What could it be?

After doing a flip, I fell weirdly and injured my knee. Whenever I put weight on it, it feels like someone is stabbing my knee. What could it be?

Torn meniscus: you may have torn one of the structures in the knee joint called a meniscus. There are two,one on each side of the joint. They guide and cushion motion in the joint. You probably pinched one when you fell. They are attached to the inside of the knee joint and are pulling on the internal structures. See your PCP or an orthopedic surgeon. You may need an MRI of the knee as well. ...Read more

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Have server pain lower right ribs, hard to breath ,cough and move. injured by someone pressing all their weight on me 3 days ago. What should do?

Rib fracture: If pain doesn't go away w/over-the-counter pain meds, then go see your Family Doc. Same if shortness of breath doesn't improve or even gets worse. You may need xrays to evaluate for broken rib(s) (http://goo.gl/OQVZbJ). We worry about potential for pneumothorax or collapsed lung. If this is consequence of partner abuse or domestic violence, please seek safety 1st. Then address w/local authorities. ...Read more

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Should I see a doc for a stunned big toe that is black and blue and cannot bear weight? Injured it yesterday and have repeatedly hurt it since.

Should I see a doc for a stunned big toe that is black and blue and cannot bear weight? Injured it yesterday and have repeatedly hurt it since.

Could be broken.: Yes, see a doctor. It sounds like that could be a broken toe. The big toe is really your most important tow,mans sometimes breaks require casting or even surgical repair. I'd go to an ED or urgent care center in your neighborhood for an Xray right away. ...Read more

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Had NASH with LFT 4x normal, stage 1 fibrosis. Lost weight and have normal LFT one year. Is it possible to reverse fibrosis? Is my liver still injured

Had NASH with LFT 4x normal, stage 1 fibrosis. Lost weight and have normal LFT one year. Is it possible to reverse fibrosis? Is my liver still injured

Possibly: though we don't know for sure. even if the damage is lasting though, your scarring is pretty minimal and as long as you keep the weight at a healthy level and your enzymes in the normal range (ie no further scarring) your liver should serve you well for the next 70 years. Regular exercise, plenty of veggies, no excessive alcohol/OTC drugs will also help. ...Read more

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What is your input on Hydroxycut or other weight loss supplements? I'm over 100 pounds overweight and dieting does nothing.Injured and hurt as well.

What is your input on Hydroxycut or other weight loss supplements?   I'm over 100 pounds overweight and dieting does nothing.Injured and hurt as well.

At best a scam: Wow. Dieting does nothing. How many weeks have you been under 1400 calories every single day? Personally I find after 3 or 4 I get pretty good results provided I do about 30 min of exercise daily at least. http://www.amazon.com/dp/0692496157/ would have some ideas when you fail plan a. But, low thyroid, diabetes, severe depression can make weight loss impossible. ...Read more

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Can the body neurologically, i.E. W/o voluntary control, shift weight off a hip/pelvis that is injured but had steroids put in for pain control?

Can the body neurologically, i.E. W/o voluntary control, shift weight off a hip/pelvis that is injured but had steroids put in for pain control?

Body Compensates: The body will compensate for injury but the degree and timing are determined by your lifestyle and genetics. Some compensation is protective, such as immobility and swelling but other is detrimental and should be counteracted, such as rigidity and prolonged immobility. Medical intervention can help or hinder healing depending on a correct diagnosis. Seeking experienced help is key. ...Read more

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