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Ankle Weights For A Hip Injury
Neither is good.....: Good idea to see an orthopedist if an injury like this has occured. ...Read more
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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
Generally yes: For most "soft tissue" injuries (muscle, tendon, or ligament), non-impact activities can be very beneficial for rehabilitation and healing. However, accurate identification of the injury is important to develop the proper therapy plan. This is particularly important for more serious injuries. See you family doctor, orthopedist, or physiatrist for a referral to a physical therapist if necessary. ...Read more
Pitcher: They both can be equally impairing, especially if the require surgery. With both areas if it is not a surgical problem it is important to evaluate the throwing motion and the whole body kinetic chain to decern if a deficit is the cause of your shoulder or elbow pain. Important to not just focus on the area with symptoms but also focus on why you got the symptoms from throwing. ...Read more
Unequal leg lengths: Usally those boots make the leg a bit longer on the injured side so this throws off the gait and can put extra stress on the opposite side / a shoe with a thicker sole may help sketchers are a brand that has somewhat thicker soles and these some times help talk to your orthopedist about this good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is a plaster of paris necessary for a knee sprain? I had a soccer injury, a knee sprain and I the dr strapped my knee with POP
Plaster paris cast: A sprain, fracture , tear? Non orthopedist will splint( ( i.e. not all the way around), if concerned about a fracture or unstable joint. Or can use pre-fab splints and crutches. Nowadays only orthopedists cast . Fractures are detected by xray. Ligament tears, meniscus tears by MRI . Except for fracture ( and even w/ small fx) immobilize with brace ,ace and give crutches. discuss w ortho ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Knee brace: No. Provides no functional support.Get a more detailed answer ›
Not necessarily: I have many patients with patella instability who run. The use of quad strengthening will help a patella instability issue. Also use of a patella stabilization sleeve will help somewhat. I would recommend running on level surfaces and avoid hills, stairs, and crouching. ...Read more
Surgery: The locked knee is generally a meniscus tear that can be trimmed arthroscopically and a torn ligament may need to be reconstructed if it is the acl or sometimes if it is the pcl. If it is an mcl or lcl these are commonly treated without surgery. ...Read more
Leg pain. Began w/pressure in shin. Spread to stiff/pain ankle+ hip & difficulty bearing weight/weakness & foot coldness.No recent injury.Suggestions?
I have knee, calf and foot pain with no trauma or injury to my leg. Onset was sudde My leg feels heavy as if I were wearing ankle weights.
Immediate Care....: You might be a great candidate for the formation of a clot in your leg. No injury is needed and the symptoms can vary. Whenever the calf is involved, your safest bet is to have it checked out asap. A failure to identify and treat this possibility could be disastrous. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What preventative measures should be taken to avoid re-injuring a hip flexor - soccer injury? Any specific stretches or weight training?
Avoid re-injury: In my experience groin strains( hip flexor/adductor muscle strains) are common in american football kickers and soccer players."rice"( rest, ice, compression , elevation / nsaids ) is most effective for treatment initially . The best advice i can give to avoid re-injury is to be certain your injury has completely healed before playing again. Stretching exersises once healed ? Benefit... ...Read more
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
Severe pain 24 hours in lateral thigh, deep, abt 1 hand below the hip, goes to low leg. No injury. Severe when weight bearing or twisting. rcnt cipro (ciprofloxacin)?
Not related to: Ciprofloxacin , and unlikely related to mastoiditis . Unusual without injury try gentle stretching aNd since it is fresh apply ice 15 minutes three times a day for 3 days( frozen corn or peas works great) then switch to heat , take Ibuprofen too. If not improving get an evaluation ...Read more
Left hip and left ankle pain at dawn every night for the past week. No injury. What is the cause?
VERY HARD TO ANSWER: with no injury a hands on exam is needed. could be due to phlebitis as a woman in your age group. Your PCP is a good place to start. more so if by the end of the day you have swelling of that leg. you would see imprints from sox, or shoes fitting tightly by end of the day. good luck! ...Read more
Mva 3 ks ago Fx 2 metacarp no other major injuries. Since last nitght, my left leg is hurting from ankle to hip,problems standing up mva related?
Slip on water 12 day ago Bruise on hip fading. Left ankle swells on/off. Previous injury to ankle. Feels like pull muscle from hip to ankle Sound ok?
Injuries : If your ankle persists in causing you discomfort you should get your doctor to check it out because of your previous injury. Good Luck ...Read more
Dull pain near right hip not extreme, worse with added weight or sneeze. Also pain in right ankle that arises randomly without warning.
All areas of right hip and groin w dull, persistent pain down right leg to ankle, over 8 months. Active lifestyle, healthy weight. 3 on pain scale.
Time to see MD!: Time has certainly not resolved your pain! So you need to see a doc in person and get a physical after a detailed history. Maybe there is only a problem in the way you are exercising that's causing your pain and changes in your routine may correct it. Or you may have some other problem with your hip or back that is causing your leg pain. Maybe it is just your type of shoes! A doc needs to check ...Read more
Is it a tendinitis or brusities.I have pain above knee/some swelling/no heat/no redness/stiff weak leg/cant bear weight/pain in upper hip/near ankle?
Hip/knee/ankle: Your question can not be answered online. You need to see a doctor in person ...Read more
I have "compartment syndrome of thigh muscles" . How do I find a specialist for treating it.Also for "greater trochanteric synd injuries involved ankles, knees, hips, with strain to soft tissues of both legs which was followed by upper and lower swellin
See below: You would be best to check at your local sporting goods store. ...Read more
Not the safest: Alan, Ankle weights can throw off your biomechanics, leading to lower leg injury. If you want to increase your weight while running to increase your fitness, try a weighted vest instead. It distributes the weight better, lowering the likelihood of injury. Hope this helps! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What should I do to get big calves with ankle weights or anyways that will help me get big calves?
Toe raises: Do a series of toe raises with weight across your shoulder or use a resistive machine. ...Read more
There is severe pain in my hip, no injuries and ive soaked leg put ice done everything you should for pain, but pain getting worse..almost in tears ER?
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