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are ankle weights bad for kids

A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Oberman
30 years experience in Podiatry
No: As long as you use them properly and do not use too more weight than you can handle.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Wilkin
23 years experience in Podiatry
Maybe: It is always good to be active and exercise. Proper weight lifting technique is important. Also, ankle weights can be used safely. However, if your ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vic Kalman
34 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
They can be: I personally do not like ankle weight. I prefer to "closed chain exercises." these involve exercises like partial squats, lunges that promote streng ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angelo Mitsos
39 years experience in Podiatry
Wear and Tear: I think adding weight to the lower extremity (which is already bearing the entire body weight) is increasing wear and tear on the joints. Also additio ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
22 years experience in Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Get diagnosis 1st: A really bad ankle is quite non-specific. You should go to an orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeon who can diagnose you and give the proper treatment w ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
I see no harm : From doing that, keep in mind moderation while doing that.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
22 years experience in Sports Medicine
Osteoarthritis : The risk of lower extremity injuries is extremely high in college and nfl players. A high percentage have cartilage injuries of the knee in addition t ... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Safe if U have no. .: ...knee or back issues. Also if U try it & it is painful, try something else.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience in Podiatry
Swim: Look into the biomechanics of your body , perhaps orthotics would help.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Proper form: Is essential. Full situps have been out of vogue for a long time as too much of the back is used. Crunches are beneficial when done right. Pilates wor ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
43 years experience in Podiatry
Knee Monia: Run very lightly or better yet try riding a bike and pretend that you are running. Bad knees and running generally are not compatible.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Horak ii
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
Ankle: I would enter into Google ankle sprain. The same exercises we use to rehab a sprained ankle are helpful to prevent them. They are simple exercises and ... Read More
A 66-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Purchase
22 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Not many: Those are the biggies. You can try resistance training (ie weights). I would suggest low weights with high reps. Other possibilities include aerobics ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience in Endocrinology
Still growing: It is uncommon for an 18 year old to continue growing but it does happen sometimes. More likely is that the amount of bone will increase with little i ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience in Pediatrics
Protein powder: You gain muscle by exercise like weight lifting. Since we don't know the long term effects of protein powders I eould refrain from using them
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
See details: Almost any aerobic activity is worth it including running, playing sports., cycling, swimming, walking, etc. Anything that gets them off the couch, a ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Wyatt
25 years experience in Family Medicine
Non weight bearing: The ones i typically advise are bicycle especially recumbent bike and swimming.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pedro Cabrera
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Pool: I will be better for you to do exercises in the pool where gravity is not an issue, but you will still doing the eercises against water resistance. An ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Question unclear: If your 6 & 4 yo were micro-premies , it never hurts them to be rear facing if the seat is so designed. Protection from the forward head snap & spinal ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience in Rheumatology
You may have hyperm: You may have hypermobility also known as Ehlers Danlos Syndrome. You need to discuss with your physicians and see a rheumatologist. The most importa ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
29 years experience in Pediatrics
Exercise: Even the bedridden can do stretching and small weights. Then there are puzzles, building models, knitting socks,. Think out of the box . Painting ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Kirk
16 years experience in Podiatry
Tough not to: Being in a walking boot for that long you will loose some strength, you can do range of motion exercises while you are sitting to maintain motion and ... Read More

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