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Doctor insights on: Back Flexibility Exercises

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What are good flexibility exercises?

What are good  flexibility exercises?

Suggest a group: I would recommend a series of exercises it would include stretches for upper and lower back, quad and hamstring and calf areas these should be done on a daily or at least 4-5 x/ wk. ...Read more

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Why are flexibility exercises important at 20?

Flexibility: Flexibility is important for muscle balance. Symmetric flexibility right equal to left and front equal to back aids in proper posture and positioning for paired muscle movement. Example is that inflexibility of the quads and hip flexors compared to flexible hamstrings can cause forward tilt of the pelvis and increased lordosis of the back. This may cause back pain with standing. ...Read more

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How to get my flexibility back after a broken elbow?

How to get my flexibility back after a broken elbow?

Therapy: Directed therapy by a certified occupational therapist is the best way to get motion back. If therapy fails after all treatment options are exhausted then surgery may be needed. Usually the motion can be regained without surgery. It also depends on the severity of the fracture and if surgery was originally needed to fix it. ...Read more

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If I injured my ankle before, how do I go back to my original flexibility?

If I injured my ankle before, how do I go back to my original flexibility?

Spell ABCs (abacavir): The simplest way is to spell the alphabet with your foot several times a day. Try to increase your range of motion each day. This will help gain some of the flexibility back. Also warming it up with a warm compress (10-15 min) just prior to these exercises will help. ...Read more

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I'm 19 years old but unable to touch my toes. What exercises will improve my flexibility?

I'm 19 years old but unable to touch my toes. What exercises will improve my flexibility?

Stretches: You need to perform hamstring stretches, calf stretches and groin stretches at least 2x per day. This may take a few months, but you can do it if you are persistant. ...Read more

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When is the best time of the day to do flexibility exercises?

When is the best time of the day to do flexibility exercises?

After warming up: Warm the muscles, 15 to 20 minutes or longer, with low-impact cardiovascular exercise (walk or cycle). The muscles stretch much better when you have warmed them up. Remember to breath when you stretch. ...Read more