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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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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