If weightlifting makes your muscles strong, it can cause several injuries as well.

When you lift weights, you put pressure on your shoulders, back, and knees. Lifting heavy weights multiple times increases the risk of overuse injuries.

In this blog, we will discuss three common issues related to weightlifting.

Let’s get started.

Disc Herniation

It often causes because of poor lifting machines and practices. When a weightlifter arrives at the clinic of an expert in sports injury treatment and informs the doctor that they have hurt them while picking weight and are feeling pain in their back, numbness in their legs, and stumbling while walking, disc herniation is the first thing that comes in the mind of the doctor. So, your doctor ask you to lie down flat on the surface and move your leg in various directions to determine the cause of the problem. They can also perform a neurological exam to check reflexes, muscle strengths, walking ability, and ability to feel light touches. Based on their observation, they decide treatment for you. They can recommend physiotherapy, chiropractic, acupuncture, massage, or yoga techniques to get over.


Slap (Superior Lab rum Anterior and Posterior) tear is also very common in weightlifters. A weightlifter suffering from slap tear feels pain in their shoulder while moving or keeping their shoulder in particular positions. The weightlifter also feels themselves unable to give their best performance because they feel weakness in their shoulders.Moreover, they feel problems in lifting things. Your physiotherapist will perform shoulder special tests to diagnose it. Once Slap tear is confirmed, they recommend some exercises to help you recover from the problem. To avoid slap tear, you should warm up your body properly before starting your activity.

AC Joint Arthritis

AC (Acromioclavicular) Joint Arthritis is common in weightlifters of all levels. In most cases, it is not recognized until it causes extreme pain. Weightlifters suffering from it feel pain on the top of their shoulder while lifting weights overhead.