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Doctor insights on: Hip Exercises For Uneven Walking Due To Orthopedic Boots

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Your doctor may also suggest a safe exercise plan. Walking is usually the easiest type of exercise, but swimming or other low-impact exercises can work just as well. Exercise is an important way to keep blood sugar in control, and physical activity in pregnancy has been found to decrease the risk ...Read more


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Orthopedist #: a 53 year old friend said that he had a titanium hip transplant and I saw him walk unaided up 20 steps the day after operation. Hmm?

Orthopedist #: a 53 year old friend said that he had a titanium hip transplant and I saw him walk unaided up 20 steps the day after operation. Hmm?

Good surgery result: People who are younger, healthy and of normal weight often do very well after hip replacement. Many say it is such a relief not to have the pain and limited range of motion that they are excited about getting back to normal activity. ...Read more

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Is walking on a ligament strain with a orthopedic boot. To try to strengthen do more good or bad for helping in the recovery process gradually doing +?

Is walking on a ligament strain with a orthopedic boot. To try to strengthen do more good or bad for helping in the recovery process gradually doing +?

Use is a good thing: Using a boot to help support the ligament while it heals is a good thing. The boot should help to decrease the time that the ligament hurts. The support will then allow the ligament to heal without stretching as much as it might otherwise without the support. ...Read more

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Hip pain and clicking on walking, running and cycling on recumbent bike? MRI is free reviewed by 2 radiologist and 1 orthopaedic surgeon.... What?

Hip pain and clicking on walking, running and cycling on recumbent bike? MRI is free reviewed by 2 radiologist and 1 orthopaedic surgeon.... What?

May not be your hip: Snapping hip syndrome may be due to an external cause (eg., snapping of the iliotibial band or gluteus maximus over the greater trochanter) or an internal cause (eg., snapping of the iliopsoas tendon over the iliopectineal eminence, acetabular labral tear, intra-articular loose body). Sometimes ultrasound performed during maneuvers that replicate the click can be helpful to discriminate. ...Read more

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Does the orthopedic doctor typically let one choose between a cast for a broken foot and a walking boot?

Does the orthopedic doctor typically let one choose between a cast for a broken foot and a walking boot?

Sometimes: You may be given a choice under some circumstances, but you are not always going to be given the option to chose which you would prefer. ...Read more

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I broke my 5th metatarsal bone two weeks ago, I went to the orthopedic today and the fracture didn't get any better. They gave me a walking boot that?

Walking boot: Is a good way to heal that fracture you need to Rest drink milk and repeat the x ray in 8 wks the 5th metatarsal fracture is difficult to heal in general due to poor blood supply in the region ...Read more

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My left hip fells like its asleep, after I get up each morning. An some pain. I, m 70 years an 6 ft. About 235 lbs exercise very like. Still mow our lawn but walk every other day for a mile or so.

My left hip fells like its asleep, after I get up each morning. An some pain. I, m 70 years an 6 ft. About 235 lbs exercise very like. Still mow our lawn but walk every other day for a mile or so.

You: You could be dealing with osteoarthritis in your hip with possible nerve irritation/inflammation which is causing your feeling of numbness. The first step is to see your primary care doctor. After a history and examination, an x-ray of your hip should be ordered. In the meantime your doctor can prescribe pain medication to relieve the pain and help with inflammation.
Best of luck. ...Read more

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Had my hip replaced 6 mo. Ago. What is the long term impact of walking for exercise at a 4 mile per hour rate?

Had my hip replaced 6 mo. Ago. What is the long term impact of walking for exercise at a 4 mile per hour rate?

None if it's on flat: & you are not going up and down steep hills or on inclined surfaces. The pace should not be rapid, and you want to avoid areas that may cause you to stumble, as fast loading of the implant can if repeatedly damage it. Tripping, falling or missteps on small steps or holes in uneven surfaces are traps to avoid. ...Read more

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My hips are uneven or one is rotated slightly, but I deal with it. Today I went for a walk and mid mile it felt like a HUGE rubber band was snapping a?

My hips are uneven or one is rotated slightly, but I deal with it. Today I went for a walk and mid mile it felt like a HUGE rubber band was snapping a?

Sprain: The uneveness of your hip levels makes for poor walking mechanics with resultant stress and sprain. Visit an orthopedic specialist who can evaluate you and recommend proper footwear and physical therapy. ...Read more

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Hip problem usually hurts if walking on uneven ground/uphill. 3 mon preg and hip hurting constantly yet I'm not walking on uneven/uphill grounds.??

Hip problem usually hurts if walking on uneven ground/uphill. 3 mon preg and hip hurting constantly yet I'm not walking on uneven/uphill grounds.??

Pregnancy Changes.: Changes in your biomechanics occur during pregnancy resulting from the shifting center of gravity one develops as the uterus enlarges. Hormones cause your blood volume to expand to accomodate the fetal circulation. This becomes increasingly significant as pregnancy progresses. Sometimes stress fractures or other problems can cause hip pain.Pregnancy can worsen existing joint problems. Talk w/ Ur OB ...Read more

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When I walk my feet poin out words instead of pointing forward? I have an uneven hip is that the reason?

When I walk my feet poin out words instead of pointing forward? I have an uneven hip is that the reason?

Most likely!: Hip disorders can be responsible for feet problems.
Get an orthopedic evaluation to be properly diagnosed and be treated. ...Read more

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Hips popping on inside of leg while walking/exercise. Feels like needs to be popped/uncomfortable. Sometimes better. Runners knee both knees. Ideas?

Hips popping on inside of leg while walking/exercise. Feels like needs to be popped/uncomfortable. Sometimes better. Runners knee both knees. Ideas?

Are you hypermobile: We see this kind of situation where people are hyper mobile or limber and can easily flex their joints sometimes too far. The best therapy for that is to get and build up good muscle tone. You could ask your physician help evaluate that. ...Read more

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Is neck OA like hip OA? When I walk a lot, my hip stiffness eases. What exercise can I do to improve neck/upper back tightness?

Is neck OA like hip OA? When I walk a lot, my hip stiffness eases. What exercise can I do to improve neck/upper back tightness?

Heat/stretch: The best way to stretch your neck and upper back is to get the muscle warm with a heating pad or warm shower then do gentle stretches through the range of motion of the muscles. Hold each stretch for one minute. Doing yoga is also a great way to stretch out the muscles. ...Read more

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I have uneven shoulders, back pain, leg pain, hip pain when walking, standing or sitting for long periods of time what could this be?

Possibly....: Possibly scoliosis, or muscle spasms from bad posture. You might want to look into the alexander technique for some great posture exercises. This is especially important for people who work at the computer a lot. See: http://sgoti. Ws/soka1j or google search. ...Read more

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Can I still work out while wearing a walking boot? #nqlu I have a fractured bone in my foot due to an ankle sprain and must wear a walking boot for 6 weeks for the bone to heal. What type of exercises can I still engage in?

Can I still work out while wearing a walking boot? #nqlu I have a fractured bone in my foot due to an ankle sprain and must wear a walking boot for 6 weeks for the bone to heal. What type of exercises can I still engage in?

You: You can engage in any upper body activity you like, and can also swim. I would not engage in any activity that involves you standing or putting any pressure on your foot / ankle or leg. That would include cycling. ...Read more

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Have scoliosis my pelvis is uneven so one leg is shorter than the other and I'm usually in pain when I walk more than 20 mins. Any suggestions?

Have scoliosis my pelvis is uneven so one leg is shorter than the other and I'm usually in pain when I walk more than 20 mins. Any suggestions?

You should be seen: By an orthopedic spine surgeon who can evaluate you in terms of the scoliosis and to assess as to other potential reasons for the leg length discrepancy including the possibility that you have a true leg length discrepancy that has lead to the pelvic obliquity or unevenness that may have caused a scoliosis rather than the other way around. Or it could be both or even other possibilities. ...Read more

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I'm about two months post-op from a right ankle bimalleolar fracture with screws and plates. What exercises should I be doing now? Have walking boot.

I'm about two months post-op from a right ankle bimalleolar fracture with screws and plates. What exercises should I be doing now? Have walking boot.

Walking: Bones should be healed by now. As long as the x-ray looks good and pain is minimal it is likely time to start a physical therapy regimen and walking. ...Read more

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Left hip likes to turn out when walking but am not sure if this is due entirely to hip dysplasia?

Left hip likes to turn out when walking but am not sure if this is due entirely to hip dysplasia?

See details: If you have documented hip dysplasia, that very well may be the cause. If you do not, have an orthopedist evaluate the situation or at least have x rays done. ...Read more

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Why do I have pain in my left hip when I stand or walk?

Why do I have pain in my left hip when I stand or walk?

(Osteo)arthritis: Osteoarthritis is more of wear & tear phenomenon whereas rheumatoid arthritis is an inflammatory condition. Regardless, they both lead to joint pain which can be aggravated w/pressure whether standing or walking (or running & jumping). Bursitis would be more likely to hurt regardless of activity. Joint infection more likely associated w/fever/sweats/chills etc. Uneven leg length causes pain, too. ...Read more

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Is it safe for me to wear platform boots while I'm walking my dog?

Is it safe for me to wear platform boots while I'm walking my dog?

Common sense: I would not walk a great dane on them. You are more likely to loose balance on platform boots anyway. ...Read more

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My hips feel crooked and it hurts when I walk, what's wrong?

My hips feel crooked and it hurts when I walk, what's wrong?

Need more: It sounds like you need a musculoskeletal/full structural exam. More info is needed as to when it started, any associated trauma, any history of bone loss or mineral abnormalities. You may need imaging as well. Where is the pain exactly? I would get in to see your physician soon to work this up. ...Read more

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Can walking worsen your hip bursitis?

Can walking worsen your hip bursitis?

Yes it can&more pain: Walking can make the symptoms like pain worse and increses the time to recover. It is better to rest ...Read more

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What are the best walking sneakers for hip bursitis and bad backs?

What are the best walking sneakers for hip bursitis and bad backs?

We are all different: There isn't any right answer. If you know a good podiatrist or orthopedic they may be able to recommend something specific for you. They can at least tell you terms regarding what your foot tends to do. How much do you pronate? Wide or narrow heel, wide toe box? Armed with that information some on line shoe places have customer comments that rate shoes by customers with the same issues. ...Read more