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Remedies For Awkward Gait
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
Ad lib: They don't break that easily. Let the kids sit any way they want to. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Daughter being sent for pt evaluation for orthotics for flat feet and over pronation but would a podiatrist or ortho be better? This is cause pain
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
Is there a prescription strength for running orthotics? Have a orthotics now and use ASICs. What can I use for support-fallen arch flatfeet/foot aches
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Neck spasms an vision trouble an half head numbness, an severe gait problems and movement sets off balance trouble, why?
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
Are motion sickness tablets effective for nausea caused from playing video games or carnival rides?
Yes . But why: They very well may help, but why take a medication when the stimulus can be avoided. ...Read more
Sure...: There is no risk to a toddler sitting cross-legged. ...Read more
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