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Is It Okay To Push Up If You Have Scoliosis
Type of spine curve: There are multiple reasons for scoliosis &one is known as a congenital type which is when there is a deformity of the bones (vertebra) of the spine that one is born with & leads to an early curvature of the spine. Some don't need surgery & others do. They tend to not respond to bracing & can be very progressive in terms of a rapidly worsening curve & may be associated with other medical issues. ...Read more
Orthopedic follow up: Congenital scoliosis should be followed closely by an orthopedic doc that treats scoliosis. The issue is usually that one side of the spine grows faster than the other due to failure of one or more segments to separate or form. It progresses over time as the child grows. ...Read more
Not typically: Not typically. The two exception to that are if the curve has been allowed to progress to an exceptionally large degree that it effects lung or cardiac function, which is quite rare nowadays. Or two, if the patient has other associated conditions with the scoliosis such as congenital heart or kidney problems which can be seen in a small percentage of cases. ...Read more
No: No, they cannot.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can surgery be used to treat congenital scoliosis in children? My child was born with congenital scoliosis. Can she have surgery to correct it, or does she have to wait until she's an adult? .
Talk to MD: You have to find out wether the scoliosis is affecting the child. In severe cases scoliosis can cause pain and interfere with breathing. In minor cases it is detectable on examination, but is not interfering with the patient's lifestyle. If it is the latter case you may not need surgery at all. Talk to your md about options. ...Read more
I'v a 10 yrs. Old daughter who has an s shape congenital scoliosis more than 45*, there was no noticable progress & no pain. What are the options?
Early and often care: Although there has been no progression yet, with your daughter at age 10 and either early in puberty or not even entering puberty yet, now is the time to be very aggressive about monitoring for changes and intervening early. This is not a little 10 degree curve - she is already at 45, and you don't want much progression before you would get agressive with early therapies. See spine doctor often! ...Read more
Depends severity: Congenital scoliosis can progress like idiopathic scoliosis during periods of growth. Spinal surgery depends on severity of curve. Surgery would be indicated with congenital scoliosis other body systems affected. Cardiac, kidney, and bowel abnormalities have increased incidence with congenital scoliosis. ...Read more
20years ago had l-4 spinal fusion for congenital scoliosis now as an adult uncontrollable pain. What do you recommend?
Work up: You need to see a spine specialist to get some tests done to see if you have adjacent levels degeneration. Usually pt and injections are first course of treatment. ...Read more
Treatment 42 yr congenital scoliosis hemi vertebrae L4 has lead to osteoarthritis in lumbar, fractured pedicles, stenosis + degeneratIve discs L4 l5?
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 more
I have 35 degree congenital lumbar scoliosis along with spina bifida occulta in L5 vertebra. Is lifting weights and doing push ups a good idea?
I've heard wearing a push up bra daily is bad for you and has harmful long term effects. Is this true at all?
IT'S A MATTER:
Of COMFORT only...If you are comfortable wearing this type of BRA then it's OK. ..there are NO MEDICAL STUDIES showing that this is harmful in any way
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A lot of practice: And some strong shoulders. Realize a handstand pushup is really an inverted military press. So unless you can shoulder press your own body weight a handstand push up will be all but impossible. But if you work on your shoulder (deltoid) strength and your balance (though you can always use a wall), this will be a good start. ...Read more
Without surgical or other noninvasive procedures, you won't readily be able to spot reduce fat. Your best bet is to work at losing overall weight.
A wall push up is a variant push up that allows you to go through the motions but reduce the amount of weight necessary to complete this motion. It's a good way to learn the basics of this movement. ...Read more
I bought a pull up/push up bar and 10 lb dumb bells. What's the best exercises I can do with those to workout my back?
After you have built up your "core" with the typical exercises, you can try these advanced techniques:
http://www. Dumbbell-exercises. Com/exercises/back/. ...Read more
Wht is disadvantage after doing push up? Is it causes vetebrate cant growth? I mean height will stop increasing? Should I do this while my age is 15?
Won't stunt growth!: Push ups are a great way to improve muscles in your arms, chest & back. Any exercise for teens (or adults) can cause problems if done wrong, though. With teenagers, learning from a qualified instructor is the best way to exercise safely without causing harm to your growing joints, by too much or too little exercise or improper techniques. See ask a coach or PE teacher at your skill that you trust ...Read more
If ill fitting it: Could be problematic. Up to 85% of american women are wearing incorrect bra size. Encourage you to take care of your breasts by going to a bra specialty store for a professional fitting ; help w design selection. You will also be taught how to properly settle your breasts into the bra. If is worth the effort. ...Read more
It is one way: To help. But realize, it turns out that one arm push ups, while still requiring good strength, are actually more about balance and being able to distribute your weight in a fashion to allow the movement to be done in a stable fashion. ...Read more
Do pushup: But use a "cheat" until stronger. Put arms against elevated support (bureau, 1/2-wall, chair, etc.) to angle body higher. Do assisted-push up from this positon as many as able, until strong enough to attempt with lower/shorter support. Eventually will not need any support, and viola! There you go. ...Read more
Yes - lots: Going for big guns. These exercises help to build arm muscle: push downs, pin presses, dumbbell wrist curls, dips, rolling extensions, barbell wrist curls, preacher curls, chin ups, lying barbell triceps extensions, thick grip curls, concentration curls & lying dumbbell triceps extensions. ...Read more
Heard that wearing Push-up Bras regularly causes Cancer. Is there any problem in wearing Push-up Bras?
I don't like excercising I like walking holding thing but push-up or walking I a walking machine I don't like them so what can I do for that?
Walking is exercise: Keep walking. The best exercise is the one you like to do. Recommended amount for adults is 150 minutes per week. ...Read more
Andre is my neighbor, he got appndectomy less thn a month ago. He wnt to get heavy exercises like push up etc tday, is it can lead to abcess?
No an abcess is: A infection......lifting something each would not cause an abcess... ...Read more
Injury when I used to dance on wrist. Never got checked. Looks like hole on top of wrist, like a piece is missing. Hurts all the time, hard to push-up?
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