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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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 »

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 »

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 »

After surgery, I do not feel normal with the operated knee being weak. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I got a ligament reconstruction surgery before four months. Till today, I have got 1301° ROM. I do not feel normal while walking and climbing stairs. Also, I feel that my operated knee is comparatively weak. Is this normal? What should I do to have a faster recovery?  Read Full »


Dr. Lokesh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It usually happens when the physiotherapy was not progressively increased, or physiotherapy was done intermittently. Weakness is due to muscles not being conditioned to presurgery levels. You need to increase the level of exercises. Start jogging, cycling, and training w...  Read Full »

My left arm pains a lot and turns blue after dance practice. How to fix it?

Query: Hello doctor, My entire left arm is paining. I feel like the nerves pop when I finish playing the flute. I went to a dance practice, and my hand was purple, and after I massaged it, it went back to its normal color. What is causing this? What can I do to fix it?  Read Full »


Dr. Lokesh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. This can happen due to a thoracic outlet syndrome or a cervical rib, which can cause compression of nerves and blood vessels and lead to pain and discoloration of the arm and hand. So, I suggest you try doing the following. Get an x-ray of the chest. You need to develop y...  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 »

My X-ray shows that I have lumbar spondylosis. Do I need to do an MRI?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a pain in my back, and the local doctor says that L3 might have collapsed. I can walk and do day to day activities. My x-ray report says I have lumbar spondylosis. And osteophytes are seen with sclerosis in lumber vertebra and disc space reduced between L4 - L3. The doctor advised...  Read Full »


Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I do not have all the information here but will try and explain. From you description, you do not seem to have any leg symptoms, like sciatica like pain or lumbar canal stenosis. You also have not mentioned about any night symptoms, weight loss, appetite loss, fever,...  Read Full »

What is a CAM boot and why is it needed?

Query: Hi doctor, I had open reduction and fixation on my right ankle after a fracture. I was in a cast for six weeks. The doctor took the cast off before 19 days. I was given a CAM boot and was told to use a CAM boot as needed and weight bear as tolerated. Doctor also said to me that I should be able to ...  Read Full »


Dr. Satyajit Jalinder Pawar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and had looked at the X-rays (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity) you have provided. And I can understand how this situation can be difficult for you. First X-ray shows that there is a lateral malleolus fracture nea...  Read Full »

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