Sports For Scoliosis Sufferers?
I want to ask, my spine is not symmetrical, is it okay to do push ups and sit ups?
Good afternoon, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com. The asymmetrical spine can be caused by scoliosis, where the spine is curved in the form of the letter C or S, congenital abnormalities, or structural abnormalities due to certain injuries. Whatever the cause, we do not recommend you to do push ups and sit ups.
This is because the push-up and sit-up movements are movements that are done by relying on the body's burden and rely on body symmetry. When someone pushes up, the position of the arm must be precise, the distance must be the same, and the body must not be tilted, except in certain movements such as spider push-ups. But the movement must be symmetrical tilt, if the first movement is tilted to the left, then the next movement is tilted to the right so that muscle balance is maintained.
In your case with a body that is not symmetrical, it means that there will be one side of the body that gets excess emphasis and this will affect the results of exercise. Especially if you experience severe scoliosis so that the curves of his body are very clear, this can cause injury when exercising.
Therefore, our advice would be better if you consult directly with your physiotherapist or orthopedist, so that you can choose the best exercise for you, and for the asymmetry itself, whether it can still be handled or not. Again this is important because not to mention push-ups and sit-ups, even in severe scoliosis for jogging can cause muscle pain. So, hopefully answering your question.