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What're some ankle strengthening exercises?

Dr. Mark Reed Dr. Reed
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What're some ankle strengthening exercises?

Many: Hi: there are many and most you already know such as belt pulls, ankle lifts, jump rope, balance boards and etc. Best regards: dr. Mark reed placentia-linda foot & ankle group drs. Mark and melanie reed 1275 rose drive, suite 136 placentia, ca 92870 fax: (714) 528-0739 office: (714) 528-2252 www.Footpain.Org drmreed@footpain.Org. ...Read more

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Does military boot camp make serious changes to people's physical strength?

Does military boot camp make serious changes to people's physical strength?

Get in shape NOW!: If you are already in althletic shape - it may just help to maintain. However, be prepared to be challenged if you aren't in great shape. Don't count on recruit training to get you into shape - or you will be behind the 8 ball. Work hard physically with a trainer well before enlistment. You will be happy that you did so. ...Read more

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Tibial stress fracture. Doc said wear boot when possible, don't put stress on it. Is cycling ok to maintain fitness? Walking some w/out boot bad/ok?

Tibial stress fracture. Doc said wear boot when possible, don't put stress on it. Is cycling ok to maintain fitness? Walking some w/out boot bad/ok?

Stress fracture: Depends...As long as you stay with low impact activities, most stress fractures will heal. However, the tibia shaft has poorer blood supply compared to other bones & in rarer circumstances will not heal & require surgery to fix. Talk with your ortho for additional info. ...Read more

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Lost 35 lbs and did not lose a full pant size. Why? Cannot do weight bearing exercise. Did indoor walk w/cardio, weights and low impact leg exercises.

Lost 35 lbs and did not lose a full pant size. Why? Cannot do weight bearing exercise. Did indoor walk w/cardio, weights and low impact leg exercises.

DOES NOT MAKE SENCE: Loosing 35 lbs and not loosing a full pant size does not make any sence you should consult your doctor and get a thorough physical exam with weight height/bmi, blood tests etc, and discuss your weight loss of 35 lbs and no loss in the waist line, and what exercses you should be doing. ...Read more

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5yo kid slightly overweight, weight 24 kg, height 120 cm. recently joined to dance classes, doing simple yoga, aerobics dance at home, will it help?

5yo kid slightly overweight, weight 24 kg, height 120 cm. recently joined to dance classes, doing simple yoga, aerobics dance at home, will it help?

Good work!: Increasing aerobic exercise is a great way to start a fitness habit that will help your child now and possibly for life. Making movement fun is a tremendous help. ...Read more

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Why would pt use 2lb ankle weight for strengthening leg of a senior recovering from fracture? Hurts knee?

Why would pt use 2lb ankle weight for strengthening leg of a senior recovering from fracture? Hurts knee?

Ankle weights: My answer is that i wouldn't do any exercise that hurts. Pain is a sign that your body doesn't like this. I would reduce the weight (to 1 pound, or even 1/2 a pound) till i found a level of weight which allowed me to do the exercise without pain. Do that for a while, then slowly increase the weight. ...Read more

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Maisonneueve fracture, can I start walking 10 weeks post op. 8 weeks nwb 4 partial weight bearing, ankle feels good to ditch crutches, this okay?

Maisonneueve fracture, can I start walking 10 weeks post op. 8 weeks nwb 4 partial weight bearing, ankle feels good to ditch crutches, this okay?

Potentially: Yes, potentially. You would need to make sure that your injury is healed to the extent that it is safe to do so first, but most times 10 weeks is sufficient for healing. ...Read more

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Sunburn on foot, 8 mile hike- can't even walk on my foot, extreme pain -- normal??

Sunburn on foot, 8 mile hike- can't even walk on my foot,  extreme pain -- normal??

Stay off it.: So either the sunburn is causing the pain, which is possible, I guess. The other possibility, among others, is that the 8 mile hike has caused a stress fracture (s) and walking is causing further damage. You need to have the foot examined to get a real sense of the cause of the pain. ...Read more

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With a tailbone injury can you do strength training w weights ie squats,leg press, hip abducter and cardio - elliptical?

With a tailbone injury can you do strength training w weights ie squats,leg press, hip abducter and cardio - elliptical?

Varies: It varies somewhat based on the severity of the injury. If it is a fracture, you would be well suited to avoid exercises that put extra strain on that area such as seated military press, etc for 6-8 weeks. If it was more of a soft tissue injury, than basically you would just try to keep your activities to such a level that your pain is not aggravated, but could increase them as tolerated. ...Read more

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Metatarsal stress fracture-ok to walk in boot? Originally non- weight bearing, then limited with crutches. Not healed, still sore, swollen- 3 months.

Metatarsal stress fracture-ok to walk in boot?  Originally non- weight bearing, then limited with crutches. Not healed, still sore, swollen- 3 months.

Sounds Amiss.: If it is still swollen and still painful after three months, then it is. more that likely not healed. It makes no sense to continue to put pressure on an apparently unstable fracture. You need to have it re-evaluated to determine the true extent of the healing or non-healing, whichever it may be. ...Read more

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Do back braces and weight lifting belts work?

Do back braces and weight lifting belts work?

No: Several studies have shown that back braces do not reduce work place injuries. However, there is evidence to show that back braces can help maintian a proper lifting posture, and therefore some workers choose to use a back brace. Wearing a back brace has not been shown to be harmful, and therefore if it provides a "feel good" effect then by all means wear it. ...Read more

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Fx medial malleolus and tore ligame4 months ago. Cast 5 weeks, walking boot, pt. Mostly back to normal.When to start cheerleading jumps and tumbling ?

Fx medial malleolus and tore ligame4 months ago. Cast 5 weeks, walking boot, pt. Mostly back to normal.When to start cheerleading jumps and tumbling ?

Ask your surgeon: No one but the surgeon who has been caring for your injury should answer this question. Call the office, and you'll get an answer to your question in short order. Do not resume your activities prematurely, as you may cause further damage or generally delay your complete recovery. Good luck. ...Read more

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Do cardio walk & low impact leg exercises. After exercising i stretch my entire body for 20 minutes. Why are my hamstrings sore despite stretching?

Do cardio walk & low impact leg exercises. After exercising i stretch my entire body for 20 minutes. Why are my hamstrings sore despite stretching?

Muscle soreness: It could be normal for the muscle to become sore when the routine changes, or the exercise is strenuous enough to cause some lactic acidosis in the muscle tissue...One needs to be sure the hamstrings are the source of pain and that the pain does not result from back problems. ...Read more

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Could cardio exercise (martial art, basketball) give you hemorrhoid ?

Could cardio exercise (martial art, basketball) give you hemorrhoid ?

No: Most common precipitating factor is straining at stool. Eat high fiber fruits and vegetables and drink at least 1 Liter water daily ...Read more