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Soreness, numbness and tightness in the stomach after doing exercise. Overweight. Chances of any damage?

I did a few stomach crunches and yoga and now I am sore and hurting on the left side and it extends down to the front of my thigh and the waist buttocks. I feel a tight knot below the stomach and an inflammation (swelling) and numbness in the region
I am 5'11", 44 yrs old and 220 pounds and this happened about a week ago. I try to continue my routine (5 mile hike yesterday) not sure if I am causing more damage or if I should do something else.
Asked On : Fri, 12 Apr 2013
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Ayurveda Specialist 's  Response
1. although these exercises are good for strengthening and toning of abdominal muscles,but the stress (pressure) they put on the muscles and digestive tract causes pain.
2. probably you might have over exert yourself which could have caused a slight tear (abdominal strain)?
3. other possible factors could be your under hydration,electrolyte imbalance,muscle fatigue, and not warming up and stretching before performing sit ups. the mean time some preventive measures can be taken like; eating meals two hours prior to do sit ups, avoid caffeine, Vitamin C, alcohol,carbonated beverages, sugar and fat, keep yourself well hydrated by consuming fresh fruits and vegetables.
5. it is better to get yourself checked by your health care provider or certified trainer for accurate diagnosis and evaluation
Answered: Fri, 12 Apr 2013
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