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What's the external oblique muscle good for?

What's the external oblique muscle good for?

Abdominal wall: Internal and external oblique muscles, along with rectus abdominus are muscles of the abdominal wall. ...Read more

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I am having sharp pains since morning on the left side a little above the external oblique. I get the sharp when I breathe in or sneeze. What do i do?

I am having sharp pains since morning on the left side a little above the external oblique. I get the sharp when I breathe in or sneeze. What do i do?

Rib muscle injury?: If you are having difficulty breathing, or if the chest pain is constant, consider medical attention. If not, sounds like you may have sprained a rib muscle by sneezing. This is common. I recommend Tylenol (acetaminophen) and ice to the area of pain. ...Read more

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Inguinal hernia or muscle bulge? I am a 22 year old female, about january I have had a little hard bulge along my right external oblique what would be the "v" muscle... Its about the size of a thumb print. I decided just to ignore it because it didn't hur

Inguinal hernia or muscle bulge? I am a 22 year old female, about january I have had a little hard bulge along my right external oblique what would be the "v" muscle... Its about the size of a thumb print. I decided just to ignore it because it didn't hur

A : A bulge in your abdominal wall that comes out when you cough or sit up and then goes back down when you lay down sounds very concerning for a hernia. You need to see a general surgeon and have them look at it and see what they think. The ultrasound is ok if you've already been scheduled, but it isn't always going to be accurate in diagnosing a hernia. Even if the u/s comes back saying that a hernia isn't seen, it doesn't mean you don't have one. Hernias are one of the most common conditions that a surgeon sees and most people still think that a physical exam done by a surgeon is the best way to diagnose whether or not you have a hernia. ...Read more

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Can an external abdominal oblique strain cause rib and back pain?

Can an external abdominal oblique strain cause rib and back pain?

Possibly: This muscle has attachments to the ribs and some strong connective tissue in the lower back. Pain would be increased with a motion similar to a situp with added twisting motion at the same time. Muscle strains will improve with time and relative rest. If no improvement in a few weeks then get checked out by your doc. ...Read more

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Are standing oblique twist, bar behind neck a good exercise?

Are standing oblique twist, bar behind neck a good exercise?

Listen to your body: The best exercise increases circulation to the entire body. A very simple one is to image your arms are a jump rope and move in a circle lifting your arms and opening tee chest wall as you gently rock or or "step" over the pretend rope. Doing this for 30 seconds every 30 minutes is great for people with sedentary jobs. ...Read more

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Hello, I have been feeling this horrible sharp pain in my left side of my body and i don't know what is going on? I believe that it's exteral oblique?

Hello, I have been feeling this horrible sharp pain in my left side of my body and i don't know what is going on? I believe that it's exteral oblique?

Muscle strain?: At age 19, it's unlikely to be colon/intestinal problems. Depending on actual location, could be ovarian (cyst, torsion) or muscle strain which could be muscle strain. If it is "horrible", see you doctor promptly. ...Read more

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Why does my 10 year old's right oblique hurt every time she takes long walks?

Why does my 10 year old's right oblique hurt every time she takes long walks?

Tummyache/walking: May be if it si one sided, she needs better shoes. Have her abck cheked out to make sure she doe snto have scoliosis as sometiems aptietns have unilarteral stain on hteir muscles when their spine is not straight.If it persists , you should see her pediatrician. ...Read more