Stretching Exercises

Doing stretching exercises regularly can increase your flexibility, range of motion, and blood flow. It also helps in improving your posture, prevents back pains, relieves stress, and calms you down.

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How to treat low back pain due to injury?

Query: Hello doctor, I hurt myself two days ago and it seemed to be getting better. But today it is worse than when it started. Most of the pain is in the right side area. Today, I cannot walk due to excruciating pain. The only relief is laying flat on my back or standing at the foot of the bed and bent o...  Read Full »


Dr. Mohammed Wajid

Physiotherapist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand the pain you are suffering from. It is nothing but low back pain radiated to the leg. Due to constant stress and improper posture you get this. Taking rest and doing simple exercises will help reduce pain and also you can take Advil (Ibuprofen) for quic...  Read Full »

Why do I have pain after plantar fascia release surgery?

Query: Hi doctor, I had plantar fascia release surgery three months ago and my doctor released me to work even though I was supposed to get one more x-ray. After getting the second X-ray, he said the x-ray looks good. But, still I am in a lot of pain. Also, the pain has spread to the outside of my foot al...  Read Full »


Dr. Lokesh

General Practitioner, Orthopaedician And Traumatologist, Spine Health Specialist, Spine Surgeon, Family Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. No, you do not need a second opinion. The surgery is done, but you still have some tenosynovitis of the other tendons, which has to come down. Also, it is very likely that you have a flat foot due to the tenosynovitis of the posterior tibialis tendon. So, I suggest you th...  Read Full »

How to treat unbearable shoulder pain?

Query: I cannot rotate my left shoulder from 5 days and continues sever pain which dont let me sleep  Read Full »


Dr. Mohammed Wajid

Physiotherapist

Answer: Hi. The main shoulder joint is a ball-and-socket joint, which allows a very wide range of movement. The joint is surrounded by a tough fibrous sleeve called the capsule, which helps to hold the joint together. A group of four muscles and their tendons make up the rotator cuff, which controls move...  Read Full »

Fall during skating caused knee injury with pain and stretching difficulty. What could be the problem?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter went ice skating last month and she fell a few times but she was able to stand up and skate again. The next day, saw bruises on her legs especially the knee area but that disappeared after a few days. She mentioned that she still feels some pain but she can walk, move arou...  Read Full »


Dr. Bhanu Tej

Orthopaedician And Traumatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If she is able to walk putting her full weight, she might not have a major fracture. But I want to ask you a few more questions to come to a conclusion. Is there any swelling around the knee now? Is there any history of massaging it every time she fell? Is she able ...  Read Full »

Why did my left shoulder go completely numb after doing some neck stretches?

Query: Hello, I’ve been having symptoms for a long time now, about 6 years. Something constant that I feel is a “pressure” or imbalance on the upper left side of my body. I get brainfog frequently. Other symptoms come and go. Sometimes my upper rib feels tight when inhaling, sometimes I...  Read Full »


Dr. Mohammed Wajid

Physiotherapist

Answer: Hello, After going through the detail you provided, its clearly a symptom of jerk you felt at the gym while excercise. i advice you to stop doing any excercise related to shoulder or neck. take accelofenac paracetamol tablet twice a day fir 3 days and consult in person with any physiotherapist nea...  Read Full »

How to get rid of respiratory effects caused due to poor back posture?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 17-year-old male. I have an extremely poor back posture. It came from forever not keeping my back straight and watching tv, reading, and other sedentary activities that leave my back hunched over. Now, despite being skinny, my core is lopsided, there is no tone whatsoever, and ...  Read Full »


Dr. Lokesh

General Practitioner, Orthopaedician And Traumatologist, Spine Health Specialist, Spine Surgeon, Family Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the pictures. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Yes, you can get back to normal if you start now. Your back does not look too bad. You need to start an exercise program called 1. McKenzie back stretching exercises. 2. McKenzie back stren...  Read Full »

Can GSD result in high creatine kinase isoenzyme?

Query: Hi doctor, I can run slowly and do aerobic exercise for 45 minutes. But, if I try anaerobic workout I get tired very soon and feel very thirsty. I have this problem since four years. I have the ability to fast for three days or drink only water. But, when it comes to anaerobic workout like push-up...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist, Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like to know few more information to help you better. Can I know your age and sex? Anyone else in your family with such disease? Have you got tests for diabetes, thyroid disorders and anemia done? Revert back with the answers to a diabetologist...  Read Full »

I have been doing stretching exercise for four years, but I am not flexible. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, How flexible should a normal person be? I have been stretching two times a week for four years and I have not improved at all. In fact, I have become worse. I do winter guard and we stretch for about 25 minutes before practice. Our show this year is called meditation and we all have ...  Read Full »


Dr. Kahlil Subramanian

Yoga Specialist, Naturopathy Specialist, Nutritionist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. At the outset, one’s flexibility should decrease muscle soreness, prevent joint and muscle injuries, improve performance and range of motion after his/her normal physical activities. It is not important to touching the foot on the head. But you supposed to perf...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest a solution to increase the height of a 10-year-old boy.

Query: Hello doctor, My son is 10 years old. But his height is a great concern for me as he is only 125 cm and weighs about 27.3 kg. Recently he got an x-ray of his hands to know his bone age. The x-ray revealed that it is 9.4. Please comment.  Read Full »


Dr. Prashant Kumar Singh

Child Health Specialist, Family Physician, Paediatrician, Pediatric Allergy Asthma Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I do not think you should be worried off as he is still 10 years old and has still more years left for growth. Generally, height is a genetically programmed component, it depends on both parents height. You can calculate the expected height of your child with a form...  Read Full »

Please give basic examples for rehabilitation of grade 2 hamstring injury.

Query: Hello doctor, I am looking for a basic example of a six weeks rehabilitation program for a grade 2 hamstring strain. Like for example: Week 1: rehabilitation and stretches. Week 3: rehabilitation and stretches. Week 6: rehabilitation and stretches. Please suggest.  Read Full »


Dr. Hemang Sudhakarbhai Jani

Fitness Expert, Physiotherapist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Hamstring strain can be resolved easily with exercise rehabilitation and ultrasound therapy. As you mentioned I am giving such a protocol that you can follow. Week 1 rehabilitation and mild stretches, warm-up, and ice therapy. Week 2- 3 rehabilitation and mild str...  Read Full »

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