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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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 »

What causes petechiae after lifting weights?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 21 years old. Recently my GP asked for my blood work and I was tested for iron and vitamin D. My iron was fine. I had way too little vitamin D, however the doctor gave me vitamin D supplements. Right after I started taking the supplement, I got a cold and it lasted for two weeks. Lat...  Read Full »


Dr. Prakash H Muddegowda

Geriatrician, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on your query, my opinion is as follows: I can understand your dilemma. Family history and suspicious lesion can be difficult. Vitamin D deficiency is common nowadays due to reduced sun exposure. However, boosters would have helped. Avoid any further boosters as vit...  Read Full »

Why do my arms look too masculine for a female?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 25 year old female. I am facing a problem of masculine looking arms. I am not into any kind of strength training exercises but I do not know why my muscles look very prominent. My protein intake is also once or twice a week. I am not able to wear any sleeveless tops or short ...  Read Full »


Dr. Vandana Andrews

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity).  Our arm has many muscles, the main muscles in our upper arm needs to apparently big so that we can lift things. I think your arms are flabby and not toned. There are a lot of muscle toning arm e...  Read Full »

I am not growing taller. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 17-year-old girl and I weigh 60 kg. I am 4 feet 9 inches tall. I think I am not growing since I was 13 years old and my mom is a few inches taller and my dad is 6 feet. I have not taken any medication for this. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Mashfika N Alam

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You seem to have gained a lot of weight for your age. This is one of the major reason for not growing taller. Children who are overweight are often seen to stop growing taller earlier than others and this is particularly true for girls. Also, you may have acquired ...  Read Full »

How do I reduce my belly fat?

Query: Hi doctor, I started going to the gym a few days ago. Comparatively, I am taking good diet now. But, my belly fat is increasing. Currently, I am under the following diet, 7 AM:- Breakfast with two boiled eggs; 10:30 AM:- Two boiled eggs; 12:30 PM:- Lunch; 4 PM:- Two bananas and by 4:30 PM I go to th...  Read Full »


Dr. Swapan Banerjee

Dietician, Fitness Expert, Nutritionist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your breakfast is fine. You should not take too many eggs. You should not take again the same two boiled eggs at 10:30 AM and after working out. Instead of egg, you can try sprouts, green peas, stew, milk 200 ml, oat, and dalia 100 g approximately. Take vegetarian/non-v...  Read Full »

How to recover from my lower back pain and stiffness?

Query: Hi doctor, I have severe pain in the lower back region. I have this problem for a few days. The pain is present only on the lower back just above the hips. I feel stiffness and pain in the lower back in the mornings. I have the pain radiating towards my upper spine when I squeeze the upper back mus...  Read Full »


Dr. Joshua

Chiropractor

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have a muscle spasm. Evaluate your sleeping conditions and ensure that you are sleeping on a supportive mattress that is not over seven years old. When sleeping on your back, place small support under the lower back and knees. You can use a small pillow or rolled to...  Read Full »

There is weakness in leg after walking with increase in heart rate. How to manage them?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 27 years old male. I am a hypertensive patient, and I am taking Metosartan 50 in the morning. The blood pressure is under control. Recently, I started to have a walk in the morning. For a few days, I walked quickly for 15 minutes. After a few days, my heart rate got increased, and I...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad M. Hanif Md.

Cardiologist, Criticalcare Physician, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It seems that you do not have stamina and endurance. Your muscles get tired due to the lack of stretch exercise. You need to start stretch exercise and cardio to gain more energy and endurance. I have gone through the attachment (attachment removed to protect patient i...  Read Full »

Apart from anti-inflammatory medicine, what should I do for plantar fasciitis?

Query: Hi doctor, I was diagnosed with plantar fasciitis. I am having swollen feet despite taking anti-inflammatory medications. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Lokesh

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I do not know what anti-inflammatory medicines you were taking, but you need to take the correct medicines and the main treatment of plantar fasciitis is stretching exercises. When the pain reduces, you have to do calf stretching exercises to reduce the pain of plant...  Read Full »

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