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Tennis Elbow And Weight Lifting
Rest is best: Weight lifting fatigues muscles and may cause pain if you lift too often, too much weight, too many repetitions especially if you have just started. Rest at least one day between sessions so muscles can recover. Heat, gentle massage, acetaminophen/ibuprofen may help. Some like the homeopathics arnica pill/cream or trameel cream. Go slow and rest. Consult a trainer to develop an appropriate plan. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Yes: Tennis elbow will be painful on the lateral (or outside/away from the middle of the body) aspect of the elbow and when you resist wrist extension it accentuates the pain. An elbow hyperextension hurts all over the elbow and particularly in the back. Also, hyperextension injuries result from acute injuries where tennis elbow symptoms generally occur with repetitive trauma. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Impingement: This could be a due to a variety of conditions ranging from a simple strain or sprain or could be indicative of nerve, cartilage or bone injury. I would advise evaluation by a hand surgeon if this persists beyond 7-10 days for an exam and diagnostic imaging for such conditions as tfcc cartilage tear or ulnar plus variance, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
3x10: Three reps of ten or twelve three times per day. ...Read more
No: Several studies have shown that back braces do not reduce work place injuries. However, there is evidence to show that back braces can help maintian a proper lifting posture, and therefore some workers choose to use a back brace. Wearing a back brace has not been shown to be harmful, and therefore if it provides a "feel good" effect then by all means wear it. ...Read more
How many repetitions of elbow exercise should I do to strengthen my tennis elbow without injuring it?
Low weight, high rep: After an initial period of rest, most patients do best with a rehab protocol based on low weights and high repetitions. In my practice that means two sets of at least 15 reps in each set. If you play a sport, you can gradually resume the sport as symptoms resolve. A tennis elbow strap may be useful to minimize symptoms. For new onset of pain, a course of nsaids may be prescribed also. ...Read more
It should.: If you're referring to weight training to build these muscle groups, then yes, you should gain weight. Muscles will hypertrophy (grow) from weight training, and that growth should result in a weight gain. Keep in mind that you may need to hit the weights for at least 6 weeks, before appreciating any gain in muscle weight. ...Read more
Knee osteoarthritis. Advisable to add ankle weights when doing strengthening exercises like straight leg raise?
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Breast: Building up pectoral muscles can lead to the breasts sitting on the chest wall in a manner that is attractive but will not increase cup size or firm up fatty tissue.. ...Read more
Yes: Lateral epicondylitis or tennis elbow can be aggravated by any activity that places the wrist in extension. Depending on the severity of the condition, one may be able to continue to do pushups. There is great variability in the severity of the condition and the activities that aggravate it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depending on what: Type of weight lifting you are doing, it may bulk up arm muscles or tone them but it will not specifically cause you to lose fat on your arms. Spot fat loss does not occur naturally. By losing weight in general a certain amt will probably be arm fat. However, we don't get to chose what area of the body the fat is lost from. Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Calories burned must > calories. ...Read more
With a tailbone injury can you do strength training w weights ie squats,leg press, hip abducter and cardio - elliptical?
Varies: It varies somewhat based on the severity of the injury. If it is a fracture, you would be well suited to avoid exercises that put extra strain on that area such as seated military press, etc for 6-8 weeks. If it was more of a soft tissue injury, than basically you would just try to keep your activities to such a level that your pain is not aggravated, but could increase them as tolerated. ...Read more
They can but: You need to get clearance from your surgeon to know if your are ready for that intensive training. ...Read more
Will type 2 diabetes diminish muscle and strength gains from weight lifting? And should insulin use be modified when lifting heavy weights?
Not if controlled: If diabetes is well controlled, it should not diminish the effect of exercise in increasing strength and muscle mass. In order to evaluate whether Insulin needs to be adjusted, you should measure glucose before and after exercise sessions; if the sugar is falling with exercise, you could have a snack before exercising, drink a sports drink during exercise, or decrease Insulin at the meal before. ...Read more
Basic wrist exercises with 1 pd weights okay for those w/wrist tendinitis when in pain? Isn't exercise with tendinitis a must?
Exercise or therapy: Tendonitis of the wrist just like in other joints can be difficult to treat. You are correct that exercise is helpful in treating tendonitis but you may benefit more from physical therapy so you do the exercises correctly and do not make the condition worse. See a physician possible an orthopedist or rheumatologist and then have a treatment plan. Good luck ...Read more
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