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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Shall I continue my running with cervical kyphosis?

Query: Hi doctor, I have recent x-rays that support my chiropractor's diagnosis of cervical kyphosis. I have been a runner for over 10 years. Is it safe for my condition to continue running? I do not want to give it up.  Read Full »

Thomas Jefferson. K

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You may continue running, but before that strengthen your neck muscles for three weeks to optional strength so that your running does not damage your neck bones. It should be a focused strengthening of neck muscles. The drawback of your condition is that the shock absorpt...  Read Full »

Why do I have tightness and rubbing feeling down the outside of my thigh?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a runner and was training for a marathon till about three weeks ago noticed tightness and rubbing feeling down the outside of my thigh. I had a sports massage and they said it was my IT band. I felt better after the massage and have managed a few 3 to 4 miles run since then which fe...  Read Full »

Thomas Jefferson. K

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The problem you are having is IT (iliotibial) band tightness. Stretching would help a lot but it does not help everyone. You may start strengthening your core muscles and also the hip joint muscles. Work more on the quadriceps medialis muscles that is the inner thigh mu...  Read Full »

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