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OA in neck, upper back spasms. Overhead exercise tightens back. Should I try doing overhead exercises or avoid? Weights OK? Flabby upper arms/obese.
OK to avoid them: First it may help to work with a certified personal trainer to modify an overhead exercises so that they are more "tolerable". Otherwise, no exercise that is done overhead is "necessary". Be reassured that you can readily find alternatives that will be suitable without compromising your the benefits you are receiving. ...Read more
Rest: Acromioclavicular injuries involve mostly ligaments that hold and suspend the shoulder. Those ligaments cannot really be rehabilitated like muscles. They mostly require a period of rest. Some acromioclavicular injuries will involve other parts of the shoulder, and those can improve with shoulder blade exercises such as rowing and pulling. ...Read more
They can but: You need to get clearance from your surgeon to know if your are ready for that intensive training. ...Read more
Graded program: Pt for rotator cuff problems usually start out with assisted exercises to decrease pain while gradually increasing the exercises to improve painless range of motion. Once painless range of motion has been achieved specific exercises to strengthen the rotatorcuff muscles are started and then finally sports specific exercises depending on what type of sport the person would like to go back to. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How effective is shoulder stabilization surgery? I'm a yoga instructor. Multiple dislocations & inherent ligament laxity. What are my odds?
Does 62yo need physical for supervised walking, stretching+strengthening (bands/free weights+plate-loaded equip), swimming, water exercise/volleyball ?
Resistence: The main function of the rotator cuff muscles are to stabilize the shoulder, so it is not easy to replicate this with exercises. However, we tend to emphasize high repetition, low resistance "external rotation" sets with the shoulder down at your side. This limits damage to the muscles while exercising them. Incorporating shoulder blade (scapular) exercises also help. ...Read more
Soccer player w/ knee pain, 8/10. No major injury, MRI +xrays show nothing. Worse pain in outside right knee. Tried ice, rest, stretches, running. Help?
Knee Pain: Many issues that could be causing your pain, without evaluating you its hard to assess. It could be a lateral meniscus pain, lateral collateral ligament issue, hairline fracture, patellar ligament pain, fibular head dislocation, etc... I would suggest seeing a properly trained sports medicine physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hamstring Exercises: Here is a link from my blog. Dr blake http://youtu.Be/kefpjamwetq. ...Read more
There are several: The rotator cuff is a series of four muscle tendon units working on the ball portion of the shoulder. The rotator cuff works hand in hand with the shoulder blade or scapular muscles. You do not need a lot of resistance working these muscles. You can use the rubber bands, light dumbells (reps of 15) or cables at the gym. Also focus on your core by bringing "belly button to spine.". ...Read more
Extreme pain at rotator cuff, can't lift all the way up, sharp pain, hard to lift things, decreased ROM, how to tell tendonitis vs torn rotator cuff?
Examination: Question as to how to differentiate rotator cuff tear from tendinitis. Rotator cuff injury is a diagnosis made by MRI. Tendinitis Is suggested by point palpation arousing tenderness; associated with arousal of pain by applying passive resistance to vector of function of the tendon. ...Read more
Have multidirectional instability; dislocation chipped cartilage & caused frozen shoulder. Rom revived thru partial capsular release. Concerns?
Forearm pain on/off for years from work (lifting boxes, typing). Dr says tennis elbow - wear a brace, keep working. Brace hurts + numbs arm. This ok?
Stretch first!: With any muscle injury, rehabilitation starts with stretching the muscle, then start strengthening. Hip flexors can be worked with a straight leg raise while lying on your back, with the knee bent or straight, with or without an ankle weight. Isometrics can be performed in the sitting position by pushing down on your knee with your hand while lifting the knee. ...Read more
Is JAS wrist brace a good option for home therapy program after distal radius surgery, to recover ROM in wrist?
Dynamic splinting: can help a stiff wrist but one must be certain that the potential to improve is there and that the boney anatomy will tolerate this. The most important person to ask is your treating hand or orthopedic surgeon in conjuction with a plan from your therpist. these splints cannot substitute for therapy they are used in controlled situations, be careful not to irritate or inure tissues ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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