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How much walking is advisable for someone with osteoarthritis?

How much walking is advisable for someone with osteoarthritis?

As much as you like: As long as you tolerate it... You can/and should walk as much as you desire --- assuming that you primary care doctor and/or cardiologist do not have an issue with it. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Gabor
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Walking (Definition)

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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What exercise regimen would be recommended for someone with foot and knee problems?

What exercise regimen would be recommended for someone with foot and knee problems?

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

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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.

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 more

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Is weight trainning safe to do for someone with snapping hip syndrome?

Is weight trainning safe to do for someone with snapping hip syndrome?

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

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How common is it for someone to need a total knee replacement?

How common is it for someone to need  a total knee replacement?

Quite common: Knee replacements are quite common, usually in the setting of advanced osteoarthritis of the knee. ...Read more

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How safe is it for a person with CHF to be put to sleep for retinal detachment surgery?

How safe is it for a person with CHF to be put to sleep for retinal detachment surgery?

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

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What is a good exercise for a person with knee arthritis?

What is a good exercise for a person with knee arthritis?

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

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Is it better to take chondroitin alone or combined with glucosamine for knee pain?Plz advice

Is it better to take chondroitin alone or combined with glucosamine for knee pain?Plz advice

Neither: The position of the american academy of orthopedic surgeons on glucosamine and chondroitan sulfate that it has showed no statistically significant benefit in the treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee and they do not recommend using this product. ...Read more

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As a caregiver, how can I prevent back injuries helping a 120-lb person stand?

As a caregiver, how can I prevent back injuries helping a 120-lb person stand?

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

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How much daily caffeine is okay for someone with diabetes?

How much daily caffeine is okay for someone with diabetes?

2 cups is ok for : Any coffee lover, diabetic or not. It's just all the other crap people mix with it. ...Read more

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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 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?

Personality Disorder: It sounds like you could benefit from family sessions with the therapist. Talk to the therapist and get their recommendation one way or the other . ...Read more

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How often is optimal for pt for someone with pelvic fracture?

How often is optimal for pt for someone with pelvic fracture?

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

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Is it safe to do infrared physiotherapy for cough with phlegm often? How many times would you recommend? This is for baby 18 mos.

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

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How is arthritis diagnosed? Usually how long does arthritis take to settle in a joint? How accurate is a mri? I had knee surgery

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

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Is it safe for someone with known heart disease to take up running and hold a stressful job?

Is it safe for someone with known heart disease to take up running and hold a stressful job?

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

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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.

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.

Three good points: You are a male, you pass the growth sprout and you have minor scoliosis, all those factors god indicators for very slow progression. ...Read more

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Patient has arthritis in the knew is ice good for knee. What about exercise? She is not able to lift leg and walk.

Patient has arthritis in the knew is ice good for knee. What about exercise? She is not able to lift leg and walk.

See details: If the arthritis is severe the only option may be joint replacement assuming the person is medically cleared for surgery. Other options include meds and injectable lubricants. Have the knee evaluated to better understand the options. ...Read more

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Is cpr recommended with patients having spinal fracture and how would you know?

Is cpr recommended with patients having spinal fracture and how would you know?

I hope not : If you have a spinal fracture you may benefit from kyphoplasty or vertebraloplasty. I'm uncertain why you are recommending cpr. ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Osteoarthritis (Definition)

Common degenerative problem of cartilage and joints. Wear and tear to a point that the joint no longer can keep up with depositing fresh cartilage and the joint space thins, bone becomes exposed and pailful, bone spurs ...Read more