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Arm Wrestling Exercises
Suggestion: Assuming that you suffer from anterior dislocations, where the humeral head moves out the front of the socket, i would recommend you look at the thrower's 10 program. Concentrate on the exercises for shoulder... If you are doing to do push-ups avoid going deeper than 90 degrees at the elbow since this will put your shoulder in a vulnerable position for dislocation. Avoid tricep dips for sure! ...Read more
They can but: You need to get clearance from your surgeon to know if your are ready for that intensive training. ...Read more
With a tailbone injury can you do strength training w weights ie squats,leg press, hip abducter and cardio - elliptical?
Varies: It varies somewhat based on the severity of the injury. If it is a fracture, you would be well suited to avoid exercises that put extra strain on that area such as seated military press, etc for 6-8 weeks. If it was more of a soft tissue injury, than basically you would just try to keep your activities to such a level that your pain is not aggravated, but could increase them as tolerated. ...Read more
OA in neck, upper back spasms. Overhead exercise tightens back. Should I try doing overhead exercises or avoid? Weights OK? Flabby upper arms/obese.
OK to avoid them: First it may help to work with a certified personal trainer to modify an overhead exercises so that they are more "tolerable". Otherwise, no exercise that is done overhead is "necessary". Be reassured that you can readily find alternatives that will be suitable without compromising your the benefits you are receiving. ...Read more
Many reasons: If your job requires lifting then one could develop pain and stiffness in their forearms/arms. There could be many reasons ranging from nerve, muscle, tendon or bone problems. Simple causes could include fatigue and inflammation in the muscles and tendons. See an orthopedic surgeon to clarify your diagnosis. ...Read more
Yes: Lateral epicondylitis or tennis elbow can be aggravated by any activity that places the wrist in extension. Depending on the severity of the condition, one may be able to continue to do pushups. There is great variability in the severity of the condition and the activities that aggravate it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe: Some rotator cuff tears are traumatic in nature and can occur despite any preventative measures. The majority are degenerative or overuse injuries, and maintenance of certain shoulder and scapular musculature may help prevent slow underlying damage. In short, it can probably help, but everyone is unique and not all conditions will be preventable. ...Read more
Can weightlifting (bench press, pectoral fly, pull-ups, push-ups, etc.) help or make worse wrist pain/carpal tunnel?
Stretching: Some studies are showing that some people don't need as much stretching as others. Consider range of motion warm-ups if the stretches hurt. Don't forget the cool-down after, too. ...Read more
Rest is best: Weight lifting fatigues muscles and may cause pain if you lift too often, too much weight, too many repetitions especially if you have just started. Rest at least one day between sessions so muscles can recover. Heat, gentle massage, acetaminophen/ibuprofen may help. Some like the homeopathics arnica pill/cream or trameel cream. Go slow and rest. Consult a trainer to develop an appropriate plan. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Knee osteoarthritis. Advisable to add ankle weights when doing strengthening exercises like straight leg raise?
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Pain in lat muscle, below armpit on my back, flares when extending arm overhead (i.E. Tennis serve, throwing) is this rotator cuff injury?
3x10: Three reps of ten or twelve three times per day. ...Read more
Not sure what u mean: I am not clear on what the word "jugger" means. If it means "shakes" then it may indicate that you are using too much weight. I am also not clear on the purpose of doing these wrist flexion exercises. I tend to stick with functional exercises that come out of movements that are used in daily activities. ...Read more
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