Strengthening Exercises

Exercises that work muscles by moving them against resistance are called strengthening exercises. This resistance can be obtained with the help of elastic bands, stairs, dumbbells, and workout machines. It improves the core muscle strength, which is required to perform day to day activities.

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I have an indentation on my upper left thigh after a weightlifting workout. Should I be concerned?

Query: Hi doctor, Today I worked out at the gym. It was my second time working out in about two to three years this week. As I was doing the dumbbell press, I picked up 50 pounds of dumbbells and placed them on my quad, sitting down. Quickly I lift them up using the momentum of moving my quad upward to hel...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugandh Garg

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Nothing to worry about till there is no pain, discomfort, swelling, or redness. 1. It is advisable to go slow with the gym workout. 2. Hire a trainer if possible. 3. Build up strength before dumbbell workouts. 4. Since you were out of the gym for a few years, gradually g...  Read Full »

What is the appropriate action to strengthen my sagging breast?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 34-year-old female with a height of 5.4 feet and a weight of 70 kg. I feel like my breast is sagging. What is the appropriate action needed to strengthen them further?  Read Full »


Dr. Maneesha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Sagging breasts can be due to pregnancy and breastfeeding. So, do you have any recent history of pregnancy? Because due to hormonal imbalance, breasts can undergo some morphological and structural changes. Excessive weight loss or gain can ...  Read Full »

Is there a way to treat Osgood-Schlatter disease in both my knees?

Query: Hi doctor, I have Osgood-Schlatter in both knees and have had it for three years now. Should it be healed by now? Is there anything you can do to fix it by surgery? My knee is not stable and giving way. I have been to more than 20 physio appointments for my knees to strengthen the muscles around, bu...  Read Full »


Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Osgood-Schlatter is a problem of the apophysis of the tibia where the patellar tendon attaches. It is a painful condition and is treated with local therapy and activity reduction till the patient stops growing. Usually, the pain settles down at that stage, but the bump...  Read Full »

How to regain the strength of my knees?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 18 years old. I have a little problem that effects my daily hobbies. I play basketball and play in such a way that I am constantly running and jumping at maximum effort each time. When I was a little bit younger, I had a pretty bad case of Osgood-Schlatter disease. It was from consta...  Read Full »


Dr. Srikanth Nara

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From the description, your symptoms are as similar to Osgood-Schlatter disease. This problem is usually seen in the active adolescent age group, mostly affected region are the places where your tendons and bone come together. In your case, the growing tibial tub...  Read Full »

Could there be an underlying reason for pain and clicking in joints?

Query: Hello doctor,I have a joint pain with lots of clicking. On a scale of 1 to 10, it is only 1 or 2. But, the clicking is to the point where it is annoying. Also, my ankle hurts a lot for no apparent reason. I do not know if this is relevant, but my foot used to turn in.  Read Full »


Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If your worry is about the clicking of the joints, then that is fairly common, and not a cause for worry especially if you are in a growing phase or stopped growing recently. You however, have to do regular stretches and strengthening exercises to help with this. You ...  Read Full »

My shin muscles stiffen up and become hard after playing sports. Why does this happen to me?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a condition where within a few minutes of playing sports like football or any fast feet moving sport, my shin muscles, feet muscles, and lower soleus muscles all stiffen up and become hard. My ankle becomes unmovable, and it hurts a lot. I have to stop for about 10 to 15 min...  Read Full »


Mohammed Wajid

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for writing in, and I understand your concern. You need not worry about pains in the lower limbs for the shin, ankle, and soleus. With the below exercises, your muscles will gain strength. They are: 1. Toe curls- Stand with feet hip-width apart and r...  Read Full »

What is the reason for persistent pain in the surgical site for hernia for the last four years?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a right inguinal hernia surgery, four years back. But still, I have troubles in the surgery wound, especially when I am involved in harder or longer physical activities. I also get hurt if lying down on the side of the surgery. The doctor advised me to get a CT scan, but as I had i...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.I went through your post. Let me tell you something about hernias.By definition, a hernia means protrusion of abdominal contents through a weak abdominal wall. If your hernia was operated, then it means the contents were returned to abdomen.The best thing for you would...  Read Full »

Why does my son suffer from severe knee pain every day?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a mother of a 14 year old son. Over the past couple of months, my son has severe knee pains daily. He has vitamin D deficiency, which I have been told may cause it. The pain usually starts after being in one position for too long. It only lasts for about a minute but the pain is b...  Read Full »


Dr. Lokesh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The symptoms you suggested point towards chondromalacia patella, which happens to be due to the softening of cartilage behind the knee cap. I suggest you try taking the following. Tablet Ibuprofen 400 mg, twice a day for ten days after food. Tablet Rabeprazole 20 mg, tw...  Read Full »

I broke the tip of the fibula during an ankle sprain. Will it get healed?

Query: Hello doctor, I broke the tip of the fibula during an ankle sprain. The broken part is bean shaped. Will it heal properly? Will it cause any problem to me? I am on bed rest since ten days with a plaster on my ankle joint.  Read Full »


Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the x-ray (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Yes, this is an avulsion fracture. This actually looks like an old fracture, as the margins are well rounded. But no doubt that you have a small fracture in the fibula, and that bean shaped bone an...  Read Full »

Kindly go through my attached X-ray and tell me the cause of my foot pain.

Query: Hi doctor, I have foot pain, and I want to get some advice on the attached x-ray. I have been using moon boot for eight weeks (non-weight bearing), but I had to walk with it over the last couple of weeks. What is the dark area at the base of the first metatarsal area? Should I be concerned about th...  Read Full »


Dr. Srikanth Nara

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your x-ray (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I accept that there is minimal disruption present, but that is managed based on your response to conservative management. Though it might be difficult, it is good that you have been on a non-weight ...  Read Full »

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