CrossFit Discussion Board  

Go Back   CrossFit Discussion Board > In Sickness and In Health > Injuries
CrossFit Home Forum Site Rules CrossFit FAQ Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Injuries Chronic & Acute

Thread Tools
Old 05-29-2007, 02:33 PM   #1
Nicholas Richard Engen
Member Nicholas Richard Engen is offline
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Fargo  North Dakota
Posts: 55
I have been experiencing some pain in my left shoulder and elbow for some time and within the last few weeks have been experiencing pain in my hands and wrists and was wondering if anyone could recommend any supplements they use for joint health doesn’t necessarily have to be about supplements either any kind of advice would be appreciated.

(Message edited by iotask8 on May 29, 2007)
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2007, 04:45 PM   #2
Scott Ponte
Member Scott Ponte is offline
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Tucson  AZ
Posts: 283
Fish Oil
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2007, 06:29 PM   #3
Skylar Cook
Member Skylar Cook is offline
Skylar Cook's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Jupiter  FL
Posts: 839
Flax seed/oil supposedly helps, but I think fish would do the same. Just hearsay, though.
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2007, 03:11 PM   #4
Dana Joseph Stewart
Member Dana Joseph Stewart is offline
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Dallas  Texas
Posts: 122

Hey, if you are looking for something to help your joint pain, try a supplement called Triflex. It is a GNC product. You don't have to buy this particular brand, but it's what I use. If you opt to buy a different brand (as GNC tends to be a little over-priced), make sure the product has these three ingredients:

1) Glucosamine (1500 mg)
2) Chondroitin Sulfate (1200 mg)
3) MSM (900 mg)

These are the doses that are in Triflex. It's these 3 ingredients which work in conjunction with one another to rebuild cartilage and lubricate joints.

I have had 9 shoulder dislocations, 2 shoulder surgeries, broken jaw, and countless other sports injuries (too much ice hockey/rugby). I started taking Triflex because my left knee was killing me when I would run. After two months on it, I can do WODs with running without any problems. I am seven months out from my last shoulder surgery and Triflex has really helped that too. Try it out.

  Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2007, 04:40 PM   #5
Lynne Pitts
Administrator Lynne Pitts is offline
Lynne Pitts's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Richmond  NH
Posts: 3,232
Moving to Injuries/Medical
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2007, 07:22 PM   #6
Joe Beman
Member Joe Beman is offline
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Albuquerque  NM
Posts: 42
The supplements usually mentioned in this and similar threads address cartilage degeneration and arthritis. Is there a supplement that helps enhance the health of tendons?
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2007, 03:42 AM   #7
Mark Cotton
Member Mark Cotton is offline
Join Date: May 2007
Location: East Brunswick  NJ
Posts: 48
I would recommend a visit to the Dr to make sure it's not a sign of something more serious since you mentioned a rather quick progession.

Once you hear the outcome and find out it is just joint pain I would definately follow the Glucosamine, Chondroitin Sulfate, MSM and fish oil protocols.
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2007, 04:52 AM   #8
William Hunter
Member William Hunter is offline
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Rome  GA
Posts: 967
I agree with Mark. The left shoulder and elbow sound like chronic wear and tear, but if you've had quick developing, bilateral and symmetrical hand/wrist pain you could/should get some bloodwork done to rule out rheumatoid factors and other blood borne forms of arthritis. Just to be safe of course. If you've been mauling your mitts with some hardcore CF WOD's than that might explain the pain, and all the advice listed above would be the way to go. You should be taking fish oil regardless.
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2007, 10:02 PM   #9
Nicholas Richard Engen
Member Nicholas Richard Engen is offline
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Fargo  North Dakota
Posts: 55
yeah just went into the doctor the other day had some x-rays done and they looked fine I had some blood work done to look for arthritis and then the next morning an EMG. I was told it looks like I have carpal tunnel syndrome at least that’s what the doctor said who did the EMG. I go back in on the 18th to see where I go from here.
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2007, 05:37 AM   #10
Christian Lemburg
Member Christian Lemburg is offline
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Aachen  NRW
Posts: 308

try also poking around in the muscles of your arm and shoulder, searching for hard knots in the muscles where the muscle feels like rubber cable. If you find any, press them. If they hurt like hell, and maybe even evoke the pain you are feeling, massage those places by self-massage with a tennis ball (against the wall, on the table) or the knuckles of the other side hand.

For more info on why and how to massage, see

For the RSI like symptoms, be sure to search your outer lower arm near the elbow, where the finger extensors originate. I bet you have some pretty hard knots there.

Good luck, and fast recovery,

  Reply With Quote

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Avoiding joint pain vs. muscle atrophy Darren Zega Injuries 10 07-25-2007 05:35 PM
Ground Flax Seed and Joint Pain Chris MacFarlane Nutrition 10 03-15-2007 05:59 PM
Joint pain Chris Stowe Injuries 2 03-07-2007 09:06 PM
Joint pain (cartilage) Robin Johnson Injuries 9 01-27-2006 11:43 AM
Shoulder joint pain Alex Injuries 1 07-28-2004 02:51 AM

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 02:38 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
CrossFit is a registered trademark of CrossFit Inc.