Personal problems with exercise. Sit ups verses push ups. Standing.

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    May 02, 2010 10:28 PM GMT
    I am not sure if this is part of the problem. My right leg is shorter than the left leg. On top of that the hip bone on the right side is higher up than the one on the left side. It causes a lot of pain but I never complain about it.

    Anyways the point is. I decided to start exercising. I am to poor to get weights and stuff like that. Can't afford a gym membership. I don't feel comfortable in my neighborhood going out for walks or runs. So I just stick with sit ups and push ups. Well I can do sits ups with little pain. It will take some practice but i will get better. I can't do 1 push up without extreme pain. I don't know if that means there is something wrong or what. I think Ill just stick with the sit ups. I can't see a doctor because I don't have health insurance.

    Also do those skecher shape up shoes work at all. I need something to help me stand at work. I stand and walk around for 8 to 10 hours every day and it pretty much kills me. Those shoe inserts don't work at all.
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    May 02, 2010 10:33 PM GMT
    Where is the pain when doing push-ups?
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    May 02, 2010 10:38 PM GMT
    That is weird. It is coming from my shoulder area. The most intense pain is. The rest of it is in my thighs.
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    May 02, 2010 10:43 PM GMT
    You should not do anything that causes pain. Not sure if you have an injury or maybe it is just too much too soon.

    Can you do pushups against a wall?
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    May 02, 2010 11:31 PM GMT
    no. I can't do that either.
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    May 03, 2010 12:04 AM GMT
    You MUST go to see a doctor if you have this much pain in all these areas. Maybe you're low on something. You look healthy from your pics though
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    May 03, 2010 2:18 AM GMT
    I see you like swimming. Does that also cause pain?

    If you can swim without a lot of pain, that would be a good thing for now to start with until you get a little stronger.

    But I agree with naivenewbie. If you are having such bad pain it would be smart to see a doctor. Some areas have walk-in clinics that are low-cost, sometimes in pharmacies. Of course this would not be a specialist, but maybe they can have a look and at least tell you if you need one.

    Or travel to Canada and go to the emergency room there.

    I have a lot of pain due to a back and a shoulder injury and I really feel for you. You are so young - hopefully whatever is wrong can be corrected and you will heal, but you really should scrape together some cash and see someone.
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    May 03, 2010 4:52 AM GMT
    I just endure it. I worry about my future though. I love swimming. I think I can get insurance in October through my work. I think I should do that.
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    May 03, 2010 5:27 AM GMT
    If you're experiencing pain I would try to see a doctor.
    Most cities have some sort of free or reduced-cost clinics -- you could google it for your area.
    Also, if you ask around and find a couple of doctors your friends go to, call them up and ask how much an office visit is. You might be surprised that it's not as much as you think. (For example, I just went to a podiatrist and he charged me $65 -- not a fortune.) Tell them you're paying cash -- a lot of doctors give discounts for people paying cash because they don't have to mess with the insurance companies.

    Probably the better option: Like a lot of states, Minnesota has programs to help low-income people get health insurance.
    http://www.dhs.state.mn.us/main/idcplg?IdcService=GET_DYNAMIC_CONVERSION&RevisionSelectionMethod=LatestReleased&dDocName=dhs16_144033

    Don't be shy about asking for help -- if you're paying taxes (even sales taxes), you're already helping to pay for this stuff! icon_smile.gif

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    May 04, 2010 11:59 AM GMT
    It seems you might have an issue with your rotator if your having issues doing push ups. You should see a doctor. Do you have any numbness in your shoulder or arm?

    Swimming is the best for cardio and getting an entire body workout. Join a gym and dont worry about what others think. Remember your in there for yourself and nobody else
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    May 04, 2010 3:55 PM GMT
    I mean i could see a doctor. The Problem is they will all tell me to see a specialist. I will have to get expensive x rays. The specialist will be expensive. I can't even afford a gym membership. I have endured for years I think I can handle until october when I get health insurance. I would join a gym but i can't afford a gym membership. i also would feel like everyone is staring at me. I have a hard time lifting anything heavy and I get tired out very fast.
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    May 04, 2010 4:17 PM GMT
    chris8787 saidI just endure it. I worry about my future though. I love swimming. I think I can get insurance in October through my work. I think I should do that.

    Get the employer medical insurance in October. You may face an initial waiting period before you can use it, however, and hassles with pre-existing conditions. Obama Care might have solved that, but the Republican/teabagger landslide this November will rescind health care reforms, so assume they never happened.

    Until you can afford a medical evaluation (and I really think you need one ASAP) I would advise against doing any exercises that cause you pain. Swimming is non-impact, so that if it also causes you pain you should definitely see a doctor without delay.

    Perhaps you have some congenital defects. I was born with various joint deformities; my ankles, especially my left, barely able to move at all, the bones fused nearly solid. Well, OK, I learned about this as a child, understood the pain and the problem, knew what it was and that it was manageable. Knowledge is power, and freedom from fear.

    And so I became a fast runner, and could march the boots right off of any other Army soldier during my career, despite my mobility limitations and pain. When I realized the pain was unimportant to my health it meant nothing to me. I can manage pain, so long as I understand its benign cause. So find out the cause of your pain, and you will know what to do about it.
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    May 04, 2010 4:39 PM GMT
    Your problem is probably your hip and leg being smaller. It has put your whole body out of whack. I agree with the others. You really need to see a doctor ASAP. It is too bad that you have to wait till October to get insurance. You might want to check out your State funded health insurance. You can usually get this very inexpensively and it could take care of your problem before then. I am sorry that you are in so much pain. I have a bad foot problem and had to sleep on my stomach with my feet off the end of the bed. My doctor always told me to take 4 200mg ibuprofen 3 times a day. This is the equivalent of taking prescription Ibuprofen. I did this every day until I could get my feet fixed. It works, however this is only a temporary fix to your pain problem and should not do this for more than a couple of weeks as it could affect your kidneys and liver.
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    May 04, 2010 6:38 PM GMT
    Thanks all for the replies. I tried getting state insurance. I was rejected because apparently I make to much money. I think ill just stick with doing sit ups and if I am up for it going for walks. I don't know how good of a idea it is.
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    May 04, 2010 7:30 PM GMT
    Pain is your body's way of telling you something is wrong.
    Call around to different Dr offices and see if one will let you pay the bill out over a few weeks. You might not be able to afford a return visit, but you'll at least get some solid advice. All we can do is run you in circles, possibly hurting yourself even more.