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Doctor insights on: Keeping In Shape With Cast On

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Cast (Definition)

Children's bones will usually heal and remodel themselves, if they are kept in the correct position. Immobilization casts are one effective way to do this, while also protecting ...Read more


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Is walking on the sand at the beach good for your skin?

Is walking on the sand at the beach good for your skin?

Can't recommend it.: Some people say that walking in sand "exfoliates" the skin and leaves the skin softer. A foot doctor will tell you that walking barefoot in the sand has more risks than benefits - there may be sharp objects that can cause infection and pain, and the sand may be hot and cause a burn. Please wear shoes or sandals when walking on the beach. ...Read more

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I have a broken foot-how to stay in shape in the process?

I have a broken foot-how to stay in shape in the process?

Watch what you eat: See if doc lets you swim. Seal tight cast covers a possible to purchase. ...Read more

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What are the health problems and symptoms of living in a home with black mold? My aunt lives in a house with black mold growing on her garage ceiling. She's recently had unexplained weight gain, tremors in her hands and complains of bumps on her neck and

What are the health problems and symptoms of living in a home with black mold? My aunt lives in a house with black mold growing on her garage ceiling. She's recently had unexplained weight gain, tremors in her hands and complains of bumps on her neck and

Black : Black mold can cause a variety of health issues, and it should be removed by a professional right away. The most common symptoms are breathing problems (cough, shortness of breath) muscle aches, allergy symptoms(i.e. Sneezing, hives), nausea, and rash. There have been some cases where mold can cause tremors. You aunt should be seen by her primary care provider who will likely perform diagnostic testing, and provide the necessary referals. Don't forget the house should be inspected, and the mold removed as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Will walking with a significant amount of weight on my shoulders make me shorter?

Will walking with a significant amount of weight on my shoulders make me shorter?

Perhaps: Perhaps not in the short term. However I do see patients in my practice who after long term weightlifting see decreased disc space in their thoracic spines. ...Read more

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Is the best way 2 sleep laying flat on your back? If use r sleeping on your side, shouldn't the pillow be positioned in the space btw shoulder n neck?

Is the best way 2 sleep laying flat on your back? If use r sleeping on your side, shouldn't the pillow be positioned in the space btw shoulder n neck?

Depends: If you have back problems, bend your knees and also put a pillow or roll under your knees and between your knees. The pillow under the neck will support that. ...Read more

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Bite on elbow that is red and seeping clear fluid and painful. Just went on a back country hiking trip in the smoky mountains of Nc/TN ?

Bite on elbow that is red and seeping clear fluid and painful. Just went on a back country hiking trip in the smoky mountains of Nc/TN ?

Painful bite: Please see your doctor right away to rule out skin infection and tick-bite diseases. Along with antibiotics, if necessary, warm soaks may help. ...Read more

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Does sleeping with your hair in a loose bun held with a small cruntchie damage your hair?

Does sleeping with your hair in a loose bun held with a small cruntchie damage your hair?

No: What you described will not damage your hair or your scalp. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco or alcohol in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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How to stay in shape with a broken arm?

How to stay in shape with a broken arm?

Variable: Recumbant bike, walking, hiking uphill, maybe running depending on fracture. Lunges, weightless squats, standing hamstring curls, some pilates. >nutrition< talk with your doc, but if surgery is done i tend to restrain from exercise for 3-4 days to allow the skin to start to heal... ...Read more

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My legs are fat and have different shape with fat distributed at the end? How can I change the shape of my legs?

My legs are fat and have different shape with fat distributed at the end? How can I change the shape of my legs?

You Can't.: Your body shape and fat distribution are a result of your genetic makeup and won't be affected by any natural methods. I would still recommend a diet and exercise plan to increase muscle mass and decrease body fat under the supervision of a personal trainer. if you are unhappy with the results after trying this, you may want to consult a plastic surgeon and see what options are available. ...Read more

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How do you sit, put your hands on the keyboard, and place your feet for the healthiest posture?

How do you sit, put your hands on the keyboard, and place your feet for the healthiest posture?

Good posture: 1) sit tall, don't slump your shoulders, and keep a nice curve in your lower back. A good ergonomic chair can assist with this. 2) keep your feet flat on the floor, with your knees at a comfortable 90 degrees. 3) your hands should be "neutral" - without significant bend up or down. This will minimize your risk of carpal tunnel syndrome. Happy keyboarding! ...Read more

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What is the rehab equipment that you use on your leg that's filled with air and has motion?

What is the rehab equipment that you use on your leg that's filled with air and has motion?

SCD: Sounds like you are talking about a sequential compression device which goes around your calf and thigh and squeezes the leg intermittently. We use this to prevent clots from forming after surgery and also use it for people who have excess fluid in their legs and need to decrease this fluid. ...Read more

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Got burned by a frying pan in the arm. The burn goes the length of my arm. Has bubbles on top. Should go to hospital and stay off work?

Got burned by a frying pan in the arm. The burn goes the length of my arm. Has bubbles on top. Should go to hospital and stay off work?

Burn: This is a second degree burn and should be treated in the hospital emergency room where you'll also receive instructions on wound care and get a tetanus booster depending upon when your last booster shot was administered. ...Read more

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Pain under feet and in ankles after walking. Swelling on the inside of my ankles- better with arch support in shoes. Could these be fallen arches?

Pain under feet and in ankles after walking. Swelling on the inside of my ankles- better with arch support in shoes. Could these be fallen arches?

Foot pain: Yes it may what we called plantar fasciitis, especially if you have pain upon your first few steps of walking. Pain typically in heel, arch support helps as well as ice and reforming the arch by rolling on a ball when sitting. ...Read more