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Are standing oblique twist, bar behind neck a good exercise?

Are standing oblique twist, bar behind neck a good exercise?

Listen to your body: The best exercise increases circulation to the entire body. A very simple one is to image your arms are a jump rope and move in a circle lifting your arms and opening tee chest wall as you gently rock or or "step" over the pretend rope. Doing this for 30 seconds every 30 minutes is great for people with sedentary jobs. ...Read more

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I believe I have tore my intercoastal muscles, i was doing oblique twist whilst holding on to pull up bar, i felt something go snap, is intercoastals?

I believe I have tore my intercoastal muscles, i was doing oblique twist  whilst holding on to pull up bar, i felt something go snap, is intercoastals?

Could be: There are a variety of structures in the thoracic cage which can be injured including the muscle and cartilage. Try Ibuprofen around the clock and ice the area several times per day. You may see bruising develop in the next couple of days too. ...Read more

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Feel for more than month a soreness pain on left oblique area when I twist or contract/use muscles. Worst next day after exercise. What could it be?

Feel for more than month a soreness pain on left oblique area when I twist or contract/use muscles. Worst next day after exercise. What could it be?

Ab injury: You probably strained an oblique or intercostal muscle and they can take a while to improve. sometimes a few months to fully go away. would avoid significant ab/twisting motions if anything that aggravates it and heating pads, NSAIDs as needed shoulder help it resolve. ...Read more

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Hello, I have been feeling this horrible sharp pain in my left side of my body and i don't know what is going on? I believe that it's exteral oblique?

Hello, I have been feeling this horrible sharp pain in my left side of my body and i don't know what is going on? I believe that it's exteral oblique?

Muscle strain?: At age 19, it's unlikely to be colon/intestinal problems. Depending on actual location, could be ovarian (cyst, torsion) or muscle strain which could be muscle strain. If it is "horrible", see you doctor promptly. ...Read more

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Why does my 10 year old's right oblique hurt every time she takes long walks?

Why does my 10 year old's right oblique hurt every time she takes long walks?

Tummyache/walking: May be if it si one sided, she needs better shoes. Have her abck cheked out to make sure she doe snto have scoliosis as sometiems aptietns have unilarteral stain on hteir muscles when their spine is not straight.If it persists , you should see her pediatrician. ...Read more

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I am 26 y m healthy with a small oblique crease on both earlobes .Is that a proven risk factor for cad?

I am 26 y m healthy with a small oblique crease on both earlobes .Is that a proven risk factor for cad?

Not really: There is an old physical exam tip that suggested that this was a risk factor for coronary artery disease. It has not really proven to be so. You should check your cholesterol level, that is a much more reliable predictor of your risk. ...Read more

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