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Doctor insights on: Narrow Stance Leg Presses

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Does the leg press make you shorter?

Does the leg press make you shorter?

No: I'm not aware of any reports of leg press reducing your height. In general exercise improves the posture and when done during growth, improves ones height. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of using a leg press?

What are the benefits of using a leg press?

Improve tone : The use of a leg press if performed under supervision or appropriate guidance will likely accomplish improvement in muscle tone of the lower extremities and buttocks. If performed improperly or excessively could lead to injury. ...Read more

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When I press on my husbands front leg it leaves indentiion should I be worried?

When I press on my husbands front leg it leaves indentiion should I be worried?

Concern: But no worry, likely pitting edema. If new, make an appt with the internist. ...Read more

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Husband has been bit his leg has swollen up and when pressed is like memory foam and leaves an inprint that in the leg why ?

Infection: See your doctor.This swelling after a bite could be a result of infection causing what we call " pitting edema ".It sounds like he needs antibiotics. ...Read more

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When I press into my leg the dent stays for a ling time and my ankles are swelling up?

Theresa Yang Dr. Yang
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When I press into my leg the dent stays for a ling time and my ankles are swelling up?

Edema: The leg and ankle swelling indicates fluid leaking out of blood vessels and accumulating in the tissues. This may be due to fluid overload, infection, inflammation, heart or kidney failure, certain medications, and prolonged standing or sitting. Things that can help include moving your legs, raising your legs, losing weight, and a low-salt diet. See your doctor if the swelling gets worse. ...Read more

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I have noticed two shiny spots and a shiny narrow streak on my right leg about five centimeters what could be cause?

I have noticed two shiny spots and a shiny narrow streak on my right leg about five centimeters what could be cause?

Several things: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other tests. Only after all this will his doctor be in a position to tell him what's wrong and what needs to be done to help him. ...Read more

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I am having pain in both of my legs. When I'm standing I feel like I am swaying. When I press on the back of my leg the pain increases.

I am having pain in both of my legs. When I'm standing I feel like I am swaying. When I press on the back of my leg the pain increases.

Pain leg swaying: hello ~ this is an odd question with a broad differential and there is not enough information for me to hazard a guess at exactly what the problem is. I suggest you go in and see a doctor so he can examine you thanks ...Read more

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During leg presses on a horizontal pos., I felt a really big pressure on my head. There is a pressure kind of thing in my head for 2 days. advice?

During leg presses on a horizontal pos., I felt a really big pressure on my head. There is a pressure kind of thing in my head for 2 days. advice?

BP???: Check your BP make sure it is not elevated meanwhile rest and hydrate and sleep with your head in up right position. It could a pulled muscle if your BP. Was OK . Apply heat pad to the neck and back of the head and take ibuprofen 600-800 mg after each meal for three days . Not any better see your doctor ...Read more

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If i sit with my leg under me or pressed up against anything my skin becomes very indented, retaining the shape and discolored. What is this called?

If i sit with my leg under me or pressed up against anything  my skin becomes very indented, retaining the shape and discolored. What is this called?

Indented leg: It's called pitting edema, most likely due to fluid retention. The causes are numerous including heart, kidneys, veins, medications, etc. You should consult your primary care physician to review your physical exam, blood work, possible chest x-Ray, and medications. Good luck! ...Read more

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Does leg press add bulk or slim legs?

Bulk. : Leg press will strengthen and enlarge quadriceps muscles. For leaner look, lunges and stretching would be better. ...Read more

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If you u bench press with your legs or whatever you are training, does that body part get higher BP?

If you u bench press with your legs or whatever you are training,  does that body part get higher BP?

No: Bloed pressure change is evenly distributed throughout the body, regardless of which part of the body is being exercised. The circulation is a closed system. ...Read more

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If I do leg workouts like squats and leg presses and calf raises. Do they make me faster if I do them?

If I do leg workouts like squats and leg presses and calf raises. Do they make me faster if I do them?

Presses for speed: Doing strength exercises will augment your speed to some degree. There is no substitute for old fashioned sprints and intervals on the track though. ...Read more