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Can Certain Shoes Help With Leg Claudication While Exercising
Can or should you wear compression stockings when exercising? Running? Biking? Would it help with sport related injury to leg muscle or ankleinjury?
Should you wear commercial (or non) compression socks/stockings to alleviate intermittent claudication in lower legs when running? Help or hurt? Progressed to running with less pain-but pace is slow.
Will leg exercises in bed with ankle weights while on bed rest be helpful and keep legs from getting so weak?
Can knee/ leg pain be caused by suddenly switching to wearing flat shoes after wearing high heels/wedge shoes daily for 10+ years? What can help?
Yes: You need to be evaluated to make sure you don't have a tight posterior muscle group. Then, your arch heigh should be looked at and if your arch lowers dynamically during ambulating. ...Read more
No, but certainly a: Supervised exercise program to help with increase development of collateral channels. These are minute vessels which with exercises become larger to allow for circulation to bypass a blocked site. Quitting to smoke and ensuring no one else smokes around you, would also help. So start going with exercises. ...Read more
Can exercise program with walking and stationary bike be effective? I cannot run due to back pain and wonder are other exercises still good for body?
Aerobic fitness: Walking, cycling and swimming are great activities to achieve aerobic fitness. Building up to 30 minute sessions 5 times a week with exercise heart rate at 70 per cent of age predicted maximum( 220 minus age) will help achieve cardiovascular fitness. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Any exercise or positions for fast healing after r hand cts surgery that can also help with swelling and numbness?
Not really: Exersises after ctr surgery ( early on) may cause more swelling and possibly more numbness .You want to move your fingers but the numbness will get better w/ time . Your preoperative symptoms ( pain, numbness etc.) tend to improve dependent on how severe and how long- lasting they were before surgery. Good luck to you! ...Read more
Simple MSK?: Yoga helps a variety of problems, including balance, muscle imbalances, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, insomnia, mood porblems, and many more. I encourage you to give it a try--many studios have introductory packages. Each instructor and class has their own feeling, so try a few before you lay out a lot of money. ...Read more
Does having strong legs, calves and hamstrings stop you from injuring your achilles, ankles and from getting shin splints?
Sorry, no.: Getting shin splints is usually a pathomechanical pathology ( things aren't working correctly). Strength is only one factor in allowing for normal mechanics, along with range of motion, an array or joint interactions and forces acting through these joints, as well as anatomic considerations. In fact, over strengthening one muscle group to the detriment of another may actually cause problems. ...Read more
Does physical therapy for patellofemoral syndrome actually help keep knees from grinding after muscles are strenghtened? Or does it just help withpain
No: It unweights it slightly and makes the bad days not so bad. ...Read more
Yes: Claudication is leg pain with walking associated with pad (peripheral artery disease). Pad, like heart disease (cad), is a manifestation of atherosclerosis. Dietary choices like low sodium , low cholesterol, low fat, and low sugar can help control risk factors like hypertension, high cholesterol, obesity and diabetes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Motion & quadstrengt: After immobilization in a cast you will be stiff and have muscular atrophy. The only good part about the cast is that it helps the injured area to heal - it makes the surrounding areas worse due to lack of use. You will need therapy to regain your motion and to gradually increase your quad and hamstring strength to be able to regain your normal activities. ...Read more
Ms for 28 years. Mostly use wheelchair. Will a rowing machine be beneficial? Can still stand with assistance but need to strengthen legs.
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