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Doctor insights on: Exercises To Correct Rounded Shoulders

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Exercises to straight the uneven shoulder?

Exercises to straight the uneven shoulder?

Depends: You need to know why your shoulder is uneven. Skeletal issues including scoliosis can give the appearance that one shoulder is lower than the other. Nerve entrapment can cause atrophy and thus asymmetry. Muscle imbalance is certainly a possibility and can be helped with exercise guided by a physical therapist. See your local doc first for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Any back brace to correct hunched posture?

Any back brace to correct hunched posture?

Possibly`: I will sometimes use a corrective brace if there is no chance of improvement in improving posture with muscle strengthening program. It is not the best way to go in most cases as it only weakens the muscles more but will use it as a last resort. ...Read more

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Rounded shoulders causing shoulder and neck pain. Is wearing a posture brace to bring the shoulders back a good idea? Will it weaken muscles?

Rounded shoulders causing shoulder and neck pain. Is wearing a posture brace to bring the shoulders back a good idea? Will it weaken muscles?

Exercise is better.: It is far better to exercise and strengthen the muscles in your shoulder and back to correct posture. See your doc, and get a referral to a physical therapist if necessary and to be sure you don't have scoliosis or another problem of the spine that is affecting your posture. Stronger muscles will help no matter what the cause, though. ...Read more

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How to straighten my hunched neck posture and look taller?

See your doctor: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Can yoga also help in strengthening muscles- i need to strengthen calves/upperarms/back ?

Can yoga also help in strengthening muscles- i need to strengthen calves/upperarms/back ?

Yoga is Best: Yes. Of course. Your instructor should be made aware of your concerns about your body so that the appropriate yoga activity can be included in your yoga session to work on the areas of concern. ...Read more

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Please give me some exercises for neck back .I want to strengthen muscles which support neck spine . ?

Please give me some exercises for neck back .I want to strengthen muscles which support neck spine . ?

Be careful: Suggest working with a licensed physical therapist. To avoid injury, please do not attempt any neck exercises without trained supervision. ...Read more

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What exercises are good to fix posture?

What exercises are good to fix posture?

Depends : Fixing posture is keeping better alignment of the back, neck and strengthening core muscles. If you have some weakness, neurologic problem tai chi or chi gong will be better. Yoga is also really good for stretching and strengthening the back. Feldenkrais is a great way to learn why you hold your position b/c it retrains the brain to improve posture, gait. ...Read more

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Can an adult, with postural kyphosis, back return to normal shape? Do posture exercises all the time.

Can an adult, with postural kyphosis, back return to normal shape? Do posture exercises all the time.

Most likely no.: When it comes to spinal deformities like kyphosis and scoliosis, the spine usually does not return to a "normal" shape with exercise/bracing/chiropractic manipulation. While these treatment methods may help a deformity like kyphosis from getting worse, surgery is typically required in order to correct it. ...Read more

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What are some good hand held dumbell exercises for toning your arms?

What are some good hand held dumbell exercises for toning your arms?

Dumbell exercises: Scroll down to the dumbell arm exercises - http://www.dumbbell-exercises.com/workout-routines/#3 ...Read more

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Is there a good home made posture support device to correct my slumping shoulders?

Muscles and bones: The most important part of good posture is strong muscles and healthy bones. As we age, we lose muscle mass. But studies have shown that supervised, safe weight lifting can have great results, even in extremes of age (85+). Loss of bone density can also lead to a curved spine. Vitamin d is crucial to both muscles and bones. Get your level checked, and get a doctor's clearance for an exercise plan. ...Read more

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What is the best sleeping position to fix forward head posture & rounded shoulders? Should i sleep on the floor? What are some stretches to fix this?

What is the best sleeping position to fix forward head posture & rounded shoulders? Should i sleep on the floor? What are some stretches to fix this?

Kyphosis: Poor posture is possible, but underlying scheuermann's kyphosis is also an option. If you have a noticeable hump on your back, likely not postural. Kyphosis is an inherited disorder that results in pain that usually subsides after growth ceases. If persistent, occasionally surgical treatment is warranted. If this is more than a nag, i'd get some x-rays and have a spine specialist check. ...Read more

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Please recommend the best exercises to shape and tone legs?

Please recommend the best exercises to shape and tone legs?

Many options: There are so many options out there for toning - it's best to find something you enjoy - simply increases your chances of sticking with it. Spinning (cycling) classes are excellent for leg toning, as are Pilates and yoga. There are combo classes with Zumba and Pilates if that's of interest! Jogging, elliptical, biking, walking on incline, swimming - all excellent. ...Read more

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Are forward head posture only developed over time? What are the best ways to correct forward head posture?

Forward posture: Several conditions including arthritic ones and osteoporosis can cause alterations in the posture, such as "forward Head posture." Knowing this is happening is half the battle, and cognitive and physical therapy can help you treat the insidious forward posture that occurs. Depending on the underlying cause for the issue, the treatment for the condition (osteoporosis for example) will also help. ...Read more

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Will neck stretching exercises actually work?

Will neck stretching exercises actually work?

Absolutely: Movement and stretching is very useful to help disorders of the neck and spine. ...Read more

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Good exercises to help stiff joints?

Good exercises to help stiff joints?

General program: A general upper and lower body and back program if you need special attention to certain joints as well. You need an evaluation to clarify why your joints are stiff. ...Read more