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Timex Ironman Watch Band Replacement
Is Windsor Pilates along with Shwinn Airdyne Biking daily okay for total knee replacement patients?
What type of shoes to wear w orthotics for overpronation? Many women's shoes slip up & down at back esp. When original footbed is replaced w orthotic.
Is antiperspirant still effective if: I apply at 10PM, sleep until 7:30AM, shower for 25 minutes, and don't reapply?
Both work well: Both grafts in addition to a cadavre grafts can work well. More importantly, the way the procedure is performed and the postop rehab are more important than the actual graft used. You would probably require at least six months of rehab postop before returning to rock climbing. ...Read more
Acl recon 3/22, pt 3x wk, lots swell/inflam, started jas splints 5/15 but flex stuck at 101 w/o stretch and 107-109 with. Ext is -2. Mua only option?
Knee Arthroscopy: You may be experiencing arthrofibrosis which is an inflammatory condition characterized by development of scar tissue. Continue with the jas splint and pt; you may benefit from an intra-articular corticosteroid injection or Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pack. Even though your experience is atypical, there is still ample opportunity for resolution before operative intervention. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is it? I have headache (better by: rest) (side: front) (time frame: gradual) (occured: < 1 hour) (worsened by: bending over, change in sleep patt
Can't be exact about: The cause of headaches because there are several major types, e.g., vascular, sinus, muscular, tension, etc. Please see you doc so he/she can examine you and give you the proper treatment for the type of headache you have. Sorry you are dealing w/this. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Maggie 15 yrs. Since Nov. jumpers knee. Plays soccer for high school and challenge team. Been 2 times to ortho Dr. Wears band. How long hurt? Cure?
17 yo .female soccer player , hs senior . Higrade mil tear on MRI , yet has stable knee, will use brace ,pt, and rehab . ? Let rtn to play or reconstr
High grade MCL tear: Assuming high grade MCL tear on MRI with stable knee. If she has good performance on sprinting, can make cuts on the knee, can perform one-legged jumping, trampoline, wobble board, and has close to 100% strength and minimal pain on wobble test. If she wants to play in college may be best to reconstruct so rehab can begin prior to college. ...Read more
Forearm pain on/off for years from work (lifting boxes, typing). Dr says tennis elbow - wear a brace, keep working. Brace hurts + numbs arm. This ok?
Had patella tendonitis 2weeks ago..Feels better.Start police academy 4 days..Should I use patella straps for support or not? Only gonna be doing 6mpw?
I think it help: I suggest to use it because they help if they properly. Good luck. ...Read more
Many ortho surgeries on legs as a child, on crutches now @ age 55, pain & low mobility & nafld-best wt loss route? Bypass, sleeve or lapband?
1-must wear straight shoe lasts for overpronation & flat feet? 2-can sneakers have mesh and leather tops?
??: Not so much a straight last as much as a last of some kind / cheaper shoes may look ok but if you can bend the shoe easily at the heel-forefoot junction then this is not a good shoe for you a good shoe with a last coupled with a good otc or custom made orthotic is the ticket as long as the construction is of reasonable quality what the upper is made from is not too much of an issue. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Badminton coach, 22yrs.2months over with my ACL surgery, hamstring autograft.I only do standing core exercise, walk approx 4kms a day. Is it enough?
Yes: You are very early out from your repair and should strongly avoid twisting or pivoting for another couple months. Soft tissue grafts can take 6-9 months to incorportate. We used to say 6 months but per dr. Fu the king of hamstring recon he typically advises 9 mo prior to return to competitive play. Closed chain exercises are strongly advised to avoid shear across the graft. ...Read more
My removable partial denture (4 units) is 5 years old and my insurance will now come pay. Do coatings wear out over time? Fits ok. Want replacement.
This depends...: If you have a soft reline in the partial denture that should have been replaced long ago. I am not sure of your reference to "coatings". As far as replacement i would have your dentist evaluate the partial denture to see if replacement is necessary. ...Read moreSee 12 more doctor answers
Recen my plaster remov stable fabula weberb frx mortise .When i try take few steps it swells whole ankle its normal or ntwearng creap bandgi okor nt?
Your PT should be --: Able to help you, as he/she'll be able to determine which (or all )muscles need to be strengthened in your thigh (both quads ; hamstrings). They'll be gauging your response to the pt and giving you a home exercise program, all in an effort to rehabilitate you, to attain the best function you can achieve after rev surgery. Do them religiously ; you'll enjoy the results of the surgery. Good luck. ...Read more
I wear orthotic 4 over-pronation & bunion. Leather ankle booties which tie up r what i wear. Inserts unmovable. I place orthotics on top of them is ok?
Intense ankle pain (front & lateral) prohibits climbing stairs, pivoting, running. No injury, full ROM w/o weight on it. What did/should I do? Thanks!
Ortho Eval needed: Seek evaluation by your orthopaedic surgeon. Along with a thorough examination of your ankle, X-rays would likely be obtained to assess for a potential loose body of osteophyte that may make stair climbing painful. Instability or ankle looseness would also be assessed as the anterior and lateral aspect of the ankle is where the main stabilizing ligaments are located. ...Read more