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How long after a disc bulges should I wait before I exercise again?

How long after a disc bulges should I wait before I exercise again?

Varies: Mostly because it is unclear if a disc bulge is really the cause of pain. Back pain can be from many sources and is usually not from disc pathology. If a disc is involved, you can still exercise but may need tomodify your activities. See a pt or an osteopath for more details but remember to always start slow after an injury. ...Read more

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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more


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How long do I have to wait after a hysterectomy before I can begin lifting weights?

How long do I have to wait after a hysterectomy before I can begin lifting weights?

Check with surgeon: In general the answer would be six weeks for strenuous exercise. Check with your doctor for specific instructions. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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How long after a c-section do I have to wait before going swimming?

How long after a c-section do I have to wait before going swimming?

4 to 6 weeks: Many ob-gyn doctors recommend waiting 4-6 weeks to allow proper healing of a c-section incision before going swimming. If a woman "must" go swimming sooner, she should realize that at 2-3 weeks, her wound may look healed but may not be able to withstand repeated stretching or being scraped up along a pool's edge. ...Read more

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Generally, how long should I wait after my hernia surgery before exercising?

Generally, how long should I wait after my hernia surgery before exercising?

Days to weeks: The recovery time varies with the size and location of the hernia and the method of repair. The most common hernia operation i perform is via the laparoscopic approach. I encourage my patients to return to their baseline aerobic activities as soon as possible, typically within 7-10 days. In general, i advise against heavy lifting for 3 weeks. ...Read more

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How long should I wait to workout after having a back injury?

How long should I wait to workout after having a back injury?

Depends on the : Injury type: muscular, disc or fracture. Assuming not a fracture, usually fairly quickly within several days but guided by your pain and starting more with flexibility and core workouts as well as cardiovascular but avoiding positions or activities placing your back at risk : flexion with twisting and heavy resistance exercises like free weights until pain free in general. ...Read more

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How long should I wait before I can have a meal after my workout?

How long should I wait before I can have a meal after my workout?

Eat when hungry: Quite simply, eat when you are hungry. After resistance training, it is recommended to provide your body with a lean, healthy source of protein within 30-40 minutes after workout to aid recovery and muscle repair. Hydration and replenishing electrolytes is more important after long periods of aerobic exercise and fluid loss. Try (coconut) water. Sugar-laden sports drinks are not the answer. ...Read more

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How long do I have to wait after a hemicolectomy before I can begin walking?

How long do I have to wait after a hemicolectomy before I can begin walking?

The next day: I get my patient out of bed either on the night of surgery or the next day and get them walking several times per day. From that point on you can increase your walking as desired so long as keep yourself well hydrated and minimize steep inclines or steps. ...Read more

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How long should I wait before strengthening a muscle I strained?

How long should I wait before strengthening a muscle I strained?

Usually pain dictate: After straining a muscle or muscle group, there needs to be a time of rest, maybe spiinting, ice, and gentle maneuvers to begin range of motion. Pain is usually the guid to treatment. If therapy begins to be painful, perhaps you slow down and decrease the stressing of the muscle. Work with a physical therapist, sports medicince doctor or other trainer. Be cautious. You can do harm. ...Read more

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How long after shoulder surgery (for dislocation) should I wait until I can start going to the gym?

How long after shoulder surgery (for dislocation) should I wait until I can start going to the gym?

Ask your doctor: Post surgical rehabilitation and return to activity is usually strictly controlled by the surgeon and the time to return to full activity is dictated by the severity of the injury, the surgery performed, and your healing response afterwards. Your doctor should make it clear when you can return to full activity. ...Read more

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How long after a back injury should you wait before working out?

How long after a back injury should you wait before working out?

Depends on the : Injury type: muscular, disc or fracture. Assuming not a fracture, usually fairly quickly within several days but guided by your pain and starting more with flexibility and core workouts as well as cardiovascular but avoiding positions or activities placing your back at risk : flexion with twisting and heavy resistance exercises like free weights until pain free in general. ...Read more

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How long do I need to wait until I have sex after a fibroid surgery?

How long do I need to wait until I have sex after a fibroid surgery?

Ask your surgeon: Depends on the type of surgery but minimally 6 weeks. ...Read more

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How long should I wait before lifting weights again if I have elbow tendinitis?

How long should I wait before lifting weights again if I have elbow tendinitis?

Pain free: You should wait until your elbow is pain free before you start lifting weights. If lifting weights bothers your elbow, you should stop or modify the exercises. See a board certified orthopaedic surgeon is your symptoms persist. ...Read more

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How long should I wait after a breast reduciton before going to the gym again?

How long should I wait after a breast reduciton before going to the gym again?

Ask your surgeon: You need to ask your breast reduction surgeon this question as he/she will know the type of procedure done and when is the best time to "stress" the repair with exercise. ...Read more

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How long should I wait after a 4 month miscarriage to start excersizing again?

How long should I wait after a 4 month miscarriage to start excersizing again?

As soon as you like.: When you feel ready, you may start exercising again. Check with your gynecologist to see if you are too anemic for full workouts first, though! ...Read more

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How long should I wait after a septoplasty to start accutane?

How long should I wait after a septoplasty to start accutane?

Accutane and Scars: Accutane can cause bad healing for up to six months after you start taking it. Your nose will take at least 6 weeks to heal and possibly 12 weeks. It is important to let your nose heal completely or you could get hypertrophic scarring ...Read more

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How long do I have to wait before i can exercise after getting lasik?

How long do I have to wait before i can exercise after getting lasik?

Depends on the : Exercise. Many exercises that are not strenuous can be done within a day or two. For example, it is okay to walk, use an eliptical or treadmill or do light aerobics. ...Read more

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How long do I have to wait before I start to work my abs again after getting hernia surgery?

How long do I have to wait before I start to work my abs again after getting hernia surgery?

4-8 weeks: Most surgeons would like you to wait at least 4 weeks before starting abdominal wall stressing excersizes. Discuss this with you surgeon. ...Read more

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How long should I wait after a broken foot before i can run again?

How long should I wait after a broken foot before i can run again?

About 3 months: Usually, it takes about 3 months for complete healing, enough to be able to run on the foot. This varies according to many factors, including location of the fracture, severity of the fracture, age and coexisting medical conditions. ...Read more