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Do Varicose Veins Get Worse When You Do Exercises Like Zumba
If I do leg workouts like squats and leg presses and calf raises. Do they make me faster if I do them?
Presses for speed: Doing strength exercises will augment your speed to some degree. There is no substitute for old fashioned sprints and intervals on the track though. ...Read more
Can jumping rope cause more lower back problems if you already have sciatica, or is it safe to jump rope? I dont want to make things worse.
Jumping: Can either irritate the issue or you may get lucky and it doesn't. try it out if to hurts more, then stop. ...Read more
See Vein Doctor: Modern day treatment of venous insufficiency which results in vv, leg pain, swelling can be nicely treated by a phlebologist trained to do procedures in the office. Using laser or radio frequency heat, major vein reflux can be eliminated, ropy vv can be removed with microphlebectomy, and spider veins treated with sclerotherapy. Phlebology.Org is helpful in finding doctor in your area. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
See Mayo Clinic site: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/kegel-exercises/wo00119.Get a more detailed answer ›
Stretch: Take more time before and after u run to stretch, esp. Your hamstrings, quads, calf muscles and hip( groin).Try taking an Ibuprofen or similar over the counter NSAID before u run.Ice muscle groups that are most 'sore' for 20-30 min.After a run. As u get more proficient w/ running your soreness should gradually go away. If it doesn't see your physician. Best of luck! ...Read more
Front deltoids: Exercise for the front deltoids especially could include regular shoulder presses, Arnold presses, front dumbbell raises, upright rows and even incline bench presses. ...Read more
Yes: Sit ups work the abs and do not work the legs, leg lifts work the legs predominately, with some ab involvement. ...Read more
What should I do to get big calves with ankle weights or anyways that will help me get big calves?
Toe raises: Do a series of toe raises with weight across your shoulder or use a resistive machine. ...Read more
When i'm exercising (playing tennis, walking), i slightly pull my calf muscles, on both legs. Do you have any suggestions that i can do to help stretch these muscles?
When : When you say "slightly pull, " i'm making the assumption that there is no injury, it's both legs, and it's limited to when you exercise or walk, and at rest you're fine. Given those parameters, the first thing i would recommend is a stretching program. I've included a link from the mayo clinic on the best way to stretch your calf muscles. If you look on line, you'll find many other ways, but the mayo clinic illustration is by far the most effective. I would do these stretches 5 times a day to start. After a few days, you'll find there is less pulling in your calves as the muscle is stretched. At that point, you can reduce the stretches to once a day, and if you still don't feel pulling, even a few times a week. In time, though, as your calf muscles tighten up again, you'll start feeling the pulling, which is your signal to increase the frequency of the stretching. This will be a lifelong exercise for you, and it should relieve you of the pulling you feel. It's also a good idea to spend a few minutes stretching before and after any tennis or other exercise. If this doesn't help you, i would recommend you see a podiatrist, as an orthotic may be needed. All this is assuming the parameters i noted above. If there was an injury or this involves one leg, or you have pain even at rest, there is probably something else going on. Good luck! happy stretching! ...Read more
Do you have any remedies to fade away those bulging varicose veins on legs? And what does estrogen do?
My ankles go inwards when i walk because I'm tall but when i wear good shoes they get better is there any exercises i can do to fix them ??
It has nothing: To do with your height. Sounds like you pronate. I have seen some therapists state that excercise (of post tibial tendon) can help strengthen arch. I am not sure if I believe that. I have not seen it personally. Another option may be to see a doctor who can put a device into your foot to hold up your arch. Sometimes referred to as subtalar arthroeresis. ...Read more
Varies : Acute shin splints can be overcome in 1-2 weeks or chronic shin splints may last years. The key is to discover the underlying causes and reverse them. Overtraining, poor footwear, poor running mechanics, weak lower extremity musculature are common causes. Don't let your symptoms linger too long before reaching out for help. ...Read more
If I do squats (without weights) doing 10squats 3sets everyday when will i start to see results? I have very small butt and i want it bigger/plump
Maybe: You're on the right track. Look at volleyball players. They are running and jumping for hours at a time. Small size is mostly genetic, so you're going to have to accept the basic frame that you have been given; however, you can sculpt what you have. All the exercise in the world won't give you a j-lo rear end if you're not programmed to be shaped that way. ...Read more
Get in the pool: For those who have injuries or limitations to their lower extremities, pool-related exercises are an excellent way to achieve one's exercise goals. This can include swimming, water aerobics, or even just walking in the pool. This is preferable as it is a non-weight bearing or limited weight bearing form of exercise. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Good ones!: With a regular situp or crunch, you are working the rectus abdominal muscles. These go straight up and down. If you add side-to-side twists, you will tighten the oblique or side muscles as well. This will help those wonderful "love handles". ...Read more
Why are my thighs burning when I do stairs. I walk and do stretches foe exercise and normally don't feel this way?
Conditioning: Burning muscles usually happen from lack of blood or fitness. You might want to see a podiatrist or even your primary doctor to have your lower extremity pulses checked. If these are normal, it may be as simple as poor conditioning. Climbing stairs taxes the quadriceps much more than walking on level ground. Spinal nerve impingement can also cause pain, but it usually isn't described as burning. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I was just wondering, could varicose veins make your legs hurt so bad that you have trouble walking sometimes?
Yes: Though veins can be symptomatic with walking, light exercise often will improve symptoms.. Suggest md evaluation as pain may also relate to arterial disease. At your age, pad less likely though there are some unusual arterial problems that can cause trouble. Suggest seeing a vascular surgeon. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
All the gymnasts have nice thick legs. I can't quite do gymnastics so what other workouts can I do in the gym to get them?
You need to work: The muscles of your legs and calves. Any trainer or perhaps int he gym they have a diagram of the muscles in the legs and shows you exercises to strengthen those muscles. ...Read more
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