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Rowing And Abdominal Strain
OA in neck, upper back spasms. Overhead exercise tightens back. Should I try doing overhead exercises or avoid? Weights OK? Flabby upper arms/obese.
OK to avoid them: First it may help to work with a certified personal trainer to modify an overhead exercises so that they are more "tolerable". Otherwise, no exercise that is done overhead is "necessary". Be reassured that you can readily find alternatives that will be suitable without compromising your the benefits you are receiving. ...Read more
It doesn't matter: No, but 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
Possibly: This muscle has attachments to the ribs and some strong connective tissue in the lower back. Pain would be increased with a motion similar to a situp with added twisting motion at the same time. Muscle strains will improve with time and relative rest. If no improvement in a few weeks then get checked out by your doc. ...Read more
Can a tear muscle in the back cause arm and leg weakness muscle astropy and also abdominal weakness.and can MRI find torn muscle and legaments.
A : torn muscle in back will not affect nerves supplying arms and legs. ...Read more
I have a strained muscle from inactivity. Does chest pain and problems breathing go in the same category as chest muscle strain?
Muscle strain: Muscle strain is a tear of the muscle fibers. After a prescribed period of R.I.C.E treatment, it is appropriate to do LIGHT stretching to prevent the muscle from tightening down during healing. But it must be done gently! Remember, when recovering from a strain, if it hurts, don't do it. ...Read more
Can neck strain during exercise cause lhermitte's sign (sit ups, push ups, stair climbing).Began w/pulled muscle in lower back&spread to neck.
Really shouldn't: Understand that lhermitte's sign is a shock-like sensation that radiates to arms and legs during a flexion or forced flexion maneuver of the neck. Classically, this was used to identify ms. It is presently used to commonly identify symptomatic spinal cord compression. So, if you are not having the arm/leg symptoms, this is not lhermitte's sign. If yes, you should consider evaluation by spine md. ...Read more
Traveling. Sharp upper back and chest discomfort/pressure for 2 days. Strained muscle or worse? Risk of embolism??
Anything: Anything is possible. However if it was "embolism" (I.m assuming you are referring to pulmonary embolism) then likely you would have other symptoms such as shortness of breath. This sounds musculoskeletal type pain however no way to be sure without a proper medical evaluation. ...Read more
Can weak posterior deltoid muscles or weak latissimus dorsi muscles cause muscle tension and pain in the back and neck?
TENSION pain: One has to realize that all of our muscles throughout the body are interactive, thus if one part or one side becomes weak or loses tone, it affects the surrounding muscle groups.hence yes there will be an effect on the upper bac and neck by loss of muscle tone in some of the post shoulder musculature. Get up with a good physiotherapist for direction and oint earring how to retrainthe weak muscles ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Muscle pain after starting lifting weights. Mainly in knees from lunges. Can i tell instructor no?
Yes you can: The location of pain is important to know. Yes. You should attempt to limit your pain. If persists see your orthopedist. ...Read more
Lower back pain from lifting heavy barbell. Acute lower left back pain. No problems walking, running. Pain bending down. Strain or herniated disc?
Most likely...: Most likely you have lumbar strain but it still could be something else... If the pain gets worse, starts shooting down a leg or doesn't go away, see a healthcare provider. Good luck. ...Read more
Physical exam: You should see you primary care provider to find out if it is a hernia or a simple separation of the "six pack" muscles without an actual hole, or hernia. The latter is called diastasis recti, and i'm sure you can find photos of this on the internet. Need an exam to find out for sure. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Maybe: Depends on how you're stretching your calves. If you're stretching calves and lower back at the same time then lower back may have been neglected. If you're standing on a plank, and doing calf raises, lower back should not be affected. The other question is are they innerveted by the same nerves? Answer is no. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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