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How To Do Smith Machine Squats
I have pain right above my knee when walking up stairs, running on elliptical machine, but not when walking or doing squats - for 2 months. Pls help?
Quad tendinitis: you will need a steroid injectionGet a more detailed answer ›
M 22 year old girl virgin. I do heavy weight training exercises in gym can doing squats,lunges,& exercising on leg press machine in gym break hymen?
No, but...: It doesn't matter. It doesn't matter. So, ignore the hymen. Usually, only in cases of alleged sexual assault upon girls and women do we physicians engage in the careful examination of hymens, collecting evidence of physical damage to be used later in courts of law. In normal everyday life, people should not be "checking hymens" nor thinking about whether they are broken or not broken. ...Read more
I workout out 3-4 times a week. I did legs yesterday and only did squats, no machines. I woke up with melon size bruising on my inner thighs? help????
You tear: Muscle when you lift weights. Not sure how much weight you are squatting. But I would rest that part of your leg workout for awhile. Ice the area if having a lot of pain. 20 min on. No ice rest of the hour. If you start bruising after all workouts. See your doctor for full work up. This may have been isolated incident. ...Read more
I have problems with my knees from several years back, maybe mild arthritis; will squats hurt or help my knees?
Knee pain: Modified squats or leg presses with less than 60 degrees of flexing may benefit your knees. This will help strengthen the supporting muscles as well as the hip abductor muscles of your "core ". Avoid deep squats and leg extensions on machine. Tai chi is excellent for strengthening and balance. Very gentle on arthritic joints. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My knee hurts weird when I do squats, i'm 28, have had the same problem as long as I remember, and i've never had a knee injury?
Likely knee cap: The most common and likely cause of pain in front of the knee is an irritated or early wear of the knee cap cartilage or the surface cartilage of the thigh bone that it rubs. Other causes could include a plica, patellar tendonitis etc. For starters avoid knee extension machines, deep knee squats, lunges etc. Try therapy, antiinflammatories, ice and sometimes a knee sleeve. See an orthopedist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Clothes to ankles: To avoid soiling them and allow knees to spread apart. Hold onto handles, especially if train is moving. Excellent hand washing facilities in first class trains, especially japan. Take your own supply of toilet paper in countries or trains where it may be lacking. Carry a supply of alcohol/lanolin based hand sterilizer. Squatting for eliminations is both normal & physiologically healthy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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