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Disability walking how can I get my walking ability back?

Disability walking  how can I get my walking ability back?

Not enough info: What is the cause of the ambulation issues? The cause will determine the most appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Walking (Definition)

Your doctor may also suggest a safe exercise plan. Walking is usually the easiest type of exercise, but swimming or other low-impact exercises can work just as well. Exercise is an important way to keep blood sugar in control, and physical activity in pregnancy has been found to decrease the risk ...Read more


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Why does drinking affect your ability to walk in a straight line?

Why does drinking affect your ability to walk in a straight line?

Ataxia: Alcohol has an effect on the neurons in the cerebellum, the part of the brain that controls coordination of motor activity and balance. ...Read more

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If you fall down a flight of stairs, can you become paralyzed or lose your ability to walk?

If you fall down a flight of stairs, can you become paralyzed or lose your ability to walk?

Yes: A neck fracture or dislocations/ubluxation jumped facets misaligning the neck can lead to spinal cord injury falls and mva are common ways to get this injury. ...Read more

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I am 45 years old and have osteoarthritis, how will this affect my ability to walk in an older age?

I am 45 years old and have osteoarthritis, how will this affect my ability to walk in an older age?

Who Knows: Cannot predict. Iit depends on the joints involved and the severity of your symptoms. And the big unknown - is what will be available 10 or 20 years to decrease oa pain and improve function. Currently with joint replacements many are able walk very well, and, results keep improving. Also with other evolving techniques it may be possible for you to grow new cartilage. Only time will tell. ...Read more

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Osteomyelitis diagnosis confirmed. Will remove 5th met head. How will this impact my ability to walk/hike long distances? Rehab needed?

Osteomyelitis diagnosis confirmed. Will remove 5th met head. How will this impact my ability to walk/hike long distances? Rehab needed?

Only time will tell: It depends on how much bone is removed, recurrence, healing. Ur surgeon will B able 2 address these questions as time passes. Just the surgery alone does not mean clear painless sailing. The answer will B revealed as time passes. ...Read more

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Will 30% of your left medial meniscus removed affect a 58 year old males ability to do a job that requires you to walk 6 to 8 miles a day ?

Will 30% of your left medial meniscus removed affect a 58 year old males ability to do a job that requires you to walk 6 to 8 miles a day ?

Any time some menisc: -us is removed U no longer have a normal knee & Ur knee is susceptible 2 further injury. That said, it depends on what U do with Ur knee . an 18yo active in sports is more likely 2 2 have long term effects but at age 58 not running or jumping & cutting, only walking, i would think it would B no problem. ...Read more

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Lower chronic back pain that reduces the ability of walking, sitting and moving in general, im 18 and dont exercise 198lbs 5'6 ft , tailbone hurts too?

Lower chronic back pain that reduces the ability of walking, sitting and moving in general, im 18 and dont exercise 198lbs 5'6 ft , tailbone hurts too?

See your doctor: You need to be evaluated for the symptoms noted, and as well, you need to lose weight and exercise to strengthen your back muscles, you're still so young for those problems, good luck ...Read more