|01-11-2013, 12:51 AM||#1|
Join Date: Apr 2005
What if the Pain won't go away
What If The Pain Won't Go Away?
Sometimes pain is very persistant and still won't go away even with "slow
movement" type exercise therapy. If the pain persists, follow these
rules and your recovery should be much faster.
Once you get injured... everything changes. Forget about your current
rate of progress. Your new goal is to heal the injury. Focus all your
attention on getting better.
Don't lay off... It doens't help. The pain just stays with you... It
doesn't seem to matter how long you lay off. You must actually
work the injury out of the joint. Which leads to rule #3...
Find exercises that do not cause no pain. This is important! When I say
no pain, I mean no pain. Not pain that is tolerable or less than it was, I
mean no pain. You see... pain sets up a histamine reaction which causes
swelling and blocks circulation just like your nose plugs up with allergies...
That's why you take anti-histamines to reduce the swelling, so you can
breath again. Finding pain free exercises gets circulation into the injured
area. Also... the exercise has to be pain free even before you warm
up the joint. Not after.
Don't be fooled by endorphin release. It will mask the pain. Even if you
can't feel it... The injury is still taking place. You must find exercises
that don't cause pain without any warm-up. This will accelerate the
After you have once found pain free exercises, use a light resistance
and move very slowly through the exercise. It will stimulate nutrient
rich, healing blood to circulate into the area and sweep out all the
Ice the injured area each night until it goes numb. Your body will sense
the cold and send more warm fresh blood to the injured area. Be
careful you don't over do it and get frostbite.
Take aspirin about every three hours, it is a mild anti-inflammatory
and allegedly thins the blood to aid in penetrating the swollen tissues.
Don't take it before workouts as it will mask pain. You need pain to
tell you when you are re-injuring yourself.
Don't ignore the first signs of pain. Be alert on every exercise. If you
feel a little tinge of pain, stop the exercise and go to something else.
Most of the damage can be avoided if you will be more alert to the
very first signs of pain. I'm talking about joint pain not the lactic
acid pain associated with muscles working.
If you spend time in the Sauna just before your workout and three or
four times during your workout it will increase Growth Hormone release
Remember GH is a heling accelerator. Stay in just long enough to get
warm but not long enough to perspire.
I think i may of posted this before, but he is right, good stuff
|01-11-2013, 08:46 AM||#2|
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: The Great NW
One can't put the above into proper context until one question is answered: is the pain evidence of current injury (as opposed to old injury, stiffness, aches, limited ROM etc)? Many pains are not a current injury, so treating them like one is a waste of time.
|01-11-2013, 09:02 AM||#3|
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Join Date: Nov 2004
Rule #10: Ignore the above advice; the guy knows nothing. Aspirin, for example, does not "thin" blood, it reduces platelet aggregation, which has NOTHING to do with blood penetrating virtually all tissues. Growth hormone is largely released during stages 3 and 4 of sleep, so the only thing the sauna will do is cause peripheral vasodilation (how the body rids itself of heat) which means LESS circulation to your muscles as you exercise. Brilliant. And no, the body doesn't send more blood to iced areas to warm them; the body interprets the ice as a freezing ambient temperature and shunts blood AWAY from the area to prevent body heat loss. The OP has a very poor grasp of physiology, it seems.