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Exercises To Lessen Extensor Lag Of Quadriceps
Any stretching exercises in addition to heel drops that will stretch the medial head of the gastrocnemius? Calf stretch only stretches mid-lower calf.
Calf exercises: Here are some pages with exercises: http://www.foot-pain-explored.com/calf-stretches.html and http://www.webmd.com/fitness-exercise/guide/strengthening-calf-muscles and http://www.sportsinjuryclinic.net/sport-injuries/ankle-achilles-shin-pain/calf-strain/calf-strain-stretching-exercises ...Read more
Yes: Some joints are frequently treated with strengthening exercises, especially the shoulder and kneecap dislocations. These treatments can be very successful in treating mild to moderate joint instability. Even in grossly unstable joints requiring surgery strengthening exercises after surgery are an important part of the treatment, . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
None:: Ligaments stabilize the joints which are moved by muscles/tendons. So the tendons of the hamstrings bend the knee. ...Read more
Please explain why is relaxation of the quadriceps muscle critical to obtaining 90 degrees of flexion from lightly restricted 50 to 60 degrees of flexion?
It's because the--: -quad contracts as U try to Flex.U need 2 block it out of the equation. My trick was 2 have U sit on a couch cushion that U pull out so when U flex, U squeeze the cushion with Ur hams. Do this & U will see the quad doesn't contract. Another way is 2 sit on the couch and drag Ur heel toward U with hard downward force as if trying 2 make a trench. This also will stop the quad from contracting, ...Read more
Muscle stretching.: Most cramps (charlie hoarses or spasms) are best managed with gradual over- stretching of the cramped up muscle. At some point it will just "give" and spasm will resolve right away. The muscle will stay irritated and can easily go back into spasm within a few minutes after resolution. ...Read more
Strengthen Hamstring: Start doing isometric exercises to work on your adductors and hamstrings. Hamstrings stabilize the knee. ...Read more
Yes: Any time you have decreased range of motion as a result of tight muscles there is an increased risk of tendon and ligament injury. ...Read more
ABC's: Pretend your big toe is your pencil point. Sit in chair without letting your foot touch. Now "write" your abc's- small or caps. While brushing your teeth balance on one foot for 1-1/2 min (spit), balance on other foot for 1-1/2 min. When this gets easy, close your eyes. Do these 2x a day. It helps range of motion and propioception ( balance). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Does wearing a knee brace interfere with strengthening the quads? What is the best brace for stabilizing the knee in particular maltracking?
Most likely Not, as: One can play sports in them without any major problems. For maltracking, a patellar brace with a doughnut, to stabilize the patella, is very useful. ...Read more
6 pack hand exercise: are good for the hand AND wrist. Strong grasp is part of good wrist function. Additional exercise involve the forearm muscles. The fingr flexors and extensors and the forearm extensor and flexors cross the wrist. Biceos and Tricep exercises are inportant to and doing those work the wrist. AS FAR AS PAIN, exercise may not be a solution to wrist pain and any pain should be EVALUATED BEFORE exercise ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Terminal extension: The last 30-40 degrees of extension strengthening are the safest on the knee. Leg presses, squats, knee extension exercises that focus on the last 30-40 degrees of motion can create good strength and mass without stressing the knee cap or meniscus significantly. Lunges put high stresses on the knee. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
ROM exercises: Common range of motion (rom) exercises are heel slides, cycling, and wall slides. These are started early in physical therapy. More vigorous rom exercises would be things like stair lunges. Most importantly, you should consult with a licensed physical therapist for a full evaluation to address your specific rom limitations and they will prescribe appropriate exercises for your particular case. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm looking for specific exercises to help with runners knee (besides stretching, rolling, ice and rest). ?
Quad strenghtening: Work on leg extension exercises and strengthening the quad muscles. Don't forget to work to balance the hamstrings as well. ...Read more
Balance board!!: After recovery from an ankle sprain, whether deltoid or lateral ligaments, the most effective exercise I have found for my patients is the use of a balance board. They are cheap and effective in improving strength of the muscles/tendons around the ankle and improving proprioception. Always consult your physical therapist and foot/ankle specialist before new activities/exercises. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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