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  • Posted On: 02-19-18, 4:34 pm (EST) #1

    Motivation with pain

    February 19, 2018, 4:34 pm

    I suffer from chronic pain in my knees, hips and one of my shoulders.

    Because of this I can really struggle with motivation on leg and back day, any tips to stay motivated when thetpain is bad? 

  • Posted On: 02-19-18, 5:47 pm (EST) #2

    Motivation with pain

    February 19, 2018, 5:47 pm
    Posted by: Simon87

    I suffer from chronic pain in my knees, hips and one of my shoulders.

    Because of this I can really struggle with motivation on leg and back day, any tips to stay motivated when thetpain is bad? 

    Do you mean chronic pain? Because I think the first thing you need to do is find out why you are suffering pain in these areas. Have you looked into it much? For example, is it muscle pain? Joint pain? Do you only get it when you exercise, or is it painful just in general?

  • Posted On: 02-20-18, 2:30 am (EST) #3

    Motivation with pain

    February 20, 2018, 2:30 am

    Yeah i meant chronic pain.

    Hurts all the time in the joints. I have seen surgeons but now in a waiting list to see a ryhmatologist to see if i have an inflammatory condition.

  • Posted On: 02-20-18, 11:02 pm (EST) #4

    Motivation with pain

    February 20, 2018, 11:02 pm
    Posted by: Simon87

    Yeah i meant chronic pain.

    Hurts all the time in the joints. I have seen surgeons but now in a waiting list to see a ryhmatologist to see if i have an inflammatory condition.

    Sorry to hear that man. Hope you are able to see the surgeons soon to see what is really going on and get it fixed! In the meantime.. is there any kind of lower body work you can do without that pain? Bodyweight stuff, or not really?

  • Posted On: 02-27-18, 12:27 pm (EST) #5

    Motivation with pain

    February 27, 2018, 12:27 pm

    Woops forgot to reply. My Knees normally ache constantly, a big problem i have normally is one day i can do anything and it not agrivate them and then the next time i train them they they will get aggrevated. It makes it really difficult to motivate myself to train them. I also have hip pain which once can get aggrevated doing the simplist of stuff. My last pain is in my shoulder which once again is hit and miss, somedays doing a particular exercise wont cause be any problem but then the next time its just to painful to do.

    Gt my appoinment through today to see the specalist to see if i have any immflamatory issues, but that appointment isnt until the end of may.

     

    Excuse the spelling :P

  • Posted On: 02-27-18, 11:21 pm (EST) #6

    Motivation with pain

    February 27, 2018, 11:21 pm
    Posted by: Simon87

    Woops forgot to reply. My Knees normally ache constantly, a big problem i have normally is one day i can do anything and it not agrivate them and then the next time i train them they they will get aggrevated. It makes it really difficult to motivate myself to train them. I also have hip pain which once can get aggrevated doing the simplist of stuff. My last pain is in my shoulder which once again is hit and miss, somedays doing a particular exercise wont cause be any problem but then the next time its just to painful to do.

    Gt my appoinment through today to see the specalist to see if i have any immflamatory issues, but that appointment isnt until the end of may.

     

    Excuse the spelling :P

    Man that is rough. Believe it or not your diet can help with inflamation issues. If you don't have enough healthy fats in your diet, like monounsaturated and omega 3s, then that could be a problem because they are good for being anti-inflamatories. I'd also suggest you maybe consider taking some glucosamine or something if it's joint issues, as that might help a bit too.

     

    But the best thing would be to see the specialist. Too bad it's still a couple of months away :-/

  • Posted On: 03-22-18, 12:36 pm (EDT) #7

    Motivation with pain

    March 22, 2018, 12:36 pm

    Managed to get a cancellation appointment and got diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. Which officially means I'm stuck with the pain.

  • Posted On: 03-27-18, 2:28 am (EDT) #8

    Motivation with pain

    March 27, 2018, 2:28 am
    Posted by: Simon87

    Managed to get a cancellation appointment and got diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. Which officially means I'm stuck with the pain.

    Oh man.. I'm really sorry to hear that Simon.. there's nothing they can do?

  • Posted On: 03-27-18, 5:57 am (EDT) #9

    Motivation with pain

    March 27, 2018, 5:57 am

    Have to go to the pain clinic to get new medication, but other than that I'm stuck in pain.

    The shoulder pain is really affecting my chest and back day. Really need to work on them gains πŸ’ͺ

  • Posted On: 03-27-18, 11:24 pm (EDT) #10

    Motivation with pain

    March 27, 2018, 11:24 pm
    Posted by: Simon87

    Have to go to the pain clinic to get new medication, but other than that I'm stuck in pain.

    The shoulder pain is really affecting my chest and back day. Really need to work on them gains πŸ’ͺ

    That is no good at all man. You have to take that medication basically forever now? Will it help with the pain so you can still workout at least?

  • Posted On: 03-28-18, 2:46 pm (EDT) #11

    Motivation with pain

    March 28, 2018, 2:46 pm

    Yeah I'll be on the pain medication for ever. Hoping it will help with my training but don't know for sure.

    No pain no gains πŸ˜‹

    Got to attempt chest and triceps tomorrow last few sessions have been terrible So fingers crossed for a good session

  • Posted On: 03-30-18, 12:49 am (EDT) #12

    Motivation with pain

    March 30, 2018, 12:49 am
    Posted by: Simon87

    Yeah I'll be on the pain medication for ever. Hoping it will help with my training but don't know for sure.

    No pain no gains πŸ˜‹

    Got to attempt chest and triceps tomorrow last few sessions have been terrible So fingers crossed for a good session

    My fingers and toes are crossed for you too man! I hope this doesn't derail your fitness goals, keep pushing hard!

  • Posted On: 03-30-18, 7:05 am (EDT) #13

    Motivation with pain

    March 30, 2018, 7:05 am

    Had a good chest session, not my best but definitely better than I have been having πŸ’ͺ

    Was going well until the bench press once I got to 60kg my hand started really hurting so stopped there but everything else went perfectly

     

  • Posted On: 04-02-18, 1:23 am (EDT) #14

    Motivation with pain

    April 2, 2018, 1:23 am

    That still sounds like progress to me @simon87, and that is good man! Got to focus on the positives 😁 πŸ‹ 

  • Posted On: 04-24-18, 11:27 am (EDT) #15

    Motivation with pain

    April 24, 2018, 11:27 am

    I've now been diagnosed with osteoarthritis as well. Pain is intense today so skipped leg day and went in the pool for a swim.

     

    Also I've been try to comment on stuff using the app but it won't actually post

  • Posted On: 04-24-18, 11:59 pm (EDT) #16

    Motivation with pain

    April 24, 2018, 11:59 pm
    Posted by: Simon87

    I've now been diagnosed with osteoarthritis as well. Pain is intense today so skipped leg day and went in the pool for a swim.

     

    Also I've been try to comment on stuff using the app but it won't actually post

    That really sounds awful Simon. But swimming can still be good for the body, not just for cardio, because you will get a bit of resistance from the water!

     

    That is weird about the app.. but those problems will be gone once version 2.0 of the app launches and you can make comments through there!!

  • Posted On: 04-29-18, 4:05 pm (EDT) #17

    Motivation with pain

    April 29, 2018, 4:05 pm

    Once again tried the app to post but wouldn't.

     

    Do you have any videos on stretches for lower back pain? Don't think I've hurt myself doing anything wrong, I think it is to do with my condition

  • Posted On: 04-30-18, 12:28 am (EDT) #18

    Motivation with pain

    April 30, 2018, 12:28 am
    Posted by: Simon87

    Once again tried the app to post but wouldn't.

     

    Do you have any videos on stretches for lower back pain? Don't think I've hurt myself doing anything wrong, I think it is to do with my condition

    You made sure you were logged in on the app before you tried to post?

     

    And yes, have you seen this video?

     

  • Posted On: 05-10-18, 4:05 pm (EDT) #19

    Motivation with pain

    May 10, 2018, 4:05 pm

    Yeah I've seen that video and do them, I definitely feel them loosen me up but the pain hasn't improved so guessing it must be my condition.

    Have my first appointment at the pain clinic in two weeks so hopefully they can help a bit.

     

    Started using the hex bar for deadlift aswell to see if that helped with the pain but that hasn't but I definitely feel it working my gluteus a lot more

  • Posted On: 05-14-18, 12:47 am (EDT) #20

    Motivation with pain

    May 14, 2018, 12:47 am
    Posted by: Simon87

    Yeah I've seen that video and do them, I definitely feel them loosen me up but the pain hasn't improved so guessing it must be my condition.

    Have my first appointment at the pain clinic in two weeks so hopefully they can help a bit.

     

    Started using the hex bar for deadlift aswell to see if that helped with the pain but that hasn't but I definitely feel it working my gluteus a lot more

    Yeah I guess when the pain is joint/bone pain as opposed to muscle pain/tightness, then stretching won't really have the effect you want.

     

    I hope you get some good news or a good solution at the clinic Simon!!

  • Posted On: 06-13-18, 12:41 pm (EDT) #21

    Motivation with pain

    June 13, 2018, 12:41 pm

    Turns out the Dr's sent me to the wrong thing so i am still waiting for those meds!!!

    Been smashing back and leg day lately so thats good πŸ’ͺ been struggling with chest day though due to the goddamn shoulder. Did a couple of sets on the bench press earlier and had to give up,so focused on trieps and trying to do do shouder stretches and physio stuff on it but it just felt like my shoulder was going to pop out. Hopefully the shoulder will improve soon so i can get back on to chest day properly as its getting annoying going backwards instead of forwards with that. ohwell 2 out of 3 days are going well so can't complain to much.

     

     

  • Posted On: 06-14-18, 6:40 pm (EDT) #22

    Motivation with pain

    June 14, 2018, 6:40 pm
    Posted by: Simon87

    Turns out the Dr's sent me to the wrong thing so i am still waiting for those meds!!!

    Been smashing back and leg day lately so thats good πŸ’ͺ been struggling with chest day though due to the goddamn shoulder. Did a couple of sets on the bench press earlier and had to give up,so focused on trieps and trying to do do shouder stretches and physio stuff on it but it just felt like my shoulder was going to pop out. Hopefully the shoulder will improve soon so i can get back on to chest day properly as its getting annoying going backwards instead of forwards with that. ohwell 2 out of 3 days are going well so can't complain to much.

     

     

    Oh no!! Not good! The meds will help with the pain yeah? Let's hope this time around, you get sent the right thing!

     

    You making sure to do shoulder warm-ups? I know it will still be painful due to chronic pain issues.. but hopefully that will help a little. Don't forget to keep those shoulders packed as well, super important to avoid shoulder issues!

     

    Just keep doing your best Simon! πŸ’ͺ 

  • Posted On: 08-24-18, 11:01 am (EDT) #23

    Motivation with pain

    August 24, 2018, 11:01 am

    Finally went to the pain clinic this week to be told I have to wait a month for my new Meds 😠

    Shoulder has been great the last month and a half so I'm just getting my chest strength back to where it was.

    Trying to do more squats with the safety bar and deadlift with the hex bar. Seem to be getting on alright with them. Occasionally it makes my pain a bit worse but it's at a level I can cope with at the moment.

    Now I just need to focus more on my core

  • Posted On: 08-27-18, 6:45 pm (EDT) #24

    Motivation with pain

    August 27, 2018, 6:45 pm
    Posted by: Simon87

    Finally went to the pain clinic this week to be told I have to wait a month for my new Meds 😠

    Shoulder has been great the last month and a half so I'm just getting my chest strength back to where it was.

    Trying to do more squats with the safety bar and deadlift with the hex bar. Seem to be getting on alright with them. Occasionally it makes my pain a bit worse but it's at a level I can cope with at the moment.

    Now I just need to focus more on my core

    @simon87 Damn that sucks you have to wait another month man πŸ˜• 

     

    Glad you've been feeling a bit better with the pain though and getting your strength back! Just don't push to the point where you make it worse than it already is.. don't want to hear you got injured!

     

    How often are you training your core at the moment? Try aiming for 3-4 days per week if you're really trying to bring it up!

  • Posted On: 09-19-18, 3:36 pm (EDT) #25

    Motivation with pain

    September 19, 2018, 3:36 pm

    To be honest I probably hadn't done any core training in a few months. Just been getting back into it over the last two weeks

     

    Finally got my new pain meds. It'll take a few weeks before I start to feel any benifits though but at least I can now happily push myself a bit more

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