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Is There An Alternate Way To Correct Scoliosis Without Surgery Like Yoga
I'm 19 & have bow legs. Is there any way to correct/better them non-surgically. e.g. brace or specific exercises? If not, what would surgery entail?
No: Braces are helpful only for children who still have growth left; in adults, offloading braces can help with the symptoms but do not correct the deformity itself. The surgery involves breaking your leg and placing it in aore corrected position and then holding it in that position with usually plates and screws for approximately 8 weeks until the leg heals in the corrected position. ...Read more
Besides surgery is there any other way to manage bunion pain that is an easy 7 or 8 on a scale from 1 to 10.?
Depends on situation: Bow legs are often seen as a transitional finding when kids first start to walk, followed by a knock kneed phase between 3 & 5 and a straightening by 6-7.This occurs as the child's hips & legs begin to shift their growth to carry a growing upper body. If over 8-10, there is not much that can be done. ...Read more
Age related: In children under two, almost all are bow legged to some degree and they outgrow it by 2-3 years of age. An adult who is bow legged from childhood...Don' know what can be done non surgically.. Rickets is a well know cause of bow legs and is a result f vitamin d and calcium so taking vit d from birth and eaiing a balanced diet and playing outside in the sun for 15-20 min a day without sunscreen. ...Read more
See a: Cosmetic surgeon and a dermatologist to assess, but it bothers you or you would not ask. The remedies are surgical and costly. ...Read more
31, knee off angle by 21 degrees, dr states do to the angle being off so much osteotomy is not an option. A partail as well do to no acl, is there any other option other then full knee?
It depends . . .: If in a teen or younger and the curve is not bad, a brace can help keep it from getting worse and possibly help. In adults, mild curves will typically not progress. In older adults, a degenerative curve may slowly get worse as the deterioration progresses. Physical therapy, pain medications, chiropractic and traction are first line treatments. If they don't help, surgery might be next. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the treatment of enteroptosis? Can excercises really reverse it to previous position? Is there waist pain with enteroptosis as a symptom?
Enteroptosis: Enteroptosis is an old term not used in current practice, that refers to a sagging of internal organs. The medical literature of the late 19th and early 20th centuries describes 4 distinct causes of sagging of the internal organs, and proposes different treatments for each. Modern medicine does not recognize enteroptosis as a defined medical condition. ...Read more
Is there any possible way to correct/straighten the postural kyphosis by exercises after the age of 20 ?
Yes I meant she is suspected to have bow legs. Is there a permanent cure without an axis correcrion surgery?
Is there a way to treat/ease pain from endometriosis that does not require surgery or birth control?
Yes: Decreasing caffeine, accupuncture, botanicals and foods that cleanse the liver to help eliminate estrogen better. Also there are anti-inflammatory herbs and anti spasmotic herbs that can help.Consuming onions / garlic / leeks which contain sulfur can help. Diet low in animal protein. Foods that are high in fiber. Increasing vegetables that have indole-3-carbinol anc certain vitamin supplements. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Knock knee: This is called a valgus knee, or genu valgum. Possible causes are developmental, connective tissue disease (rheumatoid arthritis--for example), traumatic (torn acl, mcl, pcl, posterior capsule, etc.) if associated with significant pain and arthritis, may be a candidate for total knee replacement if you are talking infantile or childhood, there are normal phases/variations in 1st 6 yrs. ...Read more
With specific braces: One could try to prevent the g varum from getting worse or slow its progress. This maybe successful for a period of time. If there are no pain, then no further treatments are needed, and just live with it. But generally, these are due to arthritis, which most likely will be painful, requiring treatment. Then pain meds, pt, weight loss if overweight, keeping muscles strong would all help. Good luck. ...Read more
Can still play soccer with a partially torn ligament. Is surgery necessary to fix it or are there other ways without surgery? Thank you in advance!
What ligament? : What ligament is it? You typically want to rest a torn ligament while it is in the healing process and excessive ambulation can cause further damage to the injury. Not to mention it is painful to even walk with a torn ligament in the lower extremities! ...Read more
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