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I Have Scoliosis Is It Safe To Do Push Ups
Yes: Pushups should be safe with scoliosis. There are multiple types and reasons that people develop scoliosis. Push ups should be avoided if the exercise causes any severe increase in back pain or any numbness, tingling, weakness in the extremities. It is often beneficial to develop an exercise program with a physical therapist or personal trainer prior to starting a comprehensive exercise program. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I just started pt for a dislocated shoulder. Is it safe for me to do sit ups, planks, etc? I want to do something physical w/o relocating it.
No Planks!: Situps and crunches are OK. Planks require use of the arms and pressure is directed on the shoulder. You could re-injure yourself. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
It depends...: Most pelvis fractures that do not require surgery involve the pubic and ischial rami, which are major structures for muscle attachment. The stretching involved in yoga may pull traction on these muscles, especially the hamstrings, and cause pain. Pelvis fractures take about 6 weeks to heal. If your fracture is olde than that, try some stretches. If they hurt, wait. ...Read more
How do I lose my pregnancy bell fat I don't want surgury but it is hobble I have treys sit ups and exercise but nothing seems to work?
Spot fat loss does: not occur naturally. By losing weight in general some may be abdominal fat. But, we don't get to choose what area of body fat is lost from. Eat healthy & be physically active. Calories burned must > those consumed. Tighten ab's: crunches, reverse crunches, exercise ball crunches, pelvic thrusts, lying leg raises, side bridge & “bicycling” exercise on back. Do regular aerobic exercise. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Yoga is a great way to increase flexibility and balance which is important in preventing falls, even though it does not have significant impact on bone density. Strength training, which also does not have a significant impact on bone density, can be protective against injuries. Weight bearing exercise like walking, running, walking stairs, jumping rope is the most effective at prevention and TX. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
They ARE hard: You may simply weigh more than your upper body strength can handle. I'm very glad you are trying and training. A good preparation is a pushup variant with one or both knees on the floor. The hated pushup is probably the single best exercise for developing your upper body. ...Read more
Is it ok if I do bowling with a VP shunt because bowling balls can be heavy so is it safe to do it? I dont want to harm it im scared I will
I have degenerative disc L4 L5 is it safe to do sit ups n crunch. Will the it get better over time without doing surgery will it be like that 4 ever?
Does sun salutation help lose weight? If it does, should I do it considering the fact that whenever I do it, my wrists start to hurt?
Dangerous to exercise if you have a resting HR 155+ I get tired when I do but I want to push myself but is pushing myself going to put me in danger?
Heart rate : if your resting rate is really 155, you need to see a doctor and be evaluated ...Read more
Forced to do task at work which hurts my back but i've been told I have to do it. How can I avoid injury?
Assess n mechanics: If one is haivng back pain at work the first step would be for a physician to assess if it is normal soreness or a more serious condition - pain usually tells us there is something wrong. Restrictions may be needed which the employer must respect, but it may be that there is a need for conditioning, physical therapy or medication. Physical therapist can also help with body mechanics etc. ...Read more
My lower back is very painful &stiff if I sit or stand too long. Is there anything I could take or do to make it better?or exercises /stretches?
Exercise and Stretch: Lower back pain has numerous etiologies, at 21, unless you had an injury, stretching and exercise should be beneficial. Strong abdominals will support and stabilize the lower back. Stretching the lower back, hamstrings, and buttocks muscles will help tremendously. Exercises and stretches should be done and learned by a therapist, trainer, or a person who has experience with these. ...Read more
I have bowed legs and i want to get it corrected. Is there any exercises i can be doing to correct it please? Thanks
Not really: If not painful, i don't know that i would recommend attempting to treat this surgically. ...Read more
I want to do a body toning, yoga routine. I know to avoid heavy lifting so what exercises are good an wont inflame it more?
Incomplete: You didn't mention what the condition is that you do not want to aggravate. ...Read more
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