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Few days treatment for wrist tendinitis & now can do the thumb test with little pain & more mobility. Can I go back to lifting weights now? Advice?tnx
Weight training: A general rule after tendonitis or joint irritation has resolved is to go back at half load and half repetition. Wearing a glove or soft splint and avoiding the positions that previously caused irritation is important as well as knowing what may have set the problem off in the first place. Mechanics become even more important. Speak with a trainer, or PT and your doctor to clarlfy things ...Read more
I've been taking advicor for five years and now my doctor is switching me to zocor (simvastatin). How long does the niacin stay in your body.. Flushing?
Good question: I researched your question: the half life of extended release Niacin in Advicor (lovastatin and niacin) is very variable, & depends on gender, dose, & individual characteristics. It peaks 5 hours after a single dose. Following years of treatment, it's probably safe to assume that it will take days (3-5) to wear off completely. Possibly longer depending on dose. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Gradually returning to weight lifting after a 9 month hiatus due to wrist injuries. Any preventive strategies or advice to prevent reinjury ?
Go slowly: Focus on wrist, and particularly shoulder mobility with proper warm up and stretching prior to lifting and stretching after as well. Also, start with lifting very light even using just an empty bar to practice technique and form before adding weight. Then add weight slowly week by week to avoid overstressing the wrist. ...Read more
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