Body

  • Rock Climbing Injury: Osteopenia and Increasing Bone Density
  • Rock Climbing Injury: Body: Pain Meds vs Sex
  • Rock Climbing Injury: Appendectomy and Climbing Training
  • Rock Climbing Injury: Body: Injury Truths
  • Rock Climbing Injury: Body: BPA and Waterbottles
  • Rock Climbing Injury: Body: Bouldering for Bone Density
  • Rock Climbing Injury: Body: Chronic Injury
  • Rock Climbing Injury: Body: Bouldering for the Bones
  • Rock Climbing Injury: Body: Antibiotics and Tendon Damage
  • Back

  • Rock Climbing Injury: Lumbar Bone Spurs
  • Rock Climbing Injury: Back: Spinal Fracture
  • Back: Preventing Hunchback
  • Back: Herniated Disc
  • Abdomen

  • Rock Climbing Injury: Abdomen: Muscle Tear/Hernia
  • Arm

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    Shoulder

  • Rock Climbing Injury: Shoulder Pain
  • Rock Climbing Injury: Shoulder Replacement
  • Rock Climbing Injury: Exploding Shoulder
  • Rock Climbing Injury: Shoulder: Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Rock Climbing Injury: Shoulder: SLAP Lesion and Cortisone
  • Rock Climbing Injury: Shoulder: Frozen Shoulder
  • Rock Climbing Injury: Shoulder: Torn Labrum, SLAP Lesion
  • Rock Climbing Injury: Shoulder: Separation
  • Rock Climbing Injury: Shoulder: Pain and Virus
  • Biceps

  • Rock Climbing Injury: Bursting Biceps
  • Elbow

  • Rock Climbing Injury: Do Compression Sleeves Work?
  • Rock Climbing Injury: Elbow: Tennis Elbow
  • Rock Climbing Injury: Elbow: Medial Tendonosis
  • Rock Climbing Injury: Elbow: Elbow Pain and Dodgy Elbows
  • Rock Climbing Injury: Elbow: Tendonosis
  • Rock Climbing Injury: Elbow: Medial Epicondylosis and Taping
  • Rock Climbing Injury: Elbow: Tingling and Numbness
  • Rock Climbing Injury: Elbows: Minimizing Fingerboard Injuries
  • Rock Climbing Injury: Elbow: Medial Epicondyle Tendonosis
  • Rock Climbing Injury: Elbow: Stress Fracture
  • Rock Climbing Injury: Elbow: Pain and Hangboarding
  • Wrist

  • Rock Climbing Injury: Wrist: Klienbock's Disease
  • Rock Climbing Injury: Wrist: Ruptured Tendon
  • Rock Climbing Injury: Snap, Crackle, Wrist
  • Rock Climbing Injury: Wrist: Fractured Scaphoid
  • Rock Climbing Injury: Wrist: Instability
  • Hand

  • Rock Climbing Injury: Fingers: Everything You Need to Know About Finger Stress
  • Rock Climbing Injury: Hands: Dupuytren's Disease (lump in palm)
  • Rock Climbing Injury: Hands: Numbness and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Fingers

  • Rock Climbing Injury: Fourth Metacarpal Break
  • Rock Climbing Injury: First Pulley Strain
  • Rock Climbing Injury: Freezing Fingers Today, Benefit Tomorrow?
  • Rock Climbing Injury: Cysts in Fingers
  • Rock Climbing Injury: Ruptured Finger Pulley
  • Rock Climbing Injury: Fingers: What To Do with a Ruptured Flexor Digitorum Superficialis
  • Rock Climbing Injury: Fingers: Everything You Need to Know About Finger Stress
  • Rock Climbing Injury: Fingers: Hyper-extended
  • Rock Climbing Injury: Fingers: Cysts and Pain
  • Rock Climbing Injury: Fingers: Cracked Fingertips
  • Rock Climbing Injury: Fingers: De Quervain's Tenosynovitis
  • Rock Climbing Injury: Fingers: NSAID Treatment
  • Rock Climbing Injury: Fingers: Torn A2 Pulley
  • Rock Climbing Injury: Fingers: Trigger Thumb Syndrome
  • Rock Climbing Injury: Fingers: Stiffness, Soreness
  • Rock Climbing Injury: Fingers: Grip Position and Injury
  • Rock Climbing Injury: Fingers: Pinky Finger Pain
  • Rock Climbing Injury: Fingers: Electrostimulation
  • Rock Climbing Injury:Fingers: Cortisone for Tendon Injuries
  • Rock Climbing Injury: Hands: Numbness and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Rock Climbing Injury: Fingers: Taping Truths
  • Rock Climbing Injury: Fingers: Flappers
  • Rock Climbing Injury: Fingers: Trigger-Finger Syndrome
  • Rock Climbing Injury: Fingers: Torn A3 and A4 Pulleys
  • Rock Climbing Injury: Fingers: Cysts
  • Rock Climbing Injury: Fingers: Arthritis
  • Rock Climbing Injury: Fingers: Numbness
  • Rock Climbing Injury: Fingers: Blown Tendons
  • Leg

  • Rock Climbing Injury: Leg: Achilles Tendonitis
  • Rock Climbing Injury: Leg and Knee: Broken Femur and Shattered Kneecap
  • Rock Climbing Injury: Leg: Pulled Hamstring
  • Rock Climbing Injury: Leg: Fracture
  • Knee

  • Rock Climbing Injury: Meniscal Tear on a Drop Knee
  • Rock Climbing Injury: Knee: Rockfall Causes Lump
  • Rock Climbing Injury: Knee: Chondral Injury of the Lateral Tibial Plateau
  • Rock Climbing Injury: Leg and Knee: Broken Femur and Shattered Kneecap
  • Rock Climbing Injury: Knee: Ruptured ACL
  • Rock Climbing Injury: Knee: Ruptured Ligament and Meniscus
  • Rock Climbing Injury: Knee: Synovial Cartilage Damage
  • Ankle

  • Rock Climbing Injury: Snapped ankle tendon
  • Rock Climbing Injury: Possible Death of the Talus Bone
  • Rock Climbing Injury: Broken Talus Bone
  • America's Best Climbing Area: Red River Gorge
  • Rock Climbing Injury: Ankle: Loud Pop Ankle Roll
  • Feet

  • Rock Climbing Injury: Bunions
  • Ice Climbing Injury: Toenail Pressure
  • Rock Climbing Injury: Feet: Broken Foot
  • Rock Climbing Injury: Feet: Gout and Pseudogout
  • Rock Climbing Injury: Feet: Toe Fracture
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    Rock Climbing Injury: Body: Pain Meds vs Sex

    07-Jan-2013
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    Jodie Houghton isn't worried about testosterone.I no longer produce much testosterone because I’ve been on pain medicine so long. I put on 20 pounds, started having hot flashes and variously couldn’t stay awake or sleep to save my life. I had the testosterone levels of an 80-year-old man, so I do a weekly T injection and I feel great. From a climbing perspective, is there anything I should avoid or be aware of with this medication? I’m fully informed of all the risks otherwise and at present I’m not a candidate for those risks (knock on wood).
    —Onrockandice | Rock and Ice Forum

    The 21st century has been witness to an epidemic of manrexia. Media-driven androgyny (metrosexual manrexia) is the Captain Bligh on the new Ship of Fools.

    Your form of manrexia, however, is pharmaceutically driven. Through what is more technically known as opioid-induced androgen deficiency, testosterone levels get whacked around like an Arab dictator sitting on an oil field.

    Luckily, you have a reasonable defense and don’t need to resort to  “a thyroid problem” (a dubious excuse for all ailments usually related to laziness). Like your old mate Lance, you have an excuse to juice. You’re all legal. The distillation of maleness, percolated from the testicles of Amazonian pigmies (through registered organ donation only), is your new ristretto.

    As long as you are monitored by your doctor, you should be all good. Your voice should not deepen and the Bay Watch bikini team should remain safe. If you have come back from the levels of an 80-year-old, I suspect everyone is a lot happier in your shack.

    There are not too many side effects of testosterone medication that could affect your climbing per se, other than a few associated with mild overdose. Erections that pop up halfway through a route (as opposed to before you start rooting) run the risk of getting caught in a leg loop. Vomiting on your belayer can generate some bad feelings while rashes and itching will scatter your social circle quicker than a turd in the deep end of the pool.

    Keep in mind that long-term use of opiod medication has diminishing returns and is highly addictive. Get off them as soon as you can. Pain is not the root of all evil, pharmaceutical companies are.
    Go outside and roar. Climb a rock. Spear something—eat it. Shag the missus. You are MAN.

     

    Getting Teste

    Testosterone is synonymous with being male, while estrogens and progestagens are viewed as female sex hormones. While there is a clear discrepancy between male and female levels, we each have a bit of all of them.Testosterone is synonymous with being male, while estrogens and progestagens are viewed as female sex hormones. While there is a clear discrepancy between male and female levels, we each have a bit of all of them.

    Sex hormones are like your basic supermodel—easily upset, and with a vast capacity to demonstrate it. Drugs, stress, illnesses, age, the time of the month, or that there are no soft wipes in the bathroom may all be catalysts of hormone mayhem.

    Low testosterone can cause erectile dysfunction, moodiness, sleep disturbances and fatigue. The fact that your penis is no longer pitching a family-sized tent in the morning is a sign that your testosterone levels are falling.

    Fanatical fat watchers beware—diets that look like a who’s who of the fat-free product range result in lower testosterone levels, while diets with moderate fat intake, high protein and low carbs produce a consistent high level of testosterone.

    Unlike a woman’s menopause, when estrogen levels plummet over months to very low levels, men’s “andropause” is a gradual decline of testosterone levels over the years—around 1 percent per year from the age of 40.

    Some facts: Testosterone levels in the morning are 30 percent higher. You may have high testosterone levels if your ring finger is longer than your index finger. Higher levels tend to be associated with combative behavior, risky undertakings, receding hairline, heavy growth of facial and body hair, acne, a lean physique and high cheekbones with a low brow ridge.


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