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How To Lose Weight With A Broken Foot
Weight loss: Unfortunately, most cardiovascular exercise involved the use of the foot and many patients who are placed in a cast and to gain a little awake. Diet is the most important thing to help lose weight since exercise is difficult. I usually recommend patients performed muscle training exercises that do not use the foot or leg and concentrate on core body exercises. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more
Less calories: You can only lose weight if you burn more calories than you consume. If you are looking for exercises to do while you foot is healing, any upper body exercises would be fine. A stationary bike is doable depending upon how bad your foot is broken and what type of cast you have. If you are able to get in a pool, swimming or wearing a floatation belt and running in the deep end will work. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Got my cast off after a broken foot a few days ago. How long before I can bare putting weight on it?
Question is unclear.: Are you saying that you broke your foot a few days ago and you removed the cast yourself? Any other interpretation begs the question as to why your doctor didn't explain all this to you at the time of cast removal. You need to give your doctor a call and find out his(her) post fracture instructions. ...Read more
Using a walker now and placing weight on foot but foot/toes turn purple when walking. Prev broken foot 2 mos ago? Why the purple color?
Purple color foot: After 2 months, the bruising should be completely resolved. However because the time the foot was immobilized, there may be some venous congestion especially when walking. This may be seen as swelling of the foot and ankle as well as some dark pigmentation of the skin due to pooling of blood in the veins of the lower extremity. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a broken foot and using cam walker w crutches not bearing weight. Going on week 6 and my foot is still sore and bruised. Boot somewhat heavy?
Keep wearing boot: Keep wearing the boot. Sometimes a break in the foot, depending on the bone, can take up to 3 to 6 months to heal. If you continue to have pain and swelling you may need another x-ray and possibly an mri. Sometimes trauma to the soft tissue can cause continued swelling which can be helped with a cortizone (hydrocortisone) injection, icing, or anti-inflammatories. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Not a good idea you could cause further damage not to exclude muscle, nerve and vascular damage. You can cause what os called a pseudarthrosis where instead of bone bridging the fracture you could get a fibrous cleft causing prolonged pain and need for surgical correction. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
6-12 weeks: The bone that is fractured is about 80-90% healed in about 6 weeks. However, back to full activity and normalcy can take about 3 months. Of course this varies according the which bone is fractured and how badly broken it is. ...Read more
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