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How To Do Smith Machine Overhead Shoulder Presses
I was doing shoulder press (machine) and i felt pain under my armpit, i stopped workout (20 days back). can u help about my condition?
Difficult to say: Arm pit pain can be rather difficult to diagnose. You wouldn't expect a muscular injury in that region from shoulder press, but the underlying shoulder joint and deep shoulder stabilizers could have been injured. If you still have symptoms 3 wks out, you better get checked out. ...Read more
Frozen shoulder: I would not advise it especially since you do not have normal range of motion at your shoulder. Supervised physical therapy sessions that include gradual active and passive range of motion exercises would make more sense. Getting a cortisone injection to help relieve pain may be helpful. As your range of motion, strength, and pain improves, then you have less risk of re-injury or worsening. ...Read more
I'm 3 weeks post-op complete rc tear repair surgery. Used ice machine for 1 week. Should i or do I still need to ice shoulder 20 min 3 or 4 times/day?
No: At three weeks benefits of icing is minimal; however for comfort and/or at end of day it may still provide relief. ...Read more
Hubby had job isokinetic test, 2 men had to hold the machine on shoulder, but it was still moving! invalidated/skewed the results? job depends on it!
Maybe: The people doing the test should know if the numbers are valid- if they validate it then don't worry ...Read more
Upper spin & right shoulder blade are super tight & painful. Walking in elliptical machine helps but next day comes back. Help?
Stretching Technique: If you are young and healthy you might benefit from specific stretching techniques. Try pulling your arm across your chest with the opposite arm until you feel the stretch and hold for a count of five then take a deep breath and relax. Repeat the process 5 times per set 2 sets per day for 3 days. If the pain presists or is getting worse have you doctor examine you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is electrical muscle stimulation machine for physical therepy for a previous shoulder dislocation helpful?
Yes.: It can improve muscle and nerve function, and improve circulation to the area. A damaged area of tissue will have altered voltage on the surface of the cells. The status of this voltage can affect healing, especially if it is low. I do not see much downside to using it in conjunction with other therapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Military presses: Military presses etc. should cause you no trouble if you don't overdo things. At 15 you are getting closer to reaching your maximum height - usually between age 15-18. Have your pediatrician send you a copy of your growth curves - you are most likely to be on the curve or a bit taller. You should only be concerned if you are growing below the curve. ...Read more
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