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At 67 my left knee pains since 2006 after a hard knock in 2006. Soft tissue damage. Is chondroitin, glucosamine effective? I like to belly dance again

At 67 my left knee pains since 2006 after a hard knock in 2006. Soft tissue damage. Is chondroitin, glucosamine effective? I like to belly dance again

Knee pain: Your issue as you have stated is soft tissue damage and not cartilage. While there are conflicting reviews on the use of Chondroitin/glucosamine I still feel that its worthwhile taking this and trying it out. However it will probably not do much for soft tissue injury. ...Read more

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X-RAYS ALWAYS NEGATIVE. WILL KNEE PAIN (FROM HARD KNOCK) BECOME WORSE LATER IF I CONTINUE WITH PAINKILLER & belly dance again CAREFULLY after 2 years?

Need more informati: We will need more information. What do the X-rays show? Have you other imaging (like MRI) that can be helpful to clarify. You also need to do muscle strengthening of your quadriceps muscle. This muscle is an important stabilizer of the knee ...Read more

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Which type of dance is good to get a flat belly?

Which type of dance is good to get a flat belly?

No quick fix: Unfortunately, there is no type of activity that can fiscally decrease far just around your stomach. Any type of cardiovascular activity, including some types of dance, can help you lose weight overall. You can tone the outer abdominal muscle layers with genres that do hip isolations (i.e. Zumba, salsa, hip-hop, belly dance). ...Read more

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I recently had unprotected sex. I was at dance and had pressure on my lower abdomen and it felt like it was almost bubbling a little. pregnant?

I recently had unprotected sex. I was at dance and had pressure on my lower abdomen and it felt like it was almost bubbling a little. pregnant?

Unprotected:??: The signs of pregnancy are missed cycles, breast pain, fullness or tenderness, weight gain and early morning nausea and vomiting. NOW: Think about ALWAYS using BOTH condoms and or BC pills, spermicidal foam, gel, sponge or having an IUD inserted. Unprotected sexual intercourse= MOMMY. Get tested and protected. ...Read more

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When I dance or jump my stomach starts hurting me, like someone pocking me from the inside me. Why is that?

When I dance or jump my stomach starts hurting me, like someone pocking me from the inside me. Why is that?

Ab muscles: Could just be the jostling of the organs - they are tethered and one area of attachment may be irritated. Building your core strength will help keep everything in place when you are jumping / dancing, etc...Start a program now - pilates if you are new to exercise. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have a dance on friday and my dress makes me look fat, any tips on losing stomach fat quick?

What should I do if I have a dance on friday and my dress makes me look fat, any tips on losing stomach fat quick?

None that are that : Fast. Spot fat loss does not occur naturally. By losing weight in general a certain amt will probably be abdominal fat. However, we don't get to chose what area of the body the fat is lost from. Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Calories burned must > calories consumed. To tighten ab's do crunches, reverse crunches, exercise ball crunches, pelvic thrusts, lying leg raises, side bridge ; “. ...Read more

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Am young. When I dance, and get tired. I can feel my heart pound in my chest or stomach. Some beats more strong than others. Normal?

Am young. When I dance, and get tired. I can feel my heart pound in my chest or stomach. Some beats more strong than others. Normal?

Heart pounding: If this pounding and fatigue is new or different then it would be my recommendation that you have an exam with blood work and and EKG. ...Read more