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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?

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

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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?

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 more

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What to do after exposing yourself to an athletes foot environment? Was walking on locker room floors.

What to do after exposing yourself to an athletes foot environment?  Was walking on locker room floors.

Clean and dry: Your feet. Fungus like warm, dark, moist places. So the best thing to do is to dry your feet thoroughly and use powder on your feet, particularly between the toes. ...Read more

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Love trekking nd rock climbing. Which graft (patellar or hamstring) would fit me best?

Love trekking nd rock climbing. Which graft (patellar or hamstring) would fit me best?

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

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Stair climbing can slim leg?

Stair climbing can slim leg?

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

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Hip injuries from falling down on indoor-outdoor carpet?

Hip injuries from falling down on indoor-outdoor carpet?

Several: You could have a bruise or contusion, a fracture, or bursitis to name a few. ...Read more

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Best running shoes for flat foot sprinter ?

Best running shoes for flat foot sprinter ?

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 more

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What's better for the foot? Sneakers, sandals, running shoes?

What's better for the foot? Sneakers, sandals, running shoes?

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 more

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Does walking on hardwood floors make feet hurt?

Does walking on hardwood floors make feet hurt?

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 more

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4 flat feet&overpronation Over-pronation walking shoes necessary or orthotics. Orthotics not proven 2 work Over-pronation walking shoes proven 2 work?

4 flat feet&overpronation Over-pronation walking shoes necessary or orthotics. Orthotics not proven 2 work Over-pronation walking shoes proven 2 work?

Orthotics: Custom made would be best option. Store bought orthotics are really for an average type arch which would not give you enough support. I don't think the shoe has much value. ...Read more

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Is windshield wiper fluid effective against athlete's foot?

Is windshield wiper fluid effective against athlete's foot?

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 more

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Is running barefoot safe?

Is running barefoot safe?

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 more

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Is stepping in dog urine barefoot hazardous to my health?

Is stepping in dog urine barefoot hazardous to my health?

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 more

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Will spraying shower with vinegar water after each shower help prevent spread of athletes feet? Will spread athle feet while being treatd if barefoot?

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

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Is using gym treadmills similar to walking outside.?

Is using gym treadmills similar to walking outside.?

Similar...: ...although the surface of the treadmill upon which you run is more forgiving to the joints than the concrete roads and walkways, and is more predictable than the uneven surfaces of trails or under grass. And with a treadmill, you control the hills. ...Read more

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