Injury/Rehab Injury/Niggle Management - w/ cptkirk

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You can see quad ruptures pretty clearly.
Either a little divot just above the patella, or if it’s distal to the patella you’ll see that move upwards towards the hip.
Pretty sure Tom Martin said his was curled up in his thigh area. Blokes a freak though, also has insane recovery.
 

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vonn

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I think my knees are a bit too weak at the moment to handle the strain im putting on it with squash 3x a week given previous knee history.

Randomly woke up with pain in both knees, couldn’t really walk, but now two days later they’re okayy - still a bit suspect if I’m going up and down stairs. Probably from overuse but will continue to rest.

I’ll give it a few more days before I do some isolations to strengthen quads etc. Maybe give it a few weeks before I move onto compounds and squash?

It’s my own fault, I haven’t been gymming consistently enough to condition them properly to handle it. I suspect if the squash was on top of a good period of consistent leg training, I wouldn’t have these problems.
 

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I think my knees are a bit too weak at the moment to handle the strain im putting on it with squash 3x a week given previous knee history.

Randomly woke up with pain in both knees, couldn’t really walk, but now two days later they’re okayy - still a bit suspect if I’m going up and down stairs. Probably from overuse but will continue to rest.

I’ll give it a few more days before I do some isolations to strengthen quads etc. Maybe give it a few weeks before I move onto compounds and squash?

It’s my own fault, I haven’t been gymming consistently enough to condition them properly to handle it. I suspect if the squash was on top of a good period of consistent leg training, I wouldn’t have these problems.
Can you reduce squash down to 1-2 times a week and see what happens?
 

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Probs should go back to a doc but eh

Fractured my ring finger near knuckle Saturday. The doc I saw looked at the scans and didnt seem too phased. He just buddy taped it, didnt give me a certificate and said 2 weeks off footy. Still very swollen and bruised. Can't do much at all with it which is annoying for my job. Any advice?
 

EasternTiger

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Probs should go back to a doc but eh

Fractured my ring finger near knuckle Saturday. The doc I saw looked at the scans and didnt seem too phased. He just buddy taped it, didnt give me a certificate and said 2 weeks off footy. Still very swollen and bruised. Can't do much at all with it which is annoying for my job. Any advice?
Apply ice.

Keep hand raised at chest level as much as possible instead of hanging by your side.

Who did you punch?
 

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vonn

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Can you reduce squash down to 1-2 times a week and see what happens?
Yeah, haven’t played since last posted. Am able to train 100% now. Will ease into it. Have started doing sprints too - am trying to modify how I run to put less weight on knees. Otherwise, the knees will just have to suck it up haha.
 

EasternTiger

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I go through an elaborate warm up program to get my knees to comply on leg day.

3 sets light leg extensions
3 sets leg curls.

Anything that feels harsh on the knees is done last.

If you just want to hit quads you can leg press until the cows come home.

On a happy note, I don't get shin splints when I run anymore due to enormous shin muscle development. I had to outrun a gang of unruly collingwood supporters. You've never seen a 123 kg 40 year old move with such athletic prowess.

Unfortunately, I pay for it in the middle of the night. Getting up for a slash requires good form and tempo. To sit on the bowl I have to wrap my undies tightly around my knees and then descend.

I should probably invest in a toilet rubber band.

 

Madison

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My lower calf/Achilles has been feeling pretty tight the last week or so and I was going for a run this morning and during the run I started to feel a pain in my left calf. Kinda halfway up and towards the inside of my leg. It now feels like a corky, as if I’ve been kicked there.

I’m currently in Thailand at a Muay Thai gym 30 mins outside Chiang Mai so don’t have easy access to a physio and am meant to be here another 5 weeks so would like to do what I can to get through (training 2x daily 6x a week).

I’m gonna take the next few days off and see how it feels on Monday/Tuesday and maybe just avoid running and skipping for the next little while.

I’ve never done a soft tissue injury so I don’t know what’s that feels like, I’m guessing a tear is hard to miss and I most likely have a slight strain, could it be anything else?
 

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My lower calf/Achilles has been feeling pretty tight the last week or so and I was going for a run this morning and during the run I started to feel a pain in my left calf. Kinda halfway up and towards the inside of my leg. It now feels like a corky, as if I’ve been kicked there.

I’m currently in Thailand at a Muay Thai gym 30 mins outside Chiang Mai so don’t have easy access to a physio and am meant to be here another 5 weeks so would like to do what I can to get through (training 2x daily 6x a week).

I’m gonna take the next few days off and see how it feels on Monday/Tuesday and maybe just avoid running and skipping for the next little while.

I’ve never done a soft tissue injury so I don’t know what’s that feels like, I’m guessing a tear is hard to miss and I most likely have a slight strain, could it be anything else?
It says in your post you train twice a day, 6 days a week.

Stop running.
 

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My lower calf/Achilles has been feeling pretty tight the last week or so and I was going for a run this morning and during the run I started to feel a pain in my left calf. Kinda halfway up and towards the inside of my leg. It now feels like a corky, as if I’ve been kicked there.

I’m currently in Thailand at a Muay Thai gym 30 mins outside Chiang Mai so don’t have easy access to a physio and am meant to be here another 5 weeks so would like to do what I can to get through (training 2x daily 6x a week).

I’m gonna take the next few days off and see how it feels on Monday/Tuesday and maybe just avoid running and skipping for the next little while.

I’ve never done a soft tissue injury so I don’t know what’s that feels like, I’m guessing a tear is hard to miss and I most likely have a slight strain, could it be anything else?
Get an ultrasound. Have you just come off a flight?
 

Madison

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It says in your post you train twice a day, 6 days a week.

Stop running.
I only aim to run before the morning sessions 3x, the fighters run every morning but I’m not fighting. I wasn’t experiencing any real issues up until this morning but obviously I’ll hold off on running while my calf feels like this.

Get an ultrasound. Have you just come off a flight?
Nah I got here about 6 weeks ago. So I’m adjusted but I’ve also been training More than I ever have. I’m not even sure where I would get an ultrasound here to be honest.
 

Themanbun

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I only aim to run before the morning sessions 3x, the fighters run every morning but I’m not fighting. I wasn’t experiencing any real issues up until this morning but obviously I’ll hold off on running while my calf feels like this.



Nah I got here about 6 weeks ago. So I’m adjusted but I’ve also been training More than I ever have. I’m not even sure where I would get an ultrasound here to be honest.
I presumed it was a recent flight over, my bad. Usually get an ultrasound to rule out dvt.
 

EasternTiger

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I only aim to run before the morning sessions 3x, the fighters run every morning but I’m not fighting. I wasn’t experiencing any real issues up until this morning but obviously I’ll hold off on running while my calf feels like this.



Nah I got here about 6 weeks ago. So I’m adjusted but I’ve also been training More than I ever have. I’m not even sure where I would get an ultrasound here to be honest.
Could be anything from
fatigue
lack of calf strength
muscle strains
running style
s**tty runners
niggle higher up the leg or even hip
If you got kicked hard in one leg, for example, you might push harder off the other leg for a day or two, causing overuse.

When in doubt, stop doing the activity causing the pain is my go to.

Have the other fighters told you to stop being a soft aussie campaigner? :p
 

Madison

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Could be anything from
fatigue
lack of calf strength
muscle strains
running style
s**tty runners
niggle higher up the leg or even hip
If you got kicked hard in one leg, for example, you might push harder off the other leg for a day or two, causing overuse.

When in doubt, stop doing the activity causing the pain is my go to.

Have the other fighters told you to stop being a soft aussie campaigner? :p
Hmmmm, I’ll take solace that it could be something other than a strain. That’s what I’m hoping, I just have zero experience with soft tissue injuries so don’t know what it feels like.

Haha well I completed the session after injuring myself in the run beforehand so not too soft, though the body isn’t making it easy on me.
 

EasternTiger

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Hmmmm, I’ll take solace that it could be something other than a strain. That’s what I’m hoping, I just have zero experience with soft tissue injuries so don’t know what it feels like.

Haha well I completed the session after injuring myself in the run beforehand so not too soft, though the body isn’t making it easy on me.
You can try stretching, and one of those foam rollers if the gym has one.

You know what you need though? Sports massage. Get a massage specialist to really get stuck into that calf.

Let's hope this story has a 'happy ending' ;)
 

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f’ed up my form on deadlifts two weeks ago and hurt my lower back, on looking at the video I took when I did it I for some reason started squatting the weight with my lower back and not using leg drive. Driving me nuts now though as I’m struggling to get it recovered. Last two weeks have been on and off training, haven’t deadlifted since it and tried squats on Wednesday - first set felt alright but the second and third it was f’ed again. Basically can’t bend over when I trigger it and it takes 2-3 days to be able to bend over again. I think I’ll take the next week off to give it some time to recover properly.
 

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****** up my form on deadlifts two weeks ago and hurt my lower back, on looking at the video I took when I did it I for some reason started squatting the weight with my lower back and not using leg drive.
This is why my back was/is f’ed. I don't understand leg drive. I just can't do it.

I am ditching deadlifts (over 50kg) until i am sure its ok
 

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