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I have a herniated disc and torn hamstring from a workout injury. I needs to lose weight for my back too. What exercises can I do?
REST!!!! TIME: Hamstring injuries will respond to rest, massage and physical therapy. Time is your best ally. Plasma gel injection under ultra sound guidance is purported to shorten healing time. For herniated discs of there is no nerve impairment, the participation in pilates yoga is very good. As the hamstrings heal, the above exercise programs can be beneficial. Always use professional guidance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Should my strained hamstring be back to normal on thursday? I strained it today, I have a workout thursday
Hamstring: That depends on how 'strained' it is. That is impossible to tell without an evaluation. If you are in college, see the team physician for assistance. If you are in high school , see your orthopod or even family doc for help ...Read more
How do I tell if I have a grade 1, 2, 3 strained hamstring? It popped during hockey today I have a game saturday and and a workout thursday
Thorough exam by MD: A thorough physical examination by an experienced physician, possibly combined with an MRI (to best visualize the location and extent of injury) will give you the answer you are looking for. Unless your injury is very mild, there is a good chance you will not be able to play this saturday. ...Read more
Pain in hamstring with movements, no swelling no bruising, pain started 30 hours after workout but doesn't feel like DOMS. Blood clot?
Exercise related: You worked out. Then you noted pain in hamstrings. This most likely represents sore muscles from the workout. If you are otherwise healthy and 18 years old? I would stretch the area of soreness. You note no pain at rest no swelling... Thus unlikely a blood clot. If you are short of breath, recently on birth control then see doctor immediately as that would be concern for clot. ...Read more
Today i was playing hockey and felt my hamstring pop, how do I treat grade 2 strain? I have a game saturday and a workout thursday.
Need to see an Orth-: Opedic surgeon, so as to be evaluated/investigated ; treatment started, in the meantime, rice: resting the extremity, icing it, compression bandage and elevation of the lower extremity. Crutches for partial wt baring would also be helpful, along with some pain meds, like Ibuprofen /aleve. Do not return to sports till seen by the ortho surgeon. Good luck ; happy holidays. ...Read more
I think i tore my hamstring muscle. I am not sure what to do about it. Do i need to not work out or would working out help it? I am 41. My son and i had a stupied competion last night who could do the splits. As i went down stretching very minimal my
Speak to surgeon: I have my patients wait six weeks before getting on the elliptical on there own. You should have adequate quadriceps strength before taking on more strenuous exercise. Only your surgeon and therapist can tell you when you are ready. Also it spends on how good graft fixation was at the time of surgery. You should speak to your surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Variety: This depends partially on what you are trying to accomplish. Aerobic options may include running, skating, rollerblading, cycling, and swimming. For exercises try some variation of a squat or lunge. These exercises can be done quickly, anywhere, and with or without additional weights. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Home Leg Workouts: Here are a couple of my videos to get you going. Typically do 3 times a week and gradually increase time, difficuly, or sets/reps. Dr Rich Blake https://youtu.be/-4OB7wcYTJE https://youtu.be/xjsYz_YFGyY ...Read more
Fit: Yes, it will depend on how fit you are ...Read more
Toning Thighs: Tone Thighs w plie, squat, wall squat, ball squat, Plyometric Squat,stair steps, lunges, lunges w dumbbells, ball squeeze & single leg Circle. Tone inner thighs w extended leg lifts, inner thigh press, standing thigh press, deep squat,wall squat, lunge, Thigh ball squeeze,walking, swimming, biking & in-line skating. ...Read more
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Overuse injury: Whenever we overuse our muscles, they tend to hurt and can get stiff. The theory behind this is that there can be a build up of Lactic Acid in the muscles due to the over exercise of the muscles without enough oxygen getting to the muscle. One must exercise and have periods of rest in between the workouts to help the muscles recover. ...Read more