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 pain in my right shoulder with posterior scapula pain. Why?
Query: Hi doctor, I have right shoulder and posterior scapula pain. The pain began a few years ago when a huge dog suddenly tried to run while I was holding his leash, resulting in my arm being pulled. A year after that, I fell on rocks and landed with a right outstretched hand. Now, my right shoulder is l... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and also seen the MRI images sent by you (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You have mentioned that the injury to your shoulder was a few years back. As you have described, there was a sudden pull, and I feel that it ha... Read Full »
My 12-year-old son is lean and active but has less strength. Kindly help.
Query: Hello doctor,My son is 12 years old. He is lean and active. But his strength is not so good. So I would like to know a healthy diet to increase good strength in his body. Kindly provide a better diet plan for my son. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your query. I understand your concern. Your son seems to be healthy. I suggest you continue the same diet you have been following since it keeps your son active. Along with that, I suggest you follow a few instructions below. Always avoid processed f... 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 »
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 me... Read Full »
Can exercise improve muscles that are affected by nerve damage?
Query: Hello doctor, I am 65 years old, male, otherwise in good health but BMI around 31. I have a damaged spinal cord at C4 (due to disk herniation) and had anterior discectomy with fusion in 14 years back. I have had left sided peripheral neuropathy since my surgery (15 years). All sensory, no motor iss... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read carefully your question and reviewed your uploaded test reports and would explain that physical activity is important to maintain a normal muscle force and avoid muscle stiffness due to a damaged spinal cord. Regarding neuropathy, maybe it cannot help improve th... Read Full »
I get back pain only when I gain weight. Why?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 31 year old male and single. I am getting pain on my back in recent days. I used to maintain my weight around 70 kg to 75 kg. Recently, after my kidney stone surgery my weight increased up to 80 kg. After an increase in weight, I started getting back pain when I walk for more th... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. With an increase in weight there is increased strain on the lower back. This effect is further accentuated by the abdominal type of obesity. You should change your working posture and adopt a healthy posture. If your occupation involves lifting heavy weights, then ... Read Full »
Is it advisable to do deadlift if you have a herniated disc?
Query: Hello doctor, Ten months back, I suffered from herniated disc. The pain was relieved after a month of rest. A week ago, I started gym again. Today, I did an exercise called deadlift with low weights. Now, I can again feel the tingling sensation in the same area though without any pain. Should I st... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Deadlift should be stopped and never done if you have a herniated disc. You can do all exercises in the gym with weights wherein your spine goes in extension. You can do flexion exercises of the spine but without weights. Sit with your back straight and do as m... Read Full »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »