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Above Knee Amputation Exercise Program
Does 62yo need physical for supervised walking, stretching+strengthening (bands/free weights+plate-loaded equip), swimming, water exercise/volleyball ?
There are many benefits to being active during pregnancy. You may not feel great every day of your pregnancy, but exercise should make you feel better overall and may help prepare you for labor and childbirth. There are some conditions or symptoms that may make exercising during pregnancy inadvisable. Talk with your health care provider about the exercise that ...Read more
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
Knee osteoarthritis. Advisable to add ankle weights when doing strengthening exercises like straight leg raise?
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Why would pt use 2lb ankle weight for strengthening leg of a senior recovering from fracture? Hurts knee?
Ankle weights: My answer is that i wouldn't do any exercise that hurts. Pain is a sign that your body doesn't like this. I would reduce the weight (to 1 pound, or even 1/2 a pound) till i found a level of weight which allowed me to do the exercise without pain. Do that for a while, then slowly increase the weight. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Best to ask surgeon: Your ability to progress to cardio exercise (stationary bike, elliptical, etc.) after knee arthroscopy depends upon what exactly was done in your knee. A simple meniscal tear debridement (pain "removal") requires minimal internal healing and may allow very rapid return to desired activites (10-14 days). If internal healing is required (acl reocnstruction or other "repair") expect 3-6 week delay. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Badminton coach, 22yrs.2months over with my ACL surgery, hamstring autograft.I only do standing core exercise, walk approx 4kms a day. Is it enough?
Yes: You are very early out from your repair and should strongly avoid twisting or pivoting for another couple months. Soft tissue grafts can take 6-9 months to incorportate. We used to say 6 months but per dr. Fu the king of hamstring recon he typically advises 9 mo prior to return to competitive play. Closed chain exercises are strongly advised to avoid shear across the graft. ...Read more
Is t25 modified doable w/maltracking, patella & knee tendonitis. Unable to do lunges squats weight bearing. If not please recommend prgm to firm body?
VMO strengthening: Short arc quad strengthening for lower extremities. ...Read more
Bizarre question: Barbara 224, we are a community of highly trained medical doctors providing a valuable free medical advice service to the public. Either you are wasting our time on a mean spirited practical joke while mentally "normal", or you have extremely severe psychological or mental problems and should seek help for them locally. ...Read more
Your PT should be --: Able to help you, as he/she'll be able to determine which (or all )muscles need to be strengthened in your thigh (both quads ; hamstrings). They'll be gauging your response to the pt and giving you a home exercise program, all in an effort to rehabilitate you, to attain the best function you can achieve after rev surgery. Do them religiously ; you'll enjoy the results of the surgery. Good luck. ...Read more
What are good rehab exercises for lower broken leg , including knee , tibia fibula if you can't afford a physical therapist?
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Pain and stiffness with extending knee. Medial knee pain extending just below knee. Gradual onset after yard work, 8 mile walk. No swelling. Minor redness. DVT?
Is Windsor Pilates along with Shwinn Airdyne Biking daily okay for total knee replacement patients?
Knee hurts badly despite trying interventions my GP recommended (PT, supportive shoes, walking, stretching). Possibility of osteoarthritis?
I suggest you : See an orthopedist who specializes in knees. ...Read more
Here are some: Straight leg raises wall squats single leg squat (only 45 degrees) calf raises and calf drops from a step a formal session with a physical therapist could be worth while to get you on your way previous ankle sprains need specific treatment to improve range and proprioception. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lateral knee pain mostly when crossing leg. Full weight bearing/strengh (can do ATG bodyweight squats), no swelling or tenderness. Meniscus tear?
IT Band: Iliotibial Band Syndrome (IT Band) can cause pain on the lateral or outside part of the knee. Most common in runners. Common syndrome aggravated by crossing the affected leg. I would expect more swelling and tenderness with a meniscus tear. Stretching, Cold therapy, rest, and NSAIDS are helpful. Good luck ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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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