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How Long Will It Take For Abdominal Muscles To Heal
It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more
If someone had a muscle disorder, could it make the abdominal muscles weak enough to have hernias and tears?
Acquired, congenital: hernias are from acquired conditions or congenital meaning you were born with it. Muscle disorders are rare while hernias are common. See a doctor first to determine if a hernia is really present and not just weakness of the muscle. A muscle weakness can be strengthened by exercise. A hernia can be fixed by surgery. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Sharp pain 4 inches directly below my belly button. It only hurts when I use my abdominal muscles. Don't remember doing anything to pull a muscle.
May need exam: Pain probably from strain and if it does not go away you need to be examined ...Read more
Natural Healing: The good news is that area has fantastic blood supply and so healing will occur rapidly. Inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling) is the body increasing the blood flow to the injury to bring healing factors to the area and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. Dressings and ointments are of no value there. Avoid further trauma to the area and let nature take it's course. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long does it take to regenerate abdominal muscles following a radical hysterectomy and what exercises can be done at 6 weeks post op?
You don't regnerate : You do not regenerate muscles = but you can do exercises 6 weeks such as walking, other aerobic exercises. You can slowly start to do abdominal crunches too. ...Read more
Depends: It depends on how weak your abdominal muscles are to start out with and how much excess body fat you have. It probably will take many months. ...Read more
Do I have abdominal muscle strain or hernia?I had pain when i was workingout my abs and its been almost 3 weeks now. Pain is better but still there.
How long should one wait to exercise their abdominal muscles after getting their appendix removed?
Ask your surgeon: I know that you want a shorter amount of time than the surgeon gave you, but sorry, it's not coming from here. The only person who can tell you that is the person who has been on the inside, your surgeon. The time has to do with the size of the incision, so recovery is quicker with laparoscopic, or minimally invasive, surgery.Most people are back within 2-3 weeks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: It will depend on the cause of the strain, the degree of the strain and how you treat it following the strain. What medications you are on may have an effect as well as your general state of health. Usually a strain to an abdominal wall will be healed in 1-3 weeks. Do you have an abdominal wall hernia or oher hernia? This could be a cause of continued pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Serious Training: Six-pack or eight-pack "abs" are particularly difficult to get, because you don't get them just from exercise. It also takes very low body fat levels, well under 10%. So you have to lift like crazy, probably 5-6 days a week, and observe a very strict diet, as well. I would advise finding a trainer and maybe even a nutritionist. You should be able to find instruction for training online. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: The tendinous inscriptions on most sets of "abs" are often spaced differently on opposite sides. Mr. Jackman (photo) isn't at all unusual. By the way -- congratulations on the level of fitness / definition that your question implies. I hope fitness will be a lifetime adventure and joy for you. ...Read more
Spot training: Different abdominal exercises will focus some on different parts of the abdomen but best just to do a complete abdominal work out which will hit all areas. One of my favorites is the p90x ab ripper, only takes about 15 min and i try to do this 3 days per week. Great workout. ...Read more
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