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Strict Bed Rest (Definition)

For some women, the doctor recommends total or partial bed rest during their pregnancy. They may be at high risk for preterm labor or other complications, requiring them to reduce their activity level, stay away from stressful situations, and keep the baby inside as long as possible. If your health care provider orders a dose of bed rest for you - whether it's for one day or for the duration of your pregnancy - you might try these coping strategies to help accept the restrictions ...Read more


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Can you tell me how to put more meat on my collar bone area and not on the rest of my body?

Can you tell me how to put more meat on my collar bone area and not on the rest of my body?

Exercise: Muscles that insert on the clavicle include the pectorals major, trapezius, sternocleidomastoid, subclavius, deltoid, sternohyoid. No specific exercises can strengthen the subclavius or sternohyoid muscles, so concentrate on deltoid, pecs, trapezius. ...Read more

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Was on bed rest for 2 months cause of being sick. Now my legs feel wobbly a bit and bone in knee is always sore. Any idea why bone is sore?

Was on bed rest for 2 months cause of being sick. Now  my legs feel wobbly a bit and bone in knee is always sore. Any idea why bone is sore?

Muscles weak: Deconditioning occurs with prolonged bed rest and multiple studies have demonstrated that and stronger quadriceps muscle reduces the pain. You should start a knee rehabilitation exercise program and if after six or eight weeks you not noticed significant improvement go to a doctor. An exercise bicycle might be a good way to start ...Read more

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My father had fractured bones in his neck he has been on bed rest for 2 weeks in hospital with a metal neck brace, he is 82 years. What are the progno?

My father had fractured bones in his neck he has been on bed rest for 2 weeks in hospital with a metal neck brace, he is 82 years. What are the progno?

Guarded : Prolonged bed rest especially in an elderly person increases the risk of blood clots in the legs, which can then travel to the lungs causing what is called pulmonary embolism. Also bed rest increases the risk of pneumonia, which can be fatal in an elderly patient. Of course, the prognosis depends on many things, including any co-existing conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes. ...Read more

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The right side of my collar bone hurts? Will sling help?

It may: It may help to minimize the pain. But you should be evaluated by your physician asap. ...Read more

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What is this sharp pain near my collar bone? Little blisters on bed of red.

Possible herpes?: Based soley on your description herpes or shingles are both certainly something to consider. You should have this examined. ...Read more

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Should children with collar bone injuries swim?

Should children with collar bone injuries swim?

Yes: Collar bone injuries heal pretty quickly in children. Swimming is not contraindicated as long as they can do so without a great deal of pain. ...Read more

Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more