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Will osteoarthritis prevent me doing the things i enjoy most, like walking with my friends or swimming at the beach?
Activity ; OA: It's very possible for people with osteoarthritis to enjoy physical activities like walking and swimming. Depending on the joint involved, physical therapy may be helpful as well as non steroidal antiinflammatories like Ibuprofen and naproxen. Swimming is a great physical activity that puts low stress on most joints, so it's a great option for people with oa. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Your doctor may also suggest a safe exercise plan. Walking is usually the easiest type of exercise, but swimming or other low-impact exercises can work just as well. Exercise is an important way to keep blood sugar in control, and physical activity in pregnancy has been found to decrease the risk ...Read more
What kind of exercises can I do while recuperating from a torn ACL that can help stabilize my knee?
Closed chain : Closed chain exercises are the best for your knee after an ACL reconstruction. Are you seeing a therapist? You should be, and they can show you closed chain exercises. Closed chain exercises include lunges and squats. The feet are on the ground and not moving, the exercises involve multiple joints, and the forces are compressive across the joint, which is better for a healing ACL reconstruction. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Was told my knees are really worn out, does wearing a knee brace or support help to lessen the pain in the joint?
B4 orthitics I tore my calf muscle from running. W/ therapy, orthitics etc it heeled but is torn again. Any preventative suggestions? Love running.
Does physical therapy for patellofemoral syndrome actually help keep knees from grinding after muscles are strenghtened? Or does it just help withpain
No: It unweights it slightly and makes the bad days not so bad. ...Read more
Is walking on a ligament strain with a orthopedic boot. To try to strengthen do more good or bad for helping in the recovery process gradually doing +?
Use is a good thing: Using a boot to help support the ligament while it heals is a good thing. The boot should help to decrease the time that the ligament hurts. The support will then allow the ligament to heal without stretching as much as it might otherwise without the support. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My achilles' tendon hurts when i play softball, but not when i bike. Aside from ice, rest, and nsaids, is there anything else to do to speed healing?
Does a patella strap help heal patella tendonitis by not moving tendon as much or should I only wear during exercise?
See below: It might ease the pain. It doesn't get better, you need to your doctor. ...Read more
Its all about the: Achilles tendon. Walking on flat surfaces with high heeled shoes on a regular basis causes shortening/tightening of the tendon. Doing so on hills is a bigger issue between the extra stress on the tendon when going uphill and the strain on the anterior muscles of the leg and overall balance when going downhill. ...Read more
Sesmoiditis custom orthotics w cutouts, ice, nsaid don't work. Only not walking on it works, and i can't just stop walking. What treatment would b next?
What are the best non weight bearing cardio exercises. No bike. Cannot swim, able to walk the pool and float on back. No stress to ankle or knee.
Water exercise: Use a buoyancy belt and bicycle your feet in the deep end. Also water barbells can be used in the shallow end- both good cardio workouts ...Read more
Is it possible that i'll get Achilles tendonitis when I do the exercise mountain climbers and other jumping exercise. Without shoes?
Possibly: It is possible. I would however that you really should use cross training or similar shoes when exercising to avoid just those issues. ...Read more
Can putting ice on my knee reduce effusion? The swelling does not seem to down my patellar causes catching what does that mean? Please help and explai
Mechanical knee: Mechanical knee symptoms with effusion is a meniscal tear until proven otherwise .See orthopedist for exam whil ice will reduce unflammation it wont fix the non smooth gliding surface. ...Read more
What are ways to speed up healing anterior ankle impingement? Can wearing a boot help? Some say yes, some say no
Ankle impingement: healing due to an injury can be helped with a boot, ankle brace, rest, ice etc. However, if it is due to a bone spur or bone enlargement which would can be confirmed by x-rays, then you need to seek a foot doctor who can help you further. ...Read more
Calf cramp. Took a small step backwards and the it hit me. Painful to walk-worse walking uphill. Trying to stretch and icing as I type.
Planters tendon tear: Above is possible. It is not serious. and doesn't require treatment unless you can't bear weight. It is a very thin tendon that is in the back of your calf and when it tears,it feels like you have been hit in the calf with something.Treat symptomatically as you are doing. ...Read more
Have broken foot? Is it alright to go grocery shopping & walk long distances in surgical shoe or boot, or is it better to limit walking during healing
That would depend: On the nature of the break: if it was displaced or not, what bone and where the break was in the bone. Your treating doc would best be able to answer. ...Read more
Controversial: There is still some controversy on this point. Some experts and some studies say yes. Others say no. My take on it is that everyone is different. If ice baths seem to help you recover more quickly, then use them. If not, do not use them. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Sudden pain on top of foot, was not doing amytjong. Hurts to bend toes, flex or point foot, walk up/down stairs not so much when walking regular.
Injury to tendons: Many times we strain ligaments and tendons, without realizing or remembering. When you injure an extensor tendon(function in raising the toes and foot) it will hurt to flex and point your toes. The injury only hurts at the end range of motion. We tend to keep walking on such injures and they become slow to heal. Resting such injuries, result in a faster recovery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: I'm not sure what an eye toy kinetic is, but i'm guessing it's the interactive video game system where you move to make the sports figures follow. There are studies in children showing that the kinetic system as well as the wii do in fact help get kids moving and give a good amount of exercise. Of course, it's not sustained aerobic exercise generally, but better than sitting on the couch. ...Read more
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