A 29-year-old female asked:

Is it recommended to do female pushups if i suffer from occasional upper back pain and recovered from costochondritis?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
Inadvisable: Such strenuous isometric exercises are quite likely to bring about either condition.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Jun 3, 2019


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.