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Gorilla Climbing Tree Stand
Yes: It depends on your body type to start with. If you have legs with fat, then you can get a slimming effect with stair climbing, however, you may get an appearance of getting larger first as the underlying muscles increase in size as the fat burns of slower. Stair climbing has tons of benefits either way and can increase your cardiac health. Climb on and the legs will sort themselves out. ...Read more
Does riding a bus vs. Driving cause more wear-and-tear? What about walking up steps w/ osteoarthritic knees?
Driving/riding bus/: Long question if you do not have any pathology in your lower extremities including knees, than it does not matter whether you drive or ride the bus.Knees can withstand wear and tear of either.If you have osteoarthritis of knees , you should clinb the stairs slowly, take your time one at a time holding on the rail so there is less strain on your knees. ...Read more
Fell of JetSki. Thigh hurts walking , standing sitting. Can't press down on bike pedal. Going up and downstairs hurts. And a pickle feeling sitting .
Charlie horse: Sounds like a contusion of the quadrates muscles of the anterior thigh, commonly known as a charlie horse. Rest , anti-inflammatories, stretching and ice should help. If not seek further care. ...Read more
Bad muscle weakness, can't walk or keep arms up long. Stairs, standing up hard. Resisted rheum pushing arms, legs. Read this shows nrml strngth?
See details: Something does not compute here. I am not certain how truly weak you can be if the rheumatologist found normal strength on exam. Get an opinion with a neurologist. ...Read more
My dd is 2yrs dgnsd with spastic diplegia. She's sitting unaided(sitting up on own), pulling up to stand, crawling, pulling to stand. What's prognosis?
Each child is unique: The fact that she is developing so well increases the likelihood that she will be more functional as she gets older. However, every child is different, so there is no way to be precise. The important thing is to continue with aggressive therapy and see the neurologist regularly for medication adjustments, etc. The goal is to give her every opportunity to meet her potential. ...Read more
Arhtiritis: Thank you for the great question. Crunching and pain in both knees is a common complaint typically occurs later in life. Most of the time, this is a sign of "osteoarthritis". Basically your joints are not as young as they used to be! You should see your doctor for a proper evaluation. The best way to treat OA is with exercise, stretching and over the counter pain medicines as needed. ...Read more
Thigh weakness: straightening leg from a bent and weight-bearing position (climbing stairs, squats, etc) = leg reflexively feels like buckling. Ideas?
Could be: A serious neurologic disorder. You need to see a doctor right away. ...Read more
It is for the rock!!: Seriously, i would not recommend it for an adult with ankle or wrist problems, extremity weakness, or general balance or health challenges. If one walks or climbs on challenging and uneven terrain, it is essential that he or she be in good health and excellent condition. Physiatrists and sports or trauma medicine doctors can say more, so i will share this with them. Thanks for asking. @drpam. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Suffering tightness in calf when climbing several flights of stairs, or running up hills. Tightness goes after rest, or walking or running on level?
Clarification?: This sounds like intermittent claudication or leriche syndrome in which there is not enough blood or (circulation) to the legs during activity. I recommend seeing a doctor and checking the arterial circulation in the aorta and the lower extremities. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Elite athlete, great shape.I'm 17.Get pounding sensation in chest/neck pulsating lasts hr.when walk up stairs HR reached 149. Dizzy, short of breath. ?
Both work well: Both grafts in addition to a cadavre grafts can work well. More importantly, the way the procedure is performed and the postop rehab are more important than the actual graft used. You would probably require at least six months of rehab postop before returning to rock climbing. ...Read more
Oxy sat 97% while lying flat
Heart rate-55 bpm
Upon standing I develop dyspnea
Oxy sat drops to 95%
Heart rate increases-95 BPM
Why do our kidneys work better when we are laying down!
2nd- When is our BP highest? Sitting Standing, or laying down?
BP should be steady: Regarding our kidneys it does not matter if we lie down or stand up. They function the same irrespective of how we are standing or lying down. The same goes with our BP if we are healthy. If you are healthy BP should not change because the body has systems that keep it in a narrow range. But for some people that system does not work and their BP is normal lying down, but falls as they stand up. ...Read more
I weigh 218 pounds.How many calories do I burn doing cardio(kickboxing, strength training, burpees, sit ups, jumping jacks), etc 40 to 60 minutes a day?
Handbooks: There are some small handbooks available that can give you a basic reference on how many calories you burn with these exercises, as well as breakdown in most foods. Small, portable, and worth the money. Do a search on amazon. ...Read more
Very unusual symptom: It is difficult to understand what exactly you mean without watching you when you walk down stairs. In any case see a neurologist. ...Read more