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Posted by Communicatorsilver Andrew M in Exercising while injured

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I'm not so much injured as ill. I was recently told I have an inflamed liver and I'm not allowed to do ANYTHInG that could possibly injure it further....including the sprint triathalon I was supposed to do this June. My doctor told me I could walk but I will need a bit more than that over the next couple months. I am looking for any other possible 'gentle' ways of keeping fit and keeping my head clear.

Posted by Amanda L on 6 May 2011 at 3:12 PM

coming up to 2 weeks without weight lifting. Being injured sucks!

Posted by Tom R on 14 July 2011 at 9:33 AM

I'm not so much injured as ill. I was recently told I have an inflamed liver and I'm not allowed to do ANYTHInG that could possibly injure it further....including the sprint triathalon I was supposed to do this June. My doctor told me I could walk but I will need a bit more than that over the next couple months. I am looking for any other possible 'gentle' ways of keeping fit and keeping my head clear.

You could try using noodles and floats in the pool perhaps, doctors tend to like that sort of thing.  of course, check with them before doing so-I have no medical expertise!

Posted by Communicatorsilver Jonathan H on 20 October 2011 at 8:58 PM in reply to Amanda L

fell of my bike and broke my wrist yesterday.  at the moment, walking jarrs it painfully, but in afew days, im hoping that it will have stabilised enough for me to do other things.  

Posted by Communicatorsilver Jonathan H on 20 October 2011 at 8:59 PM

I'm not so much injured as ill. I was recently told I have an inflamed liver and I'm not allowed to do ANYTHInG that could possibly injure it further....including the sprint triathalon I was supposed to do this June. My doctor told me I could walk but I will need a bit more than that over the next couple months. I am looking for any other possible 'gentle' ways of keeping fit and keeping my head clear.

Hmmm and I was crying over simply an injured knee..it is all bandaged and has been irritating sinc yesterday since I haven't been able to hit the gym..fell into a loophole on the road!Want to know what exercise I can do since I am limping..

Posted by Ishaan S on 24 January 2012 at 1:46 AM in reply to Amanda L

Hi - I am 3 weeks into a 12 month rehab programme following knee surgery. I want to keep as active as I can without of course damaging my knee and undpoing the good the surgery has done! Variety is the spice of life, so looking for inspiration.

Posted by Communicatorbronze Louise F on 29 March 2012 at 8:23 PM

Hi, I'm new to Tribe Sports.  I injured my shoulder a year ago.  Up until then I was doing boot camps, but I couldn't do half the exercises any more, so stopped going.  I'm trying to take up running, but I really miss the intense workouts and the feeling of having a strong upper body.

I keep hoping the shoulder will heal & I can get back at er, but even though I've tried physio, massage & accupuncture, I don't seem to be able to do much without aggravating it again. 

Yep Tom, being injured sucks.  Yep Louise, looking for inspiration.

Posted by Communicatorbronze Dianne L on 14 April 2012 at 4:56 AM

Torn calf muscle skiing just over a week ago, the doctor tells me it'll be 2 or 3 months before my injured leg is up to much excersise but need to keep the rest of me fit!

Posted by Communicatorbronze David T on 22 April 2012 at 7:02 PM

Hi there! My name is Fran. Me, Injuries, and Fitness go hand in hand. I do Karate and get injured every few months. This week's injury Hyper Extension of my Left Thumb. My thumb got caught in my Partners Karate Jacket. Finger and Toe Injuries are common in Karate. It is getting better as I've been off from Karate for a week.

Posted by Communicatorbronze Fran H on 29 April 2012 at 9:10 PM

I just started doing boot camp again after a year off because of shoulder trouble.  It feels soooo good to be back at it.  I'm taking it easy on the shoulder, and really being careful with pushups, etc., but so far so good!!

Posted by Communicatorbronze Dianne L on 11 May 2012 at 1:53 PM

While I'm gearing up to resume as many activities as I did before recent right foot reconstruction (worn out MTPs), I've been considering taking NSAIDs before and after workouts...WRONG! You may have already beaten this topic to death but here's what is motivating me to rehabilitate naturally:http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/09/01/phys-ed-does-ibuprofen-help-or-hurt-during-exercise/

Hope this triggers some thoughts in all my fellow Tribespeople who are thoughtfully working toward healing...

Posted by Communicatorsilver Barbara L on 12 May 2012 at 4:34 PM

While I'm gearing up to resume as many activities as I did before recent right foot reconstruction (worn out MTPs), I've been considering taking NSAIDs before and after workouts...WRONG! You may have already beaten this topic to death but here's what is motivating me to rehabilitate naturally:http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/09/01/phys-ed-does-ibuprofen-help-or-hurt-during-exercise/

Hope this triggers some thoughts in all my fellow Tribespeople who are thoughtfully working toward healing...

Amazing reading Barbara, thanks for sharing!

When it came down to using anti-inflammatory pills or gels during my latest Achilles disaster, my physio told me that those would soften the tissue of the Achilles tendon as well. So why the majority of runners would use those during a run/race is something I can't get...

I've never considered taking any medicines during a race, in fact I'm totally against painkillers for as long as I can remember. One thing I know from my recent Achilles disaster (besides that I truly hate riding a stationary bike) is that although I didn't like sitting around the house for (only) one and a half months and in the process loosing every fitness level I’d gained over the months (three weeks being the turning point). I loved to shape up from scratch again! I'm now for two and a half months back into training and I can say that I'm already at my fitness level from before I got injured. The strength, the VO2max, the flexibility, and the speed are back as never before. If I was asked why it came back so easily my gut feeling says: Because I took an extra two weeks of not training I could push my body even further.

Not overdoing it, being smarter, passionate and a good dose of luck has also something to do with it!

Hope you're rehab is going well!

Posted by Gunter V on 17 May 2012 at 6:24 AM in reply to Barbara L

Taking time out is something we are very reluctant to do--been there, wish I'd done that! Thanks for your support and valued info, Gunter. Doing great here, just rarin' to get back to baseline...June 6th is my target for "full on"...

Posted by Communicatorsilver Barbara L on 17 May 2012 at 12:22 PM

Hi, I'm new to Tribe Sports.  I have had a stroke of bad luck with injury over the last few months. I used to be very active & gym 5 - 6 times a week but from all injuries have'nt been able to go back training & enjoying my training. I had a knee op 3 years ago witch I never recovered from. was very sad cause I loved heavy weights & leg presses & squads. Sprain my anckle last year April & from the sprain a I had a mortons neuroma cut out of my foot last year Oct, a broken ankle in Dec & both knees an op 7 weeks ago. I'm struggling to get back in a training program as I am always sore & from always being in pain I have blown up with all the cortisole. I would appreciate any advise on what I can do or how to train around my injuries. I have picked up almost 10kg in the last year & not happy & would really want to get back into training. Any advise please ***

Posted by Adele W on 19 May 2012 at 7:17 PM

I started running in July 2010 and was building up distance when I injured my back (prolapsed disk) in June 2011. So no more running by order of my physio until my back to withstand it. Was on track to start again when it prolapsed again in Jan this year. Just when I thought it couldn't get any worse I then fell backward down a set of stairs and tore the ligaments in my right ankle. I'm now undergoing physio and clinical pilates classes to get strong enough to be pain free... and run again. My current physio is confident I will run again but it's been a long depressing slog with the ROM in my ankle still only at abou 50%. BUT, I am determined to run 10km in the Mother's Day Classic next year, followed by the Puffing Billy run and then finally a half marathon in the Melbourne Marathon next Oct. They all seem a long way off and while it is frustrating waiting for the go ahead to start running again I know that to push it will simply cause more injury so I am being as patient as I can be. The clinical pilates with a physio seems to be the way to go though - lots of core and strength training to try and strengthen my back and ankle and although still depressed about not being able to run I can feel the difference and even managed to drop 5kg which was a nice added bonus.

Posted by Communicatorsilver Abigail H on 20 May 2012 at 9:25 AM

hello all. New to this place and looking for support and advice in my recovery from a broken back. Have lots of weight to loose and already lost lots so frustrated at hitting this wall. Especially with nutrition as I worry about my eating while I cant do anything and getting bored.

Posted by Jodi W on 3 June 2012 at 4:35 AM

I guess I fit in here - Some years ago I had Severe Acute Pancreatitis resulting in my now only having 20% of my Pancreas left, being Type 2 Diabetic and a stomach scar from "gut to gizzard" (wherever they are). I have a large Hernia mesh where my stomach muscles used to be and so with no stomach muscles Gym's wont accept me on their insurance, I cant lift heavy weights and Im really badly overweight. I have a treadmill but my legs dislike running :-) I just found Tribes so hopefully it'll get me the impetus to do something.

Posted by Adrian C on 6 June 2012 at 12:01 PM

Hey Jodi & Abigail: I had back surgery (L5-S1) herniated disc at the end of March. Started walking again with short walks but just kept at it. Walks have slowly, but consistently, gotten longer. Just started jogging/walking over the last 1.5 weeks and today ran 2.3 miles (3.7k). Even if it's the shortest walk, just keep at it. Let me know how you progress.

Posted by Jay S on 21 June 2012 at 6:14 AM

hello all. New to this place and looking for support and advice in my recovery from a broken back. Have lots of weight to loose and already lost lots so frustrated at hitting this wall. Especially with nutrition as I worry about my eating while I cant do anything and getting bored.

Hey Jodi & Abigail: I had back surgery (L5-S1) herniated disc at the end of March. Started walking again with short walks but just kept at it. Walks have slowly, but consistently, gotten longer. Just started jogging/walking over the last 1.5 weeks and today ran 2.3 miles (3.7k). Even if it's the shortest walk, just keep at it. Let me know how you progress.

Posted by Jay S on 21 June 2012 at 6:34 AM in reply to Jodi W

Hi all.  Back exercising after ATL (ankle stabilisation) surgery.  Am not impressed with the doctors concept of 'normal' and mine...roll on a slow and steady recovery back to full fitness :)

Posted by Trudy D on 28 June 2012 at 11:12 PM

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