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Adductor Magnus Exercises
Hi, popped an adductor leg pressing. I'm middle-aged, how long ay it take before I should exercise the area again?
Depends: .........on the extent of the injury. See your doctor for complete evaluation. ...Read more
High arches: They both can be tight depending on high is high. Is there a valgus or varus deformity as well. Is there inversion or eversion problems? Ask a foot doctor. ...Read more
Hip adductor.: I assume you mean a hip adductor. Adductors are important in helping with lateral motion and helps keep control of the thigh bone during exercise. ...Read more
No statistics: No clear statistics available for this injury, however, runners make up a large portion of my practice. Based on my personal experience I would say this is a relatively uncommon injury but when it does occur is very frustrating to treat because recovery usually takes several weeks to at times months for complete resolution. One of the biggest issues is trying to get a runner to stop running. ...Read more
I can't ride ride a bicycle due to my adductor muscles? How long until my muscles let me ride? Or am I out for good?
Myalgia: If it is soreness from excercise, you should be okay in around 5 days. Otherwise it depends on what kind of injury you had. ...Read more
2yrs after 80mgkenalog injection into left adductor tendon, why does the left adductor feel permanently weaker/tighter?
Rare side effects: Kenalog (triamcinolone) injections have been implicated with some rare side effects, long after the injection. I have read of the advent of atrophy at the injection site: this means that if given into connective tissue (ligament) that it may be experiencing atrophy (loss of tissue and therefore strength). It has been reported that muscle injection sites have atrophied in such a way as to "crater". ...Read more
I have a "moderate" and "small" tear of the rectus abdominis adductor (left and right side respectively). Is surgery essential or the only option?
Probably: Elective unless causing undue pain or other special problem. ...Read more
Weight machines.: All health clubs have hip abductor/adductor strengthening machines. They are excellent for what you're requesting. ...Read more
See details: It depends on the severity of the tear. Estimate 6 weeks but severe tears can take up to 3 months. ...Read more
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I pulled an adductor during during a large leg press, felt a groinal pop. How long will it likely take to heal in mid-aged diabetic male? Thanks.
I don't know how long it might take to heal but I would recommend a visit to your doctor to check your symptoms and clinical findings, then decide what he thinks would be most helpful to lower your pain.
Make sure the doctor also checks your blood sugar in the office, and don't forget to bring the recent blood sugar data to the office. ...Read more
Is left hip adductor tendinosis to be expected in a runner with unilateral left hip retroversion?
Further evaluation: You shoiuld have further evaluation of the hip joint. Hips are like car tires, malalignment can cause earlier degenerative changes. ...Read more
I regrettably got a corticosteroid ing into my left adductor tendon 2 yrs ago-now the fat is gone and it is weak/shrunk. Is this permanent?
Yes and No: The fat being gone is permanent, although some cosmetic surgeons are having some success with fat transfers. You may want to consult a specialist. As far as the weakness, see your doctor about a referral to physical therapy. They should be able to help return the strength and flexibility to the area. ...Read more
I run about 5 days a week and I think my adductor muscles are injured. Is there another cardio workout I can do that doesn't use these muscles?
Legs In A Pinch?: Well, firstly, just how do you run? Do you do a lot of lateral moves or sprints or hurdles? What I mean is that over-use of adductor muscles is rather unusual during a routine jog. You might try an indoor or outdoor bike. Another way to do cardio is super sets with light to medium weights. Even just with upper body work you'll get a good pump.Swimming might work, just pay attention to your adductors. ...Read more
Bilateral cross adductor reflexes notices in neuro clinical exam what does this mean? Rest of exam was good no hoffmans no babinski emg and ncv good.
Usually Normal: It means contraction of the adductor muscles of the thigh and inward rotation of the leg elicited by tapping the sole of the foot. It is an upper motor neuron sign that can mean there is some damage to the spinal cord when it is severe. It is often slightly increased in normal people, the other signs (hoffman's and babinski's negative) suggest that it is a normal finding in you. ...Read more
My leg adductors have tight for so long they feel like there not there any activity I do feels so unsafe I hold my breath making it worst, advice plz?
See your physician: There appears to be a complexity of problems that you're describing. And the question is how the two are related. I can't be sure with what you tell me, but if there is weakness of your legs with your back you could have a disk or other neurological involvement. This is why it is best to see your physician ...Read more
Possibly: Tight adductor & other hip muscle imbalances can cause back and hamstring troubles. Tight adductors could inhibit the gluteus medius. The gluteus muscle does help to support the body when you are standing on 1 leg. Thus, it would be food to see a Physical therapist & to consider incorporating a program of Core Pilates, after a thorough evaluation from a Sports Medicine MD as there are also other causes ...Read more
If the adductor: Weakness is causing problems, say gait issues, then yes. You should make sure there is nothing else going on as well and should have a physical examination. Otherwise a regular workout routine should be okay to strengthen adductors. Do you know why they are weak? That's an important question to ask. ...Read more
There are moveable and palpable tumors at my left and right adductor longus after a fever. Are they malignant?
Lipoma not cancer: Lipomas are a common collection of fat cells. They are benign unless they are causing pain. They can be surgically removed it you want them gone. ...Read more
Is 80 mg kenalog (triamcinolone) inj into left adductor tendon powerful enough to reduce internal rotation/ adduction strength by 50%?
My inside leg adductors have been so tight for over 2 years my back is extremely weak I don't know what to do can't stand up straight?
It: Helps if you include age because reasons may vary. ...Read more
This I feel an extreme stretch in a muscle that I can not pinpoint (versed in anatomy). Is it the psoas, illiacus or the adductors? How do I tell?
No miracle cure.: Give it some time.... It may take longer than two day. Have it evaluated and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
How do I massage tight adductor muscles and hamstrings? My adductor muscles and hamstrings are very tight from a track meet.
Can damage to the obturator nerve during total laparoscopic hysterectomy cause the adductor minimus to have complete atrophy to nothing?
Perhaps but why?: Any muscle that loses its innervation may atrophy, but in this case there is collateral innervation from a branch of the sciatic (tibial) & possibly an accessory obturator nerve. Bigger question is function. With physical therapy adduction is usually recovered, especially since there is also the adductor magnus & if damage was not total interruption it will also heal. If concern see neurosurgery. ...Read more
2 yrs after 80mg kenalog (triamcinolone) injection into left adductor tendon where connects to bone, the area is "sunk" down relative to the right? Is this a crater?
Support the knee.: The adductors help protect the knee from injury, when a stress is applied to the outside of the knee, which results in increased stress to the inner side of the knee. Part of the adductor group crosses that knee joint, thus, giving it support and protection from a potential injury. ...Read more
I think I have pulled an adductor muscle in my left groin area. Any rush movements causes extreme pain, please help. : (?
I flexed my leg this afternoon, and felt a small cramp near my adductors. Now it hurts a little when I walk and feels like it's spreading.
I was doing plyometrics &now my groin hurts. Doing squats hurts. & specially diamond leg presses. I think I hurt my adductor. What can I do?
Rest: Take a break from those exercises until you feel better. ...Read more