Kidney Back Pain Exercises

by Caitlyn

What exercises can I do for kidney back pain? My doctor told me that I have a kidney infection and gave me some antibiotics but my back still hurts. What exercises can I do to make my pain better?
Caitlyn



Hi Caitlyn,

I am sorry you are so uncomfortable. You don't say whether or not your kidney infection is cured. Has your doctor done a second urinalysis after you finished the antibiotics? If not, you may still have an infection and exercises are not going to be helpful.

If your infection is gone, you are most likely having muscular pain from lack of activity. When your kidney was infected the pain from that makes you favor and protect that side, so the muscles on the side of the pain get short and tight and weak, while the muscles on the other side get stronger.

The best cure for these muscle imbalances are getting back to normal activity as soon as possible. Gentle stretching and strengthening exercises can also help.

If you have been incapacitated for an extended length of time and the muscle imbalances and deconditioning have become severe you may need to see a physical therapist. He can evaluate you and give you specific exercises to strengthen specific muscle groups that are affected.

I think the first thing you should do is follow up with your doctor to make sure your infection is cleared up, then start trying to get back to normal activity as soon as possible. You can read more about your kidneys and how they cause back pain at Kidney Back Pain.

Good Luck, and let us know how you are doing.
Dave

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