How to get back to it?

  • transient

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    May 29, 2015 12:50 PM GMT
    So, I'v been doing bodyweight exercise on home made equipment, gym rings and occasional bar&dumbells for the last few years after making a lifestyle change that means I have no access to a gym.


    Because of my extremely active life and work, I have started to get some recurring injureys, almost exclusivly on my righthand side.

    My wrist gets RSI, my elbow tennis elbow and now my knee too has been a problem in my daily routine.

    These tender body parts mean that I sort of struggle through my daily work and routine, but am not usualy able to rely on the weak points for me to be doing any bodyweight, rings or weights workout.

    I have attempted to make myself somewhat ambidextrous for my work - trying to utilise my left hand side when working with tools etc to take the strain off my right (dominant) side and develop a balance.

    I'm itching to get back to daily training.

    Any ideas?
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    May 29, 2015 6:51 PM GMT
    Just keep doing what you're doing, and maybe see a chiropractor about your right-side pains. It could easily be a spinal misalignment, which is easily corrected with a few adjustments.
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    May 29, 2015 11:56 PM GMT
    paulflexes said...maybe see a chiropractor about your right-side pains. It could easily be a spinal misalignment, which is easily corrected with a few adjustments.


    I'm not attacking at all, but please don't recommend seeing a chiropractor, especially while framing spinal realigment as medically beneficial instead of dangerous.
  • transient

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    May 30, 2015 8:17 AM GMT
    I'm not sure I could find a Chiropractor where I'm located at the moment.

    Paul - do you think a back problem would cause muscular/tendon/joint problems?

    I keep hoping I just need top rest my self for a while. I never seem to be able to stop completely workwise........ I feel like I have a lot to do.
  • peterstrong

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    May 30, 2015 3:29 PM GMT
    agreed, chiropractic care is very beneficial - if u cant get to a chiro / sleep on your back as often and as much as possible
    - and try Tai chi http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tai_chi



  • transient

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    May 30, 2015 5:44 PM GMT
    peterstrong saidagreed, chiropractic care is very beneficial - if u cant get to a chiro / sleep on your back as often and as much as possible
    - and try Tai chi http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tai_chi





    Thanks for this Peter, I most often sleep on my back I think.

    It realy wouyld be impossible to find a Chiropractor without traveling a day or two round trip and I just dont have the time for this..... nor the funds!

    Tai chi could be a possibility - is this a discipline that can be self taught?
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    May 31, 2015 4:03 AM GMT
    If you have insurance, you should be seeing a PHYSIATRIST who can prescribe proper Physical Therapy... NOT a Chiropractor. They are usually NOT medically trained/certified, as physiatrists are.

    Talk to your regular doctor, if you have one, and get a referral. Good luck!
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    May 31, 2015 4:04 AM GMT
    zd394 said
    paulflexes said...maybe see a chiropractor about your right-side pains. It could easily be a spinal misalignment, which is easily corrected with a few adjustments.

    I'm not attacking at all, but please don't recommend seeing a chiropractor, especially while framing spinal realigment as medically beneficial instead of dangerous.


    Thoroughly agree(!) - they CAN do more damage than good.
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    May 31, 2015 6:45 AM GMT
    I'd suggest a sports medicine orthopedist. They simply have more diagnostic tools available to them than a chiropractor.
  • transient

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    May 31, 2015 7:55 AM GMT
    Thanks for the advise guys....... I dont have access to this type of medical support - it just doesnt exist where I live.

    I live in an extremely remote place in a country that has mostly bypassed modernity.

    I'm going to have to find a creative homebased solution to my problem.

    Any ideas?

  • roadbikeRob

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    May 31, 2015 4:48 PM GMT
    I thought that Portugal was a fairly modern country overall.icon_razz.gif
  • transient

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    May 31, 2015 6:10 PM GMT
    Modern in Porto or Lisbon maybe...... touristic defiantly.

    Move away from urban or tourism centres and its wonderfully old fashioned - this is why I'm living here.

    Most mountain folks here still live under the dictatorship that ended 30 years ago...... nobody told them its over!
  • roadbikeRob

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    May 31, 2015 7:03 PM GMT
    transient saidModern in Porto or Lisbon maybe...... touristic defiantly.

    Move away from urban or tourism centres and its wonderfully old fashioned - this is why I'm living here.

    Most mountain folks here still live under the dictatorship that ended 30 years ago...... nobody told them its over!
    Well hopefully it is just old fashioned and not impoverished like many mountain regions are throughout the world.
  • transient

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    Jun 01, 2015 11:05 AM GMT
    its cash poor but rich in so many other ways.

    People grow organic, they just dont know what its called.

    They are generally sel;f sufficient within family's or villages and have retained the skills that modernity has lost.

    I'v learnt how to rebuild a house, manage a woodland for biodiversity, fuel and food, subsistence organic agriculture, make wine, manage a heard of goats, make organic cheese.......... and 10001 other skills in a short time of being immersed in a 'impoverished mountain region'.

    I sell my cheese or trade to get most of my supplies I'm unable to grow or create as yet.

    I have little money in my pocket but I feel immensely rich.





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    Back on topic though........

    I managed to take it easy work wise the last few days and did a short and heavy bicep routine with freeweights yesterday.

    I can feel DOMs setting in, and have managed to avoid agrivating any of my weak points.

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    Jun 02, 2015 8:19 PM GMT
    zd394 said
    paulflexes said...maybe see a chiropractor about your right-side pains. It could easily be a spinal misalignment, which is easily corrected with a few adjustments.


    I'm not attacking at all, but please don't recommend seeing a chiropractor, especially while framing spinal realigment as medically beneficial instead of dangerous.
    A good chiropractor will x-ray the spine before making any adjustments. If it weren't for my chiropractor, I'd be bed-ridden and paralyzed right now.
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    Aug 26, 2015 2:18 AM GMT
    Wha I have done for myself when medical issues needs to be address, I would first consult my Primary Dr. and ask who would be the appropriate Dr/ specialist to look further into this with and address my medical issues accordingly; then, get a referral
    This way I would make a sound and informed decision.
  • CheeseKraut

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    Aug 26, 2015 7:30 AM GMT
    Isn't swimming a pretty good way to work out with low impact on joints? Is there a pool or a lake?

    I get your situation. I've been there.
    You really should see a doctor, though. If only to be able to stay in this wonderful place you seem to love.

    I can't afford injuries. I had hip bursitis for a while two years ago and I had to hire help to work on the farm with me. It was expensive and I wouldn't be able to do it indefinitely. It taught me to take care of myself because I have to be fit to maintain the life I have chosen.

    Your ailments sound curable but won't go away without doing something about it.




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    Aug 27, 2015 3:21 AM GMT
    Even though you live in a remote area and cannot see someone on a regular basis, why not travel to Lisbon to see someone qualified who can diagnose and possibly recommend corrective exercises you can do back home. Based on travel guides, travel to Lisbon is only 1:45 by train or 2:00 by car.