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What can I do to cure a footdrop from being in stirrups long time?

What can I do to cure a footdrop from being in stirrups long time?

Foot drop: Footdrop can be a complication of prolonged positioning in stirrups. The cause is prolonged pressure on a nerve in the foot. The body has a tremendous capacity to heal and will generally recover over about 6 months. The best thing you can do is foot exercises (see a physical therapist for proper instruction). After about 6 months, you are not likely to get much more healing. ...Read more

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My buttocks hurt only when I am sleeping. I was told it was from my leggs in the stirrups ftom my hysterectomy?

My buttocks hurt only when I am sleeping. I was told it was from my leggs in the stirrups ftom my hysterectomy?

Unusual problem: If you have neither back pain or leg pain, this becomes a challenging problem. Intrapelvic problems should be evaluated, as well as bilateral sacroiliac problems. Even so, the total absence of buttock pain at any other time of day is difficult to comprehend. ...Read more

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Post-delivery leg numbness. Was I pushing in stirrups too long?

Post-delivery leg numbness. Was I pushing in stirrups too long?

Two likely causes: Positioning of your legs could have resulted in nerve compression (especially the common peroneals) pressure of the baby's body during passage thru the birth can could have compressed the sacral plexus, a large group of nerves to each leg. Either way numbness can last from days to many months depending on severity. If in doubt about diagnosis, see neurologist and have an emg. ...Read more

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I have a sprained ligament. Should I wear the stirrup splint in bed??

I have a sprained ligament. Should I wear the stirrup splint in bed??

Wise to: While sleeping you can roll over in such a fashion as to catch the limb in the sheets stressing the joint so would be wise to wear the splint ...Read more

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I have a sprained ligament. Is it ok to wear my stirrup splint in bed?

I have a sprained ligament. Is it ok to wear my stirrup splint in bed?

Have healing problem: Wrong foods can prevent you from healing.
For next three weeks eliminate cereals, juices, sodas, corn products, banana, and pineapples. Also most patents that go to plant base protein feel much better. So eliminate chicken, turkey, beef and pork. See your doctor to have your Thyroid checked.
Add folic acid 400 mcg and Vit D3 2000 U. to daily food.
Just remember D3 is fat soluble. ...Read more

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Is my ankle supposed to move at all in an aircast- stirrup ankle brace?

Is my ankle supposed to move at all in an aircast- stirrup ankle brace?

It can: The brace allows for doriflex ion and plantarflexion.... (foot moving up and down) but does not allow eversion or inversion (describes the motion of twisting the foot.). ...Read more

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Is wearing the aircast inflatable stirrup ankle brace suitable for posterior tibial tendonitis? How long should this be worn?

Yes: In most cases the aircast brace is appropriate tx for post tib tendonitis. Occasionally a brace that locks the heal itself might be necessary. With the brace, nsaid's, and some rest mild tendonitis should be better in about 3 weeks. Occasionally more aggressive tx is needed with perhaps a cortizone (hydrocortisone) injection or even surgery if the above and pt doesn't help. Good luck! ...Read more

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Wearing the inflatable stirrup ankle brace for ankle sprain. Have more swelling on ankle after wearing for hours when compared with not wear. Normal?

Wearing the inflatable stirrup ankle brace for ankle sprain. Have more swelling on ankle after wearing for hours when compared with not wear. Normal?

Have it evaluated.: There are various possible treatment options depending on the location and severity of the injury. Options may include: immobilization, physical therapy, and surgical repair. ...Read more

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Ankle inner tendon strain. Immobilize n rest with inflatable stirrup. It's more than 3 1/2 months. Still pain. Continue immobilize, rest n stirrup?

Ankle inner tendon strain. Immobilize n rest with inflatable stirrup. It's more than 3 1/2 months. Still pain. Continue immobilize, rest n stirrup?

MRI?: If you twist and injure the ankle, ligaments are not the only structures that can be damaged. If pain persists, bone and cartilage injuries may also be present. I would certainly consider follow up x-rays and an mri. ...Read more

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When must I call my doctor if I have foot drop? I pushed for hours with legs in stirrup.

When must I call my doctor if I have foot drop? I pushed for hours with legs in stirrup.

Now: If you have foot drop for any reason, you should call your doctor immediately as the earlier the treatment the better. ...Read more

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Pain at inner ankle when walk. Doc said all healed. Muscles n ligaments tight after wearing inflatable stirrup for 2 months. Wean off. How to loosen?

Pain at inner ankle when walk. Doc said all healed. Muscles n ligaments tight after wearing inflatable stirrup for 2 months. Wean off. How to loosen?

You need the brace!: You still need the brace. It is not all healed if it still hurts. First, get an MRI to rule out a longitudinal tear of the posterior tibial tendon. This is common in overweight patients and can be treated conservatively or surgically. Try a richie brace.

Leo krawetz, dpm, facfas. ...Read more

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I had an ankle sprain two months ago. Now I am having pain in p tibial. I have been wearing inflatable stirrup ankle brace for five weeks. The doctor said I should continue wearing itbut the physio said ditch. Who's right?

I had an ankle sprain two months ago. Now I am having pain in p tibial. I have been wearing inflatable stirrup ankle brace for five weeks. The doctor said I should continue wearing itbut the physio said ditch. Who's right?

Depends: Does the brace relieve symptoms? The brace is not a substitute for rehab. Typically, I utilize more functional braces that are often smaller and utilize velcro or laces. The stirrup splint can be too restrictive once in the final recovery stages. It's not a very functional brace during athletic participation either. If you mean posterior tib tendonitis, there are braces made specifically for this. ...Read more

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10 weeks after l ankle sprain. Wearing inflatable stirrup brace. Pain around r small round bone if don't wear n walk. Doc said weak ligament. Help.

10 weeks after l ankle sprain. Wearing inflatable stirrup brace. Pain around r small round bone if don't wear n walk. Doc said weak ligament. Help.

Many options.: There are various possible treatment options depending on the location and severity of the injury. Options may include: immobilization, physical therapy, and surgical repair. ...Read more

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How common is dishonesty in the startup workplace?

Can't give you a: Definitive response. Don't know that it's been studied. If there is significant dishonesty - have you considered confronting the issue/ person? ...Read more

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How can a startup best handle the pregnancy of a co-founder?

How can a startup best handle the pregnancy of a co-founder?

Communication: And planning. Sounds like a challenging situation. Probably a good idea to work with your colleague to generate a list of the duties and tasks she is handling, and then decide who will be responsible for them while she's out. If it's too much for other people to take on, then you might consider a temp employee. Good luck! ...Read more

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How can I find a startup advisor from the medical profession for my fertility medical tourism initiative?

How can I find a startup advisor from the medical profession for my fertility medical tourism initiative?

Place ad in OB: If you are seeking a medical professional place an ad on linked in or a local OB may be interested. ...Read more

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I've been diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome, work for tech startup. Can I work until I have surgery? Boss if tough

I've been diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome, work for tech startup. Can I work until I have surgery? Boss if tough

Yes: Try treatments such as: rest periods during work hours, night splint, vitamin b6 100mg / day, over the counter anti-inflammatory meds and ergonomic changes to work space. ...Read more

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Should I pay my son's living expenses while he works for a startup? I want to give him a leg up like we did for college.

Should I pay my son's living expenses while he works for a startup? I want to give him a leg up like we did for college.

It depends: There controversy regarding college and who should pay for it. Being Asian it was expected we go to college, & parents would pay. However, I wanted to pay my own way thru college. I worked my way through, I completed medical school, & I feel that I am a much better doctor for having experienced the world instead of getting a free ride. I can relate to pts much better. It is an individual decision. ...Read more

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Narcissistic personality in addition to need for startup high and attention addiction. Does anyone know of treatment?

Narcissistic personality in addition to need for startup high and attention addiction. Does anyone know of treatment?

Psychoanalysis: Question is a bit difficult to comprehend. What is the treatment for a narcissistic personality who craves a "startup high" and "attention? " not clear what a "startup high" means. In any case, it seems to me that the only established treatment for such a person is psychodynamic psychotherapy or psychoanalysis. ...Read more

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Using cough sirup with orciprenaline im having the shakes and heart is beating faster, is this bad?

Using cough sirup with orciprenaline im having the shakes and heart is beating faster, is this bad?

Expected: These are known side effects. The drug was withdrawn in the UK for exactly these side effects. See the executive summary: http://www. Mhra. Gov. Uk/home/groups/pl-p/documents/websiteresources/con062531.pdf ...Read more

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At my 11 year olds doctor vist he had her put her feet in stirups and use a stick in her vagina to look around. Should he have done that?

At my 11 year olds doctor vist he had her put her feet in stirups and use a stick in her vagina to look around. Should he have done that?

Depends.: It depends on why she was being seen. If she had genital/vaginal complaints, or findings on her exam that pertained to genitals, then examiniation of external, and possible internal genitalia would be appropriate. I'm not sure what you mean by 'use a stick in her vagina', but would encourage you to ask your doctor to explain what was done, and why. ...Read more

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Can cough sirup cause stomach pain?

Can cough sirup cause stomach pain?

Yes: Cough syrups that contain dextromethorphan (dm) which is one of the most common cough suppresants can cause nausea, vomiting, and stomach pain. ...Read more