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Are There Exercises I Can Do With My Cast On
Ask your treating MD: Not all casts are the same, and not all injuries for which casting is indicated are the same. You can usually exercise your uninjured limbs that are not casted safely once cleared by your treating physician. Check with your physician to make sure this is the case for your particular situation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Be creative: Upper extremity exercises are for the most part ok to do. You can try using a rower with one leg only, an aerodyne type bicycle with just the arms doing the work and the foot resting but not pushing on pedals. Core work like sit ups, one leg planks, one leg yoga poses can also be safely done. Check with the physician managing your ankle to be sure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: You can work on upper extremity exercises and also work your unaffected lower extremity with a stationary cycle. For your affected leg, a program of hamstring strengthening will complement the goals of restoring stability to your knee since the hamstrings work synergistically with your ACL to prevent anterior instability. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Whole body : Unfortunately, it is impossible to decrease "flab" in just one area of the body. A good cardiovascular conditioning program, in addition to eating fewer calories, can help you lose fat throughout your body. In addition, you can do exercises to tone or build up the muscles in a particular region. Your primary doc can clear you to start exercise program, personal trainer help you set/reach goals ...Read more
I have cervical rupture. Can i do exercises with dumb- bells, and if i am allowed to do , which exercises are they?
A Pain In The Neck: Ohhh,you better watch out!!! If you mean a herniated disk in your neck then anything like that should be done with the advice of your doctor and under the supervision of a physical therapist,at least at the beginning. And try and avoid straining if you can. Continue to breath during exertion, don't hold your breath; that could make it worse and, you don't want to become more of a pain in the neck! ...Read more
Stretch easily: If your ankle is steadily improving, you may begin stretching exercises, but passive range of motion (no weight or force of gravity or muscle) the best stretches for leg and ankle-using stretching bands or towel, sitting with leg extended and place the band under the foot like a stirrup, and gently pull your foot to the inside and the to the outside. There should be minimal pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How do I lose weight without spending all my time at the gym? I have two small children and had them both by c-section. I was wondering if there are any techniques i could use to help lose some weight. My mid-section is what is bothering me the most and m
Diet AND exercise: Make sure you exercise at least 30 minutes a day, don't skip meals, avoid soda, juice, dairy, alcohol and fried foods. Eat a healthy well balanced diet! also water, organic vegetable broth, green leafy vegetables, natural pickles, apples are great to fill you up so you dont feel hungry and they are very low in calories. Being overweight can increase ur risk of hypertension, diabetes, sleep apnea. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Triceps.: Dumbbell exercises for the triceps include sitting overhead triceps extensions (either with one heavy dumbbell raised overhead with both hands or two lighter dumbbells - one in each hand), dumbbell kickbacks (light weight) and cross-body triceps raises (done lying down with elbow straight in the air - extend dumbbell from opposite chest straight up in line with elbow). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have shoulder impingement and I was wondering if there are any exercises or stretches I could do to help with the pain ?
Totally!: peninsulaortho provided this http://www.peninsulaortho.com/downloads/Impingement.pdf This is immensely helpful! ...Read more
I have to have surgery on my foot soon. What are some things i can do to alleviate my worries of having surgery?
Many Ways: Anxiety before surgery is to be expected. I suggest methods of relaxation such as meditation, music, exercise, sexual activity (protection), moderate use of alcohol (if ok with surgeon), family/friends support. I also ask patients to remember that objectively speaking, they should be aware that they will be safer during the time of surgery that driving on the freeway. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Speech therapist: I am not an expert in this. But there are experts in this field, some doctors like ent's, and gastroenterologists who can help you diagnose the problem. But speech and swallowing therapists actually teach you what to do. Talk with your pcp first. A simple swallowing study may result in quick diagnosis and referral to the therapist. If it is more complex your md can refer you to a specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have to be on crutches and now have aching arms and blisters on hands! What can I do to help this? Tried plasters but don't stay on and achy shoulders
Depends: It depends on the nature of the problem for which you have be on crutches. A wheelchair may be an option if you are having so much trouble. If it is simply a foot or lower leg problem, there is also a device that has wheels on it and you bend your knee and put full weight through your femus and not your lower leg. This requires minimal use of your arms. Talk to your doctor about your options. ...Read more
I have been getting sorehands they are getting little knots in my fingers and on my knees but my feet are the worse i can't put much weight on them please tell me what you think will help
Sore all Over: Soreness especially in feet and hands is likely a systemic arthritis, meaning it's not common everyday osteoarthritis. This includes rheumatoid, psoriatic arthritic or other. The 'knots' are most likely indicative of rheumatoid arthritis. Time to see an internist who will start with an exam, history and blood work. It can be that simple to get on the road of feeling better. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Healthy diet: Muscles get stronger when you stress them with a load. Make sure your yoga focuses on strengthening poses and not just flexibility. Gradually increase the difficulty or length you hold certain postures and your muscles will respond. Make certain you are getting adequate protein in your diet: eggs, dairy, nuts, meat, legumes, yogurt, peanut butter, etc. Building strength takes time & consistency. ...Read more
What are some exercises that i can do for my back and shoulder muscles with only dumbbells and a chinup bar?
Consider: Trying a foam roller or a tennis ball/lacrosse ball to complete self myofascial release. This is used widely in the physiotherapy and sports performance world. See http://www.rumbleroller.com/foam-roller-exercises.html for further exercises. Hope this helps. Please seek a healthcare provider prior to trying this if your pain is severe, or you have weakness/sensory issues of the arms/legs. ...Read more
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