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What Does Cocaine Do To Bones And Joints
Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more
Regular light stress: The general rules are this: if it hurts a little it is ok, if it hurts a lot it is not ok. And use your joints under light stress regularly. The body is kind of smart about preventing further injury. It is certainly ok to premedicate yourself ( under your physician's guidance) prior to doing painful activities. ...Read more
Chiropractors: They help your joints flexibility & rehab to be able to recover faster from procedures done prior. Safe under experienced chiropractors' hands. ...Read more
Pituitary adenoma how does it affect muscle in body and what test will they do to find out if muscle is affected and how much?
Many possible things: You need to see a doctor and get evaluated. There is no way to give an answer here. ...Read more
Bone strength: Calcium a great diet and weight training or exercise! a long time ago it was discovered if you stress bones they get stronger. Places like curves gym for women embraced this idea. If you are new to weight training go slow to start. Additionally vitamin d is low in the majority of the population due to not enough sunlight (sun helps is make it) so getting it checked is important for bone strength. ...Read more
Crack addiction: Crack is a highly addicting substance that ravages the body and ruins your mind. If you are using crack or know someone that is, then getting them to admit the addiction and get professional help through the doctor or through a rehab center can be life saving. Get help asap! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are you hypermobile?: People who are "double jointed" have loose ligaments that do not protect their bones and joints very well. There are several tests for this online, look for something called Ehlers Danlos syndrome. Regardless of whether you fit the criteria, you should take a LOT of vitamin C (at least 3-4 gms a day) to help keep your connective tissues in good health. Prolotherapy may be helpful for injuries. ...Read more
I do not think so: But if they really lock or click - you shoudl see an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more
"Force" waves: Eswl is the process of fragmenting kidney stones with "force" waves (created in a pulsatile fashion by one of several different types of generators) focused through and into the body at your kidney stone(s). Since the human body is composed mostly of water (including your bones), the force waves pass through human tissue and break up the stone through refraction (release) at the stone interface. ...Read more
Too much lifting: There is acute damage that occurs when one lifts too much weight at once and you either hyperflex or hyperextend them or due to being unable to handle it you twist or injury those joints somehow. Chronic damage is a wear and tear type one that occurs over time due to stressing these joints chronically and resembles arthritis in its presentation. ...Read more
When you gain weight do your bones get wider? Such as your pelvis and hip bones can they become wider? I know bone structure is genetic but can they?
You can't: There are pain receptors in all those tissues so you cannot differentiate between them. ...Read more
I have raynauld's. Will I develop arthritis? What if anything can I do to increase the strength in the joints in my hands?
Maybe: There are two types of raynauds. Raynauds disease which is a vascular problem and does not lead to arthritis. Raynauds syndrome is part of inflamatory diseases as rheumatoid arthritis. This can lead to arthritis not the raynauds. Hand exercises can help strengthen your hand. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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