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If you where ankle weights what are the negatives and positives of wearing them?

If you where ankle weights what are the negatives and positives of wearing them?

Ur back pain: Depends on how old you are and how heavy and how long your wear the weights. Can contribute to injury and arthritis of ankles, knees and hips. Anything that causes you to move with an abnormal gait can cause or aggravate back pain. The positive is that your feet will feel lighter for a few minutes after you take them off. Not worth it from risk benefit stand point as far as a training aid.. ...Read more

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Weight Training (Definition)

This is an exercise program focusing on strength training via use of resistance. The weights used can be barbells, dumb bells, track machines with ...Read more


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What type of physcial exam happens during examining of the knee joint? The test that are preformed if they hurt are they positive? Please help

What type of physcial exam happens during examining of the knee joint? The test that are preformed if they hurt are they positive? Please help

Knee Exam: A thorough knee exam involves palpating the ligaments and bursae, examine the patella, and by grasping on the lower leg, putting the knee joint through a routine of movements to determine the integrity of the ligaments and menisci. Depending on what you did to your knee and the condition it is in, this may hurt, and your orthopedist can explain the implications of any positive sign. ...Read more

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What kinds of footwear are the best to wear if you have heel spurs?

What kinds of footwear are the best to wear if you have heel spurs?

Shoes with arch supp: Heel spurs are merely a indication your feet are prorated. As the feet pronate the intrinsic muscles of the foot pull at their origin on the calcaneus causing a reactive bone growth. So as such a shoe with good arch support eg. A anti pronation running shoe would do best. ...Read more

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What is the advantages and disadvantages of spinal surgery? Are there any other solutions? What are they? Specifically lumber spinal. What are some of the precautions you have to watch out? What type of job will do in future to prevent it again.

What is the advantages and disadvantages of spinal surgery?
Are there any other  solutions?  What are they? Specifically lumber spinal. What are some of the precautions you have to watch out?  What type of  job will 
do in future to prevent it again.

Complex: The advantages and disadvantages of spine surgery are specific to each condition and the symptoms you are experiencing. The answer is not a simple one and can only be explained based upon your symptoms. Conservative care is the hallmark of the initial treatment and includes medications, pt and exercise and can achieve a 85% success rate in most spinal conditions. If not then surgery. ...Read more

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What to think when the pyschologist tells you that you are just running away from the situations and they will be worse later, is the therapist fed up?

What to think when the pyschologist tells you that you are just running away from the situations and they will be worse later, is the therapist fed up?

I have no way of : Knowing. Your therapist definitely had a reason to make the comment. If you question the underlying motive then should ask your therapist at the next session what was meant. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a sagittal band injury and how can you tell if you have one? What do doctors do to determine injuries of the knuckle?

What are the symptoms of a sagittal band injury and how can you tell if you have one? What do doctors do to determine injuries of the knuckle?

Pain in knuckle: Boxer Knuckle , painfully extension of affected finger. Swollen and best detected by MRI of the hand with emphasis on the extensor tendon that many times is ruptured and dislocated!
See Ortho Hand Surgeon for further evaluation and treatment! ...Read more

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Fingers are bloody. Should i wear band-aids on all fingers? What are the cons of doing this?

Fingers are bloody. Should i wear band-aids on all fingers? What are the cons of doing this?

Bandaids: If your fingers have cuts on them and are openly bleeding it would help to cover them with a dressing like a bandaid or other product. ...Read more

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What is the drug they use to knock you out when you are having surgery?

What is the drug they use to knock you out when you are having surgery?

That depends : If it is IV sedation then Propofol is commonly used. If it is inhalation sedation then there are several different agents that can be used including isoflurane, sevoflurane and desflurane. What type is done and what agent will be used depends on what procedure us being done and how long they expect it to take. You anesthesiologist can answer this question in more detail. ...Read more

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How long are you in the MRI machine for a heart scan? Can they put you in feet first?

How long are you in the MRI machine for a heart scan? Can they put you in feet first?

About 45 mins: Most scanners would put you in head first. The scan length varies but should be around 45 minutes. Most scanners let you wear their headphones and listen to music if you wish. At the very least they will give you ear plugs as the MRI is loud. ...Read more

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I saw on the Dr's show and other places that if you have a line on your earlobe you are at higher risk of heart attack, is there any truth to that?Ty

I saw on the Dr's show and other places that if you have a line on your earlobe you are at higher risk of heart attack, is there any truth to that?Ty

Probably not: There are risk factors clearly established and mostly subject to modification. This is only a weak association. Real risks include heredity, gender, age, smoking, diet, blood pressure, LDL lipid level, diabetes, obesity, sedentary habits, certain meds. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms that you feel in the muscles when they've been leached of calcium for various reasons?

What are the symptoms that you feel in the muscles when they've been leached of calcium for various reasons?

Hypocalcemia: The muscular symptoms of low calcium levels relate to neuromusclar irritability: parasthesias (like pins and needles) in fingers and toes, muscle stiffness, myalgias (pain), and spasms. Check out youtube videos of chvostek's sign and trousseau's sign for physical exam findings that may indicate hypocalcemia. ...Read more

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If you are measuring 21cm when doctors do the pubic bone to cervix thing. How far along are you really??

If you are measuring 21cm when doctors do the pubic bone to cervix thing. How far along are you really??

Estimate: That measurement is a very rough estimate of gestational age. That measurement would point to somewhere around 20-22 weeks. Ultrasound and last menstrual period dating are often more accurate. ...Read more

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What are the best ways to grow taller at 16 and if you put stretching please list examples of what stretches?

What are the best ways to grow taller at 16 and if you put stretching please list examples of what stretches?

Nothing special: Genetics and the growth centers of your bones determine how tall you can grow.Most growth centers will close at 16-19 years of age in males. After that happens, you can not grow taller. If your growth centers are open (xray), a balanced diet/rest ; healthy physical activity would support good growth.There are no special diets, meds or exercises that make you taller. ...Read more

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What are the reasons that people feel the need to make and use crystal meth?

What are the reasons that people feel the need to make and use crystal meth?

Why make&use meth: ..For as many different reasons as there are people who use drugs and alcohol. Make: to sell or use. Use: to escape life's pains, to briefly feel better, to fit in with peers. Once used, the drug can generate a powerful addiction that drives the person to find, make, use the drug at any cost, including teeth, mind, heart, skin, and life. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are all the hours in front of monitor/ tv doing to my retinas?

Could you tell me what are all the hours in front of monitor/ tv doing to my retinas?

Nothing: The retina is designed to be working 24 hours a day. Staring at a monitor may tire you out but it will not do any damage to your retina. Assuming, that is, it isn't as bright as the sun. ...Read more