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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?

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

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Do knuckle push ups on the floor without mat hurt the bone or cause Osteoporosis?

Do knuckle push ups on the floor without mat hurt the bone or cause Osteoporosis?

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 more

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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: 1. Karate 2. Knuckle Push Ups 3. Hand Grip Exercises

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:
1. Karate
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 more

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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 ?

Not really: if you healed completely,they will be no restrictions on your boxing,or any activity associated with it. the metal plate is permanent,unless it start causing any problem,but it will not be a reason to restricted your activities. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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I have knots on my knuckles what could this be?

I have knots on my knuckles what could this be?

Unclear: I am not sure what knots are . If this is a infection such as warts or some other growths. You have not mentioned how long you have had this. I suggest a derm consultation for evaluation as this suggestion to evaluate the situation. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can I do push ups with a hernia?

Yes: You should limit you activity based on how you feel. See a doctor for an exam at some point to confirm the diagnosis and get advice about your specific case. ...Read more

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Exercises for a sprained knuckle?

Exercises for a sprained knuckle?

Sprain: As long as the diagnosis is certain then best course of action involves simple range of motion exercises. This will not only help improve flexibility but also improve swelling. ...Read more

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What does cracking my knuckles do?

What does cracking my knuckles do?

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