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How do you exercise after a foot amputation?

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 more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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


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If you have a foot amputation to get rid of gangrene, will you later need a leg amputation?

If you have a foot amputation to get rid of gangrene, will you later need a leg amputation?

It is possible.: Sometime people go on to have a higher level amputation if the infection is not controlled or if the circulation is not adequate for healing to take place. ...Read more

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How long do you need to elevate knee after a knee surgery?

How long do you need to elevate knee after a knee surgery?

3 - 5 days: 3 - 5 days of ice/elevation after knee surgery is fairly typical. Each surgeon may have slightly different recommendations. ...Read more

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I need some instruction on how to exercise leg after a hip surgery?

I need some instruction on how to exercise leg after a hip surgery?

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

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What kind of excercise can I do with a sprained (possibly fractured) foot? How long should I wait before running or using the elliptical?

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 more

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How long would it take for feet to heal after getting bunion surgery? Can you work a kitchen job after?

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 more

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How do you amputate a leg?

How do you amputate a leg?

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

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Will I be able to run after a foot amputation?

Will I be able to run after a foot amputation?

Yes: It depends on your strength and conditioning and the level of amputation. Most people can perform all daily activities and enjoy a regular excercize routine. ...Read more

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How long until you can walk normally after a foot operation?

How long until you can walk normally after a foot operation?

Walking. : It depends on the type of surgery performed. More information is needed. ...Read more

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How do you avoid foot pain during a barefoot work out?

How do you avoid foot pain during a barefoot work out?

Warm up...: Stretching exercises are important before any work out activities. This will help decrease you chance for pain and injury. ...Read more

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How long do you stay in hospital after a complete three finger amputation?

Depends: Depend on how fast you recover and if there is no complications. ...Read more

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How soon can you start walking after a limb lengthening surgery?

How soon can you start walking after a limb lengthening surgery?

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

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How much weight will a person lose after a foot amputation?

How much weight will a person lose after a foot amputation?

May gain or lose : Some may gain weight while others may lose weight following and amputation. It depends on the individual. ...Read more

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How long do you stay in therapy after three finger amputation?

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 more

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How do you sprain your ankle if you're in a wheelchair?

How do you sprain your ankle if you're in a wheelchair?

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 more

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How long should you wait to drink alcohol after a foot surgery?

How long should you wait to drink alcohol after a foot surgery?

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 more

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How long after a toe fusion can you walk?

How long after a toe fusion can you walk?

Quite soon.: The answer depends on the fusion method. But, for the most part, you can walk on it right away. You must take it easy on the amount of walking, paying particular attention on not bending or otherwise injuring the fusion site. ...Read more

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How do I know when a knee injury is serious enough to see a podiatrist?

How do I know when a knee injury is serious enough to see a  podiatrist?

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 more

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Dr. Marlis Gonzalez fernandez
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Amputation (Definition)

Amputation is the removal of a body part due to disease or trauma. Most commonly it involves one of the limbs ...Read more