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Yes and no: It has been associated with certain talents. Muscian students at the university of rochester, ny were tested for hypermobility and it was found there was an increase in hypermobility. This was done because pagonini was a famous musician and violinist and had a very flexible (hypermobile) hand. You need to keep in good muscle tone because of the extra play in your joint or they may slip. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very carefully: There are a multitude of hamstring stretches online. Pick a few that feel like they really help and do them daily. The key is to stretch slowly and for 15-30 seconds. Maintain good form and avoid ballistic stretching until you are relatively limber. Good luck. They are a lot of fun?.... ...Read more
Lasts 3-5 minutes: Sigmoidoscopy involves insertion of a flexible tube into your rectum, advanced anywhere from 35 to 70 cm. Air is used to inflate the colon during this process. If awake, you may feel distension from the air & pressure of scope passage. Everyone's threshold for discomfort varies so some don't feel sigmoidoscopy as uncomfortable at all while others register much discomfort from the same stimuli. ...Read more
Personality Disorder: I understand your concern about non-flexible people as it affects our peace of mind and causes lack of harmony and emotional turmoil in the relationships. Non-flexible people feel the need to be right, justify their opinions and want to be controlling. Yoga means being aware of our inner self, to meditate on purpose and meaning of life and have peace of mind. Let us be flexible like Willow Tree. ...Read more
No: If it is necessary to evaluate symptoms or diagnose your condition, then no. You are sedated for the procedure, and it does not take that long to perform. Vast majority of patients do extremely well with it. ...Read more
Yoga is a great: Way to increace flexibility.Get a more detailed answer ›
Hypermobility : Loose ligaments enable people with this to attain greater than normal ranges of joint movement. They are more flexible than most ; can become accomplished gymnasts ; athletes. They can also be more easily injured by mechanical falls ; accidents. Some doctors believe that people with joint hypermobility syndrome (jhs) are prone to fibromyalgia from injuries, obesity ; muscle deconditioning. ...Read more
See your orthopod: As either the diagnosis maybe incorrect or you might not be doing the correct exercises. You probably would help yourself by getting supervised pt, so they can get to help you become pain free and fairly quickly. ...Read more
Warm up: Warming up before such activity will allow your body to be more flexible. ...Read more
How can I make my body flexible or able to perform certain moves like dance moves? It's like my body is weak unlike others my age.
More exercise: While it's ok to compare yourself w/others, don't use that as your only guide to self-worth. Instead, check out standardized measures of fitness ie minimum military requirements. As for getting there, it's a matter of practice eg exercise. Granted, some are naturally gifted athletes while others need to work at it. You may be in latter group and have to exercise more. But don't give up studies ...Read more
My girlfriend has short hamstrings, but she's flexible everywhere except there. Is this something she can fix and how should she do that?
Stretch: Stretching is obvious option. Not much else to add. ...Read more
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