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What's a bench press?

What's a bench press?

Weight lifting: Bench press is a common weight lifting exercise where you lay on a bench and lift weights place on a barbell. This exercises the pectoralis major and pectoralis minor muscles and to a lessor extend the triceps muscles. ...Read more

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Fell of JetSki. Thigh hurts walking , standing sitting. Can't press down on bike pedal. Going up and downstairs hurts. And a pickle feeling sitting .

Fell of JetSki. Thigh hurts walking , standing sitting. Can't press down on bike pedal. Going up and downstairs hurts. And a pickle feeling sitting .

Charlie horse: Sounds like a contusion of the quadrates muscles of the anterior thigh, commonly known as a charlie horse. Rest , anti-inflammatories, stretching and ice should help. If not seek further care. ...Read more

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When to fly after collapsed lung?

When to fly after collapsed lung?

Discuss MD: Until surgical evaluation and/or treatment, refrain from flying and scuba. With guidance/instructions from your surgeon, it is generally safe to travel by commercial airline after your pneumothorax is fully resolved (~4weeks). If your lung is currently "collapsed", i.e. Your pneumothorax has not resolved, you should refrain from air travel, skydiving, high altitude travel, and scuba diving. ...Read more

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My elbow hurts after bench press. What should I do?

My elbow hurts after bench press. What should I do?

Elbow pain: Ice the elbow, use a bigger grip on the bar and take an over-the-counter anti-inflammatory as directed. You probably have elbow tendinitis. ...Read more

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Bumb on ball been there 3+ hurts when pushed ?

Bumb on ball been there 3+ hurts when pushed ?

Cyst: Without examination and good medical history, we would just entertain the diagnosis of the common benign conditions like hair follicle infection, sebaceous cyst, varicocele and hernia. ...Read more

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Slammed foot/twisted ankle on our screen door. Swollen, hurts walking laying down. Cannot sleep due to pain. What should I do?

Slammed foot/twisted ankle on our screen door. Swollen, hurts walking laying down. Cannot sleep due to pain. What should I do?

Fix it!: Get to a healthcare provider. They will assess the injury and provide the proper level of care - cast, splint, support, etc. Also, they'll offer appropriate pain medication so you can sleep. Until you get there, if you have a good ace bandage, use it w/ medium tightness to restrain movement and further injury. ...Read more

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When i press , right hand middle finger nail, sharp pain pops up,i also feel little pain when i do not press?

When i press , right hand middle finger nail, sharp pain pops up,i also feel little pain when i do not press?

Nail bed pain: If there is pain anywhere that is a response to an insult either injury, inflammation or infection. you probably have anyone of this, an exam might help to distinguish, if does not get better have it checked out. ...Read more

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Pain in my sternum when I exhale or sneeze, hurts when I press firmly?

"Tse Tse" Syndrome: No its not an African fly its "costochondritis" an inflammation of the cartilage joining the ribs to the sternum! Heat and Ibuprofen may help and ... STOP PRESSING IT! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Injuredy shoulder doing flys 7 years ago. Cant fully flex right side of torso. Didnt let it fully heal. Hurts after heavy bench pressing. What's wrong?

Injuredy shoulder doing flys 7 years ago. Cant fully flex right side of torso. Didnt let it fully heal. Hurts after heavy bench pressing. What's wrong?

Pec injury?: Your symptoms suggest an injury to the pec major muscle. Injuries to the musculotendinous portion of the sternal 'head' of the muscle are common. ( where the muscle becomes tendon like). Complete ruptures of the pec major tendon are usually obvious and lead to a visible deformity( the lower portion of the 'axillary fold is disrupted).These require surgery commonly. See an upper extremity ors. Gl! ...Read more

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How to increase my bench press max?

Slowly: You may only be able to add a pound at a time. It will help if you increase your reps at your max weight and then when fresh add weight and plan on less reps ...Read more

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Why does my left neck vein bulge when i'm talking, laughing, lying down, bending down, or just when i'm sitting upright? It's very visible.

Why does my left neck vein bulge when i'm talking, laughing, lying down, bending down, or just when i'm sitting upright? It's very visible.

JVD: Jugular venous distension: most of time is normal in some individuals. The question is whether or not there is something compressing it nearby: sup. Vena cava syndrome or whether or not there is a disease in the heart or lungs that increases the pressure in the venous system (congestive heart failure, pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary emboli, copd, lung cancer. Get checked for lung and heart. ...Read more

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When I bench press my upper arm hurts what to do now?

When I bench press my upper arm hurts what to do now?

Rest: Take a few days off from bench pressing then resume at a lower level. If it is still no better, then see your physician. ...Read more