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Can I Do Push Ups After Shoulder Dislocation
Yes, if not painful: Usually the result of repetitive stresses. I would position your hands in a postion that does not produce pain. You can also stretch those mucles by holding the arm straight out in front of you you and use the other than to gently bend the wrist down toward the floor to feel the stretch across the top fo the forearm mucles, hold for 30 seconds and repeat x3. Consider a brace with activity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Basically a joint dislocation is when the joint whatever it is either a knee, ac joint ankle etc doesn't line up and shifts out of place and there is a deformity of that joint. Often times dislocations need to be reduced or put back into alignment by special techniques. ...Read more
Depends on surgeon: I tell my patients that I don't want them increasing the intra-abdominal pressure significantly for 6 wks postop to reduce the risk of getting a hernia at an incision. Push ups and sit ups do that, as does running and lifting more than 20 lbs. Some patients listen, some don't. It's a personal choice. ...Read more
My ligament in my elbow pops whenever I workout doing something like pushups or bench presses. How can I strengthen it to prevent the popping?
Modify your : Technique as well as look to change your amount of weight and reps or look to use a bench to support your upper back , neck and head or even change from free weights to machines or vice versa. It may be a good idea to due a light cardio warmup and stretching before and after while not overdoing it as well. If issues persist, see your doctor for evaluation and recommendations. ...Read more
Everytime I do shoulder presses or any chest exercise my shoulder clicks and cracks. What can I do to prevent that?
Shoulder click: If it doesn't hurt i wouldn't be concerned. If it does i would consider lifting with a personal trainer. They may show you better positions to lift within. Physical therapy can help as well. They can show you stabilization excercises particularly to position the shoulder blade in better positions bio mechanically. You may have a structural injury that leads to clicking. Start with your pcp. ...Read more
Evaluation First: First you should see an orthopedic surgeon to advise you on whether you need any treatment before going back to work. If you feel great, you can use your judgment and decide you do not need to be seen; however, if you have a job that requires any sort of manual labor it doesn't hurt to get checked out to make sure you are not at an unreasonably high risk of having another dislocation. ...Read more
Maybe: Depending on what you want to do you might be able to do some exercises. But what you can do depends upon how long ago your shoulder was dislocated. I would assume you are getting physical therapy. Your doctor is the one who should tell when you can return to activities and to what activities you can return. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hard to do...NO: You use your chest pectoral muscles to do pushup and many if not all the muscles in your hand, forearm and arm. These muscles are firing jsut to keep your arm, elbow wrist and fingers in balance, much as all the muscles of you rack, core and lower limb are active when walking. If you have aninjury, deficit or disability talk to your doctor, trainer, therapist for possible alternatives. ...Read more
What can I do to loosen up my frozen shoulder that hurts when I do certain weight training excercises?
Painful Lunges: Leaning forward during the lunge can prevent you from getting the fullest benefit of the exercise and may cause added back pain in the lumbar region. If you don't tuck the hip under correctly, you may end up arching your back, which will only aggravate the anterior pelvic tilt and cause pain. Additionally, the front knee must be kept from moving forward during the lunge. ...Read more
Weights shoulder: One should wait until there is adequate healing of the separation. Consultation with an orthopaedic surgeon, sports medicine specialist and/or physical therapist for a proper shoulder rehabilitation program will be helpful for technique and timing. While many shoulder separations are treated without surgery, surgery is commonly recommended for some more severe injuries. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Physiotherapy : Treatment for patellar dislocation is vital to hasten the healing process, reduce the likelihood of recurrence and ensure an optimal outcome. Treatment may comprise: soft tissue massage electrotherapy the use of crutches taping or bracing to correct patella position mobilization dry needling ice or heat treatment progressive exercises to improve flexibility, balance and strengthing. ...Read more
Any and all: Once you've been released to activity by your surgeon, probably one to three weeks, based on technique , you'll have no restrictions. You'll be able to do any sport or activity, tempering your enthusiasm by your level of residual soreness. The purpose of hernia repair is to return you to full and unrestricted activity. Good luck. ...Read more
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