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What Are Some Sports I Should Avoid If I Have Bad Knees
Viruses, Dry Air: Dry cabin air can make the lining of your nose & throat more vulnerable to infection & your bronchial tubes more sensitive. Hydrating with extra water may help. Viral infections are passed by contact. Wash hands with soap & water after visiting the lavatory. Consider cleaning armrests & tray tables with a disposable towelette. Fatigue increases asthma risk - get as much rest as possible. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What else should I do for my knees? I have patellar tendinitis, I have been icing my knees and wearing pre-wrap and doing stretches so i can play volleyball without too much pain, i wanted to know if there is anything else i can do, my knees are starting
I have horrible dislocations and they keep getting worse and I have extended ligaments and all that sun stuff but I am a dancer, should I stop dance?
See below:: I would suggest you see an orthopod, who can assess you and then decide on a supervised rehab program, so that your muscles can be strengthened, to hopefully reduce the dislocations. Most likely you have ligamentous hyperlaxity (double jointedness) from the sound of it. After the DX you may decide about your dancing career, depending on how many times you dislocated and which joints? ...Read more
Strengthening : Using a resistance band around your forefoot, hold the ends of the band with your hand and gently push your ankle down as far as you can and then back to the starting position. Repeat 10 times. For proprioeptive exercises, balance, coordination and agility stand with your affected leg on a pillow. Hold this position for a count of 10. Repeat 10 times. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have md and i wanted to know if there are any special shoes or something i could wear that wont kill my feet?
See the podiatrist: After examination, a podiatrist would be able to assess the type of shoes and accommodation that would provide support and would be comfortable. They may dispense it themselves or send you to an orthotist with the proper prescription. ...Read more
Plantar fasciitis: Any weight bearing exercise can aggregate symptoms if proper stretching is not done first or if shoes do not provide proper support. Symptoms are often aggregated by poor shoe choices when working or going without shoes at home rather than specific exercises. Pain often persists or worsens because of daily activities rather than exercises. If an activity is painful listen to your body and stop. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See below: Most people have had a minor knee problem at one time or another. Injuries are the most common cause of knee problems. Sudden (acute) injuries may be caused by a direct blow to the knee or from abnormal twisting, bending the knee, or falling on the knee. Pain, bruising, or swelling may be severe and develop within minutes of the injury. Nerves or blood vessels may be pinched or damaged. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Rest the achy bones!: See your doctor to make sure there is not a serious condition warranting arthroscopy or joint replacement. Rest, elevate and ice, weight control & a directed physical therapy program for muscle improvement. Common modifiable causes of joint pain are muscle atrophy and excess weight on the joints. Hence a solid physical therapy program with omega-3's, glucosamin/chondroiton and see your orthopedist. ...Read more
What to do if I have a bad ankle and my therapist said that I am going to need orthotics. what are some kinds of them?
Be creative: Upper extremity exercises are for the most part ok to do. You can try using a rower with one leg only, an aerodyne type bicycle with just the arms doing the work and the foot resting but not pushing on pedals. Core work like sit ups, one leg planks, one leg yoga poses can also be safely done. Check with the physician managing your ankle to be sure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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