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Sore Sternum From An Elliptical Workout
Fit 21 yr old runner but tightness in sternum during lifting an overhead press? Cardiac stress or lifting too heavy?
Major L shoulder pain from exercising. Compound lifting. Severe pain during bench press. Upper Trap feels sore/on fire at all times.
Shin Splints: You may need to warm up. You may have shin splints or tibial stress syndrome. You may need to see a sports medicine doctor for an evaluation. If you are a runner, you may need a new pair of shoes with an arch support. Stretching before and after your work out is helpful. Also cross training is recommended- running alternating with swimming, biking, elliptical, and strength training. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Should i ice a irritated knee; running caused. Ok to walk; a run induces pain under kneecap. No grinding sound.
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
Hi, how do I tell the difference between chest pain (rt side) from coughing a lot/cold or weight lifting muscle(did chest and back exercize yesterday)?
See below: These are symptoms that could be potentially serious. Yous should discuss these with your physician. He/she will thotoughly evaluate you and let you know what's going on. ...Read more
Hurt ITB (partial splits, weight went on it while I fell). Can walk, just hurts after. Any risks carrying weights in the gym to work out upper body?
None I can think of!: As long as you can do activities within limits of discomfort, which you can easily tolerate, & the discomfort/pain is not getting worse, in the knee, then you can continue to move your knee joint as well. Certainly no harm in doing upper body workouts. If getting worse, see your orthopod. Good Luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After ultimate frisbee Saturday, soreness/sharp pain in left bottom corner of left pectoral. Dove to catch frisbee a few times. Just bruised or what?
Could B contusion 2-: -Ur pec major or costrochondral junction of the underlying ribs. If it doesn't heal up fast, C Ur ortho 4 evel. ...Read more
I had a bicycling accident with a t12 compression fx. When can I start exercising again, biking, running, weight lifting? Any "forbidden" movements?
Compression Fracture: First it depends on the extent of the injury. Was it traumatic? Iif a small anterior single column traumatic compression fracture 4-6 weeks of healing are required. Biking, running, and lifting should be progressively reintroduced at that time. Should avoid repetitive flexion based activity such as dead lifts. Proper posture will be key to future weight lifting to avoid pain and/or reinjury. ...Read more
I crashed my chest forcefully onto the dipping bar while exercising. What kind of stretching/therapy would you recommend for a bruised rib/sternum?
Effective stretches for strained pectoral/intercostal muscle? Injury occurred 3+weeks ago. Pain is back after light workout not involving chest.
Rest/sports med eval: Pain after workout not involving chest likely from increased respiratory volume (deeper breathing) that occurs during exercise. A physical therapist can give you specific stretches/core strengthening to decrease symptoms, promote healing, and prevent recurrence. If it persists, see a sports medicine physician. ...Read more
Play tennis 3times a week eat relatively healthy walk around uni campus, burning chest wheezing and coughing after running laps around a field?
Momentary pain in center breastbone area 5-7 times a day, triggered by lifting or arm exertion. Feels like pressing on a bruise on mid-center sternum.
I'm 30, male, fit. Will around 4.5 miles of cross trainer workout daily cause knee related problems? I feel some minor knee pain now a days?
Should physical training from an osteo help with chronic Achilles soreness? Mostly happens the day after running. I wear orthotics.
Not sure: Im not sure what type of training from an osteo you are doing. Usually the problem can be calmed with physical therapy modalities, ice and nsaids if it always happens after running you may need to change your shoes, run less or work more on calf/ achilles stretching. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hurt lower back during lifting. Xray show no spine damage. Burn when sitting, bent over and post excercise. Possible pc muscle loss. Pulled muscle?
Muscle strain: It sounds like the pain in your back is worse with movement. It points to a strain in the muscles that support the spine; may have occurred during lifting. Muscle strains / sprains do not show up on X-ray; X-rays are best to check for the position & shape of bones. Rehab therapy is generally best in these situations, to strengthen the back muscles without adding more strain. Heating pads can help. ...Read more
Cleared by cardiologist. Throbbing dull pain under left shoulder blade with left arm numbness after eating and workouts. Weight lifting or 2 mile run.
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