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Is Bike Riding Good Exercise For Your Hips
Strengthen/stretch: There are no exercises that will change your bony anatomy. That being said, you can maximize your functional potential with gentle stretching and balanced strengthening. Strengthening of the deep core muscles and glutes and hip flexor/adductor stretching is useful. A physical therapist or personal trainer can help customize a program for you. ...Read more
Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)
Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more
Is bicycling likely to cause hip bursitis? What about bicycling daily with a backpack weighing ~20 pounds? I bike ~8-12 miles per day, 6 days/week with such a backpack. Thanks.
No: Non weight bearing exercises are unlikely to cause it. ...Read more
I have cysts, buldging disk., degeneration &pinch nerve in back neck &hip. Would it hurt me if I used an exercise bike.
Son possiably having seizures after a fall. My son is 13 years old and fell from his bike and he was wearing a helmet. He was brusied up pretty good on the chest and hips. He said he did not hit his head or lose conciusness but his little sister said he "
Everyone should wear a helmet when riding a bike to reduce the severity of injury to the brain when crashes happen. After a crash, the helmet should be discarded (many manufacturers have a return and replacement program) and disabled (such as by cutting the straps) so that it can not be reused. Helmets lose their shock-absorbing properties during a crash.
People who hit their heads are not good sources of information about their injury, or about associated symptoms such as loss of consciousness -- witnesses are better. Being dazed or knocked out briefly is a sign of concussion, which is a brain injury. After a concussion, people often experience a syndrome that may include irritability, sleep disturbance, poor concentration, and headaches. This syndrome usually resolves after several months.
It is true that brain injuries can cause seizures, but often a brain injury begins a period of heightened surveillance which detects longstanding conditions that have been hiding "under the surface." these conditions could include epilepsy.
Absence seizures (or absence epilepsy) is a very specific type of epilepsy that most experts agree is a primary generalized epilepsy. ("absence" in this case is pronounced with a french accent, sort of like "ab-sahnz".) In other words, absence epilepsy is genetic, not acquired from head injuries or any other brain insult.
Diagnosing conditions like absence epilepsy requires a high degree of expertise. The diagnosis is very specific, and shouldn't be a conclusion that is reached before consultation and testing by a pediatric neurologist or epileptologist. [I am going to move this discussion from "neurophysiology" to "pediatric neurology".]. ...Read more
Posterior tibialis dysfunction on left ankle and rt hip impingement, can not walk a lot, recumbent bike > hip pain for me, exercise allowed?
Hip pain and clicking on walking, running and cycling on recumbent bike? MRI is free reviewed by 2 radiologist and 1 orthopaedic surgeon.... What?
May not be your hip: Snapping hip syndrome may be due to an external cause (eg., snapping of the iliotibial band or gluteus maximus over the greater trochanter) or an internal cause (eg., snapping of the iliopsoas tendon over the iliopectineal eminence, acetabular labral tear, intra-articular loose body). Sometimes ultrasound performed during maneuvers that replicate the click can be helpful to discriminate. ...Read more
Yes: Stationary bikes, or exercise bikes, are good for low-impact, cardiovascular exercise. They can be used at home or at a health club and come in many sizes and shapes. They also are good for people who have had hip replacement and are beneficial to people of all ages. There are upright bikes and recumbent, or reclining bikes. If you have had hip surgery, ask your physical therapist for tips. ...Read more
Hip joint of 1 leg painful n inflamed after riding bike. Electric shock sensation down leg when doing certain yoga poses. Why? Will celebrex (celecoxib) help?
May be pinched nerve:
Two strong possibilities: 1) pinched nerve of the low back 2) hip osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis of the hip is a result of wear & tear. This can be diagnosed by x-ray. Celebrex (celecoxib) is an anti-inflammatory med & could help.
The electric shock sensation could be a radiculopathy, aka "pinched nerve" in, or "sciatica." Celebrex (celecoxib) could help, as could physical therapy, or an epidural steroid injection. ...Read more
If you don't have any home-exercise equipment, what is the best weight loss exercise for your hips?
See a PT: There are numerous ways in which you can condition and slim down around your hips. General aerobic exercise and muscle strengthening of the hip and buttock muscles is key. A physical therapist or athletic trainer can help you establish a dedicated home exercise program that you can do at home without any equipment. ...Read more
Not truly: Exercise usually does the opposite of widening. Bone structure can not truly be altered with exercise, but fat, muscle, and skin can be toned and sculpted with the appropriate exercises. Child birth can sometimes widen the hip/pelvic bones, purely from the act of child birth during a vaginal delivery. ...Read more
Not possible: Your hip and pelvis size is set at what is going to be by age 20 (except for pregnancy). You cannot broaden your hips except to gain fat or muscle on them. If you want to strengthen your gluteal muscles go to You Tube and look up "Fitness Blender" videos for butt / thigh workouts! ...Read more
I'm 5ft height, what is the best exercise for pearshape size especially for the hips? My hips is 36 and I'm not happy on it.
Run like the wind...: Helpful weight loss diets have natural foods that take time to chew but contain few calories. Examples include carrots, celery, and iceberg lettuce (little/no salad dressing). When shopping for fruits, buy small ones no bigger than a tennis ball, because fruits have sugar. Drinks without calories include water and green tea. A calorie is a calorie, but surely avoid sugar & simple starch calories. ...Read more
I eat as if I am 300lbs (as my friends say) but I just cannot gain weight. I want hips and butt What can I do to get thicker than well as exercise?
First question is: Whether you can't gain weight because of a thyroid or hormonal issue, so see your doctor for work up first ...Read more
Hip pain: Your hip pain could be from a variety of reasons. Depending on the cause of your pain will help determine the type of exercises to do to get relief. Generally speaking weight loss would be of benefit but oftentimes weight bearing may make it worse non weight bearing exercises such as swimming or stationary bike could be beneficial. I would see your pcp, : sports medicine doc or orthopedic physician. ...Read more
Increase in cardio: If you have adipose tissue that you'd like to lose then consider an increase in cardio and a balanced diet. However, do not always do the same exercise or you will increase your risks for stress injuries. Mix things up with running, biking, swimming, or circuit training. Core exercises may build muscle, but to burn fat you need to burn more than you consume and cardio is key! ...Read more
Avoid running!: Bicycling is great, but avoid lower extremity loading activities. Remember, avoid concussive activity. Keep in mind that degenerative arthritis or inflammatory arthritis can, in some people cause more stiffness than pain. You may end up seeing your doctor and getting a simple ap-pelvis and some blood tests (crp). ...Read more
Several options: Exercises that will strengthen, tone and condition for hip, butt and thigh muscles include walking, swimming, bicycling, and training on a recumbent bike or elliptical trainer. In order to achieve a goal of healthier butt/thigh/hips, you will need to commit to a regular and consistent program. ...Read more
Simple: Attache appropriate weights to ankle of leg to exercise with that leg adducted across the front of the other leg. Now, with knee fully extended, move the leg in a lateral or abducted motion at the hip. This is only one of many exercises to isolate the abductors using progressive resistant exercises. Also, muscle confusion execises should be incorporated. Seek the help of a personal trainer. ...Read more
See details: If both hips are involved the pain may be originating in the lower back and not in the bursa. It is impossible to tell without a history and exam. Therefore, speak with your doctor or see an orthopedist for this issue. ...Read more
Air squats: A good functional exercise is the air squat. Here's a link that describes how they can be done. http://goo.gl/v75cg. ...Read more
Cardio, squats lunge: Low impact cardio(brisk walk, cycle, elliptical) leg press, knee extensions, hamstrings curls, squats and lunges. ...Read more
Smaller waist: Spot fat loss does not occur naturally. ...Read more
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