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Can I start running again after fusion surgery ?

Can I start running again after fusion surgery ?

Maybe yes, maybe no: Not enought info to answer. The ability to return to running depends on the site of the fusion. If it was a wrist fusion, of course you can run. But if it is an ankle fusion, running may not be a good idea. ...Read more

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Fusion (Definition)

A fusion gets rid of a joint or disk between to bones, getting the bones to join together with bone between them. If successful, it eliminates almost all the motion between the bones. Sometimes fusion simply occur as a result of disease, rarely from aging. Most of the time ...Read more


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I'm running after rotator cuff surgery, is this okay?

I'm running after rotator cuff surgery, is this okay?

Asking wrong people: The person to ask is your Orthopedic Surgeon who knows your case best. Your Surgeon will set your post-surgical course of treatment for you. No two people are alike, so call your Surgeon for the best answer. ...Read more

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What would cause me to start running a low grade temp. Like its been 8.9 then 99.3.? I had surgery give days back. Its feels warm over the site.

What would cause me to start running a low grade temp. Like its been 8.9 then 99.3.? I had surgery give days back. Its feels warm over the site.

Response to surgery: If i understand your question, the tiny elevation in your temperature is likely from your body just turning up the metabolism rate a little as a response to surgery. If you'd had a general anaesthetic for the case, it is also a possibility that a small amount of the lung has closed in on itself and this could cause temps as well. If it is the lung, good deep breaths and coughing should clear it. ...Read more

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How to ease back into running after ACL surgery?

How to ease back into running after ACL surgery?

Running`: I usually tell my acl patients to wait 3 months before running. They usually have been on a bike for at least 6-8 weeks by that time. You should ease into it by running a block or two and then walking a block. Most patients can get back to running fairly quickly at that point. Always listen to your knee especially if it swells. ...Read more

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I had gallbladder surgery 2 weeks ago and am running a fever of 100.3. What should I do?

I had gallbladder surgery 2 weeks ago and am running a fever of 100.3. What should I do?

Call your doctor: You should not have a fever at this point after surgery. It may or may not be a problem. Check with your surgeon. ...Read more

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Could foot surgery affect my running ability?

Could  foot surgery affect my running ability?

Yes: Depends on the type of foot surgery. Simple bunion or hammertoe surgery will not affect you as much as other foot surgeries such as reconstruction foot surgery. However, even with a bunion or hammertoe surgery you will need to adjust your running regiment until your foot swelling and pain subsides. Your doctor who is doing the surgery should answer and clarify this for you. ...Read more

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?Is it bad to start running on a regular basis one year after back surgery?

?Is it bad to start running on a regular basis one year after back surgery?

Depend: Thee are 2 schools of thought . Can you run- yes. Should you run? If you have recovered fully from your surgery and has reconditioned to a high level, yes you may run. Since running is a high impact endeavor, you should seek to run on soft surfaces avoiding cement surfaces. You should select good fitting shoes & maintain them. Begin slowly mixing walking with running, alternating. Use ice after. ...Read more

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Hurt my ankle running up hill two years ago and it's still hurt what do I do can surgery or a shot help me

Hurt my ankle running up hill two years ago and it's still hurt what do I do can surgery or a shot help me

One step at a time : Ankle ligaments heal slowly. A two-year lingering pain is a chronic issue. See your local area podiatrists consider cotisone injection, x-rays physical therapy including heat versus ice. Other types of physical therapy as well. Without improvement then pursue an mri. An exam is necessary, if the site is swollen and painful consider MRI right away. ...Read more

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If i were to have tenotomy surgery for the repair of hammertoes, would i be able to resume rigorous physical activity, such as running?

Tenotomy: Yes - however you do have to give the toes a time to heal. Skin or incision healing time is typically 2-3 days, but the toe(s) may still be sore . So give yourself some time to heal and you should be fine. Good luck ! ...Read more

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