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A Cure For A Stiff Neck And Arthritis Exercise And Stretching
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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)
Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more
Depends: Depends on your level of stregth and what you are trying to accomplish. Start out light and increase weight as tolerated is usually a good way to go. ...Read more
Therapy: There is a variety of approaches. They depend on the presence of pain and other symptoms. Those include range of motion exercises, ultrasound stimulation, heat/ice applications, massage, tens unit applications, stretching techniques. Physical therapist will be able to decide on which ones to use. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Other than physical therapy and stretches, what else can I do for chronic neck pain? It causes neck stiffness, numbess/tingling and pain.
Nothing specific: Would consider looking into yoga or pilates dvd's.....Definitely review with an experienced trainer or physical therapist to ensure that you are not doing any exercises that may strain your neck or back further. These two exercise styles tend to be low impact and stress positions that improve posture, breathing, and core strength. ...Read more
See therapist: You should work closely with your othropedist and with a reputable physical therapist with interest and expertise in the elbow. This venue is too short for specific exercises. They will work with you to restore as much funtions and range of motion as possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Avoid running!: Bicycling is great, but avoid lower extremity loading activities. Remember, avoid concussive activity. Keep in mind that degenerative arthritis or inflammatory arthritis can, in some people cause more stiffness than pain. You may end up seeing your doctor and getting a simple ap-pelvis and some blood tests (crp). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Exercise/Stretching: Many times muscle spasm and tension can be the cause of neck pain. It could be caused by the way you sleep, if you recently changed pillows, if your job involves moving your neck around alot. Typically strengthening the neck muscles can be helpful and stretching those right muscles can be helpful as well. Other thing might be to change your pillow or sleeping position to help decrease stress. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Win the lottery: Good back health in terms of correct postures and mechanics related to lifting as well as exercise on a regular basis, good sleeping habits and weight control are a few things that can help. Job satisfaction is important. If a smoker, stop since this increases the rate of spine degeneration. ...Read more
Can I wear a neck brace for 3 weeks for chronic neck muscle pain that hasnt responded to physical therapy or meds?
How to relieve tension in neck and throughout back without massage? Any tips for at home consistent therapy or exercises?
Biofeedback can: be helpful for muscle pain as well as for the anxiety and depression seen in your history. It is natural and non-invasive and can empower you to manage these conditions w/out the machines eventually. Peace and good health. Please see a licensed professional such as a clinical psychologist who specializes in biofeedback. ...Read more
I have a pinched nerve in back and sore foot and toes. Will physio help with pain in foot? Aslo would a massage of foot be recommended?
See below: The best way to stretching is not pulling from your neck, it's levering your shoulders with the end of a bed ( or bench) and trying to put the mandibleat 90 degrees. ...Read more
Depends: Both specialists overlap quite a bit. Just depends on what you are comfortable with. Physical therapy is now doing a lot of manipulation therapies and vice versa chiropractors are noting the benefit of active exercise therapy for their patients as well. Often times seeing an sports medicine physician might be helpful since they have experience with both care types to guide you. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Alternate pose: Three things. First go over your headstand technique with an instructor that you trust. A proper headstand should not have you bearing all of the weight of the body on your head. If you are using the tripod version, most of the weight should be borne on your arms. The head should actually be fairly suspended without a lot of pressure.Second, do not do headstands if this causes persistent problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pulsation feeling in toes and calf pain, back stretches an pt for 9months.Excercise an 1hr a day.Happens at rest and when active. No real relief help?
Consider vascular: Doppler studies are ultrasounds that can check for arterial and venous bloodflow. The "pulsation feeling" may be an indication that a vascular problem is present. Ask your pcp about this. Many facilities will offer free screenings for pad (peripheral arterial disease). If there is something noted, a vascular specialist may be consulted. ...Read more
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