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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
Do doc use medicine to treat pt in physical medicine n rehabilitation? Or only machine n exercise help pt?
All options : Physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians use all the options available to treat function problems. This may include prescribing medications, physical or occupational therapy, speech or language therapy, injections, etc. It all depends on the problem being treated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had an mri of foot. I didn't realise l had a metal zipper in my pants , l felt like i was being pulled in the machine. Will my scans still be ok
1 foot arch much lower than other. Can't afford custom orthotics. Will dr scholls machine tell if feet are different to buy 2 different supports?
Be seen: You may want to be seen. The bigger question is really why one arch is higher than the other and are orthotics for that even appropriate. It is unusual for one arch to be higher than the other without something being wrong with one or both if the feet. Tarsal coalition is just one example if this and in general an orthotic would not be real helpful. ...Read more
How do I determine (without an X-ray machine) if I have broken or dislocated the small toe on my right foot?
It can be difficult: Without an x-ray, you may not be able to diagnose a fracture. Some fractures are obvious without an x-ray but some are not. Dislocations often times are easier to diagnose without an x-ray but you won't necessarily be able to diagnose a toe dislocation without an x-ray. In short, if you are concerned about the possibility of a toe fracture or dislocation, see an orthopaedic doctor and get x-rays. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Buddy gave me an ionic cleanse foot bathing machine, that (supposedly) helps to flush the toxins out of the body. Any merit in this, or just placebo?
Placebo: Junk science, no benefit, nice foot soak. ...Read more
My right foot often aches along the outside just above the toes after spending a lot of time on my feet. I use an elliptical machine for 75 minutes.
While at doc, a machine with leads was put on arm/foot to tell how hydrated i was, as well as body fat. Does it use electric current? Is that harmful?
Body Comp Analyzer: No The current is minimal and not harmful at all I am an American Board of Obesity Medicine certified physician and I do this all the time BMI and weight can be deceptive These machines can reasonably tell how much fat , muscle and water you have Muscles help you to have a good metabolism Muscles help you to burn the calories Fat does not In order So a true BMR helps s lot ...Read more
Bunion Surgery (Right foot), 10 weeks ago, i able to only walk for 3 hours before it swells (nothing vigorous), is elliptical machine better?
More Healing.: Your swelling is likely due to the severity of the bunionectomy. Generally the more work done to correct the problem the longer it takes to make a full recovery. the swelling is demonstrating that the Soft tissue repair has not completed. There may be some instability and the swelling is a response. You would be wise to ask the surgeon if this is normal. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I had knee surgery on august 13 2012 and my foot is swelled up after knee surgery when does the swelling go away. I have been doing the ice machine.?
Stood near bag xray machine at airport. Less than foot away. Can radiation escape and hurt baby? 27 weeks pregnant.
Stood near bag xray machine at airport. Less than foot away for few min. Can radiation escape and hurt baby? 27 weeks pregnant.
I would not : Be concerned.Get a more detailed answer ›
I broke my 5th metatarsal in my right foot. I'm currently in a walkin boot. Can i swim with this injury as a form i rehab?
Diabetes: what should I do to care for my feet. Will foot massage machines or hot water soaks help? Should i wear special shoes? Do tens machines help
Do tens machines: Help what? You haven't listed a foot problem other than the fact you are diabetic. You need to be cautious with soaking with a diabetic as the fear is you can burn yourself if inability to stand is the. Special shoes are not necessary if your feet are normal in appearance. Many podiatrist have "diabetic shoes" which are extra depth inlay to avoid anatomical regions rubbing the shoe from friction. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Fell off a 3 story roof. All impact was on one foot. Didn't rehab because of sports (3weeks in cast). Two years later, it still hurts (dull pain). ?
What is the best rehab to eliminate low-level residual back pain and referred pain to the foot from an L4-5 disc rupture that occurred 3 months ago?
Surgery (tarsal tunnel, plantar nerve rel., medial foot fasciotomy) 3 weeks ago. Staples just removed - no pt. What exercises are safe to do to rehab?
No ins and little money, it's been six weeks in cast boot, first 3 weeks ACE wrap. Need to rehab foot to walk any advice?
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