I've been dealing with joint pain on and off for years now. I've been lifting since I was 20, (35 now) and this shit is really starting to get irritating because it feels like whenever I start making some good progress my joints flare up. (wrists, elbow, knee). Obviously the problem was form and intensity but sometimes I'm like a gorilla in there. I also have two compressed discs in my lower back I need to be cautious of. I get injections every few months or so in my back for them.
I am at a caloric deficit now and not sure that is helping. Down to 180, 5'10. Probably 12% BF. Really want to cut to 170 but these last 10 are a bitch.
It seems days of lifting heavy may be over for me and I'm going to have to start concentrating on some sort of lower weight and squeezing at the top of ranges if I want to stay in the GYM. Cardio makes me feel like a faggot too.
I take fish/flaxseed oil, a joint supplement and tumeric/aleve and nothing seems to help. Epsom salt baths as well.
(Reddit /fitness didn't like my post for some reason, faggots).