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What tennis shoes and/or orthotics are good for a sway back? I'm trying to correct my posture.

What tennis shoes and/or orthotics are good for a sway back? I'm trying  to correct my posture.

See below: The shoe does not make much difference. You need a custom orthotic made to your feet to help control the motion and foot position ...Read more

Gait (Definition)

Gait is the way locomotion is achieved using our limbs. Gait is defined as "bipedal, biphasic forward propulsion of center of gravity of human body, in which there is alternate movements of different segments of the body" . Different gaits are characterized by differences in limb movement patterns, overall velocity, forces, ...Read more


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Can sitting @ computer chair for many years w/ foot behind leg of chair + foot in a plantar flexion cause damage to Achilles and/or surrounding area?

Can sitting @ computer chair for many years w/ foot behind leg of chair + foot in a plantar flexion cause damage to Achilles and/or surrounding area?

Search ubder Crohn,s: No. If you are suffering from Crohn,s, you must be infromed it causes joint and tendon issues. Wisconsi is a farm states. Use of Insecticieds cuses Gene damage. Also GMO cause Aljergy. Crohn,s is noyhing excepy allergy to food in your Bowels (intestines). To get better Need to do organics. Also find A smart RHeumatologist to give Small dose of Plaqenil and possibly Methotexate, then you feel bette ...Read more

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Are there any "home remedies" for a twisted, or sprained ankle?

Are there any "home remedies" for a twisted, or sprained ankle?

R.I.C.E.: The first step to treating a sprained ankle is to decrease the inflammation (rest, ice- 15 mins on/off), compression, elevation). Avoid painful movements/activities. Brief course of anti- inflammatories ok. Arnica may be useful, not fda approved, so take at your own risk. After ankle sprain, risk of re-sprain is very high without proprioceptive retraining- ask your doctor for physical therapy ! ...Read more

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What are some home remedies for a sprained ankle?

What are some home remedies for a sprained ankle?

R.I.C.E.: For a mild ankle sprain that you are able to place weight on without significant pain you can self treat yourself with r.I.C.E. - rest, ice, compression, and elevation. If you are unable to put weight on your ankle or your pain has not improved after a week or so of rice, then you should seek medical attention with an orthopedist or a sports medicine specialist. ...Read more

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What surgical options are available for constant ankle pain, swelling, difficulties walking and difficulty sleeping? 1 surgery already no effect

What surgical options are available for constant ankle pain, swelling, difficulties walking and difficulty sleeping? 1 surgery already no effect

Depends: Hard to offer specific surge rival choices without knowing the problem specifics. Scar tissue can be debrided, loose bodies removed, instability stabilized, and arthritis treated with joint resurfacing or fusion. Very broad range of options with very specific indications for each. ...Read more

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Afo's don't work for my foot problem. Are there other orthotic solutions?

Afo's don't work for my foot problem. Are there other orthotic solutions?

See the specialist: Ankle foot orthosis the term afo., most likely you have foot drop, being treated with special braces, recomended by your physician , if the current afo prothesis is not helping, consult an orthotist for better fitting. ...Read more

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Are back braces effective for correcting bad posture?

Are back braces effective for correcting bad posture?

Not long term: There are a variety of braces that can be worn to "improve" posture problems; from fairly flexible to quite rigid. The problem is that they result in atrophy and stiffness which can ultimately worsen the problem. Strengthening of the core and postural exercises is much better. One should also get an exam and X-ray to make sure there is not an underlying spinal deformity. ...Read more

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I'm looking for specific exercises to help with runners knee (besides stretching, rolling, ice and rest). ?

I'm looking for specific exercises to help with runners knee (besides stretching, rolling, ice and rest).  ?

Quad strenghtening: Work on leg extension exercises and strengthening the quad muscles. Don't forget to work to balance the hamstrings as well. ...Read more

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Any over-the-counter help for someone with swollen foot?

Any over-the-counter help for someone with swollen foot?

Depends on reason: A swollen foot could be due to bad veins, injury, infection, airplane flight or long trip, blood clot, heart failure, or a number of other different causes. If simply swollen due to a sprain, resting the foot, raising the foot, applying ice, and wrapping with a bandage can help. If reason unknown, best to be evaluated. ...Read more

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Any tips for sitting in milwaukee brace?

Any tips for sitting in milwaukee brace?

Not easy: The brace tends to ride up and requires frequent pulling down to prevent it being uncomfortable. Use a straight back chair. The brace is oppressive but frequent use will help in that you will get more used to it. Good luck. It's not easy, but it will help in the long run. ...Read more

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Are there home remedies for dealing with foot arthritis?

Are there home remedies for dealing with foot arthritis?

Yes and no.: Sometimes home remedies work, but they are mostly band-aids for the pain. Seek a local podiatrist to help you manage the arthritic changes and taking a once-or twice-a-day antiinflammatory may help. ...Read more

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Are there any light weight comfortable ankle foot orthosis's for charcot marie tooth disease besides the full hard plastic leg ones I have?

Are there any light weight comfortable ankle foot orthosis's for charcot marie tooth disease besides the full hard plastic leg ones I have?

Yes: Their are braces these days made of carbon fiber which is very strong and very light weight. They use it to build jet fighters and racing cars amongst other things. Ask your PT if he/she can build your next orthotic brace out of it and if he can't get a hold of it use the net. Maybe Nike can help you. They are in Oregon and are involved in footwear. Might be great marketing opportunity for them! ...Read more

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What are some effective ways for improving bad posture?

What are some effective ways for improving bad posture?

Therapy, exercise: Mainly this involves physical therapy and constant self-reminders - consider going to a physical therapist for evaluation. Regular exercise can help in terms of maintaining your overall strength and flexibility. ...Read more

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Awkward Gait (Definition)

uncoordinated manner of ...Read more