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Exercise After Latissimus Dorsi Flap Reconstruction
Careful stretching.: Avoid pull downs until it has healed. You can do curls, triceps and exercises with the upper arms close to the body. ...Read more
Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)
Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more
What type of exercises should I avoid 6 yrs after breast reconstruction using the latissimus muscle?
Rest: The mainstays of therapy for muscle strain include resting the muscle and avoiding movements that cause pain; application of ice for up to two days after the injury; wrapping the muscle in an elastic bandage; and pain medications (nsaids) such as ibuprofen, Aleve (otc) or Mobic (meloxicam) (prescription) supplemented with acetaminophen. It may take days to weeks to completely heal. ...Read more
Several roles: It serves to extend, adduct, transversely extend, and internally rotate the shoulder. It works with other muscles to provide extension and lateral flexion of the lower spine area. ...Read more
I'm experiencing pain and pulsation just between latissimus dorsi and rectus abdominus. Please advise?
Pain and Pulsation: You must get your self examined immediately, especially if you have worked out too hard and there may be a tear in the muscle causing pain and making it easy to feel inside pulsations. ...Read more
I think I pulled my latissimus dorsi from swinging a bat wrong and it has been hurting for almost a month. What should I do to heal it?
I'm having continual dull spasms under my left latissimus dorsi muscle area. No injury has taken place or overuse do to workouts. Any suggestions?
How can lower rib-cage i.E. Below latissimus dorsi and above waist can expand and fill out girly curve gap. I want rectangle body from shoulders to hip?
Yes: We don't always recognize the problem however, see your primary provider to further evaluate. ...Read more
Can weak posterior deltoid muscles or weak latissimus dorsi muscles cause muscle tension and pain in the back and neck?
Yes: 20 y male w. pain "neck & back", headaches & fatigue queries if weak latissimus dorsi & deltoids causal. Primary muscles of posture teamwork to keep body-tower upright & vertical. Muscle tone asymmetries impart irregular tower tilts; thereby conscripting compensatory soft tissue spasms & development of "crossed muscle" syndromes; after V. Janda. Gravity Rules! These symptoms suggest fibromyalgia. ...Read more
Can weak posterior deltoid muscles or weak latissimus dorsi muscles cause muscle tension and pain in the back and neck? Source: HealthTap
TENSION pain: One has to realize that all of our muscles throughout the body are interactive, thus if one part or one side becomes weak or loses tone, it affects the surrounding muscle groups. Hence yes there will be an effect on the upper bac and neck by loss of muscle tone in some of the post shoulder musculature. Get up with a good physiotherapist for direction and oint earring how to retrainthe weak muscles ...Read more
What causes abnormal needle EMG in Latissimus dorsi muscles (on the sides- no electrical activity), upper arms/body weakness and scapular winging?
I've been experiencing a strong jerk/twitch in my Latissimus muscle couple times a day for the past 5-6 months. Should I be concerned?
I have a dull pain towards the back of the armpit. When feeling for the tender area I think it may be the latissimus Doris. Pain came on after swingin?
Anatomy "sense"....it may be that muscle strained/sprained by swinging (on what??)
In any case a strain/sprain will last for 7-10 days giving pain when the muscles involved are USED.
Applying ICE at first (24-48 hours) then HEAT to increase circulation in the area and promote healing is the best advice I can provide on-line
Hope it helps!
Dr Z ...Read more
I either have a teres major/latissimus dori or fractured rib? Shlud I see a doctor? Area below my armpit. Hurts when I cought sometimes, lying on back.
See a Doctor:
A teres major and latissimus dorsi are muscles in your upper extremity not a pathologic entity.
A fracture rib can cause pain with breathing or coughing, but usually has a distinctive injury to start the pain.
I would recommend you get a consult with a physician to locate the cause of your pain. ...Read more
6 weeks: Muscle tears can take 6 weeks to improve. If it is continually agravated can even take longer. ...Read more
Test, avoid sports:
Due to the chronic nature of your problem
i think you will require some physical therapy
the fact that the injury has not resolved over
4 months tells me you are likely doing something either at work or play that is exacerbating the problem or at least preventing it from going away. ...Read more
Varies: Initially after acl reconstruction you are placed in a brace with the knee locked in extension. Pt starts soon afterwards. Most doctors agree to avoid leg extension (open chain) exercises since this may put unwanted stress on the knee. Once you have restore function to the knee you twisting and cutting exercises maybe started around 3 months and return to sports 6-9 months depending on things. ...Read more
It certainly can: Hand flapping sometime fades over time, but it is not at all uncommon for it to continue throughout the life of an autistic individual. It is not harmful, per se; but, when excessive, it can interfere with other more productive behaviors. When severe, it sometimes is treated with antipsychotics, which typically reduce both frequency and duration of the hand flapping. ...Read more