advertisement
Question
Posted by: Nel | 2011/03/18

Stretching / clicking

Hi there, I''m not sure if this is a cyberdoc or fitness doc question....? I used to be a gymnas (about 20 yrs ago) and have not done much exercise since (I am now 34 yrs). I have stretched every single morning since then though as I feel a need to. I can still do the splits etc at my age and I attribute it to the daily stretching. However, I contantly that my muscles are tight and even at work I get up, find a private place and do some back and leg stretching. I also feel a slight necessity to click my back and neck into place. Why do I feel so tight if I dont do a lot of stretching and what about the clicking? Someone suggested I might want to see a chiropractor? What do you think? Many thanks for your time.

Not what you were looking for? Try searching again, or ask your own question
Our expert says:
Expert ImageFitnessDoc

HI Nel

Difficult one. It could well be a disc issue with your back, compressing a nerve perhaps. Might be worth seeing a doctor about it, and have them refer, either to a physio or a chiropractor, depending on their assessment of it.

It sounds from your email that this is a relatively new problem, and so that does suggest something like a disc problem, maybe related to your training earlier, but only manifesting now. So I'd definitely see someone, as much as I hate to pass the buck!

Ross

The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical exmanication, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.

1
Our users say:
Posted by: fitnessdoc | 2011/03/31

HI Nel

Difficult one. It could well be a disc issue with your back, compressing a nerve perhaps. Might be worth seeing a doctor about it, and have them refer, either to a physio or a chiropractor, depending on their assessment of it.

It sounds from your email that this is a relatively new problem, and so that does suggest something like a disc problem, maybe related to your training earlier, but only manifesting now. So I'd definitely see someone, as much as I hate to pass the buck!

Ross

Reply to fitnessdoc

Have your say

Thanks for commenting! Your comment will appear on the site shortly.
Thanks for commenting! Your comment will appear on the site shortly.
advertisement