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 Post subject: Spraining/tearing ligaments
PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 12:07 am 
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Hi,

I have an issue with very easily spraining my joints and tearing ligaments. I train in martial arts competitively and have done so the last 5 years.

I have sprained both ankles in this time period (my right ankle twice, the last time being only 2 weeks ago and I am almost certain I tore ligaments - will get results tomorrow), and I had ACL surgery a year and a half ago after completely tearing my ACL in class one day. I have also dislocated my shoulder a couple of times.

I am really flexible and was always spraining my ankles, wrists, thumbs, etc when I was little in gymnastics class.

My concern is that many people in my martial arts class blame my injuries on being vegan. It is HIGHLY, HIGHLY irritating. I know what I eat is healthy and conducive to my training. Plus, I have always been prone to injury long before I was vegan.

I was just wondering if anyone else has similar issues, and also what can I say in response to the people who are blaming my vegan diet? I am a healthy vegan and it is infuriating that people believe I am lacking something in my diet and thus writing veganism off as silly.

Also, any tips on preventing injury? I have been on deck for my black belt the last 2.5 years and I just keep getting injured.

Thanks for any feedback!
M


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 Post subject: Re: Spraining/tearing ligaments
PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 6:12 pm 
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No suggestions? Really? =(


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 Post subject: Re: Spraining/tearing ligaments
PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 2:47 pm 
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Hello Mariko,
Ya… I have friends at work that give me crap about everything, they said… “You need to eat some meat Kenny” even if I stub my toe on something.
Being vegan will have no real effect on being more prone to injuries, unless you are starving yourself or something like that.
I took a Kinesiology class last fall. It's basically the study of sports injury, treatment, and prevention.
I’d suggest you take a similar class. First you need to figure out what you are really hurting, then why/how, then treat it… and when it’s all healed up how to prevent it from happening again.
Kenny


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 Post subject: Re: Spraining/tearing ligaments
PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 11:19 pm 
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Thanks Kenny! A class like that would be helpful for sure.


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