Originally Posted by jcollins28
There is actually some really good replies here. I'm 41 and have been training most of my life. I don't use braces for anything. I have had torn muscles, bicep tendinitis you name it.
If you have insurance make an appointment with a Orthopedic that specializes Sports Medicine. Go over your injury history your workout program and you goals. As someone else already posted, work smart and concentrate on your form not how much weight you are lifting.
You know, as I mentioned at the bottom of my original post, I am currently rehabbing from shoulder surgery from Nov. 2012, and see an orthopedic surgeon every few weeks for follow up on my Physical Therapy. I didn't think of it until now as you mention it, but I'd bet he would answer a few questions as long as I was respectful of his time. I should write out a few well thought out questions and talk to him about it on my next visit.