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    Don't take it for granted


    Kinda bummed, went to orthapedic yesterday to see about limited mobility in shoulder and found that I have arthiritis...I am only 46 and have no family history. I am not in pain all the time either. Doc says it was from an old injury. He says I will need full shoulder replacement in 10 years. I can continue training, but have been advised not to lift really heavy. I am sure most of you that frequent this site share the same great feeling that I get from hitting the gym...love everything about it. It is what I do and it makes me feel good as well as makes me a better person. The good news is that I will see a Physicall Therapist that should improve my range of motion. I guess this is just my first confrontation with the effects of aging...I will work around it.

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    im sorry to hear that purina, and who doesnt love the feeling of a great gym session. My boss is a lot older (70) and he's a mason and he needs shoulder surgery badly, he can barely move it, but some how continues to work through the day thinking that it will get better by itself :-\. Just be careful and hopefully the physical therapist can help
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    Thanks Marine for the words...
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    shoulders seem to be the first thing to go....i continue to left pretty heavy except shoulders...I hear ya re the gym...i go nuts if i miss a few days in a row...

    good luck, Purina...at our age "working around it" becomes a pretty common training strategy.. but it sounds like you've got the right attitude to bounce back...
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    Best of luck with your therapy. I am fairly certain i have it in my thumb and I'm only 30 years old.
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    I will work around it.
    Staying positive like this will help. When you think youre knocked down , get back up!!
    As we get a little older we do have to train a little smarter then we were in our 20's. But we can over come..
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    Two words: Second opinion. Friend of mine was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. Gave him a bunch of crap that messed him up. Turned out it was stress. He works out everyday now. Not saying that is what yours is, but get looked at by more than one doctor. My friends mom was told she needed both knees replaced. Went to a specialist and they gave her some new gel stuff, and for right now, shes good. Both my shoulders grind so im sure ill be in the same boat soon enough too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HarryManback View Post
    Two words: Second opinion. F .
    Indeed.

    35 years ago my doctor told me I had Crohn's disease and doubted I would live past the age of 30. I never had it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HarryManback View Post
    Two words: Second opinion. Friend of mine was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. Gave him a bunch of crap that messed him up. Turned out it was stress. He works out everyday now. Not saying that is what yours is, but get looked at by more than one doctor. My friends mom was told she needed both knees replaced. Went to a specialist and they gave her some new gel stuff, and for right now, shes good. Both my shoulders grind so im sure ill be in the same boat soon enough too.

    Quote Originally Posted by MacTech View Post
    Indeed.

    35 years ago my doctor told me I had Crohn's disease and doubted I would live past the age of 30. I never had it.

    Cant agree more with these guys!!!! See other doctors for opinions and consultations.

    Unless I am mistaken, EVERYONE has arthritis to a point, its a matter of severity, degradation, and location.

    When I got back into this iron game, at age 35, after nearly a decade off, I developed some pretty serious wrist pain, the docs I saw wanted to cut me open, told me stop lifting, and told me it would be like 6mo before I could start again. Pffffff, flash forward to today, Im still training with moderate to heavy weights, have little wrist pain, dropped about 30 lbs, and feeling better than I did when I was 30.

    Unfortunately I no longer trust doctors, pretty much at all, anymore: Look at it this way, if you arent sick/hurt/brokedown, the doc and his compadres dont get paid to fix you.
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    Some solid suggestions above. Don't let it get you down Purine; perhaps a bit of lifestyle modification might by necessary but there's a good chance it's not as bad as you think.
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    Quote Originally Posted by purina44 View Post
    Kinda bummed, went to orthapedic yesterday to see about limited mobility in shoulder and found that I have arthiritis...I am only 46 and have no family history. I am not in pain all the time either. Doc says it was from an old injury. He says I will need full shoulder replacement in 10 years. I can continue training, but have been advised not to lift really heavy. I am sure most of you that frequent this site share the same great feeling that I get from hitting the gym...love everything about it. It is what I do and it makes me feel good as well as makes me a better person. The good news is that I will see a Physicall Therapist that should improve my range of motion. I guess this is just my first confrontation with the effects of aging...I will work around it.
    There is a technique which I use called "flash" that can alleviate aches and pains provided there are no pathological abnormalites. It works off cellular memory in the fact that your body remembers a time and place you did not have that pain. So what you do is take that memory (feeling good, energetic, alive) and reinsert it like a chip in the computer right over top of the current issue (pain and discomfort). Then you condition the body to accept this as new memory resulting in decrease of pain. Pretty neat trick.
    One can use many other tricks to help with through self hypnosis. I am going push the envelope even further and to see if this actually can effect DNA memory and also cancer.
    I am not a medical Dr, please keep in mind that this answer is for information purposes only, and is not intended to diagnose, treat or replace sound medical advice from your physician or health care provider.
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