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How Do You Exercise After A Foot Amputation
Modify: You may have to modify your routine exercise. There will be certain limitation to consider. You want to avoid anything that causes further breakdown of your skin, leading to ulceration and further infections and amputations. Shoe modification is also very important.Depending on the level of the amp, you may need fillers to help. Also ask your doctor if any work is going to be done on your achilles. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)
Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more
See your doctor: Usually after major surgery you may have limited range of motion and I advised against attempting any exercise routine on your own without proper instruction and guidance. Please follow up with the Surgeon and follow their instructions. Its likely that you will at some point start a specific physical therapy regimen to address the muscles affected by your surgery. ...Read more
What kind of excercise can I do with a sprained (possibly fractured) foot? How long should I wait before running or using the elliptical?
Upper body: If you have a feeling that your foot is fractured or sprained you should see a doctor and get it diagnosed and treated. It is reasonable to use pain as your guide as to what you can do or not do.In general, upper extremity exercises can be done seated, and non impact activities like swimming are doable. Sprains usually heal in 2-6 weeks , fractures in 6-8 weeks. Once again pain is your guide. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
How long would it take for feet to heal after getting bunion surgery? Can you work a kitchen job after?
Depends: There r many types of bunion surgery. Some only remove the bump & they get u up & 2 work fast. Some cut & reposition bones & they take longer since the bone must heal.@ 23 u should heal bone fast as long as u have no decreased blood supply 4 some reason. Simple takes 2-4 weeks, osteotomy takes longer, from 8-12 wks 2 recover fully if all goes well this image needs osteotomy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Variable: About 3 to 6 weeks with rest most of the time. ...Read more
Above or below knee: Decide level of amputation necessary. Mark is made on skin at level femur, or tibia & fibula need to be divided. Skin flaps marked for closure over stump. Tourniquet applied to minimize bleeding.Skin is cut with scalpel thru flap marks. Major arteries & veins identified & tied off. Muscles cut at level of amputation w cautery. Saw bone(s) at desired level. Insert bone wax at bone end. Suture skin. ...Read more
Depends: Depend on how fast you recover and if there is no complications. ...Read more
Depends: It depends on the specific situation. The devil is in the details such as which bone, how was it lengthened, as well as patient specific factors. This is best answered by the surgeon who is doing the surgery. ...Read more
Depends : This would depend on which three fingers were amputated and on whether the amputation was in the dominant hand. If the thumb is still present it would beach easier to learn to use the hand and therapy is usually shorter. The time will depend primarily on the type of activities that the person needs to re-learn to do with less fingers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rolling in foot : While rolling your wheelchair, your foot can get caught or placed in a bad position that will sprain the ankle as you roll forward. This is also more common if you have no feeling in your foot. That is why they typically put foot plates on the wheelchair. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Talk to your Surgeon: Generally after surgery you should avoid alcohol while you are taking any medication that is processed through the liver. Therefore, the best answer to this question is obtained by asking your surgeon who will know what medications he/she has prescribed you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If pain persists: If you have had a traumatic knee injury or persistent pain, you should see your orthopedist. If you have overuse knee discomfort, then sometimes the problems may be secondary to abnormal foot function. Improving foot function with better shoes and supports can be helpful. Chronic or acute problems, see your orthopedist for an evaluation first. Dr l. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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