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I am obese and severally depressed. My weight is causing me to have back problems. Knee problems. I am isolating from people because they hurt me .?
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Im obesed 340 lost 30 knees & leg pain poss bone n bone dr wont consider knee replacement also have COPD trying to lose more weight what options have?
Lose more weight: For every 1 lb. A person is over-weight, the knee sees 4 lbs. This leads to pain and arthritis. Obese patients have more surgical complications like wound healing and infection than non-obese patients. In addition, the implants don't last as long. Injections with products like synvisc(r) can help. Patients with arthritis who exercise have less joint pain than those who don't exercise. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have hypo thyroid and its very difficult to do exercise as I have done a knee replacement. I am 76 kg. How can I lose weight? Pl help.
By Regular gradua --: Lly increasing exercises, within limits of discomfort as you recover from tkr. Eating regularly (in smaller amounts) ; eating healthy would help. For your hypoythyroidism, the thyroid hormone replacement med will help, as it will perk you to become active ; also your metabolism. These both will decrease your weight. See your pcp for the thyroid med. Good luck. ...Read more
How does body weight affect knee replacement? I am considered obese, and my doctor says this has contributed to my need for knee replacement. Will my body weight affect my outcome?
Plantar fascitis: Alignment issues cause pain in these areas. If you pronate or if your arch collapses when you stand than you can get heel pain from overstretching the plantarfascia. As the foot flattens, the knee and hip will internally rotate causing pain from stress on the joints. Custom made orthotics will help restore the alignment to help all three conditions. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have heel pain. The pain has been going up the back of my calf to the back of my knee. I can barely walk on it. This has happened once before.
Achilles heel pain: The achilles tendon runs up the back of the leg. If this tendon is tight or strained it becomes sore. This tendon is formed from three muscles that form the calve. If the tendon is strained, the muscle is also strained. The muscles also have bone attachments behind the knee and attach as high as the pelvis. Such a condition can cause rupture if it doesn't get the proper rest and treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Include being down or sad most of the time, loss of interest/pleasure in usual activities, unintended increase or decrease in appetite/weight, sleeping more or less than usual, being agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless or inappropriately guilty or self critical, having difficulty concentrating or making decisions, & thinking of death & dying. Suicidal ...Read more
Is most commonly caused by an inflammation of the plantar fascia (plantar fasciitis), but by no means is it the only cause. There are many, many things that can cause your heel to hurt, and the only way to find out which one it is is to visit a podiatrist or orthopedist. A good history and physical together with x-rays and sometimes an MRI ...Read more