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Does practicing good posture helps the deformity?

Does practicing good posture helps the deformity?

Need more info: Thank you for the question. Posture is important to both correct and avoid specific postural and functional deformities. However, without more infornation, its difficult to say what would benefit you specifically. Please let us know about your deformity to help define it better. Thank you! ...Read more

Dr. Donald Alves
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Good Posture (Definition)

In the second and third trimesters, your baby's growth may add pressure to your uterus and pelvis. Your elevated estrogen levels also cause your ligaments to loosen. This can lead to cramps and back pain. To keep back pain to a minimum, notice the ways you sit, stand, and move, and see if there are ways to lessen the ...Read more


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Can yoga correct a bad posture?

Can yoga correct a bad posture?

Possibly: First you need a postural assessment to determine if your posture problems are based on scoliosis or spinal ligament . Pmr doc, physical therapy, or chiropractic can do this. Specific stretching and balancing exercises fm be added to correct and then maintain some issues. Yoga is general stretching, but not specifically targeted to your specific situation. ...Read more

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Is the mckenzie method good for benign joint hypermobility syndrome?

Is the mckenzie method good for benign joint hypermobility syndrome?

Mckenzie: Not really. Strength work is better. Pilates based exercises are probably more appropriate. ...Read more

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How can snapping scapula syndrome and thoracic outlet syndrome be related?

How can snapping scapula syndrome and thoracic outlet syndrome be related?

Muscle imbalances: Imo tos results from superior trapezius (st) weak & collar bone droops toward first rib closing costoclavicular space (between these bones) clipping artery & nerves to arm. Weak st conscripts neighbor levator scapulae (ls) to burden lifting scapula (sc) & 20 lb. Arm. Long & narrow, ls incurs chronic spasm, tendonitis at insertion on superior sc spine (pick-like), & snapping as shoulder rotates. ...Read more

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Is slipping rib syndrome related to hypermobility syndrome in any way?

Possibly: Slipping rib syndrome is also known as tietze's syndrome. As like any joint, if you have increased flexibility, your ribs can easily move in and out of place as well. ...Read more

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Beginner yoga a good idea for someone in extremely poor physical condition?

Beginner yoga a good idea for someone in extremely poor physical condition?

Begginer yoga: Yes, gentle yoga is a good start to an exercise program. Walking is the best! start with 15minutes per day and add a minute every day. ...Read more

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I've mod-severe neck arthritis. I stretch, get massages, nerve stim. I'm 64. What is probable long-term health picture of condition?

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I've mod-severe neck arthritis. I stretch, get massages, nerve stim. I'm 64. What is probable long-term health picture of condition?

Long term picture: Moderate-to-severe neck arthritis is something that you will have to learn to live with and manage the pain due the arthritis for the rest of your life as there is no cure for it. With that said, there are many ways to manage the arthritic pain, including physical therapy, anti-inflammatory and analgesic meds, facet joint and epidural steroid injections, and surgery. ...Read more

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What tennis shoes and/or orthotics are good for a sway back? I'm trying to correct my posture.

What tennis shoes and/or orthotics are good for a sway back? I'm trying  to correct my posture.

See below: The shoe does not make much difference. You need a custom orthotic made to your feet to help control the motion and foot position ...Read more

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Deconditioning and POTS the same? Cause vs effect? (Postural Ortho. Tacchy. Syndrome) will slow and careful reconditioning be valid either way?

Deconditioning and POTS the same? Cause vs effect? (Postural Ortho. Tacchy. Syndrome) will slow and careful reconditioning be valid either way?

No POTS and: deconditioning are NOT the same....the former is a disorder of the nervous system which contracts the peripheral vessels when upright position is assumed thus causing a drop in blood pressure and a corresponding increase in heart rate! A rapid heart rate is however sometimes due to deconditioning and slow careful exercise will help! Exerciseis USEFUL in pattients with POTS but not "curative"! Dr Z ...Read more

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Cubital tunnel syndrome relief and exercises with free weights ok?

Cubital tunnel syndrome relief and exercises with free weights ok?

Straight arm.: The more you flex your elbow, the more likely you will be damaging your ulnar nerve. However you do exercise, keep that in mind. ...Read more

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Is the sit-ups position bad posture? Also does bad posture stunt growth?

Is the sit-ups position bad posture? Also does bad posture stunt growth?

Posture: Sit-ups can place a lot of stress on your intervertebral discs later potentially leading to herniation or bulging. Bad posture can lead to weakening of the spine and also cause degenerative changes with prolonged postural instability. ...Read more

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What is good ergonomic practice for sitting?

What is good ergonomic practice for sitting?

Photo: As depicted in the photo, back should be straight with chair back support, monitor at or slightly below eye level, feet supported so legs are not under pressure, arms at the sides and support elbows and wrists. ...Read more

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Is Pilates exercise good for back problems?

Is Pilates exercise good for back problems?

Back issue: Any exercise program which is consistent, emphasizes core strenghening and stretching is valuable for healing most situations which involve the back. One key aspect Is to start slowly and increase incrementally If one stops for awhile then you adjust accordingly by decreasing time and intensity of your program . ...Read more

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With bad posture standing/sitting etc can hip ligaments and spine become hypermobile?

Not likely: While it is better to try to practice good posture, it is not generally felt that having poor posture causes any structural problems in the spine. The opposite can be true in that structural problems in the spine can cause people to have bad posture, but in that case it has a deeper root cause than a voluntary failure to stand straight. ...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

Posture (Definition)

Posture is the position of your body, or ...Read more