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Can You Recommend Exercises For Me I Have Severe Scoliosis
Most exercise is ok: Scoliosis is not worsened by exercise. Most exercises should be fine with scoliosis. Avoid repetitive impact exercises (such as long distance running) and heavy weight lifting (such as squats and dead-lifts) if you have severe degenerative adult scoliosis, as these exercises can worsen back and lower extremity pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Flexibillty, strengt: I would work on flexibility for the lower back and legs i would also work on core strengthening for the abdominals and lower back region due to the scoliotic curve, some muscles are stretched more than others which can lead to some muscular pain/ discomfort. ...Read more
I have achillies tendonitis (diagnosed) but can't afford to see a physio. Can you recommend some excercises i could do at home?
Achilles: Question is whether it is tendinitis or tendinosis. Tendinitis indicates inflammation. It is relatively recent. It responds to relative rest, ice, antiinflammatories. Tendinosis is a disease of the tendon. It is not inflamed and responds best to an eccentric loading program( negatives). This works best if tendinosis is above the heel attachment by an inch or so. ...Read more
I have a fractured spine and I need muscle pain relief. What can I take and who can get it for me?
See your PCP: There are many muscle relaxers available. Any physician can prescribe them. ...Read more
Safe: Scoliosis should not be aggravated by exercises to your shoulders. The only exception would be a rare condition, sprengel's deformity, where there is an issue with the scapula of the shoulder which gives an appearance like an upper thoracic scoliosis. This condition may be associated with restrictions in shoulder motion. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I am an 18 year old female with tietze syndrome. I have severe GERD and cannot have oral steroids. What would you're recommedation be to do. I have had a steroid injection, physical therapy, been to the chiropractor and much more. What do I need to do nex
Oral steroids no: Oral steroids will not help. It is also called costochondritis. You best long term approach is an exercise and more exercise program. To improve the gerd you need weight loss as well and better overall conditioning is your best long term approach. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hey need deep pressure for autism and all that what can I do I am also in a chest cast for scoliosis what can you do to help me ?
Autism: You might want to try tight under armer clothes to help keep pessure on his skin. ...Read more
Usually one doesn't: Lumbar lordosis is usually not an issue unless it is due to an increase in upper back forward bend or rounding known as kyphosis or due to an underlying spine issue like a spondylolisthesis or even related to a hip/pelvis problem. Exercises in general are good involing cardio routines and flexibility but core ones like yoga and pilates are great in addition. ...Read more
What do you suggest if I have delt with IBS for over 40 years. I am dealing with a flare up. What can I do?
Can you tell me some ideas for physical activity. I want to lift weights, should I do this with pink eye if I have the energy?
OK to exercise: It is ok to exercise with pink eye (conjunctivitis) but remember that it can be very contagious. People can pick up viruses from inanimate objects even a day after they were touched by someone infected. It does take direct contact, so as long as you don't touch your eyes, or if you wash your hands or use alcohol cleanser it should be ok. The eye itself should be ok if you exercise (not swimming). ...Read more
If I have scoliosis and hipotiroide can I make aerobic exercices? Or is contraindicated to practice aerobic if I have problemes with my back?
Evaluate Neck: If you are not improving have your doctor order a cervical spine mri. Many times a herniated disc in the neck can cause arm pain especially if you have not improved with the medications and physical therapy. If it is a herniated disc you may need evaluation from a spine specialist to determine what other options might be needed (injections, surgery, etc) to help reduce pain. ...Read more
I have shoulder impingement and I was wondering if there are any exercises or stretches I could do to help with the pain ?
Totally!: peninsulaortho provided this http://www.peninsulaortho.com/downloads/Impingement.pdf This is immensely helpful! ...Read more
Core: You first do want to make sure that if you have injured your back you do not do exercises that will aggravate it. That being said, most exercises for the back involve a gentle stretching program followed by a strengthening program of the core muscles that support the back and pelvis. Thank you for your question. ...Read more
What to do if I have severe scoliosis and neck problems. What types of scoliosis therapy should I avoid?
Depends: Usually exercise and physical therapy is the mainstay of dealing with issues from scoliosis. Sometimes depending on how much curve you have you might benefit from a brace as well. I would speak with a good musculoskeletal/spine physical medicine & rehabilitation doctor or even an orthopedic spine surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have recently diagnose if mild scoliosis. and I sometimes have a back pain. can I still go to the gym and lift weights that I can manage?
Rest relax exercise: Rest relax exercise you could search the internet for stretching exercise for low back pain visit to chiropractor could help you find the problem and get relieved over the counter medication like Ibuprofen or aleve (naproxen) could help as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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