I can't walk straight upright. I suffer this problem from childhood. I walk very improperly. My shoulders and back they are always bent forward while I walk. I want to know some exercises which can help me walk straight.
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Apply Hot Fomentation twice daily.
Avoid bending in front.
Postural Correction- Sit Tall, Walk Tall.
Extension Exercises x 15 times x twice daily - lying on tummy, take left arm up for 3 seconds, then bring it down, right arm up for 3 seconds, bring down. Bring right leg up, hold for 3 seconds, bring it down. Then right leg up and hold for 3 seconds and bring it down. Repeat twice a day- 10 times.
Bhujang Asana – Lie flat on your stomach, keeping the palms out, bend the neck backward, take a deep breath and while holding it for 6 seconds, raise the chest up. Release breath and relax your body. Repeat the exercise 15 times twice daily.
Core Strengthening Exercises- Straight Leg Raised With Toes Turned Outward, repeat 10 times, twice a day.
Back Stretching- lie flat, pull one of the knee forward to chest, hold for 3 seconds, then bring the other knee forward to the chest and again hold for 3 seconds. Then pull both knees towards the chest and hold for 3 seconds. Repeat 10 times each exercise twice a day.
Do the cat/cow stretch. Get on all fours, with your arms straight and your hands directly under your shoulders; your knees hip-width apart.
Hi.... Your problem is termed as kyphosis...
Kyphosis is an exaggerated, abnormal rounding or curving of the vertebrae that affects the posture....
Kyphosis can result from trauma, degenerative diseases, problems during fetal development, infections, endocrine diseases, birth defects, spinal tumors and other factors.. Depending on cause and severity of the kyphosis, there are many different treatment options. Postural kyphosis may be improved with an exercise and a physical therapy program that strengthens supporting muscles....
It seems to be a congenital defect because you are suffering from this since childhood. Still some stretching and postural correction exercises might help you but at what extent it will prove beneficial need proper and further evaluation.
Hi..As Dr. Chetan explained all the causes related to kyphosis, if it's not congenital then it can be corrected with stretching exercises and strengthening exercises. Try to do more overhead activities, raising up your head might be of help.