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Weights gym safe disc bulge L 4 5 mirror doing leg press that seated and squats and lunges I no got build up core?

Weights gym safe disc bulge L 4 5 mirror doing leg press that seated and squats and lunges I no got build up core?

Back pain: Lunges and squats really put a lot of stress on the low back. You risk converting a bulging disc into a herniated disc. Isometric exercises are better to build the core muscles. A weight lifting belt can protect the low back if you have to do the lunges and squats. Consult with a personal trainer to avoid further injury to the low back. ...Read more

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Hi, Why standing on one foot I am taller than standing on two feet?

Hi, Why standing on one foot I am taller than standing on two feet?

Inaccurate measuremt: Simple measurement error. The most accurate way to measure a person's length is to have them lay down on a flat level surface. Have two adults present, one of whom pulls down on the subjects ankles and marks where the bottom of the soles are and the other of whom pulls up on the bottom of the subjects jaw and marks off at the top of the skull. The distance between is the height. Voilà! ...Read more

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Developed hyperextension of one knee at 50+ but why?

Developed hyperextension of one knee at 50+ but why?

Hyperextension : Injury or degenerative tears to the ligaments and posterior capsule can be the culprit. Check for connective tissue diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis as well, especially if there is no injury. ...Read more

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Badminton coach, 22yrs.2months over with my ACL surgery, hamstring autograft.I only do standing core exercise, walk approx 4kms a day. Is it enough?

Badminton coach, 22yrs.2months over with my ACL surgery, hamstring autograft.I only do standing core exercise, walk approx 4kms a day. Is it enough?

Yes: You are very early out from your repair and should strongly avoid twisting or pivoting for another couple months. Soft tissue grafts can take 6-9 months to incorportate. We used to say 6 months but per dr. Fu the king of hamstring recon he typically advises 9 mo prior to return to competitive play. Closed chain exercises are strongly advised to avoid shear across the graft. ...Read more

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M 22 year old girl virgin. I do heavy weight training exercises in gym can doing squats,lunges,& exercising on leg press machine in gym break hymen?

M 22 year old girl virgin. I do heavy weight training exercises in gym can doing squats,lunges,& exercising on leg press machine in gym break hymen?

No, but...: It doesn't matter. It doesn't matter. So, ignore the hymen. Usually, only in cases of alleged sexual assault upon girls and women do we physicians engage in the careful examination of hymens, collecting evidence of physical damage to be used later in courts of law. In normal everyday life, people should not be "checking hymens" nor thinking about whether they are broken or not broken. ...Read more

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Strange pain in leg but only when sitting cross legged ?

Strange pain in leg but only when sitting cross legged ?

Pressure neuropathy: Most likely you are putting pressure on a nerve, this is similiar to when you bump your elbow (funny bone) and you feel that strange electrical sensation. If you sit long enough in that position when you go to stand up your foot will be numb and then you will feel pins and needles..... ...Read more

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I injured my left knee about six years ago.Will stair climbing affect bad knee? Weigh 150 and am 60 yrs old. Have some pain when climbing stairs.

I injured my left knee about six years ago.Will stair climbing affect bad knee?  Weigh 150 and am 60 yrs old. Have some pain when climbing stairs.

Maybe: The answer to this question depends on the source of your pain. I would find a good local orthopaedic surgeon and get appropriately evaluated and then pursue a treatment plan. ...Read more

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Will squats and lunges make my thigh gap go away?

Will squats and lunges make my thigh gap go away?

Thigh Gap: Thigh gaps are particularly visible in slender women. Squats and lunges will tone your thighs- not likely to make your thigh gap less visible. The most important thing is to maintain a healthy weight, eat a balanced diet and get regular exercise. ...Read more

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Can I sit cross legged on the floor and do otger yoga stretches 2 months after a hip replacement?

Can I sit cross legged on the floor and do otger yoga stretches 2 months after a hip replacement?

See a Doc: Only your orthopedic surgeon can answer that question. 2 months after hip replacement is still a vulnerable time. The surgery has not usually healed completely by then and there are certain movements you should not do. These are called hip precautions. Your surgeon can give you the very best advice on what these precautions are. Do not risk having a hip dislocation. Talk with your surgeon. ...Read more

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22 y.o female, bow legged from knees down, have knee problems and am curious about treatment options to correct the bow leggedness.

Orthopedic referral: Determine why your legs are bowed and then review treatment options. I have a feeling surgical treatment might be the answer and would have been better done when you were still growing. Review your options and all the best. ...Read more

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Hip pain when lifting it or moving it while laying down. Hurts to lift with leg extended and when bent at knee. Cause? 17 yrs old f 208 lbs htn & pcos

Hip pain when lifting it or moving it while laying down. Hurts to lift with leg extended and when bent at knee. Cause? 17 yrs old f 208 lbs htn & pcos

Hard to say: There are several possibilities and an exam could probably determine the cause. Probably the three most common causes in a 17 year old would be a soft tissue condition around the hip such as a tendinitis, or an inflammatory condition of the hip itself such as a synovitis, or that it is a non musculoskeletal condition involving the abdomen or pelvis. Consider being seen. ...Read more

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Lateral knee pain mostly when crossing leg. Full weight bearing/strengh​ (can do ATG bodyweight squats), no swelling or tenderness. Meniscus tear?

Lateral knee pain mostly when crossing leg. Full weight bearing/strengh​ (can do ATG bodyweight squats), no swelling or tenderness. Meniscus tear?

IT Band: Iliotibial Band Syndrome (IT Band) can cause pain on the lateral or outside part of the knee. Most common in runners. Common syndrome aggravated by crossing the affected leg. I would expect more swelling and tenderness with a meniscus tear. Stretching, Cold therapy, rest, and NSAIDS are helpful. Good luck ...Read more

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Low back, hip, and front leg pain for two days. Diclofenac and flex rail not hep. Walking like one hip is higher and stretching hurts. Thoughts?

Low back, hip, and front leg pain for two days. Diclofenac and flex rail not hep. Walking like one hip is higher and stretching hurts. Thoughts?

Injury?: Most musculoskeletal problems resolve in time and relative rest. If your pain is affecting your ability to work or perform daily activities then go see your doc. A stronger anti-inflammatory or other meds may be helpful during your body's natural healing process. Physical therapy is also a good first treatment option. ...Read more

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My heel get over heat when i ly on bed for few months. female-single, Age 25. height 5.4 inches, weight 55kg?

My heel get over heat when i ly on bed for few months. female-single, Age 25. height 5.4 inches, weight 55kg?

W-heels on fire.: I don't know if being single has anything to do with it, but for a few months now, you heel(one) is over heating while lying in bed. The heat is cause by either an increased blood flow to the heel or a local sensory nerve disruption. Since it happens when you are lying down it may have origins in the back or leg. You will need to have your foot examined by a neurologist to help find the reason. ...Read more

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Does jumping jump rope for one month help me touch a basketball hoop?

Does jumping jump rope for one month help me touch a basketball hoop?

Probably not: This will help with endurance and fast twitch muscle fibers, but not much for an increase in vertical leap. ...Read more

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Does riding a bus vs. Driving cause more wear-and-tear? What about walking up steps w/ osteoarthritic knees?

Does riding a bus vs. Driving cause more wear-and-tear? What about walking up steps w/ osteoarthritic knees?

Driving/riding bus/: Long question if you do not have any pathology in your lower extremities including knees, than it does not matter whether you drive or ride the bus.Knees can withstand wear and tear of either.If you have osteoarthritis of knees , you should clinb the stairs slowly, take your time one at a time holding on the rail so there is less strain on your knees. ...Read more

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Small lump on tibailis anterior muscle.I play competitive basketball.Only appears when i step with that leg (right leg). Disapears when leg is lifted.

Small lump on tibailis anterior muscle.I play competitive basketball.Only appears when i step with that leg (right leg). Disapears when leg is lifted.

Muscle Hernia: Most muscle hernias occur in the lower leg & affect the tibialis anterior muscle. Swelling appears or enlarges when the affected muscle is contracted & disappears or shrinks during muscle relaxation. Most muscle hernias are treated by reassurance since they are asymptomatic and don't affect function. A few painful hernias need surgery. Ultrasound is diagnostic and can exclude muscle tear or tumor. ...Read more