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Hi, I am 17 year old male. I am overweight and do negligible exercise. From past year whenever I stretch my legs my leg muscles get pulled and the it pains for many hours.

Dr. N C Gupta 93% (16026 ratings)
MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
Hi, I am 17 year old male. I am overweight and do negligible exercise. From past year whenever I stretch my legs my l...
Young man, medicines are no substitute for a healthy lifestyle. You must spend some time in exercises. Games like table tennis and badminton are quite absorbing and give good amount of exercise. Indulgence in yoga is still better. Take adequate balance diet. You may need some multivitamin tab. Initially.
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Hi, Costochondritis from last 5 years. Deep pain Please help have tried all sorts of medicines such as allopathy, homeopathy, ayurvedic, physiotherapy and many more.

B.P.Th, M.P.Th(Neurology), D.O.M.T.P, Certified Dry Needling Practitioner
Physiotherapist, Gurgaon
Hi, Costochondritis from last 5 years. Deep pain Please help have tried all sorts of medicines such as allopathy, hom...
Costochondritis is pretty curable with manual therapy and other techniques. You have a wide range of options, depending on whom you are approaching.
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Recently my legs were bending aside, I can't understand why this happens, please give a solution.

Dr. Julie Mercy J David 89% (12123 ratings)
Erasmus Mundus Master in Adapted Physical Activity, MPT, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
Recently my legs were bending aside, I can't understand why this happens, please give a solution.
Leg PainIf you have leg pain then you have to rule out the casues for having leg pain. First of all check your weight and your haemoglobin levels, as Anaemia always leads to the symptoms of being tired and also having leg pain though there are no issues with the knee joint or back pain. If not if the pain radiates down the back of thigh and legs then it might be due to sciatica. Kindly consult the nearby physiotherapist. Hope you recover soon from the leg pain. Pain in the back while walking and standing Pain in the right legIf you have leg pain please check your body weight and your hemoglobin levels, as Anemia always leads to the symptoms of being tired and also having leg pain though there may not be any pathological reasons for back pain. My suggestion would be to wear MCR Chapels which will help you to prevent the weight falling on the If you have back pain while walking and standing first of all check your weight and your hemoglobin levels, as Anemia always leads to the symptoms of being tired and also having back pain though there may not be any pathological reasons for back pain. My suggestion would be to wear MCR Chapels which will help you to prevent the weight falling on the back. And also should check whether you have flat foot on the right leg that also might be the reason to have pain in one particular leg Pain in the left side of the leg/thighThe compression of the sciatic nerve should be around the right side that's the reason you have pain in the left side. That's the reason you cannot sit or stand and it is exactly around the L5 vertebrae where the sciatic nerve passes by.
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Why always the knee joints only affected both men and women and what are the preventive measures need to be taken for old age people.

Dr. Julie Mercy J David 89% (12123 ratings)
Erasmus Mundus Master in Adapted Physical Activity, MPT, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
Why always the knee joints only affected both men and women and what are the preventive measures need to be taken for...
Knee Pain: As arthritis is very common that you get generally bilaterally. Ice therapy would definitely help to reduce the inflammation. We also advise you to use knee cap which would help to prevent the knee from damaging further and also to maintain the quadriceps muscle tone. Simple Knee ExerciesSpecific knee exercises will also help ie. Keeping ball underneath the knee and keep pressing it. That's the simple exercise which will help you to strengthen the knee Ice therapy would definitely help to reduce the inflammation. We also advise you to use knee cap which would help to prevent the knee from damaging further and also to maintain the quadriceps muscle tone. I also advise you to use knee cap which would help to prevent the knee from damaging further and also to maintain the quadriceps muscle tone. Knee pain more than 2 weeks:if your knee is paining since 2 weeks, then you have to rethink whether you had any injury in the previous years. I also advise you to use knee cap which would help to prevent the knee from damaging further and also to maintain the quadriceps muscle tone. As arthritis is very common if anyone would've neglected any injury in the previous years. You can take Ultrasonic therapy in one of the nearby physiotherapy clinics which would help to heal the damaged cartilages along with shortwave diathermy which would help to improve the blood circulation. Ice therapy would definitely help to reduce the inflammation.
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How Can You Prevent Muscle Loss As You Age?

Dr. S.Sridevi 94% (345 ratings)
MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, PG - Graduate Diploma In Health Sciences In Diabetology, MD - Bio-Chemistry
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Chennai
How Can You Prevent Muscle Loss As You Age?

What is sarcopenia?

It’s the loss of muscle mass, strength & function as one ages. Though everyone is at risk of sarcopenia, it’s most commonly seen in people who lead a sedentary lifestyle. Other factors that may contribute to this condition: 

  1. Hormonal change with age
  2. Change in protein requirements with age 

How does it affect routine life?

  1. Impairment of daily functioning as muscle mass & strength are required for effective functioning of body 
  2. Disables the aged people 

Who is at risk? 

  1. Age more than 40 years 
  2. Sedentary lifestyle 
  3. Low protein intake 

How to prevent? 

  1. Proper nutrition: Adequate nutrition is essential to prevent loss of muscle mass with age.Older adults may need more protein per Kg body weight to retain the muscle mass. They may require 1.0 to 1.2 g/kg of body weight per day to maintain the optimal level. 
  2. Exercise: Resistance training is extremely effective for improving muscle mass and strength.Incorporating this fitness regimen in everyday activity helps in reducing the risk and also in prevention of sarcopenia. 
  3. Supplements: Appropriate supplements can be given if required. For example, maintaining optimal vitamin D level using supplements aids in muscle strength and physical performance.

How to manage life with sarcopenia? 

  1. Nutritious diet 
  2. Increase physical activity 
  3. Appropriate steps to avoid falls and fracture

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Hi docs. I have minor wear in cartilage under knee. I often used leg extension machine in gym to strengthen quadriceps muscles. I have heard somewhere that it is bad for knees. Is that true? If yes what are the Best exercises to strengthen leg muscles.

Dr. Vishwas Virmani 90% (22007 ratings)
MPT, BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Hi docs. I have minor wear in cartilage under knee. I often used leg extension machine in gym to strengthen quadricep...
Quadriceps exercises-lie straight ,make a towel role and put it under the knee ,pressthe knee against the role, hold it for 20 secs. Repeat 20 times twice a day. This will help relieve some pain. Core Strengthening Exercise- Straight Leg Raised With Toes Turned Outward, Quadriceps Exercises- Lie straight, make a towel role and put it under the knee, press the keen against repeat 10 times, twice a day.
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I am perfectly all right all the day. But when I go to sleep It start pain in my both calf muscles and some time below calf muscle, near ankles or in feet please advice the test I require.

Dr. Swati Gupta 87% (17 ratings)
MPT - Neurological Rehabilitation, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Kolkata
I am perfectly all right all the day. But when I go to sleep It start pain in my both calf muscles and some time belo...
It can be due to stress day activities. Dip your foot up to calf Ms. level in lukewarm water for 15 min and then do calf Ms. stretching. Before going to bed.
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I have been going for a 5 km walk for years but now after walking for 15 minutes my left leg becomes very stiff and I am not able to bend it for a good 30 minutes. I have to literally lift my leg with my hands to sit in the car. I am 60 years old.

Dr. Mukesh Vyas 90% (568 ratings)
BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Pune
I have been going for a 5 km walk for years but now after walking for 15 minutes my left leg becomes very stiff and I...
Hello madam, morning walk is very good habit but unfortunately many people don't do warm up before and stretching exercise after the walk so sometimes we got some problem like this. You can read my feed on this site. For more information you can contact me privately. Thanks and regards.
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