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Are there good rehab exercises to help inflamed joints feel better?

Are there good rehab exercises to help inflamed joints feel better?

Yes: We commonly tell our patients to focus on high repetition, low resistance type exercises. Think stationary bike with no resistance, or repetitive exercises in a pool.... For a focused workout targeting a specific joint or extremity, talk to your primary care physician and consider a visit to physical therapy to get educated on long term activities which can keep your joints healthy. ...Read more

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What are good rehabilitation exercises for an inflamed hip-joint feel?

What are good rehabilitation exercises for an inflamed hip-joint feel?

See a therapist: Several exercises can help with this. They need to be directly taught to you. I suggest you see a physcal therapist. ...Read more

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What are the best exercises to help make my wrist tendonitis feel better?

What are the best exercises to help make my wrist tendonitis feel better?

Rest: The best thing for tendinitis is typically rest. Exercises often inflame the tendons further, causing more problems. You might even consider wearing a splint for a week or two until the inflammation settles down a bit. ...Read more

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What are some good workouts to help with shoulder muscles?

What are some good workouts to help with shoulder muscles?

Deltoids: Deltoid strengthening, lat pull downs, bench press, flys, low rows for rhomboids, and rotator cuff strengthening with bands. Avoid millitary press. Here is a link that may help prevent injury and keep your shoulder strong. http://nycsportsmed.com/tennis-shoulder-tuned.html. ...Read more

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What are good exercises to help a dislocated elbow?

What are good exercises to help a dislocated elbow?

How fresh?: Generally speaking, a dislocated elbow, if it is reduced, need to be immobilized three weeks then begin rom.. This is to diminish the chance of redislocation. If all is stable after three wks, then acive only range of motion should be done. That is, what your muscles can do to move the joint back and forth. It is common to loose motion permeantly. Good luck. See an occupational therapist. ...Read more

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What are good exercises to strengthen an arthritic knee?

What are good exercises to strengthen an arthritic knee?

Low impact exercises: In general, low impact exercises are best for arthritic knees. Cycling and swimming are good examples. ...Read more

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Are there exercises that I can do to improve my joint flexibility, strength, and fitness, and to relieve my pain?

Are there exercises that I can do to improve my joint flexibility, strength, and fitness, and to relieve my pain?

Yes: Yoga can help improve flexibility, strength and fitness. There are many exercises you can use, but yoga does it gently. With regard to your pain, how you relieve it depends upon what causes it. ...Read more

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Are there safe exercises (other then water exercises) people with lupus can do without further hurting our already painful joints?

Are there safe exercises (other then water exercises) people with lupus can do without further hurting our already painful joints?

Weight: Anything that is comfortable for you such as biking or swimming. You may want to get a personal trainer in the gym or go to physical therapy to know more about appropriate exercise for you. General rule: anything that does not hurt. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are good exercises to heal and strengthen rotator cuff muscles?

Could you tell me what are good exercises to heal and strengthen rotator cuff muscles?

Strengthening: Exercises will not "heal" the torn rotator cuff but can help with the symptoms associated with tendinitis or a tear in some instances. Rotator cuff strengthening with theraband as well as periscapular or shoulder blade muscle strengthening would be helpful. See a therapist for details. ...Read more

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What are some good exercises to strenghten a damaged hip flexor muscle?

What are some good exercises to strenghten a damaged hip flexor muscle?

Stretch first!: With any muscle injury, rehabilitation starts with stretching the muscle, then start strengthening. Hip flexors can be worked with a straight leg raise while lying on your back, with the knee bent or straight, with or without an ankle weight. Isometrics can be performed in the sitting position by pushing down on your knee with your hand while lifting the knee. ...Read more

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What are some good tricks to heal stiff neck?

What are some good tricks to heal stiff neck?

Stiff neck: Gentle neck exercises and rub with menthol containing rubs along with good night's sleep usually work. If your neck is stiff form an accident you need to seea doctor. Yoga exercises for the neck are very helpful to releive chronic neck stiffness. ...Read more

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What exercises will help me recover from arthroscopy? Are there certain exercises that will help me recover from a knee arthroscopy more quickly? .

What exercises will help me recover from arthroscopy? Are there certain exercises that will help me recover from a knee arthroscopy more quickly?

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Knee exercises: Wothwhile exercises would include quad sets, straight leg raises, short arc quads and co contractions of the hamstring and quad with the knee flexed 45 degrees with pressue of the foot into the bed. ...Read more

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What are good exercises to strengthen weak ankles?

What are good exercises to strengthen weak ankles?

Peroneal tendon: Strengthening excersises, achilles tendon stretches and strengthening. ...Read more

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Are massages relaxing and do they help cure sporting injuries such as strained muscles?

Yes: Muscles respond to gentle massaging, they help heal injuries curing depends on the amount of tissue injured and other factors that might need help. ...Read more

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What are some good exercises or activities to help someone become more graceful?

What are some good exercises or activities to help someone become more graceful?

Dance, any kind: Not just ballet, but partnered dance, zumba, line dancing, tap, belly dance, nia, essentially anything that has you learning to move your body to music. Maybe it's just me, but i think music makes everyone more graceful, especially if you pay attention to how the music makes you "feel" rather than how you think you "look". If you can do it safely, try shutting your eyes to be less self-conscious. ...Read more

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