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When doing kegel exercises are you supposed to squeeze your PC muscle?

When doing kegel exercises are you supposed to squeeze your PC muscle?

Yes: You have to contract your gluteal muscles. These are located in the buttocks. You should also thrust your pelvis forwards at the the same time. This can be performed standing, sitting or lying down. Kegel exercises can also be performed by placing a medium sized inflatable ball between your knees and squeezing your knees together. Contract muscles counting to ten, then relax and repeat 10 times. ...Read more

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Muscle (Definition)

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


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I tailbone has been hurting for more than 2 months now, i'm not sure why. I hurts when i squeeze the muscle around the area. What should I do?

I tailbone has been hurting for more than 2 months now, i'm not sure why. I hurts when i squeeze the muscle around the area. What should I do?

Tailbone pain: By this i assume you are talking about the coccyx. This pain can be bothersome. This may be due to a truamtic event like landing hard on your butt. In these instances if a fracture is ruled out it may simply be a excessively mobile coccyx. There are many treatments from pt, topicals medicants, injections etc... It certainly warrants an evaluation. ...Read more

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In kegel exercise should I squeeze really hard to train the muscle to be strong?

In kegel exercise should I squeeze  really hard to train the muscle to be strong?

Strong and long: Yes. Biofeedback trainers to teach women to do kegals properly do measure the pressure force of the squeeze. It's also helpful to try holding the squeeze for several seconds. Here is a good link that explains more: http://www.Seekwellness.Com/incontinence/how_to_do_pelvic_muscle_exercise.Htm. ...Read more

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Will kegel balls work to strengthen pelvic muscles if i don't sqeeze ?

Will kegel balls work to strengthen pelvic muscles if i don't sqeeze ?

Maybe: Generally the weighted balls will fall out unless you do contract your pelvic/vaginal muscles so this should work if you are able to retain them. ...Read more

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My butt hurts where my spine ends. It feels like a bone at that top of my butt between the cheeks. When i squeeze the muscles i can feel it.

My butt hurts where my spine ends.  It feels like a bone at that top of my butt between the cheeks. When i squeeze the muscles i can feel it.

Buttock pain: Sometimes there is some bony overgrowth between the spinous processes (those things that stick out...) called baastrup's syndrome. Especially extending your back hurts then, while standing alittle forward makes it better. Have yourself evaluated with an ortho spine doc! ...Read more

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Have a pain in left pec near the armpit. Feels like a chill that you usually get in your back. Every time I squeeze the muscle get a very sharp pain.

Strain: This could be a strained pectoral muscle or an inflamed one. Treatment would consist of avoiding stress on that muscle, applying cold applications for 1-2 days followed by Heat,liniment and,if you can take them,nsaids like ibuprofen to reduce inflammation. See your physician if symptoms persist or worsen. ...Read more