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For 'runners knee' which running shoe would u recommend - Asics Gel Enhance Ultra 3 Running Shoe or Brooks Womens Adrenaline GTS 15 Running Shoe?
Not just Shoes...: Either shoe will do, but shoes are not the end all treatment for runners knee. There are many more things to consider before fixating on the shoe type. More important is whether you had, presently have or are in a preventive mode for the treatment of the problem. I suggest you seek out a sports medicine ortho specialist to do a proper evaluation and subsequent treatment and exercise protocol. ...Read more
Walking on side road almost stepped on dead raccoon with flies. Might have stepped on dried blood on pavement. Wearing pants socks shoes. Rabies risk?
Rabies transmission: Per the Centers for Disease Control: The most common mode of rabies virus transmission is through the bite and virus-containing saliva of an infected host. Though transmission has been rarely documented via other routes such as contamination of mucous membranes (i.e., eyes, nose, mouth), aerosol transmission, and corneal transplants. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to do after exposing yourself to an athletes foot environment? Was walking on locker room floors.
Both work well: Both grafts in addition to a cadavre grafts can work well. More importantly, the way the procedure is performed and the postop rehab are more important than the actual graft used. You would probably require at least six months of rehab postop before returning to rock climbing. ...Read more
Yes: It depends on your body type to start with. If you have legs with fat, then you can get a slimming effect with stair climbing, however, you may get an appearance of getting larger first as the underlying muscles increase in size as the fat burns of slower. Stair climbing has tons of benefits either way and can increase your cardiac health. Climb on and the legs will sort themselves out. ...Read more
A good fitting: the internet is full of different ideas of brands of shoes for your foot type and body size. What you need to do is either find a good shoe fitter at a running store and have hem check your foot and try different pairs with arch supports for your foot. Make sure it is comfortable and feels like good support. You can always see a sports medicine physician or a podiatrist who can fit you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
All can be fine: This is hard to answer. It depends on the quality of the shoe, how well it fits the shape of your foot and, most importantly, how well it feels. As a rule, the thicker the sole, the stiffer the shoe, the better the support, the better the shoe is for you. It does mean that other shoes are bad. Using generalities, my best answer to your question, would be a good running shoe. Dr l. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lack of suuport: When you walk on a hardwood floor, especially while barefoot, you lose all support for your arch and no longer have any cushioning for the bottoms of your feet. Both of these situations will be very uncomfortable, as well as potentially detrimental to your feet. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
4 flat feet&overpronation Over-pronation walking shoes necessary or orthotics. Orthotics not proven 2 work Over-pronation walking shoes proven 2 work?
Possibly, but why?: Most wiper fluid will have some sort of chemical composition to lower it's freezing point - usually some sort of alcohol and are a combination of solvents with a detergent. While this is a drying agent, you could just soak your feet in warm soapy (dish washing detergent) water, epsom salts or a dilute vinegar solution. With wiper solution, you could be getting different concentrations of agents. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Wear shower shoes.Get a more detailed answer ›
Be careful: As true barefoot running obviously has to be undertaken in a area with limited damaging material(think sharp pointy objects) on the ground. Even if you are using minimalist shoes, understand that if you choose to goes this route to run, you have to ease into footwear like this, particularly if your previous shoes were heavily cushioned. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Think contracted ringworm from couch at son house who watched friend cat, not from swimming pool. Your opinion. Used anti fungal on couch, cushions put in sunshine, and used diatomaceous earth prior to sleeping on it?
Ringworm : Sounds goodGet a more detailed answer ›
Unlikely: Unlikely but it is possible to contract leptospirosis if an immunocompromised person comes in contact with urine from a dog infected with leptospira, a bacterial spirochete. In humans, it usually causes mild flu-like symptoms but can result in high fever, severe headache, hepatitis, abdominal pain, diarrhea, or rash. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will spraying shower with vinegar water after each shower help prevent spread of athletes feet? Will spread athle feet while being treatd if barefoot?
Relax: If you have athlete's foot you can soak your feet in vinegar for 3 minutes before taking a shower until athlete's foot is clear. Walking barefoot on dry surfaces will not spread athlete's foot fungus and actually helps to get rid of it. Thoroughly drying the feet after showering is helpful as well. ...Read more