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Doctor insights on: Benefits Of Oblique Workouts

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My ribs, oblique muscles, chest, and legs are sore as if I've done a full body workout when I haven't. Can this be due to carry a very heavy backpack?

My ribs, oblique muscles, chest, and legs are sore as if I've done a full body workout when I haven't. Can this be due to carry a very heavy backpack?

Muscle pains: If you experienced these pains after carrying a heavy backpack then it is reasonable to assume the pains may be a result of this. Try Tylenol to relieve the pain. Take a break from carrying heavy items. If the pains persist, then see a doctor. If the pain is concentrated in the chest and worse with exertion, associated with breathing problems or radiates to arm, then see a doctor immediately. ...Read more

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Are standing oblique twist, bar behind neck a good exercise?

Are standing oblique twist, bar behind neck a good exercise?

Listen to your body: The best exercise increases circulation to the entire body. A very simple one is to image your arms are a jump rope and move in a circle lifting your arms and opening tee chest wall as you gently rock or or "step" over the pretend rope. Doing this for 30 seconds every 30 minutes is great for people with sedentary jobs. ...Read more

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Hello, I have been feeling this horrible sharp pain in my left side of my body and i don't know what is going on? I believe that it's exteral oblique?

Hello, I have been feeling this horrible sharp pain in my left side of my body and i don't know what is going on? I believe that it's exteral oblique?

Muscle strain?: At age 19, it's unlikely to be colon/intestinal problems. Depending on actual location, could be ovarian (cyst, torsion) or muscle strain which could be muscle strain. If it is "horrible", see you doctor promptly. ...Read more

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Why does my 10 year old's right oblique hurt every time she takes long walks?

Why does my 10 year old's right oblique hurt every time she takes long walks?

Tummyache/walking: May be if it si one sided, she needs better shoes. Have her abck cheked out to make sure she doe snto have scoliosis as sometiems aptietns have unilarteral stain on hteir muscles when their spine is not straight.If it persists , you should see her pediatrician. ...Read more

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I am 26 y m healthy with a small oblique crease on both earlobes .Is that a proven risk factor for cad?

I am 26 y m healthy with a small oblique crease on both earlobes .Is that a proven risk factor for cad?

Not really: There is an old physical exam tip that suggested that this was a risk factor for coronary artery disease. It has not really proven to be so. You should check your cholesterol level, that is a much more reliable predictor of your risk. ...Read more

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Hello on my left quadratic side I feel these little lumps on my oblique I assume. And it hurts when I push on it and cough what could it be?

Hello on my left quadratic side I feel these little lumps on my oblique I assume. And it hurts when I push on it and cough what could it be?

Depend: there is a very small slim chance that could be one of the rare hernia in that side. it could be a lipoma, or a cyst. see a doctor they evaluate you ,assured you, or treat you. if they are multiple as you described them definitely a lipoma, and the condition called lipomatosis.. with that you should have some in other places as well. ...Read more