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Elevate Your Feet
Bring swelling down.: After being on your feet all day, gravity pulls fluid in the only direction it knows... Down. You might notice them mildly swollen after a long day of walking. Keeping your feet propped up at the end of the day is relaxing and it can help return that accumulated fluid in your feet back to the rest of the body. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Should be fine.: You'll likely be working your abdominal muscles more than anything. With any new exercise or stretch, start at low intensity and go slow. If you're in a lot of pain... Stop. ...Read more
Somewhat important: The swelling of the feet is more annoying than anything. If you elevate your feet the swelling will tend to be less but really the fluid is just being redistributed. More important is to find the cause of the CHF and to treat it appropiately. That said, elevating the feet or wearing tight support stockings will help control the annoying feet swelling. ...Read more
Shock: Elevating legs during shock helps to keep the blood in the central cavity. It is important only for initial emergency. The need for rapid hospitalization and er assessment is ultimately more important and replacing lost fluids and blood. Call 911 immediately then tend to the patient. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I"ve a pain at the bottom of my lift feet & it appears mostly when I wake up from a sleep or after a long sitting.?
I want to lift dumbells but I feet that it might stunt my height growth. I am 5'7 and 15 so should I lift dumbells or not?
Both of my feet, they told me it was a pitched nerve and it will go away on its own. Should i still lift weights though, what to do?
Living: You don't need a physician to tell you to get the foot off of the floor and from hanging low allowing fluids to pool in the foot by gravity. Raise the leg onto the couch or bench or pillow.... ...Read more
It was recommended to me that i ice and elevate my foot because i may be having a reaction to a bite or something. Should i wrap the foot as well?
Possibly.: if it's swelling rapidly, you don't want to cause a tourniquet effect with your wrap. You also need to keep an eye on how it looks. A spider bite can become hemorrhagic and you should see a physician immediately. if it is an allergic reaction, take an antihistamine. and if you have any difficulty breathing seek emergency care immediately. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If i lift heavy my back starts paining for atleast a week it continues.m 17 yrs 66kg 5 feet 5inches before a year.. there ws no problem of back pain.
Am 60 & stood for long time 1 day. Now feet have cold, tingly, bluish black soles, feel like am walking on fluid cushion. Elevate not helped. Advice?
Dis colored feet/: The bluish blackish discoloration is a concern. It's hard to say without evaluating you, but to be safe a visit to the ER would not hurt. If you have black discoloration of skin that can mean tissue compromise. You may have something also going on with your nerves causing the abnormal sensation of walking on a cushion. Sometimes I see problems that are vascular in combination with nerve problems. ...Read more
I've had severe shoulder pain for 4 yrs. It dislocates very easily, & I can't lift it higher then 2 feet away from my body. Do I have a possible tear?
Im 6.0 foot; have weighed 130 lbs as far as i can remember. Healthy overall, lift weights and do cardio regularly and eat alot. Is my weight an issue?
No. For your height:
You might be okay with weight around 150 lbs. Just continue whatever you are doing and don't worry about your weight. Most of us would love to have that kind of weight.
Great job of keeping it there. Your bones will be grateful to you, in future. ...Read more
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