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Old 06-01-2008, 12:59 PM   #1
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Default Inflammation: Gimme the short version.

OK navel gazers... I'm ready to try anything.

Have a contest in August with a lot of overhead pressing. I've had a jacked up left shoulder for about 6 months and and need to pull out all the stops to get it fixed. Am currently doing foam rolling, no bench or overhead pressing, pull-ups, pec stretches and am about ready to try acupuncture.


So, what are the basic nutritional things I can try in order of effectiveness?

I currently eat all the bad stuff, gluten, dairy, nightshades, and lots of beer.
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Old 06-01-2008, 03:46 PM   #2
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Scorched-earth Ibuprofen bomb.... 3200mg/day for a few days to kick the shit out of existing inflam and get it back down to a manageable level. During that and following, ice massage directly on the area following some cross-friction massage. Then don't fuck it up again until after the meet. This is my prefered approach and has served me well.
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Old 06-01-2008, 05:01 PM   #3
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To give what Greg said a particular order from what I've seen:

1. cross friction (possibly art/myofascial depending on what you actually did)
2. *maybe* some light exercise & stretch (again, depending on what it is)
3. ice/ice massage

diet.. obviously may play a big role. +fish oil. -most of the things you listed. -_-
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Old 06-01-2008, 05:38 PM   #4
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tnx.

ibuprofen carpet bombing commencing shortly. currently i'm a fishoil machine...beer has to go as well i'm sure. i'm unsure about the other stuff, so nutrional quackery is welcome also.

Ice.hmmm. I had given up on that but will take another shot, it's your basic acromial impingement with desk jockey pec tightness, so stretch plus ice is warranted.
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Have not used it, but novel looking stuff:

http://arthritis.about.com/b/2007/11...ed-to-know.htm
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Have not used it, but novel looking stuff:

http://arthritis.about.com/b/2007/11...ed-to-know.htm
gotta love the name... voltaren
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Old 06-02-2008, 03:34 AM   #7
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I've been recently doing the EQI pushups and found that to be better than your standard chest stretches.

Have you tried the band stuff from Dick Hartzell?
http://youtube.com/watch?v=nlsXyrlodCI&feature=PlayList&p=52CC8FAEB57 31852&index=4
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I currently eat all the bad stuff, gluten, dairy, nightshades, and lots of beer.
Sounds like a deficiency in HCL ratios and you need more hindu pushups....or is that a lack of dietary enzymes with probiotics...hold on, let me check my navel.....

Dump the grains/beer...take some fish oil...that and what Greg said above covers it.
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Hindu pushups, check.
greens plus and HCL, check...

did you say something about beer?


Jezzus this is going to suck.
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did you say something about beer?
It hurt me to even recommend it....but I can feel the inflammation kick up after a night of "several" beers.....there's always tequila
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