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Got lots of injuries from MMA and Working out

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • June 10, 2015
  • 11:13 PM

I been working out now for some time..

I started doing powerlifting last year and had to stop after the pain in my shoulders got unbearable.
I feel my rotator cuffs are weak, and there's always a pain in my shoulders when I stretch my arms.
Needless to say I had to stop doing power lifting which involved shoulder exercises.

This also takes some power and mobility away from my hooks and uppercuts when I do sparring, as well I have to be careful I do wrestling because my shoulders cannot bear too much pressure.

It feels like I'm sliding on this ice.

My right foot also has been injured from a kick that I did 8 months ago.. I'm sure I pulled a ligament, however I didn't tear it completely because I managed to train with the injury and pull through.

It's just when I have to train intensely I know that if I take my workout to the next level something is gonna pop.

I've been doing self-acupuncture for the last 4 months.. it helped a tiny bit but not enough

I also got a thai massage when I went to thailand, which can be considered a sports massage over here which helped me more then anything else.

Besides that earlier in my life I went to see a bunch of physiotherapists and injury relief supposed PROS... and all they really did is combine stretching with massaging and with a bit of resistance training.

I mean.... is that all these people got?

I'm extremely flexible and I know almost every exercise there is.. maybe if it isn't helping me when I'm doing it solo.. then it won't help me when I pay somebody 80$? Just a thought...

I know that healing is a big industry, and it kinda *****s me off how everybody tries to make money off you, regardless if you need it or not

1) Acupuncture
2) Massage
3) Physiotherapy (What exactly do they do there which I can't do myself???)


Please don't tell me to go see the doctor... I tried that, it doesn't seem like they can offer anything better then an x-ray & painkillers.

And I'm not taking pain killers, that only suppresses the problem

On top of that I need to keep training to maintain my strength and skills.. I dont want to take a break

What other options are there for me?

Are there any alternatives out there

Steroids to speed recovery? if so what kind? I know lots of MMA guys including “Anderson Silva” used it.
Perhaps other types of injections to strengthen ligaments? Surgery?

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