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When I Do Sit Ups I Can Feel A Strain In My Legs What Might This Be
Yes: Sit ups work the abs and do not work the legs, leg lifts work the legs predominately, with some ab involvement. ...Read more
Whole upper right legs feels numb after doing sit ups, and hurts somewhere along upper leg. Had runners knee if that helps. What could cause the pain?
Could be nerve pain: It is best to get this checked out, but it could be nerve pain related to the lateral cutaneous nerve of the thigh. A medical term for this is meralgia paraesthetica. Basically there is a nerve that supplies this part of your leg that can relatively commonly become irritated and then numb. It would be best to see a sports medicine doctor or a neurologist for this condition. ...Read more
Can neck strain during exercise cause lhermitte's sign (sit ups, push ups, stair climbing).Began w/pulled muscle in lower back&spread to neck.
Really shouldn't: Understand that lhermitte's sign is a shock-like sensation that radiates to arms and legs during a flexion or forced flexion maneuver of the neck. Classically, this was used to identify ms. It is presently used to commonly identify symptomatic spinal cord compression. So, if you are not having the arm/leg symptoms, this is not lhermitte's sign. If yes, you should consider evaluation by spine md. ...Read more
Sit ups: You are correct. The muscles contract and shorten on the abdominal and pelvic contents. This leads to improved abdominal tone and function. ...Read more
Sit Ups: Sit ups can injure the lower back if not performed properly and if you have not conditioned your back muscles. Have a personal trainer evaluate your fitness level and recommend a program for strengthening your trunk. ...Read more
Exercise early!: It is better to exercise earlier in the day, particularly before supper. This will help promote sleep. If you exercise before going to bed, your adrenergic system will be aroused, your body's metabolic rate will be heightened. All of these will interfere with deep, restful sleep! also, do not eat before going to sleep. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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