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Any Good Stretches Prevent Sesamoiditis
Sesamoiditis is an inflammation of bones identified as sesamoid or sesame seed shaped bones. These are small bones found in several areas of the foot. The ones generally associated with sesamoiditis are found embedded in a tendon that helps flex the big toe downward. They are ball of the foot just under ...Read more
No: The current stretching exercises that are recommended for PF are really for stretching the calf muscles and Achilles tendon and can be useful for those. With few exceptions, stretching the PF is not helpful, and I do not recommend it. A stretched PF will give poor support to your foot arch, and cause further problems for you in the future. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Are there any good ways to prevent/aid trochanteric bursitis, joint pain, during sports (important)?
Patella exercises: Reduce your activity level on things that you notice bother your knee. Quad stretch lie on back bending knee and touching to floor, foot near buttock. Avoid deep squats. Avoid lunges all together. Avoid stairs when possible. Stretch before and after exercise. Ice after exercise. Perform leg presses with light weight only the last 30 degrees. Same with squats. Bicycle seat high just reaching pedals. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Any good remedies for ball-of-foot blister prevention? I walk for exercise. Wearing dr-made orthotics. Ball-of-foot friction.
Resistance condition: Resistance conditioning should help. Try putting a bean bag on the top of your foot and then bending your ankle to lift your toes up. As you lift your toes tip them so the sole of your foot faces outward. That motion should strengthen the muscle that is usually responsible for shin splints. In addition, balancing up on your tip toes is another goid exercise to strengthen thoee muscles. ...Read more
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
Proper training: Properly train and gradually build up your mileage or activity. Make sure your shoes are supportive, cushioning, and in good condition. If you are a runner, avoid running on hard surfaces. If you still have pain, talk to your doctor about custom orthotics. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, but...: Yes, but it depends on the specific shoulder injury. There are many things that can go wrong in a shoulder, and rehab is specific to each. Most exercises focus on regaining range of motion, flexibility, and strength. See your dr or a physical therapist and they should be able to come up with a plan to help you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
CUSHIONING: Asics excels in cushioning, nimbus or cumulus (think clouds.) these will hold up over mileage. Mizuno wave is also a good choice. New balance has a few in their higher end. You will still need good pronatory control from an orthotic or a firm insole. Stretching is also key in the prevention of shinsplints. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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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
Can ankle braces help plantar fascitis? Pain in fascia and tender.? Any advice besids the normal rice, stretch and strengthen and massage
Night splints???: There are some night splints to help stretch out the plantar fascia while you sleep. Some of these look like ankle braces, but provide a completely different service to you. You should also use replacement supportive insoles like spenco total support or rx orthotics. See a podiatrist for details. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hip flexor stretches: Tight hip flexors make walking difficult and running painful because the tight hip flexor muscles make obtaining full hip extension impossible thus significantly shortening your stride and slowing your speed. Hip extension stretching will help stretch tight flexors. Anti-inflammatory medications such as Ibuprofen may also help. Once tight flexors are stretched, a strengthening program will help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Strengthening your legs and core and increasing flexibility by working with a trainer and doing weight training can reduce injuries. Specific to soccer, eccentric exercises can reduce hamstring injuries and proprioceptive and neuromuscular training has been shown to reduce ACL injuries in women. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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