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why must i care about flexibility?

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Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
Flexibility: Important to allow increased motion and decreased risk of injury to the joint, ligaments, cartilage, and tendons.

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A 18-year-old member asked:

Is being flexible a good thing?

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Dr. Amir Khan
Dr. Amir Khan answered
Sports Medicine 27 years experience
Depends: Depending on where you land on the spectrum (mild to severe) of flexibility you could have beneficial but also harmful consequences. Some people who are excessively flexible are prone to easy dislocation of the joints that can be symptomatic. Others have no symptoms. If you are having issues then contact your doctor for proper evaluation.
A 18-year-old member asked:

Are there foods that improve flexibility?

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Dr. Randy Burgett
Dr. Randy Burgett answered
General Practice 9 years experience
No: Flexibility cannot be improved by eating foods. In order to improve flexibility you need to exercise and stretch! stretching is one of the best ways to improve flexibility.
A 48-year-old member asked:

When must I find safe flexibility exercises?

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Dr. Mircea Petrina
Cardiology 24 years experience
Always: Talk to a trainer.
A 39-year-old member asked:

What are good flexibility exercises?

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Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 39 years experience
Suggest a group: I would recommend a series of exercises it would include stretches for upper and lower back, quad and hamstring and calf areas these should be done on a daily or at least 4-5 x/ wk.
A 32-year-old member asked:

What's the criteria for enrolling in a flexible spending account?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
FSA: You have to be full-time employed & your company offers it. It can be for paying medical/dental expenses not paid by insurance, or for paying expenses of dependents living with you. For details, talk to your company's payroll dept.

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