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Rehab Exercises For A Broken Hip To Strengthen Thigh Muscles
The screws in my leg from a broken hip are tearing up my leg and not letting the mucsle in my leg get strong. Had them for 6 months can they take out?
Yes: If the fracture is healed the screws can be removed, but depending on the type of fracture and your age, one might prefer waiting for anther 4-6 months ...Read more
It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more
Had femor rod removed had broken hip how weak is the leg now? How soon can I walk on it? Read on internet people walking in a week or two no crutches
Partial weight: To play it safe, I recommend that you use partial wt on the leg using cructhes, gradually increasing weight as you toleate. Even if you do not feel pain with crutches, the hole left from the removal is a weak spot which is prone to fracture because of the stress. The screw hole in the shaft especially. ...Read more
It's been 6 months and it still hurts to lay on my side of broken hip. I'm 56 yrs old is this normal? I have screws and a rod in my leg and hip.
Leg exercises and hip stretches etc. To hopefully perhaps strengthen the muscle there, can it stop my hip from clicking?
Its possible.: Be sure to stretch your hip flexors, quads, buttocks, hamstrings and low back. ...Read more
Is it possible to regain muscle tone on back hip &thigh after THR for AVN (2011) if so, what exercises. Incision - 6" on side, dents in, rt back droops?
Absolutely: Yes, absolutely you should be able to regain muscle tone. You need to work on core strengthening of the abdominal hip flexors and Buttock muscles. Need to work on muscle group called the abductor muscles. The exercises specific for the abductor muscles would've been taught to you in rehab. These would be the exercises that include scissoring your operative leg away from midline, use ankle weights ...Read more
Advice a home exercise that can help my thighs/hips strong. That can add muscles and I only have one piece of dumbbell medium size.
Lunges!: Lunges carrying the dumbbell with either or both hands is very effective. Better with two though! ...Read more
Would a torsoplasty give me a smoother shape than a lower body lift? My abdomen, thighs and hips all have loose, sagging skin, and I have very little muscle tone in my stomach area. I've recently lost over 100 pounds, and exercise isn't tightening everyth
Wonderful: Wonderful that you have been able to lose so much weight. Your question is difficult to answer without an exam or at least photos. A lower body lift generally will improve the buttocks and upper and inner thighs and less so the abdomen. I find that the abdominal area will usually be best approached with a circumferential abdominoplasty that will also help the buttocks and upper outer thighs to some degree. Most massive weight loss patients need several operations over time to achieve the very best results. ...Read more
Possibly: If you are exercising and having acute pain while doing the exercises, you may need to rethink this activity. Also if you have severe pain or prolonged pain the next day after exercise you may be overdoing it. Talk to your doctor about it. ...Read more
Hip pain from doing leg exercises and when I have pain it's like spasms in my hip could I have pulled a muscle or have a torn muscle?
L3-4or 4-5: Usually L3-4 supplies the quad muscle. That pain distribution is ofter sacroiliac referred pain. Put your heel on the opposite kneecap and let your leg drop to a figure 4. If the pain is in you groin its a hip problem or in your back its a SI joint problem. If it is neither, it may be neuritic from L3-4 or a muscle or bone pain. Next test would be imaging. ...Read more
2 yrs ago I tore the muscle in my left thigh. I keep injuring it. Will I need surgery? Having horrible pain from hip down.
Torn Muscle: Not sure if surgery is necessary as many muscle tears cannot be repaired with surgery. Addressing the tear immediately to reduce bleeding and swelling, establish return of normal range of motion, strengthening to the point of being able to accept an eccentric load (negative) and return to sports or activity specific activity must be accomplished to return. Just resting and waiting will not help! ...Read more
Almost 2 years ago I tore the muscle in my left thigh. Last night I'm pretty sure I re-tore it. I have pain from my hip down and complete numbness?
Specific exercises: Exercises for hips and thighs would be expected to increase balance and strength of the pelvis and low back. Prevention magazine illustrates a 28 day plan to musculoskeletal vigor. See bit. Ly/1jaxuwi. ...Read more
How can I make my hips bigger? I was told a lot of horseback riding helps build muscle on the thighs & adjust your hip bones
Hips: Horseback riding may help improve muscle tone but will not make your hips wider. Exercises targeted to muscles in the area which you want bigger may be useful. Consider discussing this issue with a personal trainer. ...Read more
Left outer thigh & left outer upper arm muscles hurt & feel like they've lost definition/weak literally overnight. Pain spreading up hip?
Yes it can: Pain radiate to thigh from hip problem is not unusall. ...Read more
Odd question: If I have nerve or muscle problem in my right thigh/hip, would I feel any effects in my right arm or shoulder?
The only way this could occur is if the location of the problem was on the left side of the brain or the spinal cord of your neck (cervical) level. In both cases, you might have symptoms on the entire right side.
Problems in the right leg/hip/lumbar spine could not affect your arm. ...Read more
I have had hip pain that shoot down my leg to my knee. Now my muscles is swollen in my thigh on the left side it is in a circle shape.?
Hip pain: Consider hematoma or muscle tear, given the circular shape. ...Read more
It's 5 weeks since my anterior hip replacement. Is it common to have severe muscle spasm in the inner thigh muscle & what can I do to relieve it?
Top of thigh/hip pain for few weeks. Only hurts when weight bearing, or moving leg certain ways. Can this be muscles? Or something sinister? So scared
While walking I have noticed that I can feel my hip popping. Is this just a pulled muscle or a hip fracture?
Or a torn: Joint capsule or chronically dislocating hip......make an appt to see an orthopedist who specializes in hips... ...Read more
Why is my skin on my thigh so sensitive and the muscle painful alongside my severe hip pain? My gp has booked MRI but not got a date yet
Nerve irritation: The hypersesitivity you are reffering to usually indicates some irritation to one of the nerve of the thigt. The most common one is called meralgia paresthetica due to irritation or damage to the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve, however other ethiologies producing similar type of pain need to be investigated such as disc pathology, hip pathology etc. ...Read more
11 weeks after my hip replacement I still get severe tendon / muscle spasm in the inner thigh. I was told its because I've been over doing things?
Post hip operation: You shold not be having severe muscle spasms. Something is not right. Best to see your surgeon for a re check to see what is wrong. ...Read more
Doctor evaluation: A good physical examination combined with diagnostic xrays and other studies can tell the difference between a fracture and a pulled muscle. ...Read more
I have lupus n clotting issue, my legs are shooting with pain the left leg down, my uppers thigh to my hips hurt. Feels. Like muscle. Do I need a dr?
In panic hip and thigh kinda tingking n numb dr said pulled muscle in lower back afraid this will cause me ho paralyzed or won't go away is it serious
Go to ER: The fact that u r panic stricken would suggest that u shd visit an emergency room so that u can be thoroughly examined and get some tests, if necessary. Without examination it would be impossible to advise. Once a serious illness is ruled out u shd see ur doctor to overcome ur anxiety disorder with medications and psychotherapy if required. ...Read more
Pain in upper thigh up to just above my hip around my lower abdomen. It feels like a pulled muscle. Did I pull a muscle?
Pulled muscle?: Sounds very much like it, try some heat, rest and antiinflammatories ...Read more
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