Hi guys, I'm new here, so I'm hoping to get some feedback. I'm interested in doing military service, so I'll need to be in shape. And this was posted in another forum, but I've had no replies, so here's hoping for some responses here.
*oh and I hope this is the right place to post this, I figured its the professional athletes who usually get all the injuries and whatnot, and I'm trying to be more of a general athlete than weightlifter.
Now, I put "pain" in quotations in the title because I'm not actually sure if it's really "pain". It's really hard to tell, very slight.
In Fall of last year, I've been overdoing my training for my legs (doing tuck jumps when I wasn't ready yet and some sprinting, although the sprinting might not have been a factor).
And so, my left knee had a sort of "discomfort". However, a co-worker suggested that I properly warmup and stretch before I trained and I found some stretches online that helped. However, there was still a slight discomfort, although improved since. In addition, my left knee made these creaking, or clicking or snapping sounds whenever I bent my legs and got up (for example, doing squats) - and they still do.
Also, my left elbow also seems to have a sort of discomfort, but it's really small and something that I would not consider an injury - that's for sure. It also makes a sort of creaking/cracking/snapping sound whenever I bent it and extend it at a normal pace (my knee and elbow joints when make those sounds if I go really slowly).
And for my left shoulder, whenever I did the reverse butterfly for the rear delts, it made a sort of similar snapping, creaking sensation, although it was more felt than it was heard. Again, none of this amounted to any serious pain and in this case, no pain at all.
However, for my left wrist, I noticed that if I position my hand to make it a little over 90 degrees to my forearms (both ways)*like, kinda of what you hand if you did pushups on your palms plus the other way, I feel a bit more tension and even slightly a bit more pain compared to my right. However, if I stretch first and then press it up, it won't hurt for a while, but I definitely notice a difference in the strength of my left wrist versus my right. If I, without the use of hands, hold my right wrist back as far as possible, I can feel tension, but not the kind that says you're straining yourself. If I hold my left wrist in the same way, I definitely feel more tension.
Again, my right side is pretty much fine.
Now, I have seen a doctor and he said that I'm fine since I'm young. I have no limited range or motion in my movements, and there's a chance I might be a bit oversensitive, but I figure its the small things that add up when you get older, right?
Also, my left knee has definitely been improving and can jog a little more than a few weeks ago.
And so, I wanted to get your feedback, like what is going on, and what I should do and how I can slowly strengthen my left side if I can to get it on par with my right side.
Any help would greatly be appreciated,