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I was doing squats and I felt something pop and then had a sharp pain on the back right of me head, what could have happened?

I was doing squats and I felt something pop and then had a sharp pain on the back right of me head, what could have happened?

Something: Dr lofti is correct. Something popped and prompted you to ask the question. The body is all connected and improper alignment in one area can affect other areas. If you have any persistent discomfort, be evaluated. Squats can really overload the lumbar spine and lead to disc issues so be sure you are doing correct form, not overloading the weights and not going til you are at muscle failure. ...Read more

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To sit in a low or crouching position with the legs drawn up closely beneath or in front of the body; sit on ...Read more


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I was doing some light squats at the gym and felt a sudden sharp pain in my lower back. 2 days on very uncomfortable any advice? Thanks

I was doing some light squats at the gym and felt a sudden sharp pain in my lower back. 2 days on very uncomfortable any advice? Thanks

Back strains: Most lower back strains get better on their own (90% within 4-6 weeks). Concerning signs include fever, weakness or numbness of the legs, loss of bowel or bladder control. We usually treat with conservative treatment first: nsaids, gentle stretching, warm/cool packs, avoiding heavy lifting. Any concerning signs necessitate a doctor's visit. ...Read more

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I am a power lifter and I was squatting and I had a sharp pain in my lower back on the right side, now when i lift my leg it hurts a lot?

Disc herniation?: It is possible that you injured a disc. There is risk with lifting heavy weights and back injuries. Take a rest from training and avoid lifting heavy items and especially twisting simultaneously. ...Read more

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Was doing hack squats &turned my neck2 left &suddenly sharp pain &cannot turn my neck 2the right.Turning standing sleeping &getting up hurts.Ice it?

Neck pain: Yes ice it in first 24 hours. If no better w rest and ice please see you primary provider. It may be as simple as needing adjustment, physical therapy or osteopathic manipulation. But if you have damaged or torn a muscle then your provider will be able to diagnose that. ...Read more

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My lower back below hips hurts like sharp pain. If I squat down for 5 min and stand back up its like it never hurt i've felt this pain b4 when pregnan?

Sounds mechanical : Back pain is mechanical or non mechanical in nature. Non mechanical pain is a result of things like: tumors, infections, kidney stones, gallbladder or ulcer issues, etc. Mechanical pain is due to structural issues of the spine like the discs, joints, ligaments, bones & muscles. This pain is better with certain positions & activities & worse with others. Non structural pain is unchanged. ...Read more

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Sharp pain on right inner thigh along bikini line when squatting, crossing legs, getting up. Sometimes hard to walk after. Lasts a couple days to week?

Sharp pain on right inner thigh along bikini line when squatting, crossing legs, getting up. Sometimes hard to walk after. Lasts a couple days to week?

Muscle pain: pain in the groin or as you say along the bikini line can have many causes some of which can be serious. The most common cause is a strained or torn tendon, ligament or muscle. These types of injuries usually improve with time but if this persists or worsens you should see an orthopedic doctor. Inflammation of the lymph nodes in the groin can also cause pain and usually they are swollen. ...Read more

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After, for example gardening, and i squat or partially squat, later, I have pain on the outside of my knee, at the fibula head, when i put weight on l?

After, for example gardening, and i squat or partially squat, later, I have pain on the outside of my knee, at the fibula head, when i put weight on l?

OA &/or cartilage: Tear are most likely is your dx. It seems you have had a scope surgery previously. You may need another, unless your oa is extensive &/or severe, then you might need a total k replacement. Before that cortisone or viscosupplementation shots might be helpful. See your ortho doc. ...Read more

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Why when i squat down 4 an extended period of time do I feel light headed when i stand up. (squatting, not bending over)?

Postural hypotension: When one bends or squats blood is trapped in the large veins of the thighs and pelvis. With rapid standing, if there is delayed return of blood from these veins there is a brief blood pressure drop with lightheadedness. This symptom could also be a manifestation of autonomic insufficiency so contact lmd if it continues. ...Read more

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Squatting and kneeling leave me light headed and nearly passing out. Is this something to bring to the attention of my pcp?

Squatting and kneeling leave me light headed and nearly passing out.  Is this something to bring to the attention of my pcp?

Yes: In many cases, people with low to normal blood pressure become lightheaded with squatting because the blood flow to their brains is temporarily reduced. Just to be sure, you should have your blood pressure and heart checked out by your pcp. ...Read more

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