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Elliptical Trainers And Sacroiliac Pain
With a tailbone injury can you do strength training w weights ie squats,leg press, hip abducter and cardio - elliptical?
Varies: It varies somewhat based on the severity of the injury. If it is a fracture, you would be well suited to avoid exercises that put extra strain on that area such as seated military press, etc for 6-8 weeks. If it was more of a soft tissue injury, than basically you would just try to keep your activities to such a level that your pain is not aggravated, but could increase them as tolerated. ...Read more
Not recommended: Causes of sciatica should be evaluated by a sports medicine professsional in order to properly direct treatment. Pain may be coming from a herniated disk, arthritis in the neural foramina (opening in the bony spine that the sciatic nerve exits in the low back), or other areas. Physical therapy, medication, injections may be warranted depending on the severity. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Back pain: The answer depends on the anatomical reason for your discomfort. Sciatica in your age group is usually a phenomenon which occurs secondary to a small disk herniation. More often than not, supportive treatment in the form of physical therapy and a short course or pain medication will work but you have to be patient :) In short, yes walking and even stretching are good. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Achilles tendonitis: Yes biking is acceptable exercise. Eccentric contraction or elongation of the gastrocnemius muscle that your achilles' tendon attaches to can help and if done on a bike is typically safe. Be sure to stretch out the calf both the gastrocnemius and soleus and ice along with nsaids can help. ...Read more
Possibly: General weight training and core strengthening can certainly help with pain in the sacroiliac joint area. On the other hand, it may worsen the pain. Regardless, it likely won't harm the joint. If the pain doesn't get better or worsens, you really need to see a physiatrist or other musculoskeletal/spine specialist. There are certain conditions a rheumatologist can manage for sacroiliac joint pa. ...Read more
Knee osteoarthritis. Advisable to add ankle weights when doing strengthening exercises like straight leg raise?
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RHUEM Have hypermobile knee joints from sports. If exercise knee & hip joints to strenghten muscles will that prevent hips from becoming overstretched?
Muscle pain after starting lifting weights. Mainly in knees from lunges. Can i tell instructor no?
Yes you can: The location of pain is important to know. Yes. You should attempt to limit your pain. If persists see your orthopedist. ...Read more
Ok: It should be fine as long as you start with low or even no resistance on the bike and exercise with comfort. If your knees are screaming at you during the exercise or if you have prolonged (greater than an hour) soreness after exercise, you are doing too much. Do not increase the resistance or the duration by more than 10% every couple of weeks and you should be fine. If not talk with pt or doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Physio suggests knee pain is biomechanical as little swelling and have altered gait from ankle injuries trying taping and strength exercises ?
Joint instability at hip and knee, weakness from hip to outer thigh to outer knee. Pain lifting leg - climbing stairs and kicking leg backwards. Why?
Hip pain and clicking on walking , running and cycling on recumbent bike ? MRI is free reviewed by 2 radiologist and 1 orthopaedic surgeon.... What ?
May not be your hip: Snapping hip syndrome may be due to an external cause (eg., snapping of the iliotibial band or gluteus maximus over the greater trochanter) or an internal cause (eg., snapping of the iliopsoas tendon over the iliopectineal eminence, acetabular labral tear, intra-articular loose body). Sometimes ultrasound performed during maneuvers that replicate the click can be helpful to discriminate. ...Read more
Depends: This depends on speed of walking , your weight and give of the tread as well as shoewear. ...Read more
Pain and yoga: Assuming everything is ok with you and your are doing the yoga correctly and you lived a sedentary life before yoga....(Lots of assumptions since your question does not provide much detail)...the pain is from being de-conditioned. (assuming its a small amount of pain). It will resolve when you gain more strength over time ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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