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Is Being Flexible A Good Thing
Yes and no: It has been associated with certain talents. Muscian students at the university of rochester, ny were tested for hypermobility and it was found there was an increase in hypermobility. This was done because pagonini was a famous musician and violinist and had a very flexible (hypermobile) hand. You need to keep in good muscle tone because of the extra play in your joint or they may slip. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Flexibility: You are wise to want to work on your flexibility. Flexibility and balance are important. However, there is no short cut. You can learn and practice several stretching exercises, but I recommend that you gradually increase your activity, just like with cardiovascular exercise. You can cause injury by trying to move too quickly. Yoga is excellent for building strength, balance, and flexibility. ...Read more
Range of motion: 19 year old gentleman with a question about improving flexibility in his leg. You are absolutely correct. You should visit a physical medicine and rehabilitation physician who can evaluate you and write a physical therapy prescription to evaluate and treat your knee. Depending on your history, an orthopaedic surgery consultation would be indicated if a manipulation under anesthesia would benefit ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible by discipline and persistence to return to a good level of flexibility after a L4-S1 lumbar fusion?
Hello Doctor! I have a question about my ear. Ever since I was a kid, around 8 years old, I've always played around with my ears. Always bending them in certain specific folds (I have really flexible ears) that just feel good, I don't know why I do it but
Kindly rephrase: Put your question first, then provide the rest of background information, so we would be able to help, have a nice day ...Read more
Talus fracture 1 yr ago, ankle still stiff w/ limited flexibility despite good stretching & freq rehab. Pt say likely scar tissue. Is that true/normal?
Diazepam: Helpful: It can be very helpful as it takes only about 20 minutes to get into your system. She problem for you could be the half-life, which is very long and you may find that it builds up in your blood stream and worsens your daytime sleepiness. Ask your doctor for something shorter acting. Also, if you have excessive daytime sleepiness/ diabetes, i would recommend you ask your doctor for a sleep study. ...Read more
Concerning: This is worrisome for your risk of pre-term delivery. Your doctor will probably be monitoring you more closely because of this and checking for any contractions. You may even be given some steroids to help with maturing the baby's lungs. This is more worrisome if this is your first pregnancy or if you have had previous preterm babies, miscarriages, abortions, or procedures on your cervix like LEEP ...Read more
No: If you need to ask, then it's not a good thing to take. Why put something in your body when you don't know what it is, what it's supposed to do, or what harm it can cause? Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more
Living will: Absolutely yes. However you should talk to an estate planning attorney and your financial planner for more advice. ...Read more
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