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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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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 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 bee...  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 body mass index (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 sens...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 t...  Read Full »

What could be causing my discomfort while standing for prolonged periods after a knee injury?

Query: Hello doctor,I have a health complaint. Two years ago, I was involved in an incident where two dogs were fighting and hit me on the right side. As a result, I fell and injured my right knee. Since then, I have been experiencing discomfort while walking. Sometimes, it feels like my leg bones are slid...  Read Full »

Dr. Sharoff Lokesh Mohan

Answer: Hello,Welcome to understand your concern. Yes, the discomfort you are experiencing may be due to muscle weakness in the quadriceps or a partial injury to the knee ligament. To address this issue, it is recommended that you focus on strengthening the muscles through exercises such as co...  Read Full »

How long will knee pain and bruise last after a fall in elder patients?

Query: Hello doctor, Two months ago my mother fell down on her knees but did not seem to complain. Recently, she did a bit of house work for a few days and her knee is in pain especially in the back where you bend your leg. Pain is also notable when she sits down for an hour or longer and gets up, and als...  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your mother has osteoarthritis of the knee and the fall may have stirred this further. The pain that you describe is at the back of the knee this can come from the knee cap as well as the degenerative tear of the medial meniscus. As there are very few mechanical symp...  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 had 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 i...  Read Full »

Dr. Sharoff Lokesh Mohan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 m...  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 a 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. N

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »

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 ...  Read Full »

Dr. Akshay Kumar Saxena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 has ...  Read Full »

How long do I need to do rehabilitation exercises after a hip bursectomy?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 32-year-old woman. I am overweight, but definitely on a diet. I had my right bursa removed three months and then the left bursa was removed last month. The physiotherapist came around the first time and said that there was no need for physiotherapy. I took it upon myself to get hi...  Read Full »

Dr. Akshay Kumar Saxena

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Normally, the bursa is a structure that helps in easy frictionless movement. Hence, after their removal, all exercises have to be aimed at the restoration of posture and balance, stretching of the hip abductor muscles, and subsequent strengthening of the hip muscula...  Read Full »

How to stop having a knee-cracking sound?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 31-year-old female. My left knee cracks when I bend my legs. The cracking does not happen when I walk, and it occurs only when I am doing a workout. For example, when I use a rowing machine, my knee pops a lot. I would like to know if there is anything to worry about and problema...  Read Full »

Dr. Sharoff Lokesh Mohan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Crackling is not a problem if you do not have any associated pain with it. But if you have pain, then you need to take care. It can be due to mild wear and tear of the structures in the knee joint. If there is no pain, then all you need to do is do the following exe...  Read Full »

Can you please comment on my MRI report?

Query: Hi doctor, I have attached my MRI scan report and I do like to get the remarks.  Read Full »

Dr. Sumit Chawla

Answer: Hello, Welcome to There is a labral tear along with other ligament, muscle and tendon unit injury (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Probably, due to acute shoulder dislocation. Decision regarding surgery depends upon the clinical condition.   Read Full »

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