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What exercises help with pectus excavatum to make one look more regular?

What exercises help with pectus excavatum to make one look more regular?

None.: Pectus is a problem of the cartilages between the ribs and the sternum. Sometimes equal on both side, sometimes one side worse than the other. Not really made better by exercise, but well-developed and symmetric pectoralis muscles and well-developed abdominal muscles ("six-pack") can distract viewers from the pectus. E.G. If mr. Olympia had a pectus, would anyone notice? ...Read more

Dr. Delphine Yung
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Funnel Chest (Definition)

-defect where the sternum instead of a normal appearance is sunken . If U poured water on it it would pool. It can B severe & compromise cardiac & pulmonary Fx. It is in these cases ...Read more


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What exercises can I do to help pectus excavatum?

None.: Pectus if problem with cartilages connecting ribs to sternum. No exercise will improve pectus. ...Read more

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Certain exercises help ruduce the pectus excavatum?

Depends: It depends on the edxtent of the defect. Certain excercises can increase chest muscle mass such as the pecs. This may also accentuate the defect. There are no excerceses that can remodel the chest/rib cage. ...Read more

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Any pt, exercises or workouts to help ruduce the pectus excavatum?

Any pt, exercises or workouts to help ruduce the pectus excavatum?

No: Pectus is a problem with the cartilages that connect the ribs with the sternum. No exercise will reduce this. ...Read more

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What exercises can I do to help my pectus excavatum and pull my shoulders back?

Posture exercises: Pectus is a structural abnormality of the cartilages. There are no exercises that you can do that can change that. Pectus patients often slouch, to try and reduce the appearance. ...Read more

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Will exercise help to change pectus excavatum ?... if yes may i know what exercises to be done sir?

Will exercise help to change pectus excavatum ?... if yes may i know what exercises to be done sir?

Pectus excavatum: Pectus excavatum can be surgically repaired, but surgery is usually reserved for people who have moderate to severe signs and symptoms. People who have mild signs and symptoms may be helped by physical therapy. Certain exercises can improve posture and increase the degree to which the chest can expand. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/pectus-excavatum/basics/treatment/con-20028599 ...Read more

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I have a minimal case of pectus excavatum. Can i improve and or cure my chest with weighted exercise and other exercises of that nature?

I have a minimal case of pectus excavatum. Can i improve and or cure my chest with weighted exercise and other exercises of that nature?

Pectus treatment: Mild cases of pectus excavatum in young patients can be treated without surgery. Here is a link with information about exercises and use of chest bracing: <a href='http://www.Orthopectus.Net/index.Php?Option=com_content;view=article;id=3;itemid=2' rel='nofollow' target='_blank'>http://www.Orthopectus.Net/index.Php?Option=com_content;view=article;id=3;itemid=2</a>. ...Read more

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If you have pectus excavatum, then do you have to exercise daily so it wont get any worser?

If you have  pectus excavatum, then do you have to exercise daily so it wont get any worser?

No: Pectus excavatum is a condition caused by cartilage growth issues which lead the sternum to stay depressed. Whether or not you exercise should have no effect on the growth pattern. ...Read more

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Have a pectus excavatum and prominent rib on one side.Will the damage on my ribcage be permanent?

Damage?: Without a photograph and a cat scan thorax, and physical examination, associated pectus excavatum rib deformities can not be assesed. ...Read more

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I have pectus excavatum that is a little over 1 inch deep and slightly less tolerable to exercise but not bad.Would i need surgery? (Male 16yr old)

You can: Pectus excavatum is more of a cosmetic issue, they do surgeries with placing a bar to move the chest out. Pretty common procedure now ...Read more

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I sufffer from pectus excavatum and have a tachicardy (caused by (anxiety), can i do exercise without being at risk of heart failure?

I sufffer from pectus excavatum and have a tachicardy (caused by (anxiety), can i do exercise without being at risk of heart failure?

Cardiac conditions: need to be evaluated by a cardiologist in person prior to any exercise. If you are cleared for exercise consider getting a personal trainer at a gym to create a personalized plan for you. Exercise can help w/anxiety. See www.relaxationresponse.org Peace and good health. . ...Read more

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I have pectus excavatum and I have low tolerance for exercise because of it. Can I do sports like track and field or should I see my doctor first?

You can do sports: You are fine to do aerobic activities and can probably improve your endurance. Indications for repair of pectus excavatum are a severe deformity (Haller >3.2) and cardiorespiratory symptoms, like yours. You should see a doctor and have studies ordered to work this up (chest CT, ECHO, PFT's), as this condition is likely to get worse with pubertal growth. You may benefit from having this fixed. ...Read more

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Getting help for pectus excavatum?

Getting help for pectus excavatum?

Pectus evaluation: It is recommended that any pediatric or adult patient with pectus excavatum undergo an evaluation by a physician with expertise in congenital chest wall malformations. Most pediatric surgeons will be able to assess the patient and determine if any additional testing is necessary. Not all patients will need ct scan or cardiac imaging. Not all patients will need corrective surgery. ...Read more

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How serious is my pectus excavatum?

How serious is my pectus excavatum?

Pectus Excavatum: Pectus Excavatum can range from very mild to severe. The symptoms are typically related to the severity of the pectus, ranging from completely asymptomatic to possible cardio-pulmonary problems. You should be evaluated by a surgeon with expertise in the field. Here is a link with helpful information: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1004953-overview ...Read more

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Can pectus excavatum grt worse after 14?

A bit: It may deepen so long as a child is growing. The repair has improved significantly, implanting a titanium rod that lifts up like an umbrella, eliminating the pectus. I referred a 9-year-old last year to an experienced pediatric thoracic surgeon last year, The repair took less than two hours and she recovered uneventfully without unusual pain. ...Read more

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I have pectus excavatum , what can I do?

Discussion: Most pectus excavatum patients lead totally normal lives, and repair is done for cosmetic or psychological reasons. If there are symptoms related to the pectus, repair is indicated. ...Read more

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Will bulking up affect a pectus excavatum?

Not really: But pectus can make the bulked up pectoralis muscles look assymetric. Also bulking up may make the pectus look worse if the pectoralis muscles as well as the abdominal muscles become more bulky, and the sunken sternum looks more sunken. Could also be coincidental if bulking up is done during teen years when the pectus is getting worse by itself. ...Read more

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How to improve pectus excavatum without pt?

How to improve pectus excavatum without pt?

Pectus excavatum: Pectus excavatum can be surgically repaired, but surgery is usually reserved for people who have moderate to severe signs and symptoms. People who have mild signs and symptoms may be helped by physical therapy. Certain exercises can improve posture and increase the degree to which the chest can expand. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/pectus-excavatum/basics/treatment/con-20028599 ...Read more

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