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Doctor insights on: Benefits Of Knuckle Pushups

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What do you suggest if I am 16 yrs old. I can do 50 pushups maybe 60 and 40 knuckle push ups, any exercises for me strengthen my arm?

What do you suggest if I am 16 yrs old. I can do 50 pushups maybe 60 and 40 knuckle push ups, any exercises for me strengthen my arm?

Pushups: Maybe add some pull-ups and free weights in increasing amounts... start with more reps and lower weights to make sure you do not hurt yourself. Start with biceps/triceps and wrist flexion and extension. Never train only one 'side' of an extremity... always do the agonist and antagonists equally much. Good luck! ...Read more

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Do knuckle push ups on the floor without mat hurt the bone or cause Osteoporosis?

Do knuckle push ups on the floor without mat hurt the bone or cause Osteoporosis?

Possibly: As with any physical activity, if doing it hurts, then you should try to find a way to do it without causing pain. I would advise using some type of cushioning material to avoid injuring your hands while doing push ups on the floor. Over time, you could cause injury to your fingers / joints. ...Read more

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How long does it take to heal and recover completely after the metal plate is removed from 5th metacarpal bone? After I recover I want to do is: 1. Karate 2. Knuckle Push Ups 3. Hand Grip Exercises

How long does it take to heal and recover completely after the metal plate is removed from 5th metacarpal bone? After I recover I want to do is: 1. Karate 2. Knuckle Push Ups 3. Hand Grip Exercises

It varies.: You can start "hand grip exercises" as soon as ordinary activities are comfortable. Ideally these should be part of a general physical therapy recovery program Knuckle push ups and karate can subject your hand to extreme (and, in the case of karate, unpredictable) forces. You must get clearance from your ortho doc or physical therapist before resuming these activities ...Read more

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Even after completely recovering from Boxer's Fracture, Is it risky to do knuckle push ups, punching sandbags etc. While having metal plate placed on your 5th metacarpal bone?

Even after completely recovering from Boxer's Fracture, Is it risky to do knuckle push ups, punching sandbags etc. While having metal plate placed on your 5th metacarpal bone?

Not really: If you healed completely, they will be no restrictions on your boxing, or any activity associated with it.
the metal plate is permanent, unless it start causing any problem, but it will not be a reason to restricted your activities. ...Read more

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It has been 3 months since I had surgery on my 5th metacarpal bone due to boxer's fracture. Is it safe for me to do knuckle push ups on hard surface while having metal plate placed on metacarpal bone?

It has been 3 months since I had surgery on my 5th metacarpal bone due to boxer's fracture. Is it safe for me to do knuckle push ups on hard surface while having metal plate placed on metacarpal bone?

Without knowing: The true status, location, scar status, point at which you've recovered motion, strength and all the factors that your treating surgeon or therapist would know from treating you is is hard specifically answer that question. In general yes, BUT you really need to ask them ...Read more

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Are there ligaments in your hand that you can sprain doing push-ups?

Are there ligaments in your hand that you can sprain doing push-ups?

Yes: Tfcc triangular fibrocarilage radiocapitate the wrist is not designed to be a weight bearing joint try t perfect pushup rotating handles. ...Read more

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Why is it when I do one hand push-ups my entire spine cracks? Is it bc of the stress on the back?

Probably no problem: Cracking sounds in joints can be seen in arthritis but if you aren't having symptoms I would not worry about it. Why are you on Motrin? ...Read more

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My wrist pops when I rotate it, and when I push my hand backwards my wrist hurts. Or when I do pushups it hurts quite a bit?

My wrist pops when I rotate it, and when I push my hand backwards my wrist hurts. Or when I do pushups it hurts quite a bit?

Not Sure: The wrist is a complex joint and can often pop when moved in different directions. If the occassional popping does not hurt, don't worry about it. However, painful popping even without an injury can be due to several problems such a overuse, ligament strain or joint laxity. Do push ups with the wrist straight to avoid pain. Wrist is very weak when maximally extended. ...Read more

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I have a wrist pain on the top part of my hand whenever I put any type of pressure like doing pushups, is this carpaltunnel or something else?

Sprain: Doubt carpal tunnel which generally presents with numbness/tingling in all or some of fingers: thumb, index, long (middle), and partially ring finger.
A sprain, stress injury from repetetive use or impaction, ganglion cyst are common causes. See an orthopedist for proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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Did some push-ups at the gym and now have pain in the hand joints, help?

Did some push-ups at the gym and now have pain in the hand joints, help?

Ice your: Wrists andd stop doing that excercise. Purchase "the perfect push up" at your local sporting goods store.,,, it takes the pressure off the wrist joints.... ...Read more

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Was in push up position and my right wrist is hurting now. Feels like my hand pushed back into my wrist? Minor consis. Pain in mid of wrist. No major

Was in push up position and my right wrist is hurting now. Feels like my hand pushed back into my wrist? Minor consis. Pain in mid of wrist. No major

Hyperextended: You may have hyperextended your wrist if in the push up position and/or developed what is commonly known as a a repetitive strain injury (if you have been doing lots of push ups/yoga etc). Sometimes we just overuse a small joint that isn't used to it or accidentally put too much stretch in the joint - leading to inflammation in the tendons. Try icing 20 min as needed and give your wrist rest. ...Read more

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Tfcc injured. After 2 months with a splint I can do pushups without pain. Is this a good thing? Still hurts when I rotate my hand to the limit.

Wrist injuries: The splint immobilized your wrist and allowed scar tissue to help heal it. Your wrist seems to be healing, based on your ability to do pushups. See your physician or physical therapy for further evaluation of the hand rotation. If the wrist is unstable but you don't want surgery, then the surgeon may put a cast on your wrist and forearm. Http://www. Orthobullets. Com/hand/6047/tfcc-injury ...Read more

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Possible to pushup, pullup or any chest workout with dislocated hand? Not able to throw a ball with force from shoulder. Please advice. Will Gyming cure?

Possible to pushup, pullup or any chest workout with dislocated hand? Not able to throw a ball with force from shoulder. Please advice. Will Gyming cure?

Rest: Fracture/Dislocation of hand requires immobilization, rest for healing, especially if you have disrupted ligaments. You have not indicated the anatomical part of the hand, wrist, metacarpals, or phalanges (fingers). Get seen by MD, get X-rays, immobilize and use RICE.
RICE stands for Rest, Ice, Compress with ace (in your case thumb spica splint or cast if MD indicates) and NSAIDs (unless fracture) ...Read more

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I did a handstand today and my forearm and left half of my left hand is numb. Its been a couple of hours. I did mountain climbs, planks, and push ups since then. I've been using it regularly. Should I be worried?

I did a handstand today and my forearm and left half of my left hand is numb. Its been a couple of hours. I did mountain climbs, planks, and push ups since then. I've been using it regularly. Should I be worried?

Probably not. ...: But that's a lot of activity for a little wrist! In general, it's best to avoid any further unusual use of a part if it's started to get you some negative feedback like numbness. While the planks and push ups are normal activities for you, it is extra work for your arm. Just do other activities (no arm use) until the numbness goes away. Use ice. If it lasts >24 hrs, call your doc. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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My wrist hurt when I : rest my hands on my chin, do exercises like, Hand planks, yoga, push ups. What can I do to take the pain away and keep it away?

My wrist hurt when I : rest my hands on my chin, do exercises like, Hand planks, yoga, push ups. What can I do to take the pain away and keep it away?

Wrist pain: One of the first things is to get a proper exam and diagnosis a hand surgeon can help. The range if problems includes arthritis tendinitis nerve issues carpal tunnel ligament injury fracture stress fracture keinbocks masses in fact any structure can cause wrist pain. Simple solutions are splinting NSAID ice and stretching but done wrong it can make things worse so get evaluated. ...Read more

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There is pain in my wrist when I do a pushup. I injured my hand boxing and left physio as I find it didn't do much. Treatments for extensor damage?

There is pain in my wrist when I do a pushup. I injured my hand boxing and left physio as I find it didn't do much. Treatments for extensor damage?

Sprain: How old is the injury? A severe sprain of the wrist may take weeks to heal. Torn ligament, stress fracture, etc are other considerations. If there is no significant improvement, consult an orthopedic surgeon for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I have pin and needles in my right hand (index finger & thumb) and up my arm that started while I was doing push-ups. Will this go away on its own?

CTS?: This might be a form of Carpel Tunnel Syndrome, CTS, which usually follows a repetitive action with the wrist, especially seen in many people using computers
Doing pushups might be causing the canal holding the median nerve to be inflamed or swollen.
I recommend taking a break from the pushups to see if nerve sensations slowly go away. Can take OTC Advil or Aleve (naproxen) to relieve discomfort. ...Read more

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Tendonitis, ganglion cyst, or keinbocks? Pain in right wrist & hand, can't do push ups, hurts to flex, no trauma, no lumps. Ideas?

Tendonitis, ganglion cyst, or keinbocks? Pain in right wrist & hand, can't do push ups, hurts to flex, no trauma, no lumps. Ideas?

Ganglion cyst is: One explanation for this feeling, at times again when can be hidden and not be obvious, the extra fluid in the sack makes the wrist feel stiffer and can be painful. Sometimes if you flex extend your wrist all the way it becomes more obvious finally rapidly moving your wrist up-and-down sometimes makes the ganglion inflate a bit and be more obvious. Ganglions are not harmful but local irritation. ...Read more

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I have acne, sometimes I stand on my hand and I do the pushup someday when I was standing on my hands my face start bleeding that can cause acne scar?

I have acne, sometimes I stand on my hand and I do the pushup someday when I was standing on my hands my face start bleeding that can cause acne scar?

No: Increased blood supply tothe head due tomveniusnconfestion is causing the bleeding from existing lesions. This does not cause acne. ...Read more

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I've had bone graft surgery because my open ulnar fracture wouldn't grow. Will I be able to do sports, pullups, pushups with plate in my hand and when?

I've had bone graft surgery because my open ulnar fracture wouldn't grow. Will I be able to do sports, pullups, pushups with plate in my hand and when?

Once your fracture: A fracture heals, the patient can usually returns to his/hers activity. Sometimes some limitations could happen depending on the type of injury. ...Read more

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I can't do things like cross arms, legs, comb hair, hold phone, push ups w/out some form of paresthesia. How is that anxiety? Xanax doesn't stop it. I'm not panicking. I have popping in hand, shoulder blade that shoots pins and needles down arm.

I can't do things like cross arms, legs, comb hair, hold phone, push ups w/out some form of paresthesia. How is that anxiety? Xanax doesn't stop it. I'm not panicking. I have popping in hand, shoulder blade that shoots pins and needles down arm.

Anxiety or medical?: A diagnosis of anxiety as a cause of physical symptoms can only be made when medical causes have been ruled out. Suggest you see your pcp for an evaluation of paresthesias. That said, anxiety can cause numerous physical symptoms even without conscious panicky thoughts because of the body's response to an adrenaline surge via the "fight or flight" reaction. I hope this helps. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Thoughts? Could second hand have the same benefits as smoking?

Thoughts? Could second hand have the same benefits as smoking?

No Benefits: I hope you mean the same health risks. There are no known benefits to smoking & many health issues directly related to smoking. As for 2nd hand smoke, the risks are about the same but just not as likely & it takes longer for the diseases to develop. Still, any risk that can be avoided is best avoided! ...Read more

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What are the benefits of protecting children from second-hand smoking?

What are the benefits of protecting children from second-hand smoking?

Many things: For infants you decrease crib death rates & rate of respiratory infections. In young kids you drop the frequency of bronchitis & ear infections. In older kids you do the same with sinus infections. One big issue is the imprinting of a smoking lifestyle on a kid, that often sends them down the same road as an adult (someone they love does it so it's cool). ...Read more