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Should i exercise on an elliptical trainer after lumbar fusion?

Should i exercise on an elliptical trainer after lumbar fusion?

Possibly: Your surgeon will be the person to give you some parameters on returning to normal activities and exercise. Typically, once fused, there should be very little restrictions on activities. ...Read more

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Is walking or riding bike better after knee replacement?

Is walking or riding bike better after knee replacement?

No either or: Remain active and do either one or both. One is not necessarily better than the other. ...Read more

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Can I use eliptical exercise after hip replacement?

Can I use eliptical exercise after hip replacement?

Ask your doctor: I posit you'll be able to do many of the same activities you did before the hip surgery, if not more since you are not in pain, i hope. But you should always ask your surgeon before doing anything to make sure your body and procedure heal so you avoid complications. ...Read more

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What is better for physical therapy after ACL repair - elliptical machine or stationary bike?

What is better for physical therapy after ACL repair - elliptical machine or stationary bike?

Personal preference: Both elliptical machines and stationary bikes are great adjuncts to an ACL reconstruction rehabilitation program. They both protect the recovering knee and new ACL from unsafe forces such as rotating and pivoting while also limiting impact loading. Some patients do not like one or the other pieces of equipment, so it is nice to have various options. ...Read more

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Should i lift weights the day after doing polymetric exercises?

Should i lift weights the day after doing polymetric exercises?

You can: As many exercise routines call for a mix of plyometric exercises combined with standard resistance(weight-based) exercises. Listen to your body. You may be sore after plyo's and completing a leg based work out may be difficult. ...Read more

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When after ACL surgery can I start lifting weights again?

When after ACL surgery can I start lifting weights again?

Surgeon Decision: Physical therapy after surgery should always be guided by the surgeon. In general acl recovery takes several months so don't be surprised if you are on restrictions for quite some time. In any case pick a good surgeon and trust him/her. ...Read more

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Pain in arm stretching before lifting weights. Just lift and skip stretches ?

Pain in arm stretching before lifting weights. Just lift and skip stretches ?

Stretching: Some studies are showing that some people don't need as much stretching as others. Consider range of motion warm-ups if the stretches hurt. Don't forget the cool-down after, too. ...Read more

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Can i exercise on recumbent bike with Achilles tendonitis?

Can i exercise on recumbent bike with Achilles tendonitis?

Achilles tendonitis: Yes biking is acceptable exercise. Eccentric contraction or elongation of the gastrocnemius muscle that your achilles' tendon attaches to can help and if done on a bike is typically safe. Be sure to stretch out the calf both the gastrocnemius and soleus and ice along with nsaids can help. ...Read more

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When can I resume activities like gym, running and sports after orchiopexy(dartos pouch technique without insoluble sutures)?

When can I resume activities like gym, running and sports after orchiopexy(dartos pouch technique without insoluble sutures)?

Usually 4-6 weeks: If your orchiopexy involved an inguinal (groin) incision, then minimal 4 and closer to 6 weeks would be standard waiting period before resuming normal physical and recreational activities to allow adequate healing. If just a scrotal incision, then 3-4 weeks more likely. It is always best to check with your surgeon who is most familiar with the specifics of your problem and follow his advice. ...Read more

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Is stationary bike a weight-bearing exercise?

Is stationary bike a weight-bearing exercise?

Wolff's Law: Yes...But controversial answer. Weight bearing exercise such as walking is good for your bones (osteoporosis) because of their response to stress and impact. This leads to strengthening of your bones known as wolff's law. While technically not bearing weight, stationary biking and elliptical use do cause resistance (muscles tug on bone) thus also strengthening your bones to some extent. ...Read more

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Do cardio walk & low impact leg exercises. After exercising i stretch my entire body for 20 minutes. Why are my hamstrings sore despite stretching?

Do cardio walk & low impact leg exercises. After exercising i stretch my entire body for 20 minutes. Why are my hamstrings sore despite stretching?

Muscle soreness: It could be normal for the muscle to become sore when the routine changes, or the exercise is strenuous enough to cause some lactic acidosis in the muscle tissue...One needs to be sure the hamstrings are the source of pain and that the pain does not result from back problems. ...Read more

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N I use eliptical exercise after hip replacement?

Post Op Care: Most likely yes. But none of us here can see what the post op instructions from your surgeon were or what the complications were or are to your surgery and your health. Surgeons would never let you leave the hospital without specific post op instructions. ...Read more

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Do running, brisk walking and doing sit ups also exercise the pubococcygeus muscles in men?

Do running, brisk walking and doing sit ups also exercise the pubococcygeus muscles in men?

Probably not: Those exercises are good for your body and overall health. There might be some indirect effects on your pubococcygeus. Not sure why you think you need to exercise your pubococcygeus. ...Read more

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How long after a C-section can I exercise (ex: running, yoga, zumba, crunches, push ups)?

How long after a C-section can I exercise (ex: running, yoga, zumba, crunches, push ups)?

Ask your OB: Depends what u were doing before u can start running if u ran before at 4-5 weeks if u are not sioe, no abdominal crunches or situps for 4 months as u can ruin your rectus muscles( they atre teh lst to heal up ) that is what i tell my pts after reading a book written by a female exercise guru who tore up her abdomen cause she exercised too soon but ask your ob. ...Read more

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Whencan i resume physical activity after normal delivey, such as walking, jogging, cleaning house?

Whencan i resume physical activity after normal delivey, such as walking, jogging, cleaning house?

As you can tolerate: If you r not having much pain or bleeding, you can go about and pretty much do anything you want/can. Just be sensible, easy yourself back into the activities and take a rest when needed. Pregnancy and birth, as well as caring for the baby can take quite a toll on you and so eat well, sleep, and listen to your body. Congrats on new baby and good luck to you! ...Read more

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