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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I am getting throbbing in knee every time I rest. Kindly advise.

Query: Hi doctor, I am getting throbbing in my knee every time I am resting. There is no pain just uncomfortable throbbing. Recently, came back from grade 2 MCL injury and ACL sprain. I am a female.  Read Full »


Sreenivasa Rao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your concern. The throbbing pain is caused due to the activity you do like walking and standing, etc. The muscle gets activated normally during functional activities but in your case, since recovery has not happened completely you have post activity stiff...  Read Full »

Does masturbation cause weight loss in females?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 27 years old. My weight is 55 kg and height is 5.8 inches. I am very thin. My weight is not appropriate according to my height. My weight is only 55 kg, and it is neither increasing or decreasing. I also have a good habit of eating everything almost. The primary concern is that even...  Read Full »


Shakti Mishra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Frequent masturbation does not have much effect on your health. You can maintain a strict exercise regimen along with the proper diet you are having.Start muscle strengthening exercises such as wall press, pushups, abs strengthening, etc.Drink milk every day with two bana...  Read Full »

My elbow pains a lot while doing exercise and climbing. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a climber's elbow, it has been there for years, and nothing I do helps to relieve the pain. My elbow's soreness is mainly isolated to the pronator teres muscle, and it pains whenever I do vertical pulling exercises such as pull up, pull-downs, and seated rows. I recently stopped e...  Read Full »


Sreenivasa Rao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You would have probably lifted too much weight that your body could not handle in the first session. We need to first prepare your body for that activity with less load initially in any training. Once your body is ready to take it, you can increase the load by increasi...  Read Full »

What would be a good workout routine for me based on my health limitations?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a fit 52-year-old male with rounded shoulders with slight thoracic kyphosis. And I sit at the desk often, but I do shoulder, neck, back stretching exercises regularly to combat this. I think the main problem comes from weakness in my thoracic spine, causing me to use my arms to sup...  Read Full »


Sreenivasa Rao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. In my opinion, your posture is the main culprit more than the strength and weakness of your thoracic musculature. I wanted to know about your low back posture and pelvic tilt. From your narration, I presume you have weakness in the gluteus m...  Read Full »

I am an 18 year old with severe knee issues. Do I need physiotherapy?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 18 years old. I have a knee issue. My knee dislocated once and there was a subluxation more than nine times. Now, my knee is very flexible. When my knee dislocated, the doctor plastered my knee for three weeks. He then asked me to exercise, but I did not. My doctor then asked me t...  Read Full »


Sreenivasa Rao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understood your concern. I would like to stress on proper training to regain your knee control and reduce the subluxation. I suggest you do these basic knee exercises that will strengthen your front thigh muscles and butt muscles. These...  Read Full »

Is it advisable to use a muscle mass gainer to gain weight?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 17 years old. Can I use muscle mass gainer to gain weight?  Read Full »


Sanchari Majumder

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. First, you should check your thyroid level, stress level, bone density and worm test. If all the above tests are fine, then follow the chart. Daily exercise with proper diet will help you in achieving your weight with fitness. You have to eat every 2 hours. You hav...  Read Full »

What is the reason for pain and muscle weakness in the left arm for the past eight years?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 45 year old male. When I lie on my left side and raise my left arm, then try to push down on this arm using my right hand, I feel pain in the upper left arm. I am unable to push all the way back. However, when I try the opposite, that is, lying on my right side pushing down on t...  Read Full »


Shakti Mishra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You seem to have a lot of issues with your body, and also have diabetes. The arm pain is mostly shoulder arch syndrome which can be reduced with hot water application and shoulder wheel exercises. Do shoulder shrugging exercise, 15 repetitions twice daily. Try to slide...  Read Full »

How to stop losing muscle mass in the body?

Query: Hi doctor, I did exercises to relax and tighten the neck muscles. The exercises that I did has affected my entire body. I have lost muscle mass all over my body, and I have gained muscles in thighs and all the wrong places. I eat apples to stop muscle loss, as I read that eating apple stops muscula...  Read Full »


Shakti Mishra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Can you tell me what kind of exercises you did that resulted in such a situation? If you did exercises of the neck, then it cannot move the muscles on gluteus or back. I suggest you try doing the following. Go for a full body checkup. Stop doing exercises abruptly. Have...  Read Full »

Are chest tightness and burning signs of COVID-19?

Query: Hi doctor,Is it possible to overexert yourself? My chest seems to be tight and burns a lot. I think that I have got asthma. I have these feelings for few days. I was feeling sick due to suspected covid-19 for a few weeks. After few days, it was getting better. Then I overexerted myself by carrying h...  Read Full »


Mohammed Wajid

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your condition is similar to COVID-19 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2). But you do not have any other symptoms like fever, loose nose, diffculty in breathing, cough, cold, and throat pain. You just have a breathing problem. Use the medications prescribe...  Read Full »

I have lost weight after going to the hostel. Can I take supplements to gain weight?

Query: Hi doctor, I am doing my college first year now and living in a hostel. While in my home, my health was good and I had even joined a gym for bodybuilding. After going to hostel, I only ate food given in the mess and sometimes, snacks from outside. After two months, I returned home and everyone was s...  Read Full »


Shakti Mishra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do not worry about your health because this happens to every student who stay in hostels. First of all, do not skip any meal in a day. Have bananas in your room, so that you do not keep yourself fasting for long. You can have small packets of health drink, which you can...  Read Full »

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