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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Why am I unable to fully rotate the left leg without pain after an injury five months back?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 60-year-old male, my height is 1.8 cm, and my weight is 97 kg. I have no underlying health conditions or take medication. I play indoor sports, and five months back, just before the covid lockdown measures, I jarred my left leg on the squash court during play. The pain near the...  Read Full »


Dr. Sreenivasa Rao

Physiotherapist

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.In my opinion, you might have a muscle injury that is not recovered properly. So there is inhibition in your hip muscles that is still protecting the joint by getting stiffer to limit the movement of the joint. There is nothing to worry. The first thing is to get it prop...  Read Full »

How to treat unbearable shoulder pain?

Query: Hello doctor,I cannot rotate my left side of the shoulder for five days and continues severe pain, which is not letting me sleep.  Read Full »


Dr. Mohammed Wajid

Physiotherapist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 cu...  Read Full »

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

Query: Hi doctor,I have some symptoms for the past six years. I feel to have some pressure or imbalance on the upper left side of my body. Sometimes, I have a brain fog. Sometimes, my upper rib seems to be tight while inhaling. Sometimes, I have dizziness and my heart rate gets raised. I did some tests rec...  Read Full »


Dr. Mohammed Wajid

Physiotherapist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. According to the description provided here, you got a symptom of a jerk at the gym while doing exercise. I suggest you stop doing any exercise that is related to the shoulder and neck. You can take tablet Paracetamol twice a day for three days and consult your physi...  Read Full »

What is the reason to have a protein shake after doing a workout?

Query: Hi doctor, So often, we do things that we know to be healthy but are not aware of the reason. I am looking at the specific items such as drinking protein shakes after a workout, doing 10 to 12 repetitions in strength training, stretching before a run, avoiding food before a workout and eating the ra...  Read Full »


Dr. Shakti Mishra

Fitness Expert, Nutritionist, Physiotherapist, Yoga Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, very often we follow the necessary safe and healthy things that should be observed in our day-to-day life, but many people are not aware of the reason of these lifestyle changes. They simply know that it is good to follow but are not aware of the reason to follow. Ma...  Read Full »

Can one hip joint higher than the other cause lower back pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I have pain in my lower back and around the top of my hips. My aunt, a massage therapist, checked me out and told me that one of my hips is higher than the other. The pain began around eight months ago and I just cannot keep spending money to the chiropractor. But, the pain has been getti...  Read Full »


Dr. Shakti Mishra

Fitness Expert, Nutritionist, Physiotherapist, Yoga Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all, you need to do an x-ray. So that, we can get confirm regarding the status of the hip joint. As per your complaint, you might be having a leg length discrepancy. The pain is due to shortening of one of your leg bones. So, there is hip hiking. Because of shor...  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 before 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...  Read Full »


Dr. Akshay Kumar Saxena

Orthopaedician And Traumatologist, Spine Surgeon

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

I have an uncomfortable feeling in my right foot. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor,On my right leg, I am unable to pull my foot back and stretch my calf. This creates an uncomfortable feeling quite often as it always feels like I need to stretch it. I am not sure if this would have anything to do with my ankle being rolled on the same leg (right) earlier in the year? How...  Read Full »


Dr. Shakti Mishra

Fitness Expert, Nutritionist, Physiotherapist, Yoga Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well your condition might have occurred due to tightness of the Achilles tendon or calf muscle tightness. We need to check for any kind of ankle mortise popping out of position. Sometimes, the talus bone gets locked up due to unusual twisting. There might be strain due to...  Read Full »

How to start working out for weight loss?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 22 years old and a mother of three kids. I am overweight. I currently weigh 180 lbs and I am 5'1". I have decided that I want to change my life around and start eating healthy, stop smoking, start exercising, etc. I just want to be the best role model for my kids. My question is, wha...  Read Full »


Dr. Shakti Mishra

Fitness Expert, Nutritionist, Physiotherapist, Yoga Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is really nice to hear that you want to have a change in your life. This will be an example for other ladies also. Cleansing the body is essential, but before that cleanse your mind with lots of positive attitude towards life. Never forget to pamper yourself. Always t...  Read Full »

How to cure my lower back pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I have hurt my lower back assumably while pushing a full set of drawers, around four to five months ago. I was in physiotherapy, but I have been discharged and I am waiting to see a specialist. I have been told that it may be an inflammatory problem. My skin is extremely sensitive in my l...  Read Full »


Dr. Shakti Mishra

Fitness Expert, Nutritionist, Physiotherapist, Yoga Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all, go for a diagnostic test like x-ray or MRI, so that we can get confirmed regarding the cause. Before that in order to relieve pain do stretching exercises as follows. Lie down flat (face upward) on a mat, put a long bedsheet or towel behind your both legs an...  Read Full »

I have phimosis and got a paper cut on foreskin. Please advice.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 21 years old male, 5'10", 135 lbs. I have pinhole phimosis. Currently doing stretching exercises, but I recently got a bad paper cut on the foreskin and it has affected everything.  Read Full »


Dr. Vivek Chail

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Radiodiagnosis Physician, Radiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read through your query in detail. Please find my observations below: I hope you have consulted the urologist and discussed your condition in detail with a clinical examination. Though stretching exercises done using lubrication jelly might help you to some exte...  Read Full »

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