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Exercises And Headache
I am seeing an occupational therapist for my recent diagnosis. The exercises give me debilitating headaches and the prism glasses only help a moderate amount. I'm exhausted. Any thoughts or ideas?
Unusual: Generally occupational therapy activity is pain free and might lead to headaches only if over done. Discuss this with the OT person taking care of you. Prism glasses are used to minimize doubling and eyestrain when the eyes do not track well together. If you have this problem, see a ophthalmologist with expertise in strabismus (eye muscle problems). ...Read more
The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more
Not completely clear: But it has been hypothesized that exercise leads to intracranial(in the skull) blood vessel dilation may be the culprit, similar to the cause of headache pain with migraines. Realize there are "secondary" headaches that can be worsened with exercise that are very concerning like bleeding issues or aneurysms, though again, these are rare causes of exercise induced(worsened) headaches. ...Read more
Migraines?: Some pts who have migraine do find that aerobic exercise can either initiate or worsen headaches. However, neck problems, and even sinus infections can create head pain with exercise. If the headaches occur when your arms are elevated such as pull-ups or military weight lifting, you could consider thoracic outlet syndrome. If this is migraine, preventative measures will work. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possible reasons: 1 possible reason for exercise headaches is dilatation of blood vessels inside the skull. Specific causes for 2nd exercise headaches may include: sinus infection, tumors, obstruction of cerebrospinal fluid, blood vessel abnormalities & v blood flow. Recommend medical evaluation if you have headaches during or after exercise. ...Read more
Endorphins?: Exercise is great stuff - it releases enorphins, a natural pain killer and also helps reduce stress and anxiety. The latter may contribute to muscle tension and tension headaches. Of course if headaches are recurrent, severe, new or change in character it is very wise to consult with physician to make sure everyting is okay! ...Read more
Exercise Headaches: I understand your frustration of getting headaches while trying to exercise Due to your concern of “i get headaches every single time i try to work out”, please see a Neurologist, provide family history of migraines, your history of sinus problem, eye problems, stress or high Blood Pressure for Diagnosis. Avoid Exercise in hot weather. See Psychiatrist about stresses in your journey of life. ...Read more
I got an exertion headache from skipping rope, but never got one from exercises done at an even much higher intensity. Should I be concerned?
If just that exer-: -cise, I would skip it (haha) , but seriously I would. Or if you R really concerned, make an appointment 2 C a neurologist 4 an eval. If any jarring sports causes the same thing, such as basketball, I would definitely recommend it. ...Read more
My father do gym regularly for 2 yrs.He is 48.Now he is having a problem of laziness and headaches while exercise.So what is the problem?
Check- up needed: If not one already, coach him to see his doctor about these signs and symptoms. It may be a sign of something rat will require further diagnostics to answer ...Read more
Exertional headache?: Exertional headaches are a primary headache type. They are brought on by physical activity. They last 5 min to 48 hrs. The trick is to either avoid the offending activity or take chronic medication to help prevent them. You can also try to scale back your activity and slowly increase to increase your tolerance. Dehydration can also do this. Definitely worth seeing your doc about this. ...Read more
Many possibilities: It could be the type of exercise you are doing that is hard on your body. Jarring exercise like aerobics and running can cause spine/neck pain which leads to headaches. Try gentle exercise like pilates or yoga or swimming. I would also see a chiropractor to get treatment for headaches and neck pain. Finally, make sure you have a complete physical by your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Yes, please see a board certified neurologist in your area for an evaluation. ...Read more
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