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Can You Tell Me If There Are Exercises I Can Do To Improve My Leg Claudication
Ulcer: Firstly the need to define what type of ulceration you have. Venous ulcerations are secondary to venous reflux, and should be managed by destroying the problem of the reflux, usually accomplished by thermal ablation of the vein. Arterial ulcers are secondary to arterial insufficiency, and should be treated by identifying the arterial problem treating it. Exercise with walking Is important ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Keep your body in mo: Our bodies need to be kept in motion as much as possible. So stay active at home(avoid sitting around on chair/sofa watching tv). Just get up and go to take a walk whenever you can. A good 30-45 minute brisk walk daily is the 'best medicine' for keeping you energized and healthy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Low back pain: Most people have episodic back pain each 12-18months. Walking is typically a great way to relieve pain, as well as stretching the legs- and back. Try it while laying on your back, pulling up the knees to your chest, one at a time, and then both, holding for 10-12 seconds, 3x. Deep squatting down and 'hugging' your knees can help, in addition to: no smoking, core strengthening+healthy weight. Thx! ...Read more
Regular muscle work: By strengthening the muscles around your knee (quadriceps, hamstrings, and calf muscles) you can make your knees more stable and therefore "stronger". This can be achieved through a dedicated exercise program. Strong muscles will aid the ligaments of the joint in stabilizing your knee. ...Read more
Speech therapist: I am not an expert in this. But there are experts in this field, some doctors like ent's, and gastroenterologists who can help you diagnose the problem. But speech and swallowing therapists actually teach you what to do. Talk with your pcp first. A simple swallowing study may result in quick diagnosis and referral to the therapist. If it is more complex your md can refer you to a specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you please guide me to exercises i can do that don't involve my legs but will get my heart pumping?
Nope: Nothing. See, once you're done growing, scoliosis does not progress to a significant degree. And, along with the lack of growth potential, comes the lack of remodeling or correction. Regardless, scoliosis is not typically painful (no more so than straight spines). Unless curves exceed the 50-70° range in thoracic or 30-50° range in lumbar. Then, pt, nsaid's and surgery are only options. ...Read more
Can you please tell me how to do kegels. Which positiom is the best to do kegels. My shoulders and thighs are getting stiff.
Core: Core excercises are very good for low back pain. There are several examples of "core exercises" on the internet. Your physical therapist should also be able to show you examples. It is also important to stay flexible with emphasis on stretching your hamstrings. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What can I do to make my legs normal without doing surgery? Is there any stretching exercises that i can do to make my legs normal?
Sorry: U did not mention what is wrong with your legs. Why would be surgery at all an option? Yoi need to be more specific with your question! ...Read more
Remember: Exercise is great, but for most the key to weight loss is actually in reduction of caloric intake. It's a lot easier to cut out several hundred calories per day than to consistent exercise that much(don't stop trying though). Otherwise, there are many great exercises like planks for your core muscle and squats and lunges for your legs. ...Read more
Are there any proven eye exercises I can do to improve my vision? (or prevent it from getting worse). What else can I do to improve vision?
Get regular exams: Eye exercises have not proven to improve vision if the issue is the need for glasses. There are some exercises which can train your eye hand coordination which have some degree of success with athletes but these are not useful in ordinary visual activities. The best protection is regular eye examinations and the use of protective gear when engaged in any visually threatening activity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could you tell me what are simple things/exercises i can do everyday to improve my brain/my physical health?
Vascular evaluation: Claudication is a sign of decreased blood flow to a leg. It does not put her at immediate risk of losing her leg, but should be assessed by a vascular surgeon. If it is mild/moderate, it can be treated with medications, exercise, and not smoking. If it is more severe, she may be a candidate for endovascular (minimally invasive) or open surgical intervention. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nerve vs. Blood Flow: Sciatic pain is due to compression and inflammation of the nerve roots which give rise to the sciatic nerve. It comes on at rest while sitting and the pain usually starts in the buttocks and radiates down the leg. Claudication pain is due to blockages in the arteries and results in leg muscle cramping with exercise. This resolves with rest. An arterial ultrasound can help differentiate. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Pressure testing: Some common tests used to diagnose claudication include: checking the pulses in your feet ankle-brachial index to compare the blood pressure in your ankles to the blood pressure in your arms doppler ultrasound, which monitors blood flow in the area affected magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or computed tomography (ct) angiography to show damage to blood vessels. ...Read more
Certainly: Claudication describes the symptoms of muscle cramping and/or foot numbness/pain with exercise. People with mild to moderate vascular disease experience claudication. It is very possible for the vascular disease to progress to severe disease, in which case people develop rest pain or tissue loss. Smoking cessation, Aspirin and a cholesterol lowering medication (statin) will help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sort of: The most common cause of leg cramping from medication is likely the family of statin drugs used to lower cholesterol. Monitoring of liver and muscle enzymes is common with statins. With normal lab results changing doses or brands can improve the muscle cramping. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Absolutely: Smoking causes the process of progressive deposition of cholesterol / trigycerides in your arteries to be accelerated about 10 times faster than without smoking. In addition, your blood will clot faster ( making treatment results worse if continued ) and causes the arteries to constrict. All of these are added to the risk of lung and other cancers. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Unlikely: Leg claudication is a cramping muscle pain, and/or numbness/pain in the foot which comes on with exercise and improves with rest. Claudication symptoms are very predictable and reproducible. The random sharp pain you describe is unlikely to be claudication pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unlikely: No. Sitting is not associated with atherosclerosis or vascular disease. However, having said that, if you do have vascular disease and claudication, regular exercise will increase your exercise endurance- this has been proven and is the first recommendation along with optimal medical management (aspirin and a statin). ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Net necessarily: The three greatest risk factors for claudication are 1) smoking, 2) age, and 3) diabetes. Family history by itself is not the greatest risk factor. You can minimize your chances by making sure you don't smoke, and stay on top of your diabetes if you have it. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Stop walking: The initial treatment for leg claudication is to stop walking on the painful leg. Increased fluid intake, an asprin, NSAID or other blood thinning medication may be appropriate. Al leg ultrasound may be prudent and sometime atherosclerotic or thombisis medication may be necessary. This pain should be evaluated by your healthcare provider. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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