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Can a nursing home patient that has drop foot ever be able to walk once again?

Can a nursing home patient that has drop foot ever be able to walk once again?

Usually: A 'drop foot' can have many causes. Typically, patients with a drop foot can walk with an ankle foot orthosis (afo) and other assistive devices as needed. Occasionally, surgery is recommended for this problem. I recommend an evaluation by a physical medicine and rehabilitation physician or an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Walking (Definition)

Your doctor may also suggest a safe exercise plan. Walking is usually the easiest type of exercise, but swimming or other low-impact exercises can work just as well. Exercise is an important way to keep blood sugar in control, and physical activity in pregnancy has been found to decrease the risk ...Read more


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When an elderly person has a second stroke should she ever be sent back to nursing home?

When an elderly person has a second stroke should she ever be sent back to nursing home?

Depends: The number of strokes does not dictate return to a nursing home. The level of function and the need with assistance with activity of daily living does. ...Read more

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If my son has a club foot, will he ever be able to walk or run normally?

If my son has a club foot, will he ever be able to walk or run normally?

Usually: With proper therapy by the pediatric orthopedist, this is usually correctable with 100% normal skills. ...Read more

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HELLO I HAVE A RELATIVE COMING FROM MEXICO AND SHE NEEDS OXYGEN WHEN SHE SLEEPS, HOW WILL I BE ABLE TO FILL IT WHEN SHE NNEDS IT OR GET HER A NEW ONE?

HELLO I HAVE A RELATIVE COMING FROM MEXICO AND SHE NEEDS OXYGEN WHEN SHE SLEEPS, HOW WILL I BE ABLE TO FILL IT WHEN SHE NNEDS IT OR GET HER A NEW ONE?

Oxygen therapy: Contact the social service department at your local hospital and they should be able to help you obtain continuing care for your relative. Hopefully your relative will bring pertinent medical records with her. ...Read more

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It'd be possible that a person with cerebral palsy start to walk on their own if they pratice alot?

It'd be possible that a person with cerebral palsy start to walk on their own if they pratice alot?

Possibly: CP is a broad collection of movement disorders. Each case is unique & outcomes are variable. Early and agressive therapy and medical management of associated problems can provide a chance of upright mobility later. At some point the affected kid may let go of trying to move like others & decide s/he is too slow that way & a wheel chair or other assistive device makes life better. ...Read more

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Amelia's foot is swollen from what may be inflammation from a possible bug bite ... Not sure though. she has been able to walk normally and otherwise is herself in every other way. Wondering when it's time to visit our pediatrician.... And if we should wo

Amelia's foot is swollen from what may be inflammation from a possible bug bite ... Not sure though. she has been able to walk normally and otherwise is herself in every other way. Wondering when it's time to visit our pediatrician.... And if we should wo

Depends: It does sound like it could be a bug bite. If it is not too large (less than a nickel) and she does not complain about it at all, just draw a line around the red, swollen area, and watch until tomorrow. If the redness grows beyond the line, especially in a streak toward the center of the body, then you should take her to the doctor, or urgent care if his office is not open. ...Read more

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Will I be able to run after a foot amputation?

Will I be able to run after a foot amputation?

Yes: It depends on your strength and conditioning and the level of amputation. Most people can perform all daily activities and enjoy a regular excercize routine. ...Read more

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A family member has just had a son unfortunately born with no toes, would it be possible for him to still be able to learn to walk?

A family member has just had a son unfortunately born with no toes, would it be possible for him to still be able to learn to walk?

Yes: If everything else is normal with his muscular, skeletal and nervous system, he should be able to walk. He needs to be constantly evaluated by his pediatrician at well visits evaluate his special needs and make referrals accordingly. Amniotic Band Syndrome comes to mind from your description. ...Read more

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My mother takes this medication and wont have another dose (refill) until tuesday, that will be 6-7 days, will she be ok?

My mother takes this medication and wont have another dose (refill) until tuesday, that will be 6-7 days, will she be ok?

Depends: That depends a lot on what medication she is taking. Most medications that are prescribed by a doctor are meant to be taken on a regular basis, and skipping a whole week's worth of doses can have the potential to result in symptoms, health changes, or complications. Please speak to a doctor about the specific medication that she will be missing. ...Read more

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My mom has anthem blue cross PPO CA covered. She needs a urinary catheter done once a week. What do I search to have this done, who can perform this?

My mom has anthem blue cross PPO CA covered. She needs a urinary catheter done once a week. What do I search to have this done, who can perform this?

See MD: I do not understand the need for a catheter once a week--if she needs a catheter to release urine, she would need to do this several times a day. See MD and clarify circumstances, Ask doctor's office about insurance questions. ...Read more

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Is there a minimum age before a dental implant procedure can be performed? Out 14 year old son lost an eye tooth during a camping accident with some family friends, and they were not able to get to a dentist until it was too late to save the tooth. He rea

Is there a minimum age before a dental implant procedure can be performed? Out 14 year old son lost an eye tooth during a camping accident with some family friends, and they were not able to get to a dentist until it was too late to save the tooth. He rea

When growth stops: The short answer is yes! there is s minimum age, and it may be as early as eighteen, but i can not tell you the number. What determines the suitability of a young patient for implant placement in the mouth is time when they reach the end of their growth spurts. Girls are usually a little earlier that boys. We used to talk a lot about taking x-rays of the wrists and making a determination about when the growth centers fuse, (epiphyseal fusion), but a more accurate determinant now is the lateral cephalogram. On of these x-rays taken at a time when your son's shoe size stop increasing, and then another 4 - 6 months later, and if superimposition show s complete overlap and now growth he will then be ready for the implant phase of treatment. Now in the mean time you want to maintain that space where the tooth is missing. I recommend either a removable partial flipper for a just a few years , or if the relationship between the upper and lower teeth permits you could bond a false tooth between the teeth on either side of the space. I hope this helps dr neil mcleod dds dentistry that lasts - quality that counts. ...Read more

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Is it possible for an autistic 6 year old to be able to program tv programs? I can't even do it.

Is it possible for an autistic 6 year old to be able to program tv programs? I can't even do it.

Absolutely: I have found many autistic kids very prolific with computer technologies and encourage them and their parents to broaden these interests. They truly listen to a different drummer and we need to help them find their way. ...Read more

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Mom has stenosis/herniations, can't walk for long. She's hoping after she has rods put in her back, that she'll be able to walk easier. Realistic?

Mom has stenosis/herniations, can't walk for long. She's hoping after she has rods put in her back, that she'll be able to walk easier. Realistic?

Discuss with Surgon: It seems that she has Spinal Stenosis and Herniated Disc and has been advised Spinal Fusion with Laminectomy You have to ask this question to the Surgeon who is going to operate We can not answer your concern.It seems to be realistic if her symptoms are severe including Pain and weakness ...Read more

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I will be having a bunion removed.I will be in a foot cast but still be able to walk but what about driving?

I will be having a bunion removed.I will be in a foot cast but still be able to walk but what about driving?

Bunion surgery: If you need your foot to drive your car........And most of us do.... Then it is not recommended you drive while in a cast..... In short, i would tell you no, you cannot drive. ...Read more

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Footdrop (Definition)

Foot drop usually refers to the inability to dorsiflex the foot (ie lift your ankle up) this can be associated with a variety of conditions. The most common are dorsiflexor injuries, peripheral nerve injuries, and stroke. Less common causes are neuropathies, ...Read more