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an alternative dumbbell exercise to an upright row

A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Chimenti
26 years experience Sports Medicine
Eval: Pain for a year at your age deserves further evaluation from an orthopedic surgeon. At least an xr & possibly an MRI or ultrasound would be helpful to ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Get another dumbbell: You can do bench presses with two, depending on their weight. You can do flies by exxtending your arms while laying on your back and raising the dumbb ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Toman
17 years experience Sports Medicine
Yes: Changing up the workout routine is good for stimulating different muscles and muscle fibers within muscles. Make sure to allow for a time period of r ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mohammad Khan
29 years experience Pediatrics
Not clear: Please write your question more clearly without using abbreviations
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marc Goldhagen
32 years experience Occupational Medicine
Couldn't hurt: Moderate exercise is rarely harmful for any condition. Listen to your body and don't push your exercising too far, too fast. Consult your doctor for t ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Lunges!: Lunges carrying the dumbbell with either or both hands is very effective. Better with two though!
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Kaufman
18 years experience Internal Medicine
No: While dumbbell exercises can be very beneficial, they can also put stress on joints if not done properly. It sounds like you are putting stress on the ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: You need to get to the gym and begin strength training. If weight is a problem a low carbohydrate diet needs to be started. If you can afford one, a p ... Read More
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Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Anything possible: See an orthopedist.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leon Katz
Dr. Leon Katz answered
28 years experience Bariatrics
Other options: One good option is isotonic exercise (pushing against a closed door). Any exercise specialist can give you more info on this or get a book at the libr ... Read More

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