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Ace Wrap And Fibromyalgia
I sprained my ankle almost a month ago, ive been icing it and wrapping it w/ an elastic bandage, it doesn't heal, i can walk, should i get it checked?
Cold,Cold Heart...: One thing you can do before you rush off to have it checked is stop putting ice on it. Ice is good for the immediate injury, but like all reducers of inflammation' it can have chilling effect on the healing rate. Try applying heat and see if the increased blood flow doesn't help. Ligaments have a poor blood supply, so too much cold application can slow the blood flow and slow healing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fetal distress.: A tightly cord wrapping around the fetal neck or body can cause the fetal heart rate to decrease below normal repeatedly and require a cesarean section sometimes. It is, however pretty common and not an immediate indication for c-section - amnioinfusion can help achieve a normal vaginal delivery. ...Read more
Hot and Cold: Gout usually presents with 'burning/hot' and swelling (at least during an attack). If your immediate gout site is 'fairly chilly, ' this is not related to the gout. Consider consulting with your family doctor or podiatrist and have your pulses evaluated. In the meantime, i see no problem with keeping is wrapped for warmth, but comprising the site is not advised. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is the name of the symbol you see on a medical alert bracelet with a snake wrapped around a rod?
Caduceus: Caduceus.Get a more detailed answer ›
Not Really....: Wrapping yourself in saran wrap isn't the best ideal to lose weight. The occlusion of the skin increases temperature, causes more sweating and forces you to lose water weight. The problem is you have to replace the fluids from the sweating, so it has a 0 net effect. You are better off at the gym exercising at your elevated zone for 30+ minutes and watching your diet. ...Read more