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Dr. James Dukelow
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Pillow Support (Overview)

Sleep positions: Generally, pregnant women find it much more comfortable to sleep on their side once they are further along in their pregnancy. This helps to take pressure off your back and also helps to relieve pressure from your uterus on the main vein that brings the blood back to the heart from your legs and your feet. Consider putting a pillow between your legs and under your abdomen for support.


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Which is better for leg compression, support bandaging, or support. Hose?              hose?

Which is better for leg compression, support bandaging, or support. Hose?              hose?

Graduated compressio: Surgical grade graduated compression stockings are the best for venous insufficiency. They come in different lengths and pressures depending on the indication. ...Read more

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Dr. James Dukelow
3 doctors shared insights

Pillow Support (Overview)

Sleep positions: Generally, pregnant women find it much more comfortable to sleep on their side once they are further along in their pregnancy. This helps to take pressure off your back and also helps to relieve pressure from your uterus on the main vein that brings the blood back to the heart from your legs and your feet. Consider putting a pillow between your legs and under your abdomen for support.


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Is buying a shoe with higher arch support better support for my flat feet?

Is buying a shoe with higher arch support better support for my flat feet?

Not necessarily : Although it's important to try and keep your feet from becoming flatter. It is possible that a higher arched shoe could cause strain or pressure on areas that won't like it. Persons who are flat-footed need more biomechanical control more than support. I advise, consulting with your local area podiatrist first. ...Read more

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Will support bra prevent drooping?

Will support bra prevent drooping?

Yes: Breast droop or ptosis can be caused by many factors but the long term influence of gravity (especially in larger breasted women) is a significant contributor to breast sag. Wearing a bra that supports the breast through the day will certainly decrease the strain on the tissues and help maintain breast shape and position on the chest. ...Read more

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Does bucky pillow or massaging chair help back pain?

Does bucky pillow or massaging chair help back pain?

Perhaps: Both can be simple things to give support while resting. Both are passive, so by themselves, they may not be enough. Stay physically active. Regular exercise (aerobic, stretching, strengthening) is good for general health, and good for spinal health. ...Read more

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Can wearing a sports bra help support your breasts from sagging?

Can wearing a sports bra help support your breasts from sagging?

Not always: Recommend making an investment in your breasts through consultation with a lingerie store that offers custom bra fittings. An example with would be a store like deb winthrops. Most women don't know the optimum size of bra they should be wearing, nor how to select bra for the required use. ...Read more

Dr. Hubert Lee Dr. Lee
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Have mild-moderate Overpronation/flat feet & wear orthotics. OK to wear stabilizing athletic sneakers without orthotics?Same support?

Dr. Hubert Lee Dr. Lee
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Have mild-moderate Overpronation/flat feet  & wear orthotics. OK to wear stabilizing athletic sneakers without orthotics?Same support?

Not as supportive: It is okay to wear athletic shoes without orthotics, but you will not get the same level of support for your arch. Custom orthotics conform to your arch and can help limit excessive pronation. The best combination for support is to wear custom orthotics with a stable athletic shoe. This becomes even more important if you participate in high-impact activities like running. ...Read more

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Does the hospital bed mattress prevent bedsores?

Does the hospital bed mattress prevent bedsores?

Depends. : There are a wide range of hospital mattresses. The basic ones do little to prevent. Then there are the air mattresses where the pt is sleeping on a cushion of air. This works much better. Really the best help is frequent changing of position to prevent prolonged pressure on one spot for more than 1. - -2 hours ...Read more

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When lying in bed, is it advisable to wear hose stockings, plus to have feet up resting on pillows? Or feet up without hose? Or hose without pillows?

When lying in bed, is it advisable to wear hose stockings, plus to have feet up resting on pillows? Or feet up without hose? Or hose without pillows?

I assume: You are doing all this to combat swollen extremities. Elevation of feet is helpful. The hoosiery does not have to be worn at night. It is meant to wear when standing to combat effects of gravity. True elevation is above heart level so the pillows are a good idea. It too though may not be necessary. Most of the time when people awake they have no swelling in the morning with no pillow as well. ...Read more

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Have overpronation/flat feet & wear orthotics. Type of sneaker best to wear? Stability or neutral. I wear the orthotics w sneakers.

Have overpronation/flat feet & wear orthotics. Type of sneaker best to wear? Stability or neutral. I wear the orthotics w sneakers.

The orthotic is : More important than the sneaker type in my opinoin. If your orthotic is well made and controls the hyperpronation this is most important. ...Read more

Dr. Alvin Lin Dr. Lin
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Is there any additional benefit to sleeping on gel-infused memory foam versus regular memory foam mattress pads / pillows?

Dr. Alvin Lin Dr. Lin
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Is there any additional benefit to sleeping on gel-infused memory foam versus regular memory foam mattress pads / pillows?

No: Sleep on whatever allows you to get a good night's rest & wake up refreshed w/o any aches or pains. Same goes for hard vs soft mattress and for (thickness of) pillows. Makes no difference whether coils are individually wrapped or not. Or if cotton or wool or whatever. Don't buy into mattress ad hype. ...Read more

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Are traditional swaddle blankets or the new velcro wraps better?

Are traditional swaddle blankets or the new velcro wraps better?

Neither: The use of swaddling should be a temporary & transitional practice.Babies will settle when swaddled after birth because it feels "normal" like the confinement of the womb.Yet we want baby to learn to enjoy the freedom of extra space as soon as possible.By a month, i want baby in a onzie on a firm mattress with no blankets, bumpers or pillows.Too many babies die each year strangled by bedding. ...Read more

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Will wearing shoes without arch support worsen your feet over time?

Will wearing shoes without arch support worsen your feet over time?

If your feet: Need extra support, wearing shoes with good support and possibly orthotics will make the best of things. Any problems you might have are likely to worsen over time. ...Read more

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Does cervical pillows help sleep apnea ?

Does cervical pillows help  sleep apnea ?

Cervical pillows: It depends upon the body position that causes the most apneas. For many people, sleeping on their backs allows their jaws and tongue to drop back as gravity takes over the relaxed muscles and cause a blockage of the airway- often noted with snoring. So while the pillow may provide cervical support, it might better be used by lying on one's side, if that is possible. ...Read more

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Orthaheel strap slippers good 4 overpronation/flatfeet they say deep heel counter gives support. Like clogs except back of heel tiny bit higher. ?

Orthaheel strap slippers good 4 overpronation/flatfeet they say deep heel counter gives support. Like clogs except back of heel tiny bit higher. ?

Orthaheel: Yes. Better than other flip flops. Any support in the arch is better than none at all. Have your foot examined - if you have a very high arched foot the shoe or any shoe may not have enough support. A custom insert or orthotic may be needed to give you better support. ...Read more

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Is there a good home made posture support device to correct my slumping shoulders?

Is there a good home made posture support device to correct my slumping shoulders?

Muscles and bones: The most important part of good posture is strong muscles and healthy bones. As we age, we lose muscle mass. But studies have shown that supervised, safe weight lifting can have great results, even in extremes of age (85+). Loss of bone density can also lead to a curved spine. Vitamin d is crucial to both muscles and bones. Get your level checked, and get a doctor's clearance for an exercise plan. ...Read more

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Is athletic tape enough support for fracture foot?

Is athletic tape enough support for fracture foot?

Not typically...: This is dependent on your fracture but typically a boot or fracture shoe is best for this diagnosis. Consult with your physician or if you have yet to see one, go to obtain an x-ray. Best of luck! ...Read more