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Old 03-06-2013, 08:37 AM
 
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I would like to know how common this is...I am a competetive strongman, highland games athlete, weight lifter...and im also a very large guy, at around 400lbs(not saying that in a bragging way at all,because i know the hazards of carrying lots of weight) What i have found that happens to me frequently is that out of the blue an ankle or a knee or sometimes my back will start to be sore, it will get worse within a couple days, and then will be almost unbearable. For example i felt my toe/foot hurting the other day during training, it got worse the next day, then worse the next day where i had to walk on the outside of my ankles...now i can barely walk on it. I figure my weight does not help these things, and also i walk on the outside of my feet and im sure dont wear the proper shoes. I can usually pin point this back to training, but it is strange to me how it does now happen immediately. You would think something all of a sudden would cause a sprain, like landing on your ankle wrong, but with me it doesnt.
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Old 03-06-2013, 09:22 AM
 
Location: Raleigh
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I'm thinking at 400 pounds you may actually be creating small fractures? Dunno. Certainly strains and sprains (ligaments and muscles). I would suggest you be careful to warm up and cool down, and take some supplements related to glucosatrin to build up your joints over time. There is a joint supplement design with Scottie Pippin that I have found helpful.
Shoes can be a real contributor. See a podiatrist and get some supports, it is wonderful.
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Old 03-06-2013, 12:16 PM
 
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Even people in good shape at low weights can have stress fractures in their feet. It's so common in the military that it's call a march fracture as it happens during long training marches. Think about a broken filling in a tooth - you can bite into a marshmallow and have it, or drink water. It's just "time" for something to break and any little thing can do it.
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Old 03-06-2013, 03:28 PM
 
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so it can be common to hurt yourself and not know the exact moment you did it...or how.?
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Old 03-07-2013, 05:54 AM
 
Location: Florida
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so it can be common to hurt yourself and not know the exact moment you did it...or how.?
In short....yes.
Often times, the initial pain isn't severe enough to take much notice so is forgotten later or ignored to the point of continuing to aggrevate it.
BTDT and still haven't learned the lesson.
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