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Deep Neck Flexor Exercises
What do you recommend if I am feeling quite about of tension doing deep cervical neck flexor exercise is this normal?
Poor question: Please reread your question and then rewrite it so it makes sense so we can answer it for you. As it is written it makes no sense to me. ...Read more
I injured my hip flexor two years ago have done pt and cortisone shots still have pain and now am suffering from severe chronic neck pain to the point?
SIjt.painradiation: Cortisone for a muscle injury-no! Help me understand what kind of a thigh muscle injury would last 2 years. If you had a beneficial systemic effect from the corticosteroid injection for a short time, your age favors a spondylopathy that a rheumatologist should be diagnosing and treating. AS and others attack your age group. Good luck! If no rheumatologist see an internist or a better FP. ...Read more
Hip flexor stretches: Tight hip flexors make walking difficult and running painful because the tight hip flexor muscles make obtaining full hip extension impossible thus significantly shortening your stride and slowing your speed. Hip extension stretching will help stretch tight flexors. Anti-inflammatory medications such as Ibuprofen may also help. Once tight flexors are stretched, a strengthening program will help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible to palpate the flexor hallucis longus or is it too deep? Palpable only with injury?
Depends on where: the muscle belly of the FHL is quite deep and not very palpable but the tendon can be palpated on the underside of the great toe ...Read more
Stretch first!: With any muscle injury, rehabilitation starts with stretching the muscle, then start strengthening. Hip flexors can be worked with a straight leg raise while lying on your back, with the knee bent or straight, with or without an ankle weight. Isometrics can be performed in the sitting position by pushing down on your knee with your hand while lifting the knee. ...Read more
Could a deep cut on the volar side of the thumb cut the extensor tendon while leaving the flexor tendon intact?
Lunges: The strained hip flexor muscle will tend to tighten. It is important to gently stretch a sore muscle. Start with warm-up of marching in place. Then, the hip flexor can be stretched by doing a lunge. With the strained leg behind the body while partially quatting onto the opposite forward leg you should feel the stretch in the groin. Hold for 15-30 sec and do twice. Include some brisk walking. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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