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Good idea to do push ups and shoulder exercise for big perky breast?

Good idea to do push ups and shoulder exercise for big perky breast?

Maybe: Chest exercises may help and pushups are just one exercise. Shoulder exercises are fine but they do not affect the chest area. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

A condition where there is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more


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I have a clicking in my left shoulder when doing push ups, should I be worried? Is there anything I should be doing to fix this issue?

I have a clicking in my left shoulder when doing push ups, should I be worried? Is there anything I should be doing to fix this issue?

Depends: If it doesn't hurt or lead to difficulty or pain when moving the shoulder, it may simply be "normal." clicks can be caused by several different processes, and if there is pain involved, you should hold off on the push-ups for now and see a medical professional at your earliest convenience to make sure the bones, muscles, tendons and ligaments of the shoulder are all ok. ...Read more

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What can I do to alleviate shoulder pain in my arm while I do push-ups?

What can I do to alleviate shoulder pain in my arm while I do push-ups?

Avoid deep push ups: While it may be a better workout to go all the way down in your pushups, if this is causing shoulder pain it may help to stop before your elbows go behind your back. Keeping your elbows in front of you will put less stress on your shoulder. ...Read more

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Why might it be that my shoulder lock up after so many push ups?

Why might it be that my shoulder lock up after so many push ups?

?: Not sure what you mean by locking up. You may be simply fatiguing your muscles. If you hit a limit, stop and rest and then resume. You will be more effective doing less reps with breaks in between then powering thru till complete fatigue and max reps every time. There is a role to doing max reps but try doing more intervals for awhile. ...Read more

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I can't bench press or do as many push ups anymore because of pain in the shoulder joints. What can the problem be?

I can't bench press or do as many push ups anymore because of pain in the shoulder joints. What can the problem be?

Several possibilitie: You may have strained your shoulder muscles. You might also be overtraining. Too much weight and/ or lifting too frequently. You need at least 72 hrs between workouts. Rest is a vital part of training! Finally make sure you are eating well, including enough calories, protein and calories and staying hydrated. Check w a certified professional trainer if more guidance would be helpful. ...Read more

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My right shoulder got injured and has some swelling/inflammation. And I can hardly do 3 push ups. What could be the problem? M 25. Rugby Game.

My right shoulder got injured and has some swelling/inflammation. And I can hardly do 3 push ups. What could be the problem? M 25. Rugby Game.

AC Joint injury: Acromioclavicular injuries are very common in contact sports. This injury occurs where the collarbone meets the shoulder blade on the top of the shoulder. This injury is very common when there is a impact from the side during a tackle or when being pushed down to the ground. Separation of the joint occurs when the ligament connecting the bones together tears. Treatment and recovery depends on severity ...Read more

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I just did me push ups and my collar bone or shoulder started making a popping noise?

Ac joint: Probably coming from the ac joint. This is the joint between the collar bone and the acromion. Its common to develop pain and popping in that joint with push-ups. If painful see a doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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When I do push ups, my right shoulder hurts very badly. I never injured it, it feels like bones grinding. What is it and how can I fix it?

When I do push ups, my right shoulder hurts very badly. I never injured it, it feels like bones grinding. What is it and how can I fix it?

Shoulder pain: The shoulder is controlled by the rotator cuff, which consists of several muscles. If there is a tear in a muscle there will be pain with pushups. Even a cronic sprain or injury to the glenohumeral join labrum will cause pain. An MRI of the shoulder can help your doctor study this. ...Read more

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Type 2 diabetic from 8 years, bad left shoulder pain in push-ups and flat bench press, uric acid normal, cbc normal, please advice meds for muscle cramp?

Type 2 diabetic from 8 years, bad left shoulder pain in push-ups and flat bench press, uric acid normal, cbc normal, please advice meds for muscle cramp?

Rest: And short term NSAIDs topical or oral May provide relief. Assuming your blood work is normal would assume your workouts are not helping. If no improvement with conservative measures, May need imaging to rule out any rotator cuff tears that may be addressed surgically ...Read more

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I can't do things like cross arms, legs, comb hair, hold phone, push ups w/out some form of paresthesia. How is that anxiety? Xanax doesn't stop it. I'm not panicking. I have popping in hand, shoulder blade that shoots pins and needles down arm.

I can't do things like cross arms, legs, comb hair, hold phone, push ups w/out some form of paresthesia. How is that anxiety? Xanax doesn't stop it. I'm not panicking. I have popping in hand, shoulder blade that shoots pins and needles down arm.

Anxiety or medical?: A diagnosis of anxiety as a cause of physical symptoms can only be made when medical causes have been ruled out. Suggest you see your pcp for an evaluation of paresthesias. That said, anxiety can cause numerous physical symptoms even without conscious panicky thoughts because of the body's response to an adrenaline surge via the "fight or flight" reaction. I hope this helps. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have found my right clavicle thicker (more protruding) than my left clavicle. Have felt pain on right clavic. For over a month. What problem? Arthritis?

I have found my right clavicle thicker (more protruding) than my left clavicle. Have felt pain on right clavic. For over a month. What problem? Arthritis?

It is possible: To develop hypertrophic degenerative arthritis at the sternoclavicular joint or acromioclavicular joint, which can feel asymmetric or like a lump. Dislocations/subluxations can also cause one side to protrude. You should see your doc for an evaluation, an xray may help as well. ...Read more

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Huge pain in left sholder, then swelling in the left knee, RA factor +ve, does. That confirm rheumatoid arthritis? If so, how should I go about it?

Huge pain in left sholder, then swelling in the left knee, RA factor +ve, does. That confirm rheumatoid arthritis? If so, how should I go about it?

No. But trouble: You have migratory polyarthritis, of which rhematoid arthritis is one of the major players. Ou should cojsult with a rheumatologist, a specialist in these disorders. These arthritides are destructive; ie, they destroy the joint tissue is untreated. But we have good medications for them now. So save our joints, get a clear diagnosis and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Have rheumatoid arthritis. Clavicle bone is excruciating. Rheumatologist says he doesn't know what's going on and to seek ER treatment. This normal?

Have rheumatoid arthritis. Clavicle bone is excruciating. Rheumatologist says he doesn't know what's going on and to seek ER treatment. This normal?

If it is @ either--: --end, , there R joints that can B effected by RA. If mid shaft, I would C an ortho 2 r/o any other pathology. The ER is not the proper place 2 go, unless there was trauma & a fracture is suspected. ...Read more

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Ac joint arthritis pain for 9 months. No relief from nsaids. Temp relief from 3 cortisone shots. Doctor says surgery is next step. Sound right?

Ac joint arthritis pain for 9 months. No relief from nsaids. Temp relief from 3 cortisone shots. Doctor says surgery is next step. Sound right?

Yes: This sounds like standard of care. You can always request other nonsurgical therapies, but if you're having unrelenting pain after several months of treatment, your doctor's plan is well within the standard of care. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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In an exam, my doc pressed too hard on my right clavicle or below it. I have felt pain there for over a month. Fracture? Bruise? Arthritis? Heart problem?

In an exam, my doc pressed too hard on my right clavicle or below it. I have felt pain there for over a month. Fracture? Bruise? Arthritis? Heart problem?

Need more info: There are a couple of reasons for your symptoms. Probably not a cardiac problem but a muscular or bone problem.. See him/her again for a re exam and possibly an x-ray depending on his/her findings. Continued pain for over a month is reason for re-evaluation ...Read more

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Why I feel the pain in my shoulder, only when I am doing pushups or pullups,? But it doesn't hurt when my grip is in the chinups position, at all.

Why I feel the pain in my shoulder, only when I am doing pushups or pullups,? But it doesn't hurt when my grip is in the chinups position, at all.

Even tho U think it-: -is strange think about it. Push ups stress the posterior capsule of the shoulder. In chin ups U stress the anterior capsule. So if U have any stability it could B the problem. U also could start with wall push-ups 2 strengthen Ur muscles. They may not B as strong as U think. If U also strengthen Ur core it will help. With good strong stabilizers it May solve it. If not C an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Can pushups strengthen the muscles around your shoulder?

Can pushups strengthen the muscles around your shoulder?

Yes: It is very common to just focus on the chest wall muscles when working out. While pushups will help strengthen the shoulder (pec, deltoid, lats) I would also advise complementing it with posterior chain/shoulder exercises like rows, pull downs and shrugs. Codman exercises are also good for dedicated cuff strengthening. Keep hands in field of view as general rule of thumb. Indyshoulder. Com. ...Read more

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I have neck arthritus, when I sit down my left shoulder has a little pain. What is it?

I have neck arthritus, when I sit down my left shoulder has a little pain. What is it?

See details: It is likely just a referred pain from the neck. One cannot tell if it is neck or shoulder without an exam. ...Read more

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I initially hurt my shoulder about 3 weeks ago bench pressing and doing pushups. Hurts to lift objects overhead and to move arm across body and back?

I initially hurt my shoulder about 3 weeks ago bench pressing and doing pushups. Hurts to lift objects overhead and to move arm across body and back?

Shoulder Injury: This could be any number of problems. If it's more on the top of the should may be a problem to York from Radokovitch your joint. If the problem it is more in the front of the shoulder, it could be a long head of the biceps problem or labral injury. It could also be an injury to the rotator cuff or the bursa above it. At three weeks, I would have a check by a sports med physcian. ...Read more

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Yesterday I did some pushups about 200 and dumbells. I woke up with horrible shoulder pain! What to do? I can also only sleep for 5-6 hours. I'm 18 male

Take it easy!: If is just soreness it will get better in a few days. If the pain is still there after 2-3 days, then you may have a sprain/strain and you should visit your doctor for an evaluation. Always make sure you are using proper form and technique when exercising and don't increase your intensity and frequency too much. Start slow and go slow to avoid injuries. Www. Otwithmd. Com. ...Read more

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Would pushups helo strenthen my shoulder muscles around the rotator cuff?

Would pushups helo strenthen my shoulder muscles around the rotator cuff?

Suggestion: Assuming that you suffer from anterior dislocations, where the humeral head moves out the front of the socket, I would recommend you look at the thrower's 10 program. Concentrate on the exercises for shoulder... If you are doing to do push-ups avoid going deeper than 90 degrees at the elbow since this will put your shoulder in a vulnerable position for dislocation. Avoid tricep dips for sure! ...Read more

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Neck and shoulder arthritus what can I do to make it more comfortable?

Neck and shoulder arthritus what can I do to make it more comfortable?

Medication and: It takes a program-identify what causes the pain and try to minimize that. Selective use of medications and therapy will help. ...Read more

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I have severe neck arthritus and shoulder arthritus what can I do to alleviate the probem?

I have severe neck arthritus and shoulder arthritus what can I do to alleviate the probem?

First,: You should see either a rheumatologist or an orthopedic surgeon to examine you, perform x-rays as indicated, possibly lab work to determine what type of arthritis you may have and then treat appropriately. ...Read more

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When I do pushups I feel pain in my collarbone close to the neckarea what could it be? I got hit on my shoulder about 3-4 months ago

Perhaps joint: You may have injured the joint the collar bone has with the breast bone. See your doctor or a sports doctor or upper extremity specialist unless it is getting better. ...Read more

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My motheringlaw has bad painful arthitis in her shoulder and arm is dietbetic what do we do to heal her?

My motheringlaw has bad painful arthitis in her shoulder and arm is dietbetic what do we do to heal her?

No healing: Rather there are excellent treatments out there. She really whould see a rheumatologist for her arthritis (rheumatoid versus osteo) and an endocrinologist to get her diabetes under control. Diabetes can exacerbate arthritis. Gentle water aerobics are also a great way to help, plus she could make friends in the water class. ...Read more

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I have neck arthritus when I squeeze my shoulder blades together you could hear crackling sound. What is it?

Most likely due to -: 2 causes:
1: the arthritis itself produces the crackling/popping sounds with movement of whichever joint is affected;
2: another rarer possibility is presence of a bursa (a natural sac with fluid in it, which is present on some prominent bones). When there is inflammation, called bursitis, it can produce crackling sounds.

Have yourself seen by an orthopod so the correct DX can be made for you. ...Read more

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Shoulder, back, arm pain diagnosed as pinched nerver from arthiritus in left shoulder. Any relief suggestions?

See below: Many things can cause these symptoms. You need to see your doctor. He/she whill perform a thorough examination to see what's going on and tell you what to do about it. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more