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What are good exercises to do after ankle surgery?

What are good exercises to do after ankle surgery?

See suggestion: Simple up and down range of motion/ up and down exercise. After four weeks follow this be stationary bike exercise. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
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Ankle Surgery (Definition)

Treatment of pathology of the joint formed by the articulation of the tibia, talus and fibula by procedures by that involve ...Read more


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What are good rehab exercises to do after an oblique strain?

What are good rehab exercises to do after an oblique strain?

Stretch: Most muscle strains are relieved with resting the part. Massage myofascial releases and modalities such as warmth hydrotherapy therapeutic ultrasound or tetanizing galvanic current help tremendously. Avoid repetitive microtraumatization and begin and end exercise with stretching sessions. ...Read more

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After total hip replacement, what should be the exercises to do to rehabilitate? Would you recommend water exercises? How much time after surgery?

After total hip replacement, what should  be the exercises to do to rehabilitate? Would you recommend water exercises? How much time after surgery?

Varies: You would want to check with your surgeon. Most of the time you do need to limit your activities to some degree, particularly if you have a press fit hip in which bony ingrowth is needed to provide long term stability of the implant. For a period of time you also need to be careful not to put yourself in a position in which you might dislocate your hip. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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What are some exercises i can do after having total knee replacement surgery?

What are some exercises i can do after having total knee replacement surgery?

See below please: 1-quadriceps sets tighten your thigh muscle. Try to straighten your knee. Hold for 5 to 10 seconds. 2-straight leg raises 3-ankle pumps 4-knee straightening exercises 5-bed-supported knee bends 6-sitting supported knee bends 7-sitting unsupported knee bends 7-walking 8-stair climbing and descending 9-standing knee bends 10-sted knee bends 11-exercycling you could find detail on this web site. ...Read more

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What exercises are safe for you to do with Achilles pain?

What exercises are safe for you to do with Achilles pain?

One can always: Perform upper body excercises while allowing the achilles to rest. Or, some advocate eccentric excercises on the achilles itself as a treatment. If something hurts when exercising, then likely that excercises should not be performed. So during eccentric excercises if the achilles is hurting avoid that excercise. ...Read more

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What are some good exercises to fix ankle dorsiflexion?

What are some good exercises to fix ankle dorsiflexion?

Foot Flexion : In a seated position, in a firm chair, with your butt higher than you knees, knees shoulder width apart, and ankles directly beneath your knees maintain heel contact with the floor while you raise the foot up leveraging on the heel. Start with 15 repetitions. When 15 become easy....Do 30. ...Read more

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What exercises can I do after bunion surgery?

What exercises can I do after bunion surgery?

Must heal: It is important that the surgery be compleatly healed. That said i tell patients they can do seated exercises with weights and machines. ...Read more

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What are recommendations for pulled/torn muscles on waist/back area? What exercises to help heal them or is surgery necessary?

What are recommendations for pulled/torn muscles on waist/back area? What exercises to help heal them or is surgery necessary?

Depends: Unless you have a complete tear, physical therapy can usually help the muscle heal and restore full function. The physical therapist can also give you specific exercises to do at home. Surgery is usually not necessary but an orthopedic or physiatrist doctor should determine what is best for you. ...Read more

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Why do you need to strengthen the knee before getting ACL reconstructive surgery?

Why do you need to strengthen the knee before getting ACL reconstructive surgery?

Two reasons: You should work on both strength and flexibilty, especially extension. Getting extension back is the most common issue in acl reconstruction. Making sure you can fully extend your knee preop is the best way to minimize that potential problem postop. Also, everyone develops some quad atrophy during acl rehab, so having maximum strength going into it means less weakness later. ...Read more

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Are there any good exercises that are good to do after I have torn my pcl?

Are there any good exercises that are good to do after I have torn my pcl?

Quad strengthening: The best thing for a PCL tear is to strengthen the quadriceps muscle such as leg presses, quad extensions. The PCL prevents the leg from moving backwards. When it is torn the leg sags backward just below the knee. The quads move the leg forward when they fire, and thus having strong quads keeps the leg forward under the knee. Also using a brace with a posterior bump can set the leg more forward. ...Read more

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What are some good exercises to stabilize my knee after an ACL tear?

What are some good exercises to stabilize my knee after an ACL tear?

PT: Your knee has both static stabilizers (acl and pcl) and dynamic stabilizers (quads and hamstrings). Hamstring and quadricep strengthening is usually incorporated into acl rehab. Leg extension and flexion exercises in a brace can be helpful. Talk to your physical therapist. ...Read more

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What can I do to prepare for knee replacement surgery?

What can I do to prepare for knee replacement surgery?

Strength: Although most pts are limited with pain prior to a tka, doing excercises to build-up your quads will help. This can be straight leg raises and wall sits. Practice using a cane or crutches as well. Building up your iron stores with a MVI (multivitamin) or eating greens will help limit any affects of postop anemia. ...Read more

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What are some physical therapy exercises I can do for my sprained hand?

What are some physical therapy exercises I can do for my sprained hand?

Hand exercises: Some basic hand exercises include squeezing an old tennis ball or racquet ball; and opening the hand with a rubber band (or similar item) around the tips of the fingers (opposite motion of squeezing.) another way to perform these exercises is to put your hands inside a sandbox, then opening and closing the hands and fingers inside the sand. See your doctor or hand therapist for specific exercises. ...Read more

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Are there rehab exercises can I do for a torn acl?

Are there rehab exercises can I do for a torn acl?

Yes: Get evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon who will refer you to a physical therapist. Pt will work with you on best exercises to strengthen the knee without further damage. This will optimize your function whether or not the next step is surgery. ...Read more

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What are some isometric core exercises i could do while trying to let a pars fracture heal?

What are some isometric core exercises i could do while trying to let a pars fracture heal?

Core Exercises.: Knees to chest begin this exercise lying on your back with your knees bent. Take both knees towards your chest as far as possible without pain. Repeat 10 times. Rotation in lying begin this exercise lying on your back with your knees bent and your feet flat and holding them together. Gently take both knees from side to side as far as possible without pain. Repeat 10 times. ...Read more

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What are some good strengthening exercise for my ankle that i could do at soccer practice ?

What are some good strengthening exercise for my ankle that i could do at soccer practice ?

Ankle: I would enter into Google ankle sprain. The same exercises we use to rehab a sprained ankle are helpful to prevent them. They are simple exercises and typically can be done with a resistance band ...Read more

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What are some good shoulder rehab exercises I can do?

What are some good shoulder rehab exercises I can do?

Cannot tell you: It is not a good idea to get medical advice like this over the internet. Everyone's body is different. Everyone's shoulder issues are differenct and exercises that are good for one person may not be good or may even be harmful for another. My advice is to see a rehab doc (physiatrist), orthopedist or sports med specialist and they will be able to steer you in the right direction. ...Read more

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