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I do 2 hours of cardio a day and having bunion op soon! How long after surgery before i can use non-weight bearing seated bike & machines? Thanks

I do 2 hours of cardio a day and having bunion op soon! How long after surgery before i can use non-weight bearing seated bike & machines? Thanks

Months: It actually depends on the type of bunion surgery that you are having. Just a simple bunionectomy may allow you to return to some of these activities in a month. However, most likely you will be several months from resuming such a rigorous schedule. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more


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What are the best non weight bearing cardio exercises. No bike. Cannot swim, able to walk the pool and float on back. No stress to ankle or knee.

What are the best non weight bearing cardio exercises. No bike. Cannot swim, able to walk the pool and float on back. No stress to ankle or knee.

Water exercise: Use a buoyancy belt and bicycle your feet in the deep end. Also water barbells can be used in the shallow end- both good cardio workouts ...Read more

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Why are individuals who have severe physical disabilities (non weight bearing) more prone to osteoporosis or osteopenia?

Why are individuals who have severe physical disabilities (non weight bearing) more prone to osteoporosis or osteopenia?

If don't use it ....: Lack of force applied to bone over time causes loss of mass and strength: simular to muscle. ...Read more

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How long will it take my ankle to heal.I sprained it last week.I can't move it side to side without tons of pain and i'm non weight bearing?

How long will it take my ankle to heal.I sprained it last week.I can't move it side to side without tons of pain and i'm non weight bearing?

Have it evaluated.: Pain due to trauma may be due to fracture, sprains, arthritis, muscle, nerve or tendon injuries. Have the foot evaluated so that you may get the appropriate care. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a child to start walking in walking casts after being non weight bearing for 6 weeks?

Depends on age, --: As kids do not need therapy generally. They'll start walking or crawling as soon as the fx has healed enough, and its not hurting them. ...Read more

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I just got out in an air cast after 5 weeks non weight bearing. I was given allowance to walk, when I try I get a shock wave and pain. Is this normal?

I just got out in an air cast after 5 weeks non weight bearing. I was given allowance to walk, when I try I get a shock wave and pain. Is this normal?

Ortho knows best: i am assuming you sustained some kind of fracture. The ortho md probably saw the last xray films and noticed that you had proper callus formation so he changes the weight bearing status. It might feel uncomfortable at first but it should get better with time. Consider going for some physical therapy also if possible and dont forget to consider ICE, and/or NSAID as part of treatment. ...Read more

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How long will i be non-weight bearing after a hammer toe repair?

How long will i be non-weight bearing after a hammer toe repair?

Weight bearing ok: It is very rare that you would have to be no-weight bearing after hammertoe repair. Sometimes a pin needs to cross a joint that your doctor may not want you to step on, or a bone cut m, ay need to be made in your metatarsal to help re-align the toe. In that case you may need to stay off foot for couple of weeks. You can then step down on the heel with a special shoe or boot device. ...Read more

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Typically how long are you non weight bearing after aci knee surgery ?

Typically how long are you non weight bearing after aci knee surgery ?

good question: For your orthopedic surgeon, since cases will vary. ...Read more

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Aerobic Exercise (Definition)

The benefits of aerobic exercise are powerful. Get moving, raise your heart rate, work up a sweat and feel energized for the rest of the ...Read more