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What is the correct way to use your knee muscles when you go down the stairs?

What is the correct way to use your knee muscles when you go down the stairs?

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Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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What is the best way to distribute weight on your foot when running so as to not cause injury?

What is the best way to distribute weight on your foot when running so as to not cause injury?

See below: The best way would be to see a podiatrist and to have a custom orthotic made to support and distribute the weight of your feet ...Read more

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What is the proper way to exercise your lower back without straining your muscles or injuring it?

What is the proper way to exercise your lower back without straining your muscles or injuring it?

Start slow: Yoga and pilates are excellent flexibility and strengthening exercise. I would also add a form of aerobics. Begin with brisk walks and progress to jogging, if you do not have joint problems. I would encourage you to see a physical therapist or find a certified trainer. ...Read more

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Is it best to move or stay in your home when retiring and unsure what the future holds?

Is it best to move or stay in your home when retiring and unsure what the future holds?

Depends: If you are alone, have health issues, and/or have limited social network, it's probably better to move into a retirement community where you would have adequte care and social activities. If you have enough social support, it may be good to stay in your home where you feel comfortable. If you really need help with things, you could apply to have an independent living supoort worker to help you. ...Read more

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If you sprain your back at the absolute lowest part of the vertebra and it doesn't heal correctly could that messed up your gate with the way you walk?

If you sprain your back at the absolute lowest part of the vertebra and it doesn't heal correctly could that messed up your gate with the way you walk?

Yes: Gait change after low back "strain" describes sacroiliac joint disorder from mechanical injury. Absent radiculopathy vertebral injury unlikely. Iliolumbar ligament damage causes upright pelvis to counternutate, causing slight lateral displacement of anterior pelvis, resulting in lateral eversion of ipsilateral foot, w. first foot-to-ground contact shifted to posterior-lateral aspect of heel. ...Read more

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Is popping your leg back into place a normal thing to do when you pull your hamstring?

Is popping your leg back into place a normal thing to do when you pull your hamstring?

No: If this is a persistent issue that is easy to pop back in place then the problem is worse and should be seen by a dr... ...Read more

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What is the best way to strengthen/look after your knee joints.?

What is the best way to strengthen/look after your knee joints.?

Knee exercise: There are many exercises available to strengthen the muscles that support the knee. Generally, low impact exercises are safe for everyone and include biking, water exercises, and elliptical. Resistance exercises such as leg presses, hamstring curls, leg extensions, etc may also be helpful. If no injury or damage, higher impact options exist including jogging and plyometrics. ...Read more

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When is the right time to go the hospital and what is the best position to be in to make labor easier. thanks in advance!

When is the right time to go the hospital and what is the best position to be in to make labor easier. thanks in advance!

Labor: The best time to go to the hospital is when you are having contractions that are coming regularly,about 10-15 min apart. This also depends on how far away you are from the hospital. There is no one position that is best for labor. Everyone is differently. ...Read more

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What is the best way to improve your back mussle to gain bigger and straight and to avoid a scollosis?

What is the best way to improve your back mussle to gain bigger and straight and to avoid a scollosis?

See below: Maintaining straight posture while sitting and walking is one of the most important ways of maintaining a straight spine. ...Read more

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What is the fastest way to shape up your stomach's abdominal muscles without going to the gym?

What is the fastest way to shape up your stomach's abdominal muscles without going to the gym?

Abs: Crunches, belly dancing, zoomba, dolphin swimming, get out the wii fit or sports, pretty much any core muscle activity will strengthen the abs. What not to do? Sit on the couch.... ...Read more

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Why is it so hard to go down the stairs with an ACL injury?

Why is it so hard to go down the stairs with an ACL injury?

Patellar pain.: You may be experiencing patellar pain, kneecap pain. When the ACL is torn, the kneecap takes on more stress, particularly with stairs. Your doctor may recommend physical therapy for you. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the name of the rare disease where your feet go numb, and the numbness slowly works it's way up then back down your body?

Can you tell me the name of the rare disease where your feet go numb, and the numbness slowly works it's way up then back down your body?

Poss. Guillaine Barr: Guillaine barre disease is infectious or auto immune disease that affects nerves in body from periphery then progresses towards central body and if treated successfully gradually retreats over many months. Perhaps you are referring to this. ...Read more

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What is the best way to control the "popping" in your ears when on an airplane?

What is the best way to control the "popping" in your ears when on an airplane?

Airline ear popping: The eustachian tube at the back of the throat equalizes pressure between the atmosphere and the inner ear. When going up pressure comes out and is usually easy. On descent, the higher outer pressure has to re-enter. This is facilitated by yawning, stretching the back of the throat and chewing gum can be helpful. Do not blow as this may enter secretions into the ear. ...Read more

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What is the best way to stop the knee and foot pain?

What is the best way to stop the knee and foot pain?

Best way: Is to find the cause. Only then can a treatment plan be made to help you. ...Read more

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