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How can I lift weights without straining my back?

How can I lift weights without straining my back?

Personal Trainer: A well qualified personal trainer could instruct you on proper lifting techniques. As with any new exercise program, start low, go slow and build fron there. If you over do it, back off on the weight you ae lifting and increase your reps. ...Read more

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After getting made fun of by one of the docs, I will re-phrase my q. Are there any ways to safely lift weights to tone underarms without neck strain?

After getting made fun of by one of the docs, I will re-phrase my q. Are there any ways to safely lift weights to tone underarms without neck strain?

I'm no trainer: but if you lie on your back with you neck supported on the bench, you can take some light free weights and hold them in your hand and push up into the air while keeping in position. That will help you triceps (underarms). Suggest youtube for triceps exercises. ...Read more

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After working out, I have strained my right forearm and can't lift a lot of weight (~30 lbs) without feeling lots of tension. How can I get back to normal?

After working out, I have strained my right forearm and can't lift a lot of weight (~30 lbs) without feeling lots of tension. How can I get back to normal?

Rest & activity-: - modification, until U R having no trouble, then ease into it again. There R lots of things U can do core, cardio, legs & more. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long after straining my back at the gym is it safe to resume weight lifting?

How long after straining my back at the gym is it safe to resume weight lifting?

When Ur back feels-: -better & doesn't interfere with Ur daily life. There R things U can do @ the gym such as some cardio, upper body exercise on machines that if done properly will not aggravate Ur back. If this doesn't work, U need a holiday from the gym. If it persists C an orthopedic surg. ...Read more

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What cup size is recommended for my breast reduction? I have back and neck problems from the weight of my breasts; i'm a 40i and in constant pain. Osteoporosis runs in my family, and i'm afraid the extra strain on my spine might have serious consequences

What cup size is recommended for my breast reduction? I have back and neck problems from the weight of my breasts; i'm a 40i and in constant pain. Osteoporosis runs in my family, and i'm afraid the extra strain on my spine might have serious consequences

Up to You: Based on your description, you may be an excellent candidate for breast reduction surgery; this operation tends to be one of the most patient pleasing operations we perform. It will be important to communicate your goals clearly with your plastic surgeon prior to proceeding. Do not base your communication or satisfaction with the outcome of surgery on achieving a specific cup size. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Will i get better since aug 2 i strained my lower back i've been taking the medication listed &when can I start slowlly lifting weights again?

Will i get better since aug 2 i strained my lower back i've been taking the medication listed &when can I start slowlly lifting weights again?

Soon: Most muscle strains like back strains can take 4 to 8 weeks to completely resolve. Lite exercise is ok during this time but i would not recommend weight lifting exercises like squats, leg presses or lunging till pain is all gone. Lite weight work and common sense (stop if pain develops) is generally ok as tolerated. ...Read more

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How long will my lower back pain last? I strained it lifting weights a few weeks ago. And it still hurts. Thanks in advance.

How long will my lower back pain last? I strained it lifting weights a few weeks ago. And it still hurts. Thanks in advance.

LBP: Usually most resolve with conservative treatment within 4-6 weeks . if persists consider MRI, Conservative treatmetn includes a few days of rest no lifting, NSAIDS, muscle relaxants sometimes steroids, ice/ heat compresses, lidoderm patch, gabapentin sometimes, PT( laser can be very helpful), I use kinesiotape. f/u with doc ...Read more

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Wats da best treatment 4 lower back muscle (near my hip) strained by weight lifting. Feel severe pain. I'm 58 male. Tried painkillers and ice! thanks?

Wats da best treatment 4 lower back muscle (near my hip) strained by weight lifting. Feel severe pain. I'm 58 male. Tried painkillers and ice! thanks?

Several options!: First, you are getting this answer from a physician who was a competitive weightifter. And you are assuming your pain was caused by weightlifting. If so, you need to take Naproxen or alternative at full strength, and consider getting voltaren patches to place directly on the affected area. You should see a doctor if this doesn't work. Weightlifting is a great sporting activity! ...Read more