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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
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
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?
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?
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