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How To Exercise With A Bad Shoulder A Shoulder Brace
Braced a fall with my shoulder a few days ago, my shoulder has been dislocating on and off since, what to do?
Shoulder dislocation: Get a sling on your arm for now to keep the shoulder from moving and then see an orthopedic surgeon for xrays and treatment ...Read more
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
I braced a fall with my shoulder a few days ago, my shoulder has been dislocating on and off since, what to do?
Brace: A brace, sling, or immobilizer can temporarily protect the shoulder. A rotator cuff injury can be partial, complete, acute, or chronic. Complete tears won't heal with the above. ...Read more
I need alternative to shoulder replacement to relieve constant pain what about copper compression brace?
Copper Comp Brace: In my patient population, copper compression sleeves & braces have worked best for muscle pain as well as aching bone pain with joint stiffness. It is not unreasonable for you to try this copper sleeve for comfort sake. Might still need a medicine geared towards your described chronic shoulder pain. Will be great if use of copper sleeve delays your need for shoulder arthroplasty. ...Read more
Rounded shoulders causing shoulder and neck pain. Is wearing a posture brace to bring the shoulders back a good idea? Will it weaken muscles?
Exercise is better.: It is far better to exercise and strengthen the muscles in your shoulder and back to correct posture. See your doc, and get a referral to a physical therapist if necessary and to be sure you don't have scoliosis or another problem of the spine that is affecting your posture. Stronger muscles will help no matter what the cause, though. ...Read more
3 days after 5th shoulder dislocation, took off brace to work on computer now have a dull pain under armpit. Can barely move without pain?
Put sling on: Sorry to hear about your shoulder problems. You may want to put the sling or immobilizer back on in the short term as it helps to take the weight of your arm off your shoulder girdle and may help the pain and 'dead arm' sensation. See an experienced ORS for exam and treatment options. (P.T.to strengthen muscles or possibly surgery to stabilize)...Best of Luck! ...Read more
The doctor told me I have carpal tunnel and to wear a wrist brace and take aleve (naproxen). How else can I releve pain in my shoulder and neck?
I broke my collar bone clavicle in an accident 1 week ago my doctor advised me to wear a brace figure of 8 and suggested me 6 weeks of recovery time..
Any other risks?
I met with an accident & broke my collar bone (clavicle right) my doctor advised me to wear a figure of 8 brace for 6weeks and the fracture will heal.
Most do heal well-: -with that treatment, but I always took into account the occupation & needs of the patient & many times would open & fix them so they were more able 2function. I used an intra medullary pin so there was no brace. But activities were limited 2 work or school. Had 2B careful as the pin could break. It was always able 2 B removed, but I had 2 pick the patients carefully. ...Read more
I need to loose at least 50lbs, im 21, 5'3" and 212lbs, but every exercise I do hurts, esp my lower back and bad shoulder. Any advice please?
Start Slowly: First, rome wasn't built in a day and neither is your body. Start with gentle walking. Just go slowly at first and everyday do a little more. Your goal is to walk everyday. After some time your body will adapt and you will be able to do more. Then you can focus on getting your pulse up for a sustained time. During this time, take notice of how you eat and why you eat. Good luck! ...Read more
I dislocated my shoulder and when I do rotation cuff exercise I hear clicking noises in my shoulder is this a bad sign?
Shoulder dislocation: Clicking or popping without production of pain is usually not a problem. Work with a physiotherapist to gain proper direction in types of strengthening exercises to be accomplished ...Read more
Hurt foot: jumped up, landed on it rolled. Swollen and badly bruised, barely any pain. Walking fine w out brace. No dr yet. How long before exercise?
6-8 weeks: 6 to 8 weeks to be safe, but you can swim or bicycle in the meantime. Walking as tolerated. No jogging until pain and swelling are gone. Remember RICE, a mnemonic for rest, ice, elevation, and compression with an ACE bandage for sprains. If pain increases or pain near outer side below knee, see your PC doctor for exam. ...Read more
Bad: It's bad only for a few seconds. ...Read more
Relax: If there is no major injury then I would start with rest, ice/heat, anti-inflammatories if ur doctor allows these kinds of meds. If no change get in and see ur doc ...Read more
Severe underbite: Yes, braces are usually required for the tooth straightening portion of the treatment, while headgear, extractions, and/or surgery are used to address the underlying skeletal problem. Consultation with an oral surgeon as well as an orthodontist are both needed to plan this treatment. Careful consideration is needed to decide if braces alone are a good solution. ...Read more
Targeting not useful: You need to reduce your weight in general. Exercise targeted to reduce weight in a particular area is not generally successful. Depending your height and weight you need to reduce caloric intake and exercise. You should consult your doctor to exclude a hormone disorder such as adrenal disease. ...Read more
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Overbite: Overbites don't go away on their own and the only way to correct them is to have Orthodontic treatment. Consult a local Orthodontist to find out what specific treatment will be necessary along with options, time frame and fees. ...Read more
Bad fall: Was anything fractured? Do you have lingering effects. You most likely will have at least minor aches and pains. If you had to have surgery, or something done drastically to correct anything, you most likely will have post-traumatic arthritis. If you have a stable condition, try stretching and range of motion exercises for your shoulders and neck daily. ...Read more
Neck pain: Better get checked out or do a virtual consult to see what's going on ...Read more
Safe: Scoliosis should not be aggravated by exercises to your shoulders. The only exception would be a rare condition, sprengel's deformity, where there is an issue with the scapula of the shoulder which gives an appearance like an upper thoracic scoliosis. This condition may be associated with restrictions in shoulder motion. ...Read more
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