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Physical Appearance Of A Long Distance Runner
How often does conservative treatment of a sesamoid fracture lead to full recovery? Enough to participate in athletics, distance running, etc?
Open Sesame!: Before arriving at the diagnosis of a fractured sesamoid, it is always wise to x-ray the other foot and examine the sesamoids there. These little sesame shapped bones can be in two, three and even more pieces, normally. Having said that, the earlier treatment begins as well as the less weight bearing, the better the chances of a heal. The chances of resolution are so so but not great. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Roughly how long is the recovery time for a young runner of with pes bursitis when taking inflammatory pills, rice technique, and stretching everyday?
Foot bursitis: Depending on the location of the bursiitis (achilles, plantar heel, great toe, etc), it can vary but usually recommended nonsurgical treatments are between 3-6 months. Resting is the hardest part and discipline to rest. ...Read more
What is the average full recovery time for tailor bunion surgery? Full recovery means that running is permited. Happy new year!
What is the benefit of going for a long run the day after a race or an intense strength/speed workout?
Not for recovery: It is a myth that a recovery workout will help your recover faster. But, some people say still do it because you are pushing yourself when your body is already tired. There is evidence of benefits of exercise in the so called "fatigued state", but for the casual athlete these benefits may be minimal. ...Read more
What is the process of getting surgery for Anterior Ankle Impingement? How long would someone be out of intense sports like gymnastics?
ANKLES AWAY!: Recovery will involve physical therapy. Debridement surgery is most common. Recovery generally rapid; return to normal activity typically 4-6wks-- add 2-4wks for return to high-performance sports. Excision of the os trigonum (posterior impingement surgery); slower process; physical therapy 2-3 months+; Full recovery 6 months+. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it possible to lenthen the spine by yoga or other exercise after 20?What's the difference between a short guy and a tall guy's spine?
No: You can not lengthen the spine or other bones after 20. A tall guy has a longer spine and especially long bones in the leg, than a short guy. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, 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, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
I would recommend : An orthotic to control the biomechanics and worry less on which exact sneaker. ...Read more
Possibly: When you have a cold or any other infection, you body needs adequate rest and nutrition to recover. If you are exercising excessively during this time, you are going to prolong the healing and recovery from your illness. Plus you won't be exercising efficiently. You may even make the infection worse. ...Read more
What kind of injuries would result if you put a former ballet dancer in stability shoes for running?
Hi Hope: The answer would depend on the foot type. Hypermobile feet (flat) should be in stability shoes, but rigid (high arched) feet are better off in cushioned shoes for running. However, a ballet dancer should become acclimated to stability shoes gradually, as he/she would be used to a less rigid shoe. Failure to break the shoe in gradually may result in injuries like fasciitis, stress fractures, etc. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is the best arch support or brace to wear for plantar fasciitis while running long distances?
How long would someone with Anterior Ankle Impingement for over 4 months be in a cast or boot? A rough guess would be great!
Variable: Depends on break and intervention. Acl in my office does not go back to sports for at least 4 months and a non op humerus depends on healing but at least 4steady months as well. ...Read more
Looking for low impact adrenaline sports recent fractured wrist and ankle the latter will be long term injury?
Tough one...: Hmm, this is a tough one! you run a risk of falling and/or injuring something else if you try to get some exercise outside on uneven terrain. To get your heartrate up using only one arm and leg is going to be challenging and may make you a little disproportionate, but maybe a recumbent bike or rowing machine using only the unaffected limbs? Expect swelling in the injured areas. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a bunionette as a result of wearing a moon boot for a foot fracture and subsequently changing walking gait. It is painful to walk and shoes mak?
By design...: The purpose of the moon boot is to change your gait in a way the dissipates the force of the ground over a larger surface area. This is what allows the fracture to heal. The boot may or may not irritate already existing problems such as bunions or bunionettes. There is a transition back into regular shoes. This may involve athletic shoe first. Ask your doctor for advice on shoes or therapy. ...Read more
While training for a marathon on 20 mile run knee pain increased. Diagnosed with runners knee, cartilage loss possibly. Will this ever improve?
Can morton's neuroma (absence of tight fitting shoes history) develop as result of a trimaleolar ankle fracture? What criteria relates it to injury
Morton's neuroma: Unlikely, but a trimalleolar fracture can cause a change in one's gait and since a neuroma is an inflammatory problem of the nerve due to irriation (could be b/c of shoes, or an altered gait pattern) there may be a link, again it's very unlikely. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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