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Forum: Injuries 09-29-2008, 09:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,773
Posted By Tom Meehan
Re: wrist injury and grip strength

As a side note my brother severed numerous tendons in his wrist getting cut up with glass many years ago - he is now an amazing rock and ice climber.

In my opinion using wraps for deadlifts would be...
Forum: Injuries 09-25-2008, 08:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 11,801
Posted By Tom Meehan
Re: strengthening muscles around knee????

Isolation exercises are generally poor - it's especially hard to "isolate" the VMO. With that said, there is some carryover with working muscle in "relative" isolation to performing compound...
Forum: Health and Medical Issues 09-17-2008, 08:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,754
Posted By Tom Meehan
Re: Cholesterol and hypercholestrolemia

A great article on Statins can be found at http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/08_04/b4068052092994.htm w/f/s. I always felt that statins were a bad idea and this article made me certain. ...
Forum: Injuries 09-16-2008, 09:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,422
Posted By Tom Meehan
Re: metatarsalgia

Currently, I'm suffering from mild metatarsalgia - I also have a neuroma in my right foot that acts up at times. First, I suggest seeing a podiatrist who treats athletes. Second, get fitted for...
Forum: Injuries 09-12-2008, 08:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,101
Posted By Tom Meehan
Re: Bump on the side of my shin

If you could get a picture it would really help. What it sounds like is an enlarged bursa - I have them on both legs from cross country running in junior high and high school - though for me they...
Forum: Injuries 09-12-2008, 07:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 42,554
Posted By Tom Meehan
Re: Pullups and... Tricep pain.

From your picture and description is does seem to be a tricep injury but it is puzzling. If there is a tender area at the insertion or along the tricep tendon or muscle tendon area yo might want to...
Forum: Injuries 09-12-2008, 07:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,918
Posted By Tom Meehan
Re: Tennis leg

After inflammation has subsided and you have reasonable range of motion and are able to bear weight on the leg –

Gentle Standing Calf stretch –the same as you see runners do. Also perform stretch...
Forum: Injuries 09-03-2008, 09:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,228
Posted By Tom Meehan
Re: Slightly knackered knees

It's a common misconception that turning your feet out will activate the vastus medialis oblique but EMG studies have found this to be false. One exercise that does increase activation of the VMO is...
Forum: Injuries 09-03-2008, 09:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,773
Posted By Tom Meehan
Re: finger sprain

Depends on the type of sprain. Some respond well to taping with 1/2" strips between the joints of the finger (you'll see a lot a rock climbers do this), if the joint capsule is strained then taping...
Forum: Injuries 09-03-2008, 09:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 42,554
Posted By Tom Meehan
Re: Pullups and... Tricep pain.

Are you certain it the long headd of the triceps? Where is the pain exactly? If its the long head then overhead extensions with resistance, or overhead tricep extensions, should be painfull as...
Forum: Injuries 09-03-2008, 09:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,633
Posted By Tom Meehan
Re: Help.... :'(

Doesn't sound like "Slipping Rib Syndrome" (check out http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?artid=1150226 - wfs). "Slipping Rib Syndrome" invloves the anterior attachments of the ribs...
Forum: Injuries 09-03-2008, 09:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,916
Posted By Tom Meehan
Re: Two Injuries, two questions.

Shoulders are a complicated area. Where in your shoulder do you feel pain, what type of pain is it, do only weighted movements cause pain and what have you tried for relief?
For the ankle same...
Forum: Injuries 09-03-2008, 09:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,347
Posted By Tom Meehan
Re: Power Cleans - Pain in the Chest?

What have you tried to relieve the pain - NSAIDS, RICE, trigger point work, stetching etc? Is the area tender, any bruising? Any reduced range of motion in the shoulder?
Forum: Injuries 09-03-2008, 08:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 46,422
Posted By Tom Meehan
Re: Odd pull-up injury - any advice?

Hearing that it is different than other pain you've experienced makes me a bit concerned. I would advise you to have it evaluated by a PT or DC experienced in myofascial release or ART (you can find...
Forum: Injuries 09-03-2008, 08:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,918
Posted By Tom Meehan
Re: Tennis leg

I've treated my father for Tennis Leg in the past - and he actually injured playing tennis. Sounds like you've made a great start - especially the DMSO. A good link for information is...
Forum: Injuries 06-30-2008, 09:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,965
Posted By Tom Meehan
Re: Bruising due to Stretching

No, it is not normal to get bruising from stretching. If stretching causes a bruise to form it is usually due to some amount of muscle tearing. If this is the case it would be wise to ice the area...
Forum: Injuries 03-25-2008, 02:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,447
Posted By Tom Meehan
Re: Vitalzym

The most researched plant based enzyme for inflammation is bromelain. The following is good link to general information on its use w/f/s http://www.umm.edu/altmed/articles/bromelain-000289.htm

An...
Forum: Injuries 03-17-2008, 11:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,276
Posted By Tom Meehan
Re: Hip arthritis

Update. Squating has gone well, I've got him down to 22" for sets of 15. I don't want to add any external load until thoracic mobility is a bit better. Single leg squats not feasible yet, still...
Forum: Injuries 03-17-2008, 11:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,813
Posted By Tom Meehan
Re: Diagnosed with degenerative disk

An MRI is not essential but its a case of covering all your bases - you've had chronic rigt sided back pain for 2 years, seen 2 different PT's in the past with little improvement. While the chances...
Forum: Injuries 03-12-2008, 08:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,813
Posted By Tom Meehan
Re: Diagnosed with degenerative disk

I second the opinion for an MRI. I am also a Chiropractor and routinely order MRIís for suspected disc problems. Surgery is not the only option if that is the case (many disc injuries due heal on...
Forum: Injuries 02-26-2008, 01:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,276
Posted By Tom Meehan
Re: Hip arthritis

Thanks Corey,
That is pretty much the approach that I've been using - box squats, step ups, overhead lifts, modified pullups and pushups, joint mobilization for the hip as well as moving him towards...
Forum: Injuries 02-25-2008, 09:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,196
Posted By Tom Meehan
Re: Upper back pain

Most likely causes would be trigger points in stabilizer muscles in the upper back or scapula or joint restriction in one or more rib joints (where they meet the spine). Using a foam roller (lying...
Forum: Injuries 02-25-2008, 09:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,671
Posted By Tom Meehan
Re: Just dislocated my collarbone. Worried about my future :(

When you have a step deformity (big bump where the AC joint is) you are likely to have a grade 3 sprain (essentially a tear). A sling and ice is the first thing you should be doing. If your ortho...
Forum: Injuries 02-25-2008, 09:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,235
Posted By Tom Meehan
Re: Possibly pinched nerve?

Depending on on how you were injured (choke or strangke hold) and when the pain and numbness showed up (immediately or took a few days and is getting worse) it could be a disc herniation or...
Forum: Injuries 02-25-2008, 08:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,591
Posted By Tom Meehan
Re: deadlift and tingling arm

Just wanted to add that some of the muscles in the upper back can form trigger points that refer numbness and tingling into the arm.
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