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I ache all over..Mostly at the hip area. Very painfull to walk. I also have swelling in lower right abdomin. My primary Dr. has given me celebrix and tramadol but not much help. Swelling he said was due to weak stomache muscles.

By Anonymous November 1, 2011 - 8:48pm
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Hi Anonymous,

Do you have some form of arthritis? If your medication isn't helping you it's important that you tell your primary care physician because then you're taking it for nothing. As far as your swelling, have you tried any core exercises to strengthen your muscles?

You can try Scissor Kicks
Lie on your back with your arms by your sides and legs out straight. Lift your legs several inches off the ground. Cross one leg over the other, like a pair of scissors, then open them back up. Repeat, alternating which leg goes above the other each time. Keep your legs straight, and do not lower them back down between reps. The closer you keep your legs to the ground, the harder this exercise will be.

And Crunches
Crunches are the most popular core exercise. There is a wide variety of crunches you can do. To do a basic crunch, lie on your back, with you knees bent and feet flat on the floor. With your arms crossed on your chest, sit up, just until your shoulder blades come off the floor. Lie back down. To add variety, extend your arms, and, as you sit up, reach toward your feet, knees or the ceiling.

These two exercises are effective and don't require much use of your hip which I know you mentioned was in a lot of pain. Try them safely at home and let me know if it helps,


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