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When i lay in my back on a the floor to do pt, it feels like I am trying to grind my sacrum bone into the floor. Foam mat no help.Very painful! why?

When i lay in my back on a the floor to do pt, it feels like I am trying to grind my sacrum bone into the floor. Foam mat no help.Very painful! why?

there may be a : Variety of reasons. So make sure you are doing your exercises with proper techniques. Make sure you follow specific instructions provided to you by your therapist. If one specific program leads to increased pain, avoid that particular exercise, as there may be alternative exercise that can allow you to achieve same goal. ...Read more

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What is your opinion of accupunture mats?

Acupuncture pt.: I agree with dr. Jackson. Just be aware that they are not placing pressure against specific acupuncture points. ...Read more

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Why does my back hurt when i stand on a rubber mat?

Unsure: What are you doing on the rubber mat? Hard to give advice without more info. Recommend seeing a sports medicine trained spine specialist that can help you out. ...Read more

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Could I use regular household cleaning wipes to clean my yoga mat?

Could I use regular household cleaning wipes to clean my yoga mat?

Cleaning: i would suggest that you use natural products to clean. Commercial products contain dangerous chemicals which can disrupt your hormones! Consider water and vinegar mixture. ...Read more

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What's best to have under a jungle gym? Wood chips? Sand? Rubberized mat? Do you need anything?

What's best to have under a jungle gym? Wood chips? Sand? Rubberized mat? Do you need anything?

Depends : I often get nostalgic at all the fuss.Playgrounds are disappearing at the same rate governments are pushing us to avoid any impact risk & assure disabled access.A practical surface should fit the need. Wood mulch is cheep but temporary & attracts bugs, rubber mulch has better impact protection, sand is fine for most home sets. A public park may need to meet local govt standards. ...Read more

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If i had normal DEXA 10 yr ago and eat right and exercise, do I need to repeat it? Stopped estrogen at 60 women in family (pat/mat) live into late 90s

If i had normal DEXA 10 yr ago and eat right and exercise, do I need to repeat it? Stopped estrogen at 60 women in family (pat/mat) live into late 90s

Healthy baby boomer: Dear baby boomer -- congratulations on your healthy lifestyle choices, good genes, normal dexa scan 10 years ago, and playful, fun-loving personality. Given that you stopped your estrogen supplementation a while back, i would think that you should do a repeat dexa scan just to be on the safe side. Were you to go back onto hormones, remember the option of bioidentical hormones. May you live to 100! ...Read more

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What are the chances of spreading to others if I have mat herpes (hsv-1)?

What are the chances of spreading to others if I have mat herpes (hsv-1)?

High: It is contagious but it is easily treatable.So do not worry too much. Both partners need to be treated same time. ...Read more

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My friend has mat herpes from wrestling. He told me i can't get it from him because he is on medication for it. Is this true?

My friend has mat herpes from wrestling. He told me i can't get it from him because he is on medication for it. Is this true?

Partially.: Call it "mat herpes, " or what it really is. Type1 of type 2. Both are highly contagious. Good herpes medications such as Valtrex (valacyclovir) and Famvir make transmission much less likely, but it still can occur. Also, you did not mention it's location, which is important! ...Read more

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I have been dealing with metatarsal pain for a few weeks.Was doing better.After walking on a thick mat in a store,pain got worse. What could be cause?

I have been dealing with metatarsal pain for a few weeks.Was doing better.After walking on a thick mat in a store,pain got worse. What could be cause?

Unclear: Pain in the bottom of the foot may be caused by many things. The differential is large and includes deformity, arthritis, inflammation, infection, fracture, avascular necrosis, and neuropathy. You should visit your doctor or make an appointment with someone who specializes in foot problems such as an orthopaedic surgeon. ...Read more