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Yes: Unna boots can cause a slight decrease in circulation due to their constricting nature when placed. When patients are bedridden and wheelchair bound, they may have a decrease in circulation which may be additive to the unna boot constriction and cause ischemia to the lower extremity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nondisplaced broken 4th metasaursal wearing boot. Prefer shoe but Dr said patients limp in a shoe & can cause back problems. Opinion on shoe v. boot?
Avoid carbonated...: Avoid carbonated sodas/drinks to decrease gas bloating. Eat soft foods, and chew foods carefully. Cooked fruits and vegetables are good, though be careful about fibrous vegetables as these might result in problems if they are not pureed. Have a nutritious, well-balanced diet. Be sure not to gorge or overeat. Small meals throughout the day are best. ...Read more
Resilience : Evaluation will identify an individual's strengths, access to protective factors (ie, soci support), and positive coping methods for stressful events. Additional evaluation of gaps or less effective coping methods are also performed. A plan for dealing with stressful events may be developed, tested, and rehearsed to increase likelihood of its use under stress. ...Read more
Why not?: Virtually every form of communication may be compromised (not private) in some ways, though certain forms of communication are easier to lose privacy than others. Conversations can be overheard, phone lines tapped or wireless ones received, and e-mails can be hacked into by others if they try hard enough. If a patient contacts me via email, i answer via email or phone. Do what seems right to you! ...Read more
Physical therapy +++: The most important place to start is an excellent physical therapy center or rehabilitation center, where all aspects of the paralysis can be approached in a proper and therapeutic manner, without further harming the patient. Again, this must be done professionally. The personnel there will teach the patient and any one who is involved with helping care in the hows and whats of helping. ...Read more