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How Much Walking Is Advisable For Someone With Osteoarthritis
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
Exercise regimen: 1st and foremost make sure that you are healthy enough to preform exercise by asking your pcp. Second stretching and yoga are excellent methods of increasing your activity level without being too strenuous. If available a pool exercise regimen may be indicated for you. If you have moderate to severe pain while preforming theses exercises stop immediately and see your pcp. ...Read more
Is cycling better or walking as a exercise in early stage of osteoporosis for a 45 year old lady? What else can we do to strengthen knees.
Osteoporosis: For osteoporosis, it's weight bearing exercise more than aerobic exercise. Also, calcium and vitamin D3 supplementation, keep your weight down. Medications when necessary would include Fosamax, Actonel or Boniva (ibandronate). You'd need bone density tests every two to three years after you reach the menopause and treat more aggressively with medications dependent on the results. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Snapping hip can have different diagnoses associated with this terminology. It usually involves a snapping psoas tendon. If you aren't having pain while doing the weight conditioning you are ok. If you repeatedly "snap" the tendon or hip it may lead to groin pain from repetitive irritation of the capsule or tendon. I'd let pain be your guide. Avoid the position or exercise if it hurts. ...Read more
Happens often: In the care of well trained physicians this is done all the time with success. People who suffer retinal detachments are seldom professional athletes at the peak of health.Management of complicated patients are what it takes them so long to train. ...Read more
No running!: Body as a whole, or knee. I favor cycling outdoors, because your body weight is off the knee and you are not dropping weight in stride which can bring nearly 1000 lbs of force on the knee joint. A schwinn airdyne is very good, because you also use arms and spread the work to upper extremity as well. Isometric exercises are also helpful! ...Read more
See below: Don't use just your back. Bend at the knee and hips, when you are helping the person stand. That will allow you to take the strain off of your back. ...Read more
2 cups is ok for : Any coffee lover, diabetic or not. It's just all the other crap people mix with it. ...Read more
How dangerous is it for loved ones to try to "directly help" a patient with borderline pd? How much is safe to get involved other than the therapist?
How often is too often for laser therapy? I am treating my chronic knee bursitis and the clinic asks me to go every 3 days. Is that a good interval?
Laser?: I have never heard of it unless ur seeing a chiropractor. ...Read more
Immediate and contin: I can not emphasize enough to begin immediately and do it on your own to prevent contractures and strengthen muscles to rehab yourself. ...Read more
Is it safe to do infrared physiotherapy for cough with phlegm often? How many times would you recommend? This is for baby 18 mos.
Not suggested: I would not suggest using this method of physiotherapy for your baby. If there is nasal congestion and a wet cough, most are due to viral infections and resolve within 10 days. Infants tend to swallow the mucus, and using baby nasal saline with gentle irrigation can reduce post nasal drip. If there is wheezing or an unusual sound, fever, vomiting, please see your PCP. ...Read more
How is arthritis diagnosed? Usually how long does arthritis take to settle in a joint? How accurate is a mri? I had knee surgery
Typically: Its subjective from an examination. Objective ways include x-rays of the joint looking at cartalidge loss and bone disformity. Arthroscopic surgery allows you to see the joint in real time and determine the extent but can only be done for major joints. Mri shows it as we'll but is a very expensive way to do it. ...Read more
Yes but...: I do not know what type of heart condition you are talking. Running with severe hypertrophic cardiomyopathy can be contraindicated. But supervised physician running with coronary artery disease may be ok. Stress can be control by different measures. But, out of control stress can precipitate a heart attack in the right setting. Consult your physician. ...Read more
How long does it take for a scoliosis to progress? It is very minor, and difficult to tell. The patient is a 18 year old male.
Patient has arthritis in the knew is ice good for knee. What about exercise? She is not able to lift leg and walk.
This common degenerative condition impacts the joints, where normal wear and tear on them gets to a point where they can no longer keep up with the pace of generating fresh cartilage. As a result, the joint space thins, the bone becomes exposed and painful, and bone spurs ...Read more
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