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Are there any good stretches to prevent sesamoiditis?

Are there any good stretches to prevent sesamoiditis?

Good shoes: Avoid bad shoes. Walk on whole foot rather then on toes or high heel., if painful need to see specialist. ...Read more

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Dr. Sharon Joag
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Sesamoiditis (Definition)

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


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Are there good stretches to prevent plantar fasciitis?

Are there good stretches to prevent plantar fasciitis?

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 more

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Are there any good ways to prevent/aid trochanteric bursitis, joint pain, during sports (important)?

Are there any good ways to prevent/aid trochanteric bursitis, joint pain, during sports (important)?

Stretch: Exercises to stretch the iliotibial tract can diminish pressure over the greater trochanter. Nsaids can be a good support. Keep moving, and prolong your warmup can help keep symptoms minimized during the activity. ...Read more

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What are some good stretches or exercises for patella tendinitis?

What are some good stretches or exercises for patella tendinitis?

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 more

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Any good remedies for ball-of-foot blister prevention? I walk for exercise. Wearing dr-made orthotics. Ball-of-foot friction.

Any good remedies for ball-of-foot blister prevention? I walk for exercise. Wearing dr-made orthotics. Ball-of-foot friction.

Well fit walker: A well fit lace up walking shoe that accomodates your orthotic. Thick cotton socks sport tyope as an interface between foot and orthotic. ...Read more

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Are there any good ways to prevent shin splints ?

Are there any good ways to prevent shin splints ?

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

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Are there any stretches I should do before jogging to prevent foot/leg injury?

Are there any stretches I should do before jogging to prevent foot/leg injury?

A recent article: In the ny times revealed dynamic stretching to be better than static for pre excercise stretching. So, jumping jacks, or little jogs in place were dynamic. Stretching aft excercise seems to be more important. ...Read more

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What preventative measures should be taken to avoid re-injuring a hip flexor - soccer injury? Any specific stretches or weight training?

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

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Are there any good ways to prevent shin splints before it happens?

Are there any good ways to prevent shin splints before it happens?

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 more

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Are there any good stretches for a shoulder joint injury?

Are there any good stretches for a shoulder joint injury?

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 more

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What are the best brands of running shoes that help prevent shin splints?

What are the best brands of running shoes that help prevent shin splints?

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 more

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Are there any good ways to prevent onset of tendinitis?

Are there any good ways to prevent onset of tendinitis?

Stretch and ice: Prevention takes planning. Taking antiinflammatory meds may help prior to activity, ice afterwards (even if not painful or swollen), hydration or recovery fuel, massage, stretching, etc. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What are good exercises do to strengthen previous sports injury (on knee, ankle, calf)?

What are good exercises do to strengthen previous sports injury (on knee, ankle, calf)?

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 more

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Can ankle braces help plantar fascitis? Pain in fascia and tender.? Any advice besids the normal rice, stretch and strengthen and massage

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 more

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Are there any exercises to stretch or strengthen a hip flexor?

Are there any exercises to stretch or strengthen a hip flexor?

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 more

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What are good exercises and stretches to ease hip pain?

What are good exercises and stretches to ease hip pain?

Air squats: A good functional exercise is the air squat. Here's a link that describes how they can be done. http://goo.gl/v75cg. ...Read more

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Are there preventive measures I can take to reduce my chances of injury playing soccer?

Are there preventive measures I can take to reduce my chances of injury playing soccer?

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 more

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