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Can I Improve My Knock Knees With Special Shoes Or Other Methods
Not likely: "knock knees" or genu valgum usually stems from your anatomic built which can only be changed with osteotomies (breaking and realigning bones), reserved for severe symptomatic cases. Pt to strengthen the leg muscles can be helpful but won't change your bone alignment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Please help with treating scoliosis . I bend forwards a little and shoulders. With back pain.
Can swimming or other exercise be of any help ?
Certainly!: You say that your scoliosis is slight. That is good, and not all the uncommon. Exercise helps most types of back pain. Make sure you start slowly and work your way up. A trainer can help, too. But just do not overdo so the muscles soreness and back pain from starting at too high an intensity makes you quit. Any exercises that improve the upper back and chest will help. Good luck, and have fun! ...Read more
My son is 19 and bow legged. he has alot back,knee pain. is there something we can do to help like wear a special shoe or take pills etc?
I have arthritis in both of my knees. My orthopedic told me not to waste my time with physical therapy or medication. Any other way to relieve pain?
Is there some sort of brace or equipment my 73 year old father can wear or use for hip and back pain besides pills and surgery? We are desperate
Possibly: Depending on the cause of the pain, a back brace may give some temporary relief. In the long term, it may do more harm than good since the abdominal and back muscles will get lazy. There might be some intervention that could be done for the hip pain once the cause of the pain is determined. I doubt if a brace could help the hip. ...Read more
My child has a curved posture and we plan to buy an orthopaedic chair for him. I wonder if those chairs are effective and can help to fix ones posture
I work in an office. How often should I get up and stretch etc during the day to prevent rounded shoulders, tight hip flexors and many other problems?
20-08-02: You can try sitting for 20 minutes out of half an hour of work,standing for 8 minutes and walking around for 2 minutes.This is only a guideline and depends how much walking and standing you do at home while cooking and other activities you do.If that is the case you may adjust your standing and walking around less often,at least every hour ...Read more
Not too long. : The purpose of tape therapy from an initial injury is to provide stabilization of a sprain. Although research has not proven complete efficacy in recovery time, it can help. The downside of using such as a ace wrap is the restriction of blood flow if worn too tight or prolonged. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there any type of cure or surgery to help with fallen arch flat foot on left foot and. Does it work ? I use orthotics .
Best to Ask & Ask: There is a surgery to correct just about anything that is perceived to be wrong with a foot. Most of the surgeries work pretty well and have a predictably good outcome. Some, well, can have more risk and need to considered thoughtfully. There are several ways to treat a "fallen" arch, your best answer would be to seek several opinions from specialists familiar with the various treatment options. ...Read more
Complicated decision: That's really tough. Most kids outgrow it. You've reached adulthood, so joint modeling is complete. Most orthopedic surgeons will tell you they'd rather try conservative (ie nonsurgical) options first, like night braces, because surgery is a big decision. That said, the procedure is minimally invasive, typically very successful & may decrease your risk for early-onset arthritis. Talk to your doc. ...Read more
Is anyone using Euflexxa or other injections on hips with little cartilage left due to severe OA? I can't have a total hip and need to find some help!
YES: It can be done, however insurance will not cover the cost of the medication for the Euflexxa. I have used it in people with hip issues and had fairly good results. Other options if you don't know already are stem cell therapies that can help re-grow or prevent need for surgery. Check out Regenexx.Com for more info. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I ha ve slightly bow legs does it can be cure by some exercises or ebooks preferred in the internet or they just fake?
Have patellofemoral syndrome. Rather than wearing brace on both knees when running where can I learn how to properly use athletic tape for knees?
Look up pics: of athletic strapping on the net. The idea is to compress the area just medial to the knee cap to keep it from sliding sideways toward the middle. Use Tr. of Benzoin on your skin if you are repeated taping and removing. ...Read more
Im 25 with arthritis knees ankles other than meds is there anything else I can do to ease or prevent?
Yes: If you are overweight, it will be less stressful to your joints if you get rid of some weight. To just reduce inflammation in your joints try omega 3, vitamin d3, and chrondtoitin sulfate supplementation. Check with your physician for doses that are correct for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: The combination of glucosamine and chondroitin has been shown in studies to (1) provide a degree of pain relief in the short term, and (2) trigger growth of new cartilage when taken for at least two years straight. So it can help you pain and reverse some of the chronic damage. You can find this in the health food store. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have sore hands and fingers despite taking methotextrate for RA for 2 years. Should I use or avoid a hand strengthening device? Will it help or harm
see details: Is the pain due to damage or continued inflammation? If it is secondary to damage i would discussed options with your rheumatologist and at least consider working with a hand therapist. If it is due to chronic inflammation, you need to consider the addition of a tnf agent. Tobacco use makes RA worse so you should stop that habit now. ...Read more
I have very sweaty foot. I'm wondering if there's any treatment for my condition or special socks and shoes that may help me cope with it?
Is there a specific shoe with harder soles i can wear with orthodics my shoesoles keep wearing out fast .
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