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Dr. Jay Ryan Dr. Ryan
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What are the kinds of things you can do to avoid heel fracture?

Dr. Jay Ryan Dr. Ryan
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What are the kinds of things you can do to avoid heel fracture?

Nothing: A true heel fracture (calcaneal fracture) is relatively rare, in terms of overall foot/ankle fractures. Most commonly, they occur after a fall from height (ladder, or jumping from height of 5-6') or car accident. Is this the type of injury you meant? They are quite painful and very serious injuries which should be evaluated immediately. ...Read more

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Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Fracture (Definition)

A fracture is a broken bone. As there is cartilage at the end of many bones at the joint, a fracture may also include a break in the cartilage. Fractures and broken bones are the same thing. It seems that many believe that a "fracture" is a lesser injury or an incomplete break in the bone, but this is not correct. Fractures may be displaced or ...Read more


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What are the kinds of things you can do to avoid blepharitis?

What are the kinds of things you can do to avoid blepharitis?

Cleopatra makeup: Blepharitis probably affects half of the earth's population. It is a blockage of the oil in the oil glands of the eyelashes. Poor oil flow contributes to dry eye. The most common cause is eye makeup applied to the edge of the eyelid, occluding the openings of the glands. Warm compresses and cleaning the edges of the eyelids with cotton swab and baby shampoo provide the best control. ...Read more

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What are the kinds of things you can do to avoid hypogonadism?

What are the kinds of things you can do to avoid hypogonadism?

Different in kids: In pediatrics hypogonadism is not a matter of lifestyle intervention. Children presenting with hypogonadism can be born with it or it can be acquired as a result of gonadal injury from trauma or forms of chemotherapy/radiation. However, we see kids with delayed puberty who are not necessarily hypogonadal, but "late bloomers." a doctor would need to determine this. ...Read more

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What are the kinds of things you can do to avoid gastroenteritis?

What are the kinds of things you can do to avoid gastroenteritis?

Stop eating ?: Gastroenteritis is typically an inflammation of the stomach and bowel, most commonly due to an ingested infectious agent (viral, bacterial, parasitic). Be aware of kitchen hygiene in preparing foods for others, and in prelude to ingesting foods prepared by others. When in public spaces, avoid touching common surfaces, carry disinfectant or wash hands frequently if contact is unavoidable. ...Read more

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What are the kinds of things you can do to avoid degenerative joint disease?

What are the kinds of things you can do to avoid degenerative joint disease?

Her are some: Older age , having family members with oa , obesity joint injury or repetitive use (overuse) of joints , joint deformity such as unequal leg length, bowlegs or knocked knees , live healthy life. Vitamin d and c and supplement. And more. ...Read more

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What are the kinds of things you can do to avoid pancreatic cancer?

What are the kinds of things you can do to avoid pancreatic cancer?

I understand the: Request, but there is nothing preventitive that i know, and i sure would take it if it worked! i don't want pancreas cancer! I am apeaking of head & body, there are ducts and glands and these can produce cancers. The tail is the home islets that produce hormones, and these have more favorable outcome. Cancer blocks ducts, surrounds vessels before producing signs in time for surgery to work. ...Read more

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What are some of the things stress can do to you?

What are some of the things stress can do to you?

Response to "stress": First, please know that it is your response to "stress" and not necessarily the events themselves, that makes all the difference in what stress "does" to you. You can proactively increase your resilience through meditation, yoga, exercise, healthy relationships, etc. "stress" can affect your body, thoughts, feelings, & behavior. For a good run-down on this, please see http://tinyurl.Com/66v7gl. ...Read more

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What kinds of footwear are the best to wear if you have heel spurs?

What kinds of footwear are the best to wear if you have heel spurs?

Shoes with arch supp: Heel spurs are merely a indication your feet are prorated. As the feet pronate the intrinsic muscles of the foot pull at their origin on the calcaneus causing a reactive bone growth. So as such a shoe with good arch support eg. A anti pronation running shoe would do best. ...Read more

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What are the kinds of things you can do to avoid carotid cavernous fistula?

What are the kinds of things you can do to avoid carotid cavernous fistula?

Protect your head: A carotid cavernous fistula is an abnormal connection between the carotid artery (or one of its branches) and the venous system of the cavernous sinus draining the skull. It may form spontaneously or following trauma to the head. Wearing a helmet to prevent head trauma is a good way to avoid a carotid cavernous sinus fistulas. It is hard to prevent/avoid a spontaneous fistulas. ...Read more

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During wwi, what are all the things you could do to avoid trench foot?

During wwi, what are all the things you could do to avoid trench foot?

Keeping feet dry: Trench foot is caused my wetness of feet for extended time periods. ( in socks and shoes). ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a sagittal band injury and how can you tell if you have one? What do doctors do to determine injuries of the knuckle?

What are the symptoms of a sagittal band injury and how can you tell if you have one? What do doctors do to determine injuries of the knuckle?

Pain in knuckle: Boxer Knuckle , painfully extension of affected finger. Swollen and best detected by MRI of the hand with emphasis on the extensor tendon that many times is ruptured and dislocated!
See Ortho Hand Surgeon for further evaluation and treatment! ...Read more

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What sort of injuries can happen to your ankle from wearing heels and how would avoid them?

What sort of injuries can happen to your ankle from wearing heels and how would avoid them?

High heels: High heels adds stress to the ball of the foot which could cause bunions, hammertoes, stress fractures. It also shortens your calf muscle putting stress on the achilles tendon and cause plantar fasciitis. In other words it keeps us in business. :) the best thing you could do other than wearing lower heels, is to stretch the calves. ...Read more

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What kind of activities will cause you to have sesamoiditis?

What kind of activities will cause you to have sesamoiditis?

Running and dancing: Running and dancing are most commonly associated with sesamoiditis, but it can occur with many other activities. ...Read more

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What are some things to do to prevent knee injuries?

What are some things to do to prevent knee injuries?

See below: Strengthen the surrounding muscles of the knee as well as you can. This will help keep the ligaments in place due to the increased muscle tone surround the knee. Don't over extend your capabilities, warm up thoroughly and stretch, stretch and stretch prior to activity. Obviously, the older you are, the longer this may take but the benefits are far reaching, . ...Read more

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What are common overuse running injuries and how do you prevent them?

What are common overuse running injuries and how do you prevent them?

See your doctor/PT: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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What are things you can do at home to treat a spinal compression fracture?

What are things you can do at home to treat a spinal compression fracture?

Depends: It depends on the type and location of the fracture and the age of the patient. Often times, wearing a brace and avoiding strenuous activities will allow a compression fracture to heal in younger patients. In the elderly, if these measures fail, a kyphoplasty may be an option. ...Read more

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Please describe the things you can do to reduce the risk of alzheimer?

Please describe the things you can do to reduce the risk of alzheimer?

Several: The most important is controlling you blood pressure and cholesterol level. It is also important to have physical exercise and keep mentally fit. Some studies indicate that drinking in moderation, eating fish and dark chocolate might decrease the risk. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Broken Bone (Definition)

Is it broken or fractured is a question I am often asked. The answer is basically that a broken or fractured bone is the same thing. A fracture means a break in the cortex or the strong layer of outer bone cells. In an adult the average time for that to heal varies greatly but is often considered to ...Read more


Dr. John Krause
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Heel Fracture (Definition)

-the calcaneus. The most serious R from a fall from height & ...Read more