Pectus Excavatum and Foam Rolling

Why You Need Foam Rolling for Pectus Excavatum  If you’re into weightlifting in any shape and form to improve pectus excavatum, you need to get tissue work done. You can go to a neuromuscular therapist, or you can do it by yourself by foam rolling.  Not everybody has the time or money to go to … Read more

How to Measure Your Sunken Chest Depth – 2021 A-Z Guide

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How to Measure Pectus Excavatum Depth Before starting the non-surgical treatment of pectus excavatum, it is essential to measure your hollow chest depth. It will be ideal if you measure it every single day. This will allow you to see how your pectus excavatum correction is progressing day by day. This progress will serve you … Read more

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Gaining Weight with Pectus Excavatum – Ultimate 2021 Guide

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Gaining Weight with Pectus Excavatum A lot of skinny people who want to gain weight hear, “I like to have your issues too.”, typically by overweight individuals. We live in a world where everybody wants to lose weight. We continuously look at how the “perfect body” should look like. We see the skinny models on … Read more

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Dating with Pectus Excavatum – Surprising 2020 Survey Results

Pectus Excavatum and Dating Nowadays, we have access to everything and everyone on social media. We are bombarded with images of men and women with perfect physiques, portraying that they live perfect lives. Living with pectus excavatum in 2020 can be a significant mental burden that is difficult to deal with. On the other note, … Read more

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Pectus Excavatum and Singing – What to Do & Avoid

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Does Pectus Excavatum Affect Singing? The answer is yes. But what is more important is to know how it affects singing and what you have to do to stop pectus excavatum from ruining your passion. Let’s start with a simple definition of what singing is. Singing is producing sounds with your voice, using unique vocal … Read more

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Chiropractic Treatment for PECTUS EXCAVATUM Nowadays, the non-surgical methods for treating pectus excavatum are mostly used in patients with a moderate chest deformity. These are the cases where you can see that the chest is indented. Chiropractic is a part of the physical therapy for pectus excavatum. That’s mostly used when the patient declines to undergo … Read more

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Pectus Posture Both pectus excavatum and pectus carinatum deformities are associated with skeletal problems. The term “Pectus Posture” is a series of postural issues and signs that occur simultaneously due to pectus excavatum. Pectus posture can also be described as “poor posture.” However, there are a few typical patterns that pectus excavatum sufferers have. In … Read more

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Pectus Excavatum and Scoliosis: 7 Complications, Dangers & More

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Pectus Excavatum and Scoliosis Scoliosis is a sideways curvature of the spine that usually occurs in the growth spurt, right before puberty hits. According to MayoClinic, about 3% of all adolescents have scoliosis. In most people, scoliosis is moderate. However, certain deformities like pectus excavatum can further worsen the scoliosis seriousness, as the sufferer gets … Read more

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8 Stretches for Pectus Excavatum that Helped Me the Most

Pectus Excavatum Stretching There is a scientific publication about the benefits of stretching and strengthening to improve the pectus excavatum deformity. Over the years, a lot of patients were clinically examined to benefit from this non-surgical treatment method. Even though stretching is proven to work in the short-term, it is still undiscovered how effective it … Read more

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Pregnancy and Pectus Excavatum – Dangers, Exercises & More

Pectus Excavatum and Pregnancy Pectus excavatum is characterized by an abnormality that gives the chest a caved-in or sunken look. It is one of the most common deformities that also affects women.  But, this deformity happens five times less commonly in females than in males.   The deformity can be recognized in women directly after … Read more

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Top 6 Pectus Excavatum Breathing Exercises You Should Do

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Pectus Excavatum Breathing Breathing exercises for pectus excavatum won’t make your deformity mysteriously disappear as some people claim. They aren’t as effective as the vacuum bell therapy, the special pectus excavatum exercises, or the braces. However, they will help you in the flattening of the chest, and in improving your restricted breathing patterns. In the … Read more

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Bra for Pectus Excavatum – 10 Types to Choose From & More

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Bras for Pectus Excavatum – Ultimate Guide Like males, pectus excavatum in females is also characterized by a deep depression of the sternum in the anterior thoracic wall. In simple terms, it is a deformity in which the breastbone is sunken into the chest. Pectus excavatum leaves a deep hole into the center of the … Read more

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Pectus Excavatum and Coronavirus COVID-19 – You Must Isolate

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Pectus Excavatum and Coronavirus COVID-19 According to the World Health Organization, the Coronaviruses are an extended family of viruses that can cause disease in both humans and animals. The most recently discovered coronavirus is the COVID-19. It causes respiratory infections, which can negatively affect the people with pectus excavatum deformity, who have reduced lung capacity … Read more

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Haller Index for Pectus Excavatum – Is It Really Helpful?

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Haller Index for Pectus Excavatum The Haller Index is an easy mathematical calculation to measure the severity of the pectus excavatum deformity. It is also known as pectus index. Throughout the years, the Haller Index has been helpful for surgeons to rate the severity of the pectus excavatum deformity. In this chapter, I’ll discuss about … Read more

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Ravitch Procedure for Pectus Excavatum – Is It Better Than Nuss?

Ravitch Procedure for Fixing Pectus Excavatum The Ravitch procedure can treat both pectus excavatum and pectus carinatum. With this method, the deformed cartilages are cut away on every side. This causes the sternum to flatten, so it remains even. One or more permanent bars are inserted to ensure the sternum keeps its new form. In … Read more

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Magnetic Mini Mover Procedure to Repair Pectus Excavatum

Magnetic Mini Mover Procedure The Magnetic Mini Mover Procedure (3MP) is classified as a minimally invasive procedure that can fix pectus excavatum. It is invented at UCSF Pediatric Surgery, as an alternative to the Nuss and Ravitch procedures. Even though these procedures are proven to be effective, they can be harsh on the patient’s well … Read more

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Pectus Excavatum in Babies & Kids – 7 Tips for Parents

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Pectus Excavatum in Babies Recent studies revealed that pectus excavatum in babies may be genetic. The deformity can result in increased pressure on the heart and lungs during the growing period. Asymmetrical shapes of the deformity are more common in older patients, and not babies. Studies say that 1 out of 500 children struggle with … Read more

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