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Exercises for intoeing?

Exercises for intoeing?

If the intoe: Is caused by curvature of the metatarsals like in a met addicts deformity no excercise will help as this is a deformity of the curvature of the ones, if one has intoe secondary to the leg rotating inward, on occasions if you make the opposite motions and strengthen the outward rotation this may help. ...Read more

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What are some good excercises for adult scoliosis?

What are some good excercises for adult scoliosis?

Some ideas: If you can, work with a pilates instructor who can cue you on alignment while strengthening you in the best possible position. Also try working long term with a good osteopathic physician who does gentle manipulation. Find online via biodo.Com, cranialacademy.Com, academyofosteopathy.Org. Feldenkrais and alexander bodywork techniques and exercises very useful as well. ...Read more

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Are there any workout routines for scoliosis curvature?

Are there any workout routines for scoliosis curvature?

Scoliosis exercises: Depends on cause of scoliosis. Recommend www.Iscoliosis.Com web site for videos of exercises. Exercise is the cornerstone of treatment for mild to moderate scoliosis. ...Read more

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Is scoliosis spinal surgery bad for your flexibility?

Is scoliosis spinal surgery bad for your flexibility?

Fused not flexible: The reason for scoliosis surgery is to correct the deformity and/or prevent any worsening. To do this, a fusion is done which essentially stops any motion through those fused areas. However, flexibility in terms of bending can be maintained by keeping your leg and hip muscles flexible ...Read more

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What are treatments for scoliosis with a 42 degree curve?

Depends: At 42 degrees with progression of curve and/or pain, a surgical recommendation can be made to treat a scoliosis. There are patients who do not have surgery, since their curves are stable with minimal or no progression. For patients with stable curves, non-corrective treatments, such as therapy or exercise, are based upon symptoms like discomfort. ...Read more

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Is inversion therapy good for scoliosis?

Is inversion therapy good for scoliosis?

If feels good: Not sure of the existence of studies specifically looking at this, but if you were my patient, i would tell you that if it makes you feel better, do it. Some patients, however, don't have relief and see it as a waste of time and money. ...Read more

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Scoliosis--how to provide teen with motivation to improve posture?

Scoliosis--how to provide teen with motivation to improve posture?

Varies: Sometimes patients will appear to have bad posture, but it can simply be there scoliosis, which is a spinal deformity. Other times patients can truly have bad posture that can worsen the appearance of their scoliosis. Doing some postural exercises or even physical therapy can at least help with the posture part of it. Xrays can give an idea about the size and flexibility of your curve. Thanks. ...Read more

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What are some exercises for someone with extreme scoliosis and lordosis?

Core strengthening: Core strengthening and stretching exercises can be generally helpful, but they have not been shown to help the size of the scoliosis itself. So e patients with increased lumbar lordosis will have subtle hip flexion contractors and so stretching out the hips is important. Thank you for your question. ...Read more

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Can yoga and Pilates cure scoliosis?

Can yoga and Pilates cure scoliosis?

No: Over hundreds of years, the medical field has tried hundreds of things to cure scoliosis. This has included strengthening exercises, physical therapy, chiropractic care, estim, traction, yoga, pilates, and many other things. Nothing has ever been shown to help. Mild cases don't usually need treatment. Severe cases need surgery. Thank you for your question. ...Read more

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Is the Spinecor brace for adult scoliosis a good treatment for relieving back pain and mobility? Has anyone prescribed the Spinecor brace to patients?

Is the Spinecor brace for adult scoliosis a good treatment for relieving back pain and mobility?
Has anyone prescribed the Spinecor brace to patients?

Studies show: Controlled studies show good results for treatment of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis with SpineCor, but I have seen no such studies in older age groups. One important bit of information is whether it is acquired or not and how acquired. ...Read more

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Who qualifies for scoliosis surgery?

Who qualifies for scoliosis surgery?

Curve size : There are multiple considerations and I would not hesitate to be seen. That being said, and purely from a structural perspective, curves less than 45 degrees do not progress in adulthood and in general do not cause problems; where as curves over 45 degrees continue to progress and surgery is recommended. ...Read more

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Where to get brace for scoliosis and lordosis?

Where to get brace for scoliosis and lordosis?

Have it evaluated: There are different types of back braces. Each have their specific indications. Have your back evaluated by a professional and get a prescription for an appropriate brace for your specific condition. Often time they may need to be custom made. ...Read more

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Is physiotherapy necessary for one who exercises?

Is physiotherapy necessary for one who exercises?

See a personal: Trainer if you need help with exercise. If you have a medical condition such as pain, decreased range of motion or weakness then see a physiotherapist. ...Read more

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Can physical therapy and brace treat kyphosis (70 degrees) and lordosis at age of 20?

Can physical therapy and brace treat kyphosis (70 degrees) and lordosis at age of 20?

Yes and no: External bracing has to be applied with force to,hold the spine, and many find this uncomfortable and restrictive to wear. It can help, but see an orthopedist to determine why you spine is moving and specific exercises and potential surgery to keep,this from further disfiguring your spine ...Read more

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Is yoga better than Pilates for somebody with scoliosis?

Is yoga better than Pilates for somebody with scoliosis?

Both are good: Yoga and pilates both employ a lot of core strengthening exercises without high impact or heavy lifting. I recommend them both to my patients frequently. ...Read more

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Can physiotherapy and brace help in treating kyphosis 70 degrees at age 20?

Can physiotherapy and brace help in treating kyphosis 70 degrees at age 20?

A kyphosis will not-: -of any help. This is a boney problem and a visit 2 a spine surgeon is Ur best bet. 1 that is a fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon. From my aspect U R not growing any more so Ur options would B do nothing, or if the spine surgeon feels that it is severe enough &can or needs corrective surgery on a respiratory aspect & not cosmetic, that may B an option. ...Read more

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Which yoga positions are good for people with scoliosis?

Which yoga positions are good for people with scoliosis?

Anything: Exercise will not change scoliosis in adults or growing children. That is a proven medical fact. Core exercises, though, are great for anyone with back pain or a tendency for it. So progress flexibility as you tolerate. Don't force motion, as your curve may block some movements. Enjoy! ...Read more

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I have mild cervical spine dextroconvex scoliosis.Can you recommend me correction exercises or a health site that provide explained exercises for this?

I have mild cervical spine dextroconvex scoliosis.Can you recommend me correction exercises or a health site that provide explained exercises for this?

More info needed: It sounds like you were evaluated by a specialist who made the diagnosis. If you have not, then consider an evaluation with an orthopedic surgeon. You may be prescribed a course of physical therapy and you will be taught proper exercises. ...Read more

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