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Should I work out if my tendonitis is flaring up?

Should I work out if my tendonitis is flaring up?

Hang back: Tendinitis requires rest and patience. Avoid exercises that hurt if tendinitis is the problem. ...Read more

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Dr. Jimmy Bowen
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Tendinitis (Definition)

The inflammation of a tendon, ...Read more


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If I work out and then my muscles get soar, is it good to work out again on it even though i'm soar? 

If I work out and then my muscles get soar, is it good to work out again on it even though i'm soar? 

Need recovery: Weight training involves microinjury to the muscle which is one cause of muscle soreness. You need 1-2 days of rest before training those muscles again, allowing for a recovery period. Working out with mild resolving soreness is fine. ...Read more

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I worked out at the gym yesterday for the first time, and now I can't straighten out my arms. Should I take an oral muscle relaxant, or just rest?

I worked out at the gym yesterday for the first time, and now I can't straighten out my arms. Should I take an oral muscle relaxant, or just rest?

Rest: It is a common effect when you do something your muscles are not used to.Moist heat and stretching exercises plus drinking lots more fluids are of utmost importance ...Read more

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Would it be okay for me to swim for exercise if my SI joint keeps "coming out" on both sides? I need to exercise for strength but normal methods hurt.

Would it be okay for me to swim for exercise if my SI joint keeps "coming out" on both sides? I need to exercise for strength but normal methods hurt.

SI joints : Yes Samantha, swimming would be a great option for strengthening the SI joints. The kicking and leg thrusting should help to strengthen the sacroiliac ligaments to help with joint stabilization and decrease pain. ...Read more

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I have something called patella tracking syndrome and it hurts to go up and down stairs, but there is stairs at my school so what should I do?

I have something called patella tracking syndrome and it hurts to go up and down stairs, but there is stairs at my school so what should I do?

Physical therapy.: Patellar maltracking, or patellofemoral tracking disorder, is a very common issue, and you've described the symptoms of such perfectly. Physical therapy may help to train your patella to track better. ...Read more

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I have a major excema flare up with a fungal infection on my foot. Can I still workout? And will working out make it worse?

I have a major excema flare up with a fungal infection on my foot. Can I still workout? And will working out make it worse?

Eczema v Fungus: Fungus infections and eczema are two different conditions - the treatment of the tow is different - maybe have your PCP take a look? ...Read more

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I have a fractured ankle but still want to work out. What's the best thing to do so i won't aggravate my ankle while working out?

I have a fractured ankle but still want to work out. What's the best thing to do so i won't aggravate my ankle while working out?

Non weight bearing: Try exercises that don't require standing or weight on your legs. Modified crunches, side planks, upper body weights, isometric upper body exercises, etc. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a torn ligiment in my left knee. What is the treatment. I have been ref'd to a sports orth doctor but appt is not til late next week. What should I do until then?

I have a torn ligiment in my left knee. What is the treatment. I have been ref'd to a sports orth doctor but appt is not til late next week. What should I do until then?

Rest, : Rest, ice, compression, and elevation (rice) will help with pain and swelling. This will make your doctor's visit easier, both in terms of pain, and in terms of getting an accurate diagnosis. Not all ligament injuries need surgery, and ligament surgery is never an emergency. Take the time to discuss this with your doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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I had a MCL tear in december and I sat out for a month. Now when I play it sort of locks up and cracks but doesn't hurt for long. What could it be?

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I had a MCL tear in december and I sat out for a month. Now when I play it sort of locks up and cracks but doesn't hurt for long. What could it be?

PES & hamstring: While there could be a number of causes including underlying cartilage damage or arthritis, your description sounds like a very common occurrence after mcl injuries. Likely you have hamstring tendinitis and pes bursitis. It is inflammation around the inner portion of our knee under the mcl that occurs with deconditioning of the quad muscles. Avoid limping and work quad exercises to improve this. ...Read more

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What to do if I am 22 yrs old and knee keeps clicking when extended, went to the hospital and got an X-ray and it came out negative?

What to do if I am 22 yrs old and knee keeps clicking when extended, went to the hospital and got an X-ray and it came out negative?

Consult orthopod: Plain radiograph demonstrates mainly bony abnormalities and sometimes joint effusion. Should see orthopedic surgeon for consult and possible MR exam to assess ligaments, menisci, joint space, muscles etc. ...Read more

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How do I know i need to see a doctor about ACL reconstruction? One of my knees is loose and sometimes feels like it is going to pop out if i come down on it wrong. I’ve managed it, but it feels like it is getting weaker. Should i see a doctor about ACL re

How do I know i need to see a doctor about ACL reconstruction? One of my knees is loose and sometimes feels like it is going to pop out if i come down on it wrong. I’ve managed it, but it feels like it is getting weaker. Should i see a doctor about ACL re

Yes. : Yes. If after an examination and probable MRI you are indeed diagnosed with an acl tear, surgery is an option. This will depend on your age, desired activity level, expectations, and other issues. Nonsurgical options exist as well, and this will/should be discussed by your doctor. ...Read more

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I've tore my ACL and meniscus and I was working out then it just started swelling and bothering me at the back does this mean I re tore something ?

I've tore my ACL and meniscus and I was working out then it just started swelling and bothering me at the back does this mean I re tore something ?

Not necessarily: This could be caused by over stretching one of the ligaments, not necessarily a tear. It could also represent a hamstring injury or even a popliteal cyst at the back of the knee called a Baker's cyst. Of course, it could be more meniscal damage or tear. Rest it, avoid aggravating activities, ice it. If the swelling and pain persist after a few days, see your doctor. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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I been having a problem with my knee everytime i work out what's wrong? I constantly have to stop and stretch it out but it's still a discomfort.

I been having a problem with my knee everytime i work out what's wrong? I constantly have to stop and stretch it out but it's still a discomfort.

Depends....: It depends on where the pain is. The most common non-injury cause could be patellar tendonitis which would be in the front of the knee below the kneecap. Ice the front and stretch your hamstrings. The most common injury cause could be from a twisting injury which could cause a meniscus tear. With this, the knee often hurts on the sides and is swollen. If you have swelling see a orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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