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I am 16 yrs old.I can do 50 pushups maybe 60 and 40 knuckle push ups, any exercises for me strengthen my arm?
Arm exercises: The exercises you are already doing will strenghten your arms. ...Read more
What do you suggest if I am 16 yrs old.I can do 50 pushups maybe 60 and 40 knuckle push ups, any exercises for me strengthen my arm?
Pushups: Maybe add some pull-ups and free weights in increasing amounts... start with more reps and lower weights to make sure you do not hurt yourself. Start with biceps/triceps and wrist flexion and extension. Never train only one 'side' of an extremity... always do the agonist and antagonists equally much. Good luck! ...Read more
Possibly: As with any physical activity, if doing it hurts, then you should try to find a way to do it without causing pain. I would advise using some type of cushioning material to avoid injuring your hands while doing push ups on the floor. over time, you could cause injury to your fingers / joints. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How long does it take to heal and recover completely after the metal plate is removed from 5th metacarpal bone?
After I recover I want to do is:
2. Knuckle Push Ups
3. Hand Grip Exercises
It varies.: You can start "hand grip exercises" as soon as ordinary activities are comfortable. Ideally these should be part of a general physical therapy recovery program Knuckle push ups and karate can subject your hand to extreme (and, in the case of karate, unpredictable) forces. You must get clearance from your ortho doc or physical therapist before resuming these activities ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Even after completely recovering from Boxer's Fracture, Is it risky to do knuckle push ups, punching sandbags etc. while having metal plate placed on your 5th metacarpal bone ?
It has been 3 months since I had surgery on my 5th metacarpal bone due to boxer's fracture.
Is it safe for me to do knuckle push ups on hard surface while having metal plate placed on metacarpal bone?
Without knowing: the true status, location, scar status, point at which youve recovered motion, strength and all the factors that your treating surgeon or therapist would know from treating you is is hard specifically answer that question. in general yes , BUT you really need to ask them ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Knuckle cracking: I am not sure anyone knows for sure, but the phenomenon is thought to be related to gas (maybe carbon dioxide) forming bubbles in the synovial fluid from your joints, being released suddenly upon manipulation. There is no evidence to support that it causes arthritis or any other sequelae. ...Read more