Isometric And Range Of Motion Exercises

Isometric exercises are done to improve the muscle strength of weak muscles. In addition, this will increase the range of motion of the muscles with a restricted range of motion. In isometrics, the joint angle and muscle length do not change during contraction. Some isometric strength training exercises are planks, quadruped knee hover, side planks, etc. These exercises are done in static positions.

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I have numbness on the center of my shoulder near my elbow after a dislocation. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 38 year old female. My height is 5 feet and 9 inches, and I weigh 130 lbs. I am a professional dancer. I dislocated my left shoulder while dancing. I had to make a move that involved throwing the arms out and across the body to the right side sharply and quickly. It popped ou...  Read Full »


Dr. Chandwadkar Ashish

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. What you described was a dislocation of the shoulder joint and a reduction on its own. When the relocation of this forearm head in the joint cavity does not happen on its own, we try to reduce it again in the joint cavity with some maneuvering, and immobilize it with ...  Read Full »

Can I recover after surgery from a rotator cuff tear in the right shoulder?

Query: Hi doctor,I had rotator cuff surgery before eight months. The repaired shoulder hurts more than before surgery, and I have lost about 30% range of motion. Now, the doctor has told me that it is a frozen shoulder. Also, I was informed that my right shoulder rotator cuff is fully torn and he has sche...  Read Full »


Dr. Lokesh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. According to me, the shoulder never gets back 100 percent movement. But, 90% is possible if the surgery is done perfectly. The pain after the surgery is aggravated due to stretching of physiotherapy. Yes, working normally will be possible, and you will be able to work and...  Read Full »

I am unable to move my right arm shoulder joint pain. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor,A few months ago, I pulled some heavy object very hard using my right hand. Now, I am facing sharp pain for a very short period, maybe once per day near the shoulder joint. Also, I am having difficulty in moving that arm. I have my exams coming up. I want to know what can be done now.  Read Full »


Dr. Amit Vijaykishor Verma

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the query. I need to know a few things before answering your question. Has your pain started after that incident of pulling the heavy object or has been some time difference between it? What activity provocates your pain? If it is coming once per day on heavy ...  Read Full »

Kindly examine my MRI report and suggest the cause for back pain.

Query: Hi doctor, Other than Bell's palsy, I have a problem of back or neck pain now. In fact, this has been going on for a few months now. More recently, the right of the back (lower back and hip) has been causing a lot of pain. I got an MRI of spine done four weeks ago. I am attaching the report here fo...  Read Full »


Dr. Rajyaguru

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Regarding your new symptoms, they are due to degenerative changes in your spine that is, wear and tear after usage (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The changes are there in the whole of your spine, maximum at the neck than at the lower back. There is no ...  Read Full »

Can you give me a second opinion regarding my DVT and knee injury?

Query: Hi doctor, Recently, I met with an accident and the doctor diagnosed my knee with complete ACL tear and partial MCL injury. So, I started using a knee brace. Two days later, I took a long duration flight without taking any medication of thrombosis. However, I started taking Ibuprofen tablets (twice ...  Read Full »


Dr. Akshay Kumar Saxena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and would like to give replies to your queries accordingly. The issue is that you have a concomitant knee ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) and MCL (medial collateral ligament) injury for which a surgical procedure will be required as you ...  Read Full »

Please suggest treatment for muscle pain over the chest.

Query: Hi doctor, A few months ago, I had pain in my left chest. I was referred to a cardiologist just in case it was the heart problem. All the tests, including CT, treadmill, echo, 24-hours Holter returned negative. I was informed that it was likely being sports injury, possibly tennis and nothing to wor...  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Chawla

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your history. It seems that the pain has currently settled down. It is good to hear that you have already ruled out the cardiac causes of left shoulder or arm pain and all the test results are good. There is no need for further investigation by a sp...  Read Full »

How to cure a thumb that is swollen after a fall?

Query: Hi doctor, Last week, I fell and jammed my thumb into the floor. It instantly hurt and I knew I had sprained or jammed something. The next day, my palm and the thumb muscle were swollen with a painful lump. I could not grab or hold anything, but I can move it around. So, I know it did not break. It ...  Read Full »


Dr. Amit Arora

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you described that you can move it around, but is not bending properly that is there reduce range of movement at interphalangeal joint. Hopefully,  there is no major fracture. But, there could be some soft tissue injury or ligament injury or may be some small hair...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for muscle tightness?

Query: Hello doctor, The right part of my body feels tighter that the left. I feel pain in my right calf and thigh when I wear trousers and in my right underarm when I wear a shirt. What can I do to solve this?  Read Full »


Dr. Thakre Mahendra Shivram

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I need to know more about your symptoms. When and how does it start? Is it increasing day by day or it is the same? Is it associated with any pain or muscle ache? Is it aggravated by activity? Are there any diurnal variations? Is there any ba...  Read Full »

Are resistance band exercises good for neck pain?

Query: Hello doctor,Can I exercise with resistance bands if I have neck, shoulder and back pain?  Read Full »


Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You should realize that there are two types of exercises. Range of motion. This is recommended when the patient has pain, active symptoms, muscle spasm, and instability. Strengthening: once the acute pain has settled and a full pain-free range of motion has been achie...  Read Full »

Can scoliosis be treated with exercise?

Query: Hi doctor, For the past four months, I am suffering from neck stiffness especially when turning to the left. Also, I am suffering from heaviness of head, trembling of the head in certain neck position and shortness of breath, especially on moving to the chest level. When I wake up in the morning af...  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Chawla

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you have very well explained your symptoms, I am so thankful to you. I would have appreciated if MRl image too available. Scoliosis can give rise to spasm of paraspinal muscles of the affected area, and in your case neck, this explains your neck stiffness. Does trem...  Read Full »

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