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
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?