weight lifting


Question by  shalini (79)

Is it safe to lift weights after a hernia repair?

I had hernia repair.


Answer by  lonelywolf (2117)

For the first two or three weeks, you need to recover from the surgery. After that time, it may be okay to start with very light weights and gradually increase.


Answer by  sanchlis (63)

Refrain from doing so in the interest of your health until after you have given yourself the recommended time to heal. After a follow up with your doctor and permission, it should be okay. Pushing yourself too early may cause you to undo the repair and have a hernia all over agai.


Answer by  JimIngram (115)

If you are going to lift weights after a hernia repair, if you check with your doctor. When you are able, begin by lifting very light amounts of weight.


Answer by  Turkwork (1150)

I have had a hernia repair and the general advice that my doctor gave me was limit lifting that strains that area. Your doctor should give you a lifting restriction that is safe for you.

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