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Who has it? I do in my shoulders/ rotator cuff. The only time it bothers me is in the winter. What really sucks is I am allergic to anti inflammatory meds, so I just have to live with it. My bench is in the shitter.
 

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i wear a sabona copper/magnetic bracelet. call me crazy, but my wrist is green and my pain in my eblow has been gone for months. my friend has had one for 30+ years and was diagnosed with tendon issues. he paints cars and is a home builder with no more issues...
 

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i wear a sabona copper/magnetic bracelet. call me crazy, but my wrist is green and my pain in my eblow has been gone for months. my friend has had one for 30+ years and was diagnosed with tendon issues. he paints cars and is a home builder with no more issues...
A girl at my gym was given one of those, and she says she actually feels better... and she is a orthopaedic surgeon.
 

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Do you sleep with your arms above your head, or even with your shoulders? If you do, learn to stop. I gaurantee you that this will help you in a big way. There is something called a bursa sac in your shoulder and any arm position even or above your shoulder will pinch this sac and inflame it. I was told by a local surgeon that I had tendonitis and he wanted to shoot me with courtisone. I played baseball with a Dr. who gave me the above advise, and low and behold, he was right. It was tough learning to sleep with my arms down, but once I got it, the pain was gone. If I start to get sore shoulders, I can be almost 100% confident I have started moving my arms up while I sleep, and can easily correct it. Stay away from cortisone injections as they are not good for your joints.
 

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same crap here cant take anti inflam stuff such as aleve it kills my stomach. Just grin and bear it. sucks the big one.
 

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Stay away from cortisone injections as they are not good for your joints.
ba ba ba ba ba but it makes it feel sooooooooooooo good !!
^^ true doc told me only 3 shots a year.......now look at me >:rolleyes::smt078:smt119 + slowest blower car in the world to drive :(
 

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I had rotator cuff tendonitis in the 90's, I tried every cure known to mankind [ acupuncture, ultrasound ,corticosteroids ,anti inflams etc ]

The only remedy is resting the shoulder joint [ mine took 4 years to come right ]

The flat bench press [ especially narrow grip ] is the main culprit!!
If you are like me, you can't leave the bench press alone [ "I'll just train around the injury " etc etc ]

Switch to DECLINE benches, with WIDE grip and elbows OUT and lower the bar to your NECK [ always use a spotter for this ]

This exercise hammers the Pecs and takes load off the anterior deltoid.
The pectoralis major is a "fan" shaped muscle [ from the sternum to the insertion ] so it really responds well to wide-grip declines

for shoulders, throw away any barbell presses and switch to dumbells using an incline chair
The dumbells allow you to press in a more correct position [ 1/2way between behind the neck & in-front presses ], you need the chair to keep steady and not aggravate the rotator cuffs.
 

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Most people that have shoulder issue's are overtraining or have terrible form.The majority of people I see benching at public gyms have horrific form that can permanently injure themselves.Most offenders bench with a close grip and touch the bar to their upper chest.I call that the shoulder killer.When I bench I have my hands at the widest legal competition grip and touch the bar at the end of my sternum.

When I had shitty form a 5 rep set of 225 would have my shoulders aching for a week.Since I've learned how to bench I can take 225 for 16-18 reps with no pain.
 

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knee(s), tennis elbow.... surgery provides relief in that it's not longer excrutiating pain, rather it's just painful.... and I'd still do the surgery again.
 

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knee(s), tennis elbow.... surgery provides relief in that it's not longer excrutiating pain, rather it's just painful.... and I'd still do the surgery again.
Have tennis elbow.....hurt like hell just picking up my impact let alone swinging a hammer....been doing physical therapy exercise & wearing the counterbrace....its getting better .
 

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I had tennis elbow bad and I drank Monavie for a few months and it all but went away. (No I'm not selling the stuff) You can buy it cheaper on ebay than you can buy it as a dealer.
 

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deca works great for joint pain....just a FYI

I agree here 100%, Deca Durabolin is great for joint pain.
you only need 1 shot every 3 weeks for this [ the more the better ]

The only issue I have with Deca is its traceable in urine tests [ up to 2 years ]
The motorsport officials here in NZ [ FIA affiliated ] have adopted the same banned drug list used by the Olympics [ so I could have faced suspension ]

So any poor bastard taking Finasteride for Male pattern baldness could also face a 2 year ban.

The FIA motorsport officials haven't a fucken clue about performance enhancing drugs [ I haven't found one yet that could make me drive better ]
 

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Do you sleep with your arms above your head, or even with your shoulders? If you do, learn to stop. I gaurantee you that this will help you in a big way. There is something called a bursa sac in your shoulder and any arm position even or above your shoulder will pinch this sac and inflame it. I was told by a local surgeon that I had tendonitis and he wanted to shoot me with courtisone. I played baseball with a Dr. who gave me the above advise, and low and behold, he was right. It was tough learning to sleep with my arms down, but once I got it, the pain was gone. If I start to get sore shoulders, I can be almost 100% confident I have started moving my arms up while I sleep, and can easily correct it. Stay away from cortisone injections as they are not good for your joints.
Thanks for that post, I think that fits me to a T. Growing up I would cover my eyes and ears sleeping to block out noise and light... nowadays, I can wake in the middle of the night and my arm can be "stuck" for a minute or two and the should will not move with alot of pain or popping. Gonna try to teach myself now.
 

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Thanks for all the replies. This is not a result of poor form on the bench, which is not the case. I have been suffering with this from my early teens, 20 years before I ever stepped into a guy. Not only is my bench suffering but all my push moves. It is getting better though.
 

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I've got it in my elbow when it flares up it hurts like a bitch, I can't hardly even do anything with it. I had to leave work last Monday it got so bad, I'm a diesel tech at Ford so I have to be able to use my arms, and its in my right ARM, and I'm right handed. I've found that 2000mg of bayer aspirin helps.
 
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