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Incurred an ankle fracture (bone chips) & torn ligaments 25 yrs ago. Daily pain with any weight bearing activity. How might surgery help?

Incurred an ankle fracture (bone chips) & torn ligaments 25 yrs ago. Daily pain with any weight bearing activity. How might surgery help?

Maybe: It depends on what your physical exam and xrays show. There are several procedures that may be considered aNd you could consider evaluation with your pmd and or orthopedic surgeon to discuss ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more


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At home exercise to strengthen knee after patellar dislocation?

At home exercise to strengthen knee after patellar dislocation?

SLR's: Straight leg raises w/ a 1 or 2 lb. Ankle wt. On a daily basis(start w/ 25 and buld up to 100 per day).Lay flat on back, bend good knee to 90 degrees;.Then bring ankle back on weak leg(tightening hamstring group) then tighten quads and pick up leg and hold a foot or so off floor or couch and hold for a count of 10.Then let down relax both muscle groups and then repeat.Look up diagram of exercise. ...Read more

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Can doing cardio exercise delay the healing of rib fractures?

Can doing cardio exercise delay the healing of rib fractures?

Depends on: how vigorous you exercise. But if it is causing little or no pain, it is probably ok to continue. ...Read more

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Doing push ups after a scapholunate ligament injury recovery, is this okay?

Doing push ups after a scapholunate ligament injury recovery, is this okay?

Not recommended: This puts axial load on the wrist which drives the capitate proximally putting force and stress on the scaphoid-lunate interval causing potential for new or extended tear as well as mid carpal arthritis. If you did not have reconstructive or reparative surgery then at higher risk for worsening injury. ...Read more

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I had a bicycling accident with a t12 compression fx. When can I start exercising again, biking, running, weight lifting? Any "forbidden" movements?

I had a bicycling accident with a t12 compression fx.  When can I start exercising again, biking, running, weight lifting?  Any "forbidden" movements?

Compression Fracture: First it depends on the extent of the injury. Was it traumatic? Iif a small anterior single column traumatic compression fracture 4-6 weeks of healing are required. Biking, running, and lifting should be progressively reintroduced at that time. Should avoid repetitive flexion based activity such as dead lifts. Proper posture will be key to future weight lifting to avoid pain and/or reinjury. ...Read more

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Intense ankle pain (front & lateral) prohibits climbing stairs, pivoting, running. No injury, full ROM w/o weight on it. What did/should I do? Thanks!

Intense ankle pain (front & lateral) prohibits climbing stairs, pivoting, running. No injury, full ROM w/o weight on it. What did/should I do? Thanks!

Ortho Eval needed: Seek evaluation by your orthopaedic surgeon. Along with a thorough examination of your ankle, X-rays would likely be obtained to assess for a potential loose body of osteophyte that may make stair climbing painful. Instability or ankle looseness would also be assessed as the anterior and lateral aspect of the ankle is where the main stabilizing ligaments are located. ...Read more

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Fx medial malleolus and tore ligame4 months ago. Cast 5 weeks, walking boot, pt. Mostly back to normal.When to start cheerleading jumps and tumbling ?

Fx medial malleolus and tore ligame4 months ago. Cast 5 weeks, walking boot, pt. Mostly back to normal.When to start cheerleading jumps and tumbling ?

Ask your surgeon: No one but the surgeon who has been caring for your injury should answer this question. Call the office, and you'll get an answer to your question in short order. Do not resume your activities prematurely, as you may cause further damage or generally delay your complete recovery. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can i exercise on recumbent bike with Achilles tendonitis?

Can i exercise on recumbent bike with Achilles tendonitis?

Achilles tendonitis: Yes biking is acceptable exercise. Eccentric contraction or elongation of the gastrocnemius muscle that your achilles' tendon attaches to can help and if done on a bike is typically safe. Be sure to stretch out the calf both the gastrocnemius and soleus and ice along with nsaids can help. ...Read more

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Should i exercise on an elliptical trainer after lumbar fusion?

Should i exercise on an elliptical trainer after lumbar fusion?

Possibly: Your surgeon will be the person to give you some parameters on returning to normal activities and exercise. Typically, once fused, there should be very little restrictions on activities. ...Read more

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Do i need to rest my ankle and restrict activities if pain occurs on weightbearing (after standing/walking for 10 mins) after 9 months of ankle sprain?

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Do i need to rest my ankle and restrict activities if pain occurs on weightbearing (after standing/walking for 10 mins) after 9 months of ankle sprain?

Ankle sprain : If you still have pain after nine months following an ankle sprain i would recommend you see your. Doctor about getting an MRI of your ankle to make sure you didn't tear your ligament or develop a talar dome lesion. ...Read more

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With a tailbone injury can you do strength training w weights ie squats,leg press, hip abducter and cardio - elliptical?

With a tailbone injury can you do strength training w weights ie squats,leg press, hip abducter and cardio - elliptical?

Varies: It varies somewhat based on the severity of the injury. If it is a fracture, you would be well suited to avoid exercises that put extra strain on that area such as seated military press, etc for 6-8 weeks. If it was more of a soft tissue injury, than basically you would just try to keep your activities to such a level that your pain is not aggravated, but could increase them as tolerated. ...Read more

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Ankle sprain 9 months back.Pain on weight bearing aftr 10 minutes despite continuous physiotherapy & bracing.Mri says a torn lig with a partial torn lig?

Ankle sprain 9 months back.Pain on weight bearing aftr 10 minutes despite continuous  physiotherapy & bracing.Mri says a torn lig with a partial torn lig?

Consider options: Must consider other options, that would include evaluation for repair, bracing, another opinion by another physician if already seeing a doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Tanya Russo
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Tailbone Injury (Definition)

A tailbone injury is usually caused by trauma or a fall. These are often self-limiting and improve on their own. Neurological signs like numbness and weakness or incontinence are always concerning and should be ...Read more


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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more