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My ribs, oblique muscles, chest, and legs are sore as if I've done a full body workout when I haven't. Can this be due to carry a very heavy backpack?

My ribs, oblique muscles, chest, and legs are sore as if I've done a full body workout when I haven't. Can this be due to carry a very heavy backpack?

Muscle pains: If you experienced these pains after carrying a heavy backpack then it is reasonable to assume the pains may be a result of this. Try Tylenol to relieve the pain. Take a break from carrying heavy items. If the pains persist, then see a doctor. If the pain is concentrated in the chest and worse with exertion, associated with breathing problems or radiates to arm, then see a doctor immediately. ...Read more

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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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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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Pulsing pain under right oblique, what is it?

Many causes!: There are many causes, osome of which are more common. Nonetheless, without specifics regarding pain, such location, time of day, what brings it on, etc., no answer can be given. You need to see your doctor regarding this one. A thorough hx, and physical, together with indicated tests will help define your pain! ...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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