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Doctor insights on: Narrow Stance Leg Presses

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Does the leg press make you shorter?

Does the leg press make you shorter?

No: I'm not aware of any reports of leg press reducing your height. In general exercise improves the posture and when done during growth, improves ones height. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of using a leg press?

What are the benefits of using a leg press?

Improve tone : The use of a leg press if performed under supervision or appropriate guidance will likely accomplish improvement in muscle tone of the lower extremities and buttocks. If performed improperly or excessively could lead to injury. ...Read more

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When I press on my husbands front leg it leaves indentiion should I be worried?

When I press on my husbands front leg it leaves indentiion should I be worried?

Concern: But no worry, likely pitting edema. If new, make an appt with the internist. ...Read more

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Husband has been bit his leg has swollen up and when pressed is like memory foam and leaves an inprint that in the leg why ?

Infection: See your doctor.This swelling after a bite could be a result of infection causing what we call " pitting edema ".It sounds like he needs antibiotics. ...Read more

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If i sit with my leg under me or pressed up against anything my skin becomes very indented, retaining the shape and discolored. What is this called?

If i sit with my leg under me or pressed up against anything  my skin becomes very indented, retaining the shape and discolored. What is this called?

Indented leg: It's called pitting edema, most likely due to fluid retention. The causes are numerous including heart, kidneys, veins, medications, etc. You should consult your primary care physician to review your physical exam, blood work, possible chest x-Ray, and medications. Good luck! ...Read more

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When I press into my leg the dent stays for a ling time and my ankles are swelling up?

Theresa Yang Dr. Yang
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When I press into my leg the dent stays for a ling time and my ankles are swelling up?

Edema: The leg and ankle swelling indicates fluid leaking out of blood vessels and accumulating in the tissues. This may be due to fluid overload, infection, inflammation, heart or kidney failure, certain medications, and prolonged standing or sitting. Things that can help include moving your legs, raising your legs, losing weight, and a low-salt diet. See your doctor if the swelling gets worse. ...Read more

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