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Doctor insights on: Is It Ok To Use The Elliptical Machine With An Injured Ankle

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Is it okay to still use a treadmill or elliptical machine if my knee and leg hurts from doing it?

Is it okay to still use a treadmill or elliptical machine if my knee and leg hurts from doing it?

Let me help you: When you pain with any exercise this something wrong, try to change the routine you have to a different exercise so it will not heart. ...Read more

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Could i still exercise on elliptical machine on a sprained ankle?

Could i still exercise on elliptical machine on a sprained ankle?

Yes, as tolerated: After initial rest, ice, compression and elevation, ankle rehabilitation involves moving the ankle. Initially the up and down motion akin to pressing and releasing the gas pedal in the front to back plane is suggested. Lateral movement will come later than pain and swelling subside. An elliptical trainer provides gentle front to back motion at the ankle and can be started as soon as tolerated by you. ...Read more

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Help please! Is an elliptical machine less likely to cause foot pain than a spin bike?

Help please! Is an elliptical machine less likely to cause foot pain than a spin bike?

Yes: In my opinion yes, because on an elliptical machine your foot should stay flat and in contact with the foot plate. ...Read more

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Injured left hip when seated leg press machine I was on slammed forward. Chiro keeps realigning me but pain returns. How to heal hip? Hard to sleep.

Injured left hip when seated leg press machine I was on slammed forward.  Chiro keeps realigning me but pain returns. How to heal hip? Hard to sleep.

Physical therapy : First the hip should be x-rayed to see if fracture exists. Physical therapy to work out any non=fracture strain will help it to heal. An anti-inflammatory such as Ibuprofen or Naproxen will help alleviate pain and help with sleep. An analgesic rub such as biofreeze or capsaisin may also help. ...Read more

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Bunion Surgery (Right foot), 10 weeks ago, i able to only walk for 3 hours before it swells (nothing vigorous), is elliptical machine better?

Bunion Surgery (Right foot), 10 weeks ago, i able to only walk for 3 hours before it swells (nothing vigorous), is elliptical machine better?

More Healing.: Your swelling is likely due to the severity of the bunionectomy. Generally the more work done to correct the problem the longer it takes to make a full recovery. The swelling is demonstrating that the Soft tissue repair has not completed. There may be some instability and the swelling is a response. You would be wise to ask the surgeon if this is normal. ...Read more

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How long should I use my ice machine after ankle surgery to repair my fracture?

How long should I use my ice machine after ankle surgery to repair my fracture?

At least 72 hours: Icing is always a good thing for reducing pain, swelling and expedite healing. No more than 20 minutes of icing at a time since after that the blood vessels open up and you could cool down the blood. ...Read more

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I got fibula fracture near my knee before 6 weeks and pain near injured area.no pain on ankle.how long it get recovery do I need to use crutch now?

I got fibula fracture near my knee before 6 weeks and pain near injured area.no pain on ankle.how long it get recovery do I need to use crutch now?

If it was from a-: -sideways blow & not twisting injury with Ur foot planted, & no ankle or neurological symptoms, I would allow weight bearing right away. But U must not use this answer as an OK. That must come from Ur treating ortho. ...Read more

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Can you use the elliptical machine with a broken toe?

Can you use the elliptical machine with a broken toe?

Most likely: Depends on how severe of a fracture and the location. Often, elliptical will be possible but ask your orthopaedic surgeon. ...Read more

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How soon after ATFL ligament repair can I use elliptical machine to work out?

How soon after ATFL ligament repair can I use elliptical machine to work out?

Varies: It varies somewhat based upon surgical technique used and surgeons preference, but usually in the 8-12 week range. ...Read more

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Can I use Elliptical cross trainer for my workout. Because jogging and running are restricted? Is this machine is safe for disk herniated persons?

Can I use Elliptical cross trainer for my workout. Because jogging and running are restricted? Is this machine is safe for disk herniated persons?

Yes: Overall the elliptical machine is cardio machine that is low impact on the joints and back if done correctly. Swimming and water aerobics are other forms of low impact exercise that should be ok with herniated discs. ...Read more

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Can I use Elliptical cross trainer for my workout. Because u said not to do jogging and running? Is this machine is safe for disk herniated persons

Can I use Elliptical cross trainer for my workout. Because u said not to do jogging and running? Is this machine is safe for disk herniated persons

Elliptical use is OK: Using an elliptical machine is not likely to place more pressure on lumbar discs than standing. Disc pressure is thought to be highest when sitting and leaning forward. Adding reason to minimize sitting for prolonged periods and using good posture. In the absence of weakness, or numbness in the lower extremities, be as active as possible and strengthen your abdominal musculature. ...Read more

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Can kidney transplant patients use elliptical machine?

Can kidney transplant patients use elliptical machine?

Yes: Transplant patients are encouraged to exercise. The only caution would be in activities in which there could be direct trauma to the allograft, like from a kick or punch. ...Read more

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Had microdisectomy(l4-l5) 2 years ago. As such no issues (apart from some stiffness in lower back). Is it safe for me to use elliptical machine??

Had microdisectomy(l4-l5) 2 years ago. As such no issues (apart from some stiffness in lower back). Is it safe for me to use elliptical machine??

Yes: Actually I had the same procedure one year ago and I use the elliptical machine daily. Be aware however of any increase back pain with radiation down leg. ...Read more

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How long after gall bladder surgery can I use the elliptical exercise machine?

How long after gall bladder surgery can I use the elliptical exercise machine?

Exercise: I let my post-laparoscopic patients do cardio anytime after surgery when the patient feels well. The only restriction for most is no heavy lifting for one week after surgery. If you think you are ready, enjoy! ...Read more

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Would you suggest to use the elliptical with a broken foot?

Would you suggest to use the elliptical with a broken foot?

Broken foot : No I would not use any weight bearing equipment with a broken foot. It takes fractures 6 weeks to heal ...Read more

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I injured my left knee about 8 days ago now my other knee and leg are in pain from over use what can I do to eleviate the pain?

I injured my left knee about 8 days ago now my other knee and leg are in pain from over use what can I do to eleviate the pain?

See your doctor: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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Do injured muscles contract if you try to use them? E.G. Injured soleus, if try to run--> foot inverts

Do injured muscles contract if you try to use them? E.G. Injured soleus, if try to run--> foot inverts

Depends: See a podiatrist- if a muscle is injured severily, it will stop working properly.
Might need a brace to help control inversion. ...Read more

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While at doc, a machine with leads was put on arm/foot to tell how hydrated I was, as well as body fat. Does it use electric current? Is that harmful?

While at doc, a machine with leads was put on arm/foot to tell how hydrated I was, as well as body fat. Does it use electric current? Is that harmful?

Body Comp Analyzer: No
The current is minimal and not harmful at all
I am an American Board of Obesity Medicine certified physician and I do this all the time
BMI and weight can be deceptive These machines can reasonably tell how much fat, muscle and water you have
Muscles help you to have a good metabolism Muscles help you to burn the calories Fat does not
In order So a true BMR helps s lot ...Read more

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Can injured knee cause ankle swerlling?

Can injured knee cause ankle swerlling?

Not directly: However, the knee injury could have been accompanied by the ankle injury that was initially overlooked. ...Read more

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What are the lumps or bumps on an injured ankle area?

Lumps: Depends on where they are ... Some are swelling others can be bone or scar tissue. Painful or unstable ankles should be seen by your doctor to make sure there are no conditions that would be chronic or impede your healing. ...Read more

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Injured my ankle a year ago and still having pain and some swelling occasionally what should I do?

Injured my ankle a year ago and still having pain and some swelling occasionally what should I do?

See a rheumatologist: You can visit a rheumatologist to get advice on what options you may have to reduce pain and swelling while getting more function from the affected joint. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I injured my ankle a while back, but the pain has gone away but its still swollen?

What do you suggest if I injured my ankle a while back, but the pain has gone away but its still swollen?

Swelling can linger: With severe ankle injures, the swelling can linger for several months in some cases. If swelling is your only symptom and you are able to do all your desired activities, the swelling may be of no consequence. I recommend you discuss this with your treating doctor, however, to be certain there are no continuing problems. ...Read more

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My right ankle is swollen up to double that of my left. I haven't injured it or anything. What could it be?

My right ankle is swollen up to double that of my left. I haven't injured it or anything. What could it be?

Swollen ankle: See a ER immediately today. Cana blood clot whihc is a medical emergency, or gout less likely is fluid from lymph blockage and a mass or heart issues (usually both ankles). ...Read more

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Having pain in my ankle after elliptical. What do you recommend?

Re-evaluate: Check out your form, shoe selection, as well as frequency and intensity of the activity. ...Read more