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Doctor insights on: How To Improve My Posture Without Any Special Brace

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Braces (Definition)

They are used in orthodontics. The braces are put onto the teeth at precise anatomical locations, and wire runs through the braces and brings teeth into proper alignment. This is a very short answer for a very ...Read more


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Will prk surgery improve my vision enough for swimming and other sports? I've had glasses a long time, and they greatly improve my vision. However, i want to be able to go swimming and do other activities without worrying about wearing them. Will prk impr

Will prk surgery improve my vision enough for swimming and other sports? I've had glasses a long time, and they greatly improve my vision. However, i want to be able to go swimming and do other activities without worrying about wearing them. Will prk impr

PRK: After prk recovery there is no reason to limit your activity including swimming and those other sports. It is always a good idea to protect your eyes during activities where there is a projectile object , like racquet ball, tennis, soft ball etc. ...Read more

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What doctor recommend exercises with no weights can I do to dramatically improve my posture?

What doctor recommend exercises with no weights can I do to dramatically improve my posture?

Cardio Mix: You cannot target the abdomen or legs specifically for weight loss - if you have adipose tissue that you'd like to lose, then consider an increase in cardio and a balanced diet. However, do not always do the same exercise or you will increase your risks for stress injuries. Mix things up with walking, running, biking, swimming, or circuit training. Ultimately you need to burn more than you consume. ...Read more

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How to know what exercises with no weights can I do to dramatically improve my posture?

How to know what exercises with no weights can I do to dramatically improve my posture?

Try these!: http://www.spine-health.com/conditions/neck-pain/neck-strengthening-exercises http://www.Webmd.Com/fitness-exercise/better-posture-exercises.

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Any yoga posture to increase height ? When and how long should I do yoga?

Any yoga posture to increase height ? When and how long should I do yoga?

No: no way to increase height through Yoga, It is a good exercise but height is determined by genes and hormones not Yoga ...Read more

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Are there any exercises i can do to improve my walking posture?

Are there any exercises i can do to improve my walking posture?

Core strengthening: Yes, you can improve your posture if you focus your effort on strengthening your core muscles. The abdominal, oblique, and back muscles work in conjunction to maintain a neutral position and, therefore, equilibrium of the spine. Use of a stability ball to perform core strengthening and conditioning exercises will help you improve and maintain good posture during both stance and gait phases. ...Read more

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What exercise can a child do to improve hand grip strength for sports?

What exercise can a child do to improve hand grip strength for sports?

Tennis ball squeeze: Have a tennis ball handy. At least 3 times weekly, pick it up and spend a few minutes per hand squeezing it. That simple. No different than exercising any other muscle group: do it consistently, do it longer as the weeks go by. Strength and endurance will come. ...Read more

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What kind of exercises the therapist will have me do to help the healing process after getting my brace off?

What kind of exercises the therapist will have me do to help the healing process after getting my brace off?

Generally speaking: W/o more info about your specific injury this is hard to answer in much detail. As an injury heals physical/ occupational therapy will likely focus on regaining full motion with stretching & use progressive exercises to strengthen all the muscles that have been weakened by the injury and splinting process. You may need formal pt/ ot appointments or be able to work through this with home exercises. ...Read more

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I'm 23 years and i have knock knees can the brace help to correct it without surgery?

I'm 23 years and i have knock knees can the brace help to correct it without surgery?

Complicated decision: That's really tough. Most kids outgrow it. You've reached adulthood, so joint modeling is complete. Most orthopedic surgeons will tell you they'd rather try conservative (ie nonsurgical) options first, like night braces, because surgery is a big decision. That said, the procedure is minimally invasive, typically very successful & may decrease your risk for early-onset arthritis. Talk to your doc. ...Read more

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Can i fix my hamstring injury without physical therapy ? So i can return to my favourite sport again ?

Can i fix my hamstring injury without physical therapy ? So i can return to my favourite sport again ?

Maybe: With some research you could figure it out on your own, but it's helpful to have someone knowledgeable set you on the right course of rehab. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/pmc3362981/. ...Read more

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My child has a curved posture and we plan to buy an orthopaedic chair for him. I wonder if those chairs are effective and can help to fix ones posture

My child has a curved posture and we plan to buy an orthopaedic chair for him. I wonder if those chairs are effective and can help to fix ones posture

See below: Back bracing for scoliosis is usually done if the curve is greater than 20 degrees . I would seek a orthopaedic spine surgeon that specializes in pediatrics for recommendations . There are too many factors involves to give you in a brief text message ...Read more

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For surgery is it essential to have special dexterity or hand coordination abillities? Do you recommend any exercises?

For surgery is it essential to have special dexterity or hand coordination abillities? 
Do you recommend any exercises?

Well: I learned to knit, crochet, sew & paint as a child. I believe these activities provided good preparation for the surgical procedures that I performed earlier in my career. ...Read more

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Are there exercises that I can do to improve my joint flexibility, strength, and fitness, and to relieve my pain?

Are there exercises that I can do to improve my joint flexibility, strength, and fitness, and to relieve my pain?

Yes: Yoga can help improve flexibility, strength and fitness. There are many exercises you can use, but yoga does it gently. With regard to your pain, how you relieve it depends upon what causes it. ...Read more

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Is there a stretch I can do to help improve posture?

Is there a stretch I can do to help improve posture?

Air squats: A good functional exercise is the air squat. Here's a link that describes how they can be done. http://goo.gl/v75cg. ...Read more

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If independent elder continues to get up without aides, should we help her strengthen muscles to stand safely using walker? She does not request help.

If independent elder continues to get up without aides, should we help her strengthen muscles to stand safely using walker? She does not request help.

Yes: Most geriatric experts recommend strengthening, balance, weight bearing exercises for elders to maintain and improve physical and cognitive health. Look into a nearby senior center or y with exercise classes geared to elders (good social outlets). Many organizations (aarp) have published exercise handouts and there are gentle exercise program on tv. Be sure to ask her doctor before she starts. ...Read more

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What can a senior do to help hand strength if poor grip?

What can a senior do to help hand strength if poor grip?

Squeeze balls: Easy exercises that can be done at home. Start will stress ball that is soft. Squeeze and hold for 10 seconds /repeat 10-15 times. Advance to tennis ball then to smaller/firmer balls such as racquetballs then lacrosse balls. Another exercise that will also work the fore arm is the towel twist. Use hand towel, ; hold by ends; twist hands in opposite directions until towel tight. Hold x 10/ repeat. ...Read more

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I know chiropractic can improve posture but can it make you stand 3 INCHES taller? No scoliosis or curved spine & posture wasn't bad to begin with.

No: Things like chiropractic manipulation, Hanging upside down, stretching machines, etc can give a transient extension of the body. However, once you stand up, nature puts stuff back where it wants it, so any effect is brief. ...Read more

Posture (Definition)

Posture is the position of your body, or ...Read more