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Cradle6 09-19-2011 11:38 AM

Injuries, any help is appreciated
Hey everyone. I've been lifting for years now, but recently I've come into several injuries, which are really creating problems for me. I wanted to know if anybody here has any advice or help, or if they've been in a similar situation. As background information I'm an 18-year-old male.

I'm dealing with tricep, hamstring, and lat injuries.

Last year I accidentally tore my right tricep by stupidly pulling up on the weight with my arm on a calf machine after I had finished my set. Saw many doctors but nothing really helped. I'm still having pain a year later.

A few weeks ago I pulled my right hamstring while performing a scissor kick (I do martial arts). I took care of it best I could (RICE) but it's been a month since I've worked legs and I'm really itching to start back up again. I still have intermittent pain when I use my hamstring.

Finally, one week ago I did something to my right lat (I presume it's a pull). I was at the very end of a back/bicep work out and was doing standard curls (lightweight, only about 30 lbs. at this point). While curling my last rep with my left arm I felt a sudden sharp pain in my right lat (my right arm was at my side when this happened). The pain was felt throughout my right lat, but especially at the mid point of my back. Ever since then, my lat has been alternating between feeling fine and spasming. I can usually make the spasming die down with a heat pack or some ice, but it's temporary relief.

For more background information I focus a lot on form, I warm up before exercising, and I stretch for about 5-10 minutes before and after working out.

Any advice will be greatly appreciated, as these issues are really bringing me down.

FitnessFreek 09-19-2011 07:10 PM

Well I can't tell you what will heal them and it may take a while until you are fully recovered. Stretch a lot, even if you stretch a lot already, stretch more. Take it easy in the gym with your tris, hams, and lats. Low weight, not to failure. It will keep them in shape as much as possible without hindering recovery. Good luck.

iron_worker 09-20-2011 06:47 AM

How old are you?

Have you been to a physio?


Cradle6 09-22-2011 12:19 PM


Originally Posted by iron_worker (Post 90505)
How old are you?

Have you been to a physio?


I'm 18. And unfortunately I will not be seeing a doctor.

After my tricep injury I saw a neurologist, a orthopedic surgeon, a physical therapist, a chiropractor, and a neuromuscular therapist, as well as getting x rays, and an mri.

No one could tell me anything conclusive and much money was wasted as my insurance has a very high deductible. There's no way I can do all that again.

iron_worker 09-23-2011 06:24 AM

I take it you live in the states?! Too bad you're not a Canadian resident... all that sh!t would be free. lol

How do you have so many injuries at 18?! Are you playing sports too?


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