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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My husband got lower back pain suddenly. What to do?
Query: Hi doctor, My husband is a healthy 38 year old, who does not smoke and drink. He has worked hard since he was 11 years old, and he held his current job for five years now, which includes laying carpet and floors of all kinds. He has never had any issue with his body in his entire life up until last ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It sounds like a classic case of sciatica or perhaps aggravated lumbar disc herniation.Your husband will require an MRI of the lower back to confirm the diagnosis. If true, then you should visit a chiropractor to start conservative care. Low back pain can be helped dra... 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 »
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 »
Why are my biceps so painful after gym workout?
Query: Hi doctor, I am 31 years old, weight 69 kg and height 5 feet 7 inches. I recently started a gym, and this is the first time that I have ever done gym. My instructor made me do bicep curls and hammer. Post that, I did not feel any pain. But after approximately 24 hours, I felt pain in my biceps. My ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do not worry about your current complaint as it seems to be normal muscle soreness. Absolutely nothing to worry. I suggest you do a lot of icing over both biceps, gentle stretching to be done for both biceps, gentle massage over the biceps muscles. If you have any an... Read Full »
I heard a loud poop on stretching after sitting in the same posture for a long time. Why?
Query: Hi doctor, I was writing hunched over my notebook for about 1.5 hours. When I straightened up doing back stretches, it popped loudly. I felt a sudden headache immediately as well as a feeling of confusion and memory failure like losing my mind. Why? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The pop sound which you heard may be due to crepitus, which people feel after being in particular posture for a long time. Your loss of orientation may be caused by temporarily reduced blood flow to the brain as in vertebrobasilar insufficiency. You need to strengthen yo... Read Full »
I recently got Osgood-Schlatter disease again despite all the exercises and stretching I have been doing. What could be the reason?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 16-year-old male and have had Osgood-Schlatter since 13. It has been on and off, but I have recently got it back. I have been doing all the exercises and stretches, but it does not go. Is there any way I can get rid of it? Thank you. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Treatment for Osgood-Schlatter disease includes reducing the activity that makes it worse, icing the painful area, using braces or pads, and anti-inflammatory medication is needed. Surgery is rarely used to treat Osgood-Schlatter disease. Osgood-Schlatter disease usuall... Read Full »
Is it possible to lose leg fat without dieting?
Query: Hello doctor, My legs are very fat, and it makes me uncomfortable. Overall I am fit, but only my legs are fat. Is there any way of losing the leg fat without dieting? Is there any workout for better cardio and also to achieve six pack abs? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You can do toe standing exercises, stand on your toes while balancing the body for 10 counts, repeat it 15 times. Try squatting, fast static marching, and adductor stretching or butterfly stretching, all for 20 times. Walking is the best form of exercise, everyday walk... Read Full »
Kindly suggest a solution for my left knee pain.
Query: Hi doctor,I have pain in my left knee while bending. I also have pain on the backside of the left-hand shoulder while sitting on the floor for the past 15 days. I remember that one day of my sleeping position was worse. Kindly suggest me a solution to get out of this. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Kindly check your posture and maintain it properly while doing work or studies. Kindly check from which position you are getting more pain and please check whether it gets radiated to your knees. You can take a calcium-rich diet and apply a hot pack twice a day to the k... Read Full »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »