Finally feeling healthy again...how do I stay that way?

EddieBrock

Semi-Pro
Last week I played twice and was pain free during and after playing. These past few years I've had multiple injuries (calf, chest, elbow, and tricep) with the chest and tricep being the most recent. About a month ago I tried during burpees and it hurt like crazy.

So for the tricep should I try doing easy tricep exercises to strengthen it or just continue to rest it? I'm guessing I shouldn't try burpees again, but maybe something like just pushups on my knees or my normal tricep exercises but with really low weights?
 

Harry_Wild

G.O.A.T.
Last week I played twice and was pain free during and after playing. These past few years I've had multiple injuries (calf, chest, elbow, and tricep) with the chest and tricep being the most recent. About a month ago I tried during burpees and it hurt like crazy.

So for the tricep should I try doing easy tricep exercises to strengthen it or just continue to rest it? I'm guessing I shouldn't try burpees again, but maybe something like just pushups on my knees or my normal tricep exercises but with really low weights?
I am no physical therapist(PT), but I would recommend buying a book on starting to exercise again and follow along with their program and workout routine if you want to do it on the cheap. It you have a Cadillac health care insurance or you have the means; go see a sports related physical therapist like the MLB, NBA, NFL NHL and top tour level players visit when they are doing rehab. They will take it from there and guide you step by step as to how to work out, what machines if any you need, # reps, sets, etc... PT job is to this on a daily basis and gone to school for 6 years of college to learn this rehab training.
 
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EddieBrock

Semi-Pro
I am no physical therapist(PT), but I would recommend buying a book on starting to exercise again and follow along with their program and workout routine if you want to do it on the cheap. It you have a Cadillac health care insurance or you have the means; go see a sports related physical therapist like the MLB, NBA, NFL NHL and top tour level players visit when they are doing rehab. They will take it from there and guide you step by step as to how to work out, what machines if any you need, # reps, sets, etc... PT job is to this on a daily basis and gone to school for 6 years of college to learn this rehab training.
Seeing a PT cost me nearly $100 per visit
 

AndI

Rookie
EddieBrock, after my (then 12-year old) son developed Carpal Tunnel Syndrome before X-mas at the end of 2018, I signed up for a certification course of Aromatherapy (and completed it this month as a Level 2 Aromatherapist). Aromatherapy is the art of using essential oils extracted from plants for therapeutic purposes. One has to study this area systematically because estimated 50% to 80% of oils sold on the mass market are adulterated (so you need recommendation of a professional to know where to buy them) and, per my estimate, 99% of information on the internet is written by people who promote multilevel marketing companies but do not know what they are writing because they have no education in aromatherapy, so it is wrong as well. However, if you go through this training yourself (this can be done online, but it is kind of pricey - even though I think it was one of the best investments of my life, as I definitely can benefit from it by applying this knowledge to myself and my family, and a good hobby as well), or find a certified aromatherapist who will make you a blend which you can massage into your muscles, you might experience a relief much faster than you would otherwise. There is a lot of bad mouthing going on around aromatherapy, partly because some may have used adulterated oils and may have used them incorrectly and burned on that by either getting no result or an allergic reaction, but if it is done the right way, it works like magic. Additionally, many just do not believe that anything that is not obtained via a prescription and that does not cost a fortune may work.

I, too, was skeptical initially, but I also was desperate to find a cure for that carpal tunnel. My experience proved that my scepticism was not justified. My son's carpal tunnel is gone and he is playing tournaments again, colds and flus in our family now rarely last longer than 1 to 3 days, and I was able to help my friends to quickly recover from tennis elbow, hurting back, and a couple of instances of long lasting pain foot which doctors could not help with and which lasted for years. Essential oils fit really nicely into the grey area in which doctors have no viable options because it is not severe enough for their intervention. Consider finding an aromatherapist in your town. National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy web site has a directory which lists their certified members who wish to be listed. There are not too many of them, though, it is kind of a rare modality. Many of them list their pricing on the internet. From that little that I have seen, I would guess, a visit along with a bottle of blend to take home would cost you less than a single visit to PT, and a single visit might be enough to take care of your painful muscles. If you decide to blend on your own, your odds of success may be much worse; at the very least, stay away from sellers selling cheap oils on amazon and multilevel marketing companies and their products (as well as advice from those who sell for MLM companies).

Of course you need to be sure that it is not an issue which must be handled by a doctor, e.g., you do not have broken or cracked bones or something at that level of severety.

In your case, you might need a blend of oils with anti-inflammatory, pain relieving, and possibly astringent properties. It will help your body to heal itself. Aromatherapist would need to ask a few questions to determine contraindications and optimum concentration for the blend. It is all natural, oftentimes organic stuff, which smells good and works well when you rub it into your skin.

Just wanted to suggest you something to think about, something you might not know that it even exists.
 
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Harry_Wild

G.O.A.T.
Seeing a PT cost me nearly $100 per visit
It would trust a PT that charges such a low rate. The last PT that I had charges $750 a hour and was booked 120+ days in advance. That is type of PT you want! Someone who knows their stuff and is in super high demand. I needed only 15 minutes time and his next client was already to go so he had no dead time. He said that I needed further help, to make another appointment! LOL! He has 5 or 6 assistants that did the interview before seeing him for 4-5 minutes and then the assistant took over again. He took care of me and was very competent and I did the exercises and was all good.
 
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EddieBrock

Semi-Pro
It would trust a PT that charges such a low rate. The last PT that I had charges $750 a hour and was booked 120+ days in advance. That is type of PT you want! Someone who knows their stuff and is in super high demand. I needed only 15 minutes time and his next client was already to go so he had no dead time. He said that I needed further help, to make another appointment! LOL!
The close to the $100 is my copay. Not sure how much the insurance pays. Last time I went in they had me go 3x a week for months so I definitely lost a lot of weight from my wallet doing that. You think I could just go in once and get a plan moving forward?
 

Ronaldo

Talk Tennis Guru
The close to the $100 is my copay. Not sure how much the insurance pays. Last time I went in they had me go 3x a week for months so I definitely lost a lot of weight from my wallet doing that. You think I could just go in once and get a plan moving forward?
Show up without insurance and once is enough. Tap City
 

Harry_Wild

G.O.A.T.
The close to the $100 is my copay. Not sure how much the insurance pays. Last time I went in they had me go 3x a week for months so I definitely lost a lot of weight from my wallet doing that. You think I could just go in once and get a plan moving forward?
Yeah! The time earlier that I went to another PT for an ankle sprain and it was with insurances and the PT who was a one man show would spend about 15 minutes diagnosing my ankle sprain, then show me how to widen my flexibility with one exercise. He said that I needed to reach that threshold before he would give me the next exercise. So he set it up that I would visit him 2 times a week until I was able to reach his goal and go on to the next step. It took a good month and a half before the next step which was balancing. The cost I pay with a copay was $600 for that month and a half time. The insurance picked up the other $900 of the bill. I quit after the 1st balancing session!
 
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AndI

Rookie
Yeah, don't listen to that guy. Good backgrounder on essential oils:

A good reference to an article on how some greedy companies make money on poorly educated general public. It has little to do with aromatherapy or essential oils, though, and confirms my point. Professional aromatherapists do not do business with MLM companies, do not recommend them to their clients or students, and do not use or promote the methods which MLM companies suggest to their customers in their publications. MLM companies are basically a large scam feeding off deregulated market.
 
My PT charges $125 for a 45 minutes session. My insurance pays $100. I copay about $25 through the Flex Saving Account (FSA). FSA is pre-tax so it turns out to be about $17 out of pocket for me. Not to bad.
 

Dartagnan64

Legend
It would trust a PT that charges such a low rate. The last PT that I had charges $750 a hour and was booked 120+ days in advance. That is type of PT you want! Someone who knows their stuff and is in super high demand. I needed only 15 minutes time and his next client was already to go so he had no dead time. He said that I needed further help, to make another appointment! LOL! He has 5 or 6 assistants that did the interview before seeing him for 4-5 minutes and then the assistant took over again. He took care of me and was very competent and I did the exercises and was all good.
Wow. That's more than a brain surgeon makes per hour here in Canada. Medicine in the States is quite the racket.
 
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