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Can weight lifting correct very mild scoliosis? My pcp suggested this. One shoulder is about 1 inch higher than the other. Exercise suggestions?

Can weight lifting correct very mild scoliosis?  My pcp suggested this.  One shoulder is about 1 inch higher than the other.  Exercise suggestions?

Scoliosis: It is highly unlikely that weightlifting could correct mild scoliosis at your age. The ligaments that are holding the spine in the scoliotic position are fixed in this position and this will not change from bodybuilding. If you are concerned, i would suggest that you see a scoliosis specialist for appropriate recommendations. ...Read more

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Is it bad to have a shoulder higher than the other one ?

Is it bad to have a shoulder higher than the other one ?

Depends on your his-: Tory, as to what symptoms you have.
Most common cause generally is bad posture, but other causes can be at fault. See your pcp and get investigated by an orthopod. ...Read more

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I have a shoulder higher than the other one. How can I fix the alignment of the shoulders?

I have a shoulder higher than the other one.  How can I fix the alignment of the shoulders?

Structural problem: I have found that this is associated with a postural avoidance problem. There are three main areas of support that can cause posture to change. Your bite relationship descending down, feet ascending up, or hips both directions. You may have one, any combination, or rarely all three. Tx may involve a TMJ dentist, chiropractor/physical therapist, and/or foot orthotics. Other areas out of alignmt. ...Read more

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I notice the top section of the spine of my 7 year old son seems bent, with one shoulder higher than other. Anything to worry about?

Scoliosis: I would worry he might have scoliosis one shoulder higher than other is a physical sign of scoliosis im sure an exam by pediatrician can sort it out or family medicine. ...Read more

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Is there any dangers in one shoulder being higher then the other? ive noticed this recently also around my neck area

Is there any dangers in one shoulder being higher then the other? ive noticed this recently also around my neck area

Asymmetry: Different heights of shoulders or other limb parts are not necessarily indicative of skeletal abnormalities, but if this is a recent observation I recommend that you be examined by an orthopedic specialist to look for spinal curvature or any other skeletal disorders. ...Read more

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My 1 yr old son has one shoulder higher the other what can it be?

My 1 yr old son has one shoulder higher the other what can it be?

Check Spine: He needs to be examined by your childs pediatrician.Usually it is caused by problem with spine called scoliosis.
So discuss with the pediatrician if there is real asymmetry check spine. ...Read more

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What to do when one shoulder is swollen higher than the other due to ra? Could there be anything else wrong?

What to do when one shoulder is swollen higher than the other due to ra? Could there be anything else wrong?

Swollen shoulder: Visible shoulder swelling often means fluid in the joint or bursa. This may mean inadequate control of RA that can damage your joints. I recommend seeing your rheumatologist. You may benefit from aspiration or a medication adjustment to help you feel better & better protect your joints. ...Read more

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I believe to have a rotator cuff tear( currently deployed cannot see a professional). Why is one shoulder lower and how can I correct it? Thank you

I believe to have a rotator cuff tear( currently deployed cannot see a professional). Why is one shoulder lower and how can I correct it? Thank you

Cuff strengthening: Try your best to maintain a full range of shoulder motion. With your arm bent at a right angle (90 degrees) raise your arms upward from your side. Have a friend provide some resistance to raising your arm too. Rotator cuff tear is not present if no pain with resistance. Pain with resistance may be either an inflamed rotator cuff, partial thickness tear or small full tear. Phys therapy if possible. ...Read more

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Neck is straight on one side and curved on the other. I have slight scoliosis and the shoulder on the side where neck is straight is higher. Normal?.

Neck is straight on one side and curved on the other. I have slight scoliosis and the shoulder on the side where neck is straight is higher. Normal?.

Consistent with : What you'd expect if you have scoliosis. Because of the curvature, especially if not well balanced, will result in uneven shoulders and uneven pelvis. You can go have a spinal specialist specializing in scoliosis evaluation and management evaluate you, get some xrays, and discuss the diagnosis with you. ...Read more

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I have low back, knee, hip, shoulder, and neck pain for 5 years now im 21 mri show hip impingement and one hip higher than other any soloutions no pt?

I have low back, knee, hip, shoulder, and neck pain for 5 years now im 21 mri show hip impingement and one hip higher than other any soloutions no pt?

Arthralgia: You are too young to be old, A leg short by less than 1 inch is within normal. Hip impingement is worrisome for gung ho athletes. If you are obese loose weight. Best Rx for low back pain is exercise. What you need is exercise (if doc OKs it) if only to bring out more specific complaints. No passive PT. Pilates could be a start. A trainer is good. Build your stamina and get well. ...Read more

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I am experiencing neck strain, severe back pain and curved spine (quality: one shoulder higher) . I have scoliosis my bones are way different on side?

Explanation : Depending on severity of scoliosis you may experience back pain and some neck discomfort with prolonged sitting or standing. You need to interrupt these activities with physical exercise. Be well. Try to take care of yourself. ...Read more

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I am experiencing back pain, curved spine (quality: one shoulder higher) , aching muscles and severe back pain. The following also describes me: Joint stiffness. What should I do?

I am experiencing  back pain, curved spine (quality: one shoulder higher) , aching muscles and severe back pain. The following also describes me: Joint stiffness. What should I do?

Be evaluated: I would not hesitate to be seen and thoroughly evaluated in terms of both the "curved spine" otherwise known as scoliosis as well as cause of your severe back pain, which may or may not be directly be related to the scoliosis itself. ...Read more

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What should I do to correct my hunched shoulder?

What should I do to correct my hunched shoulder?

Not sure what mean: This could be postural but if you are hunched over like the hunchback of notre dame this could be associated with some sort of congenital or acquired deformity. If postural, try some resistance band exercises focusing on squeezing your shoulder blades together combined with neck and parascapular strengthening. Try sitting up straight. Adjust your work setting to accomodate. ...Read more

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What exercises should someone refrain after dislocating a shoulder?

What exercises should someone refrain after dislocating a shoulder?

No easy answer... : Many patients who suffer from shoulder dislocations will benefit from rotator cuff strengthening exercises, as well as exercises of the muscles around the shoulder blade or scapula. Unfortunately, despite adequate strength your shoulder may still dislocate :-(. ...Read more

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What exercises can help someone get better at doing shoulder presses?

What exercises can help someone get better at doing shoulder presses?

Recruit big &balance: Learning to recruit your bigger muscles will help. Think kinetic chain and muscle balance front to back. So strengthen your core, latissimus dorsi, pectoralis muscles, biceps, triceps, brachioradialis, etc. Therefore pull ups, dips, clean and jerks, abs, back extensions, pushups, planks will all help with shoulder presses. Be safe, listen to your body and get medical advice before starting. ...Read more

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How to know what exercises could I do at home to keep my shoulder from freezing up?

How to know what exercises could I do at home to keep my shoulder from freezing up?

Stretching: Do most of them lying down. In a lying down position, use your other arm to help lift you affected side up and down. In a seated position, you can use a swivel chair to move outwards while you hold onto the edge of a table with your hand. You can also wall walks with your fingers up and down the wall or shower.

Make sure you are cleared to do shoulder motion. Sometimes we don't want you to. ...Read more

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How i improve my posture? My shoulder r always downward n forward . How i correct it?

How i improve my posture? My shoulder r always downward n forward . How i correct it?

Posture: An evaluation by your physician will rule out a spinal cause such as lordosis or scoliosis. He/she may want to perform an x-ray. Otherwise, it would involve exercises that the physician will prescribe to strengthen your muscles and improve your posture. ...Read more

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What do you think is the most effective exercise to strengthen a shoulder that keeps dislocating?

What do you think is the most effective exercise to strengthen a shoulder that keeps dislocating?

Suggestion: Assuming that you suffer from anterior dislocations, i would recommend you look at the thrower's 10 program. Concentrate on the exercises for shoulder... If you are doing push-ups, avoid going deeper than 90 degrees at the elbow since this will put your shoulder in a vulnerable position for dislocation. Avoid tricep dips for sure! if conservative treatments do not work, you may need surgery. ...Read more

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Is it normal for your shoulder to be more forward and higher than the other when it wasn't before?

Not really.: If your shoulders were previously equal you need to see your doctor and get checked for scoliosis. As the spine curves during puberty one shoulder will appear higher. This needs to be checked soon so a treatment plan including wearing a brace can be started while there is time to fix it easier before puberty ends. ...Read more

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It has been this way for 2.5 months along with pain. My range has become less limited with PT exercises, but my shoulder won't straighten.

It has been this way for 2.5 months along with pain. My range has become less limited with PT exercises, but my shoulder won't straighten.

Frozen shoulder: ligament tear is a possibility the other common causes are tendonitis around the shoulder joint. If the movements are limited then MRI in different positions would help ...Read more

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What causes stiff shoulder and if i leave it alone ie. Without medication, ointment and stretching exercises, how long will it take to heal completely?

What causes stiff shoulder and if i leave it alone ie. Without medication, ointment and stretching exercises, how long will it take to heal completely?

Depends: Usually takes 6 weeks for something to heal without help. But it depends what is wrong with your shoulder. Usually you need to do something to help it heal. Big joints require movement to be healthy so you at least need some corrective exercise. ...Read more

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Which exercises could reduce shoulder pain during bench pressing?

Shoulder pain: While weightlifting could be from the acromioclavicular joint, the rotator cuff, the glenohumeral joint or a combination of all three. First proper mechanics are needed. Second one must make certain that there not any underlying issues. Finally often reducing the weight helps. And spending some time strengthening the smaller muscles of the shoulder girdle such as building up rotators and the biceps and triceps and the trapezius. ...Read more

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I dislocated my shoulder. Which exercises can I do to stop the pain?

I dislocated my shoulder. Which exercises can I do to stop the pain?

Safe exercises: For an anterior dislocation after a few days of rest and immobilization start with pendulum exercises and shrugs. Over the next few weeks increase the range of motion. Use a broomstick held in front of the body and move it side to side then upwards to the shoulder level and finally overhead. Always avoid positions that reproduce the sense of instability. Next, start gradual resistance exercises. ...Read more

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Should shoulder rehab exercises cause a lot of pain?

It depends: Shoulder rehab is sometimes painful, but without knowing the details of your problem or rehab protocol, its difficult to answer this question. Some pain is expected, but if it feels like more that you can tolerate, it might be you time to discuss it with your physician to make sure that this is something to be expected and to see if something can be done to make you more comfortable. ...Read more

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What exercises can could you help me build broader shoulder but not biceps?

What exercises can could you help me build broader shoulder but not biceps?

Parascapular: Focus on trapezial, latissimus and deltoid strengthening. Do rows, pulldowns, shrugs and band work to squeeze your shoulder blades. Your biceps will likely be conditioned as well but not to same degree. ...Read more