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Can push ups cause further injury to diastasis?

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Pushups and diastasis recti

Generally, sit-ups can cause damage however pushups may not. If you are concerned, please see your physician for their advice, since it is difficult to say without knowing the details of your situation.

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No harm done

pushups actually strengthen your core and will make your rectus muscles stronger it will not worsen your diastasis

Joseph A. Russo, MD
Newton Plastic Surgeon
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