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What kind of tape should I use to support my knee and back?

Dr. Amir Khan Dr. Khan
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What kind of tape should I use to support my knee and back?

Knee & back taping: Physiotherapists and patients use many different types of tapes and bandages. Adhesive, non-stretch (rigid) sports tape is generally the most appropriate to restrict undesired knee mobility or improve spine posture. (for knee or spine strapping 38mm is usually the most appropriate size). This should always be used in combination with hypoallergenic tape as an underlay, such as fixomull. ...Read more

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What kind of exercises can I do to keep my leg strong with a fractured tibia?

What kind of exercises can I do to keep my leg strong with a fractured tibia?

Heal bone first: Tibias heal poorly and can go on to monunion they usually should be nailed enknee motion to follow sometimes weight bering depending on frx pattern and fixation heal first them strengthen straight leg raises are a classic keeps quad strong. ...Read more

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What kind of shoes I should use for osteoarthritis in my knee?

What kind of shoes I should use for osteoarthritis in my knee?

Cushioned heel: A shoe with some cushion will provide some "shock absorption" for your knee. ...Read more

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What kind of joint vitamins should I use for my knees if they hurt from squatting?

What kind of joint vitamins should I use for my knees if they hurt from squatting?

Before you: Focus on supplementation, first consider seeing a physiatrist or orthopedic surgeon to determine a cause of your pain. You may also want to consider having a certified personal trainer review your squatting technique. ...Read more

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I have this scar on the back of my upper leg and i want to know an at home therapy treatment?

I have this scar on the back of my upper leg and i want to know an at home therapy treatment?

None: I am not aware of any good scar treatment that is home therapy. If this is on a African American person this can be very trouble some as the keloid may get larger. Steroids can sometimes be use but only by a doctor. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Hi am taking naxopren. For my palm arm that kind of swollen. What other trick should I use to help it heal?

Hi am taking naxopren. For my palm arm that kind of swollen. What other trick should I use to help it heal?

Other treatment: Assuming it is due to minor trauma: continue Naproxen no more than twice a day, elevate the arm, ice and time should heal it. If due to other reason: infection, severe trauma, fracture or for no reason at all, consult your doctor to find the cause of the swelling and treatment. ...Read more

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My big toe has been hurting and the pain goes down the top of my foot and when i try to move it or wear shoes what can I do and are there any doctors?

My big toe has been hurting and the pain goes down the top of my foot and when i try to move it or wear shoes what can I do and are there any doctors?

Bug toe Pain: Big toe pain may occur for a number of reasons... Ranging from painful embedded toenails, warts, to gout and fractures and arthritis...! a thorough evaluation would certainly help to glean and define the problem , make a diagnosis and plan a solution. See you pcp or foot and ankle specialist asap. Hope you are better soon. Dr.H. ...Read more

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Both of my knees keep locking and its hard to walk and bend them and I am in a lot of pain and I'm only a teenager! What do I do?

Both of my knees keep locking and its hard to walk and bend them and I am in a lot of pain and I'm only a teenager! What do I do?

Mgt: There are forms of arthritis which affect teens, and I would suggest an exam with your PCP. They may order some tests to determine if you have arthritis or refer you to an Orthopedic specialist. In the meantime, taking ibuprofen may relieve the pain. ...Read more

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The back of my right foot hurts a lot from longboarding. What can I do to treat and prevent further pain and injury?

The back of my right foot hurts a lot from longboarding. What can I do to treat and prevent further pain and injury?

Stretch!: Make sure you are properly doing your warm-up and cool-down exercises before and after longboarding. You may want to ice your heel and try an over-the counter antiinflammatory such as advil, Motrin or aleve (naproxen). Talk to your doctor if these measures are not helpful, or your symptoms worsen. ...Read more

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What could I use to for the pain and swelling in my foot?

What could I use to for the pain and swelling in my foot?

Antiinflammatory: Like Motrin or alleve (assuming no allergies). You can eleveate the foot and apply ice (if it is not gout.) if this conservative treatment fails see a podiatrist or foot and ankle orthopedist. ...Read more

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With Ktape on my foot do I have to wear the boot? What should I do ?

With Ktape on my foot do I have to wear the boot? What should I do ?

What happened?: It sounds like you may have sprained your foot or ankle but you have not said what is going on, what happened, and when it began. Either way, the doc who prescribed the boot is the best person to tell you the best way to successfully and rapidly recover from your injury. Get a second opinion from a podiatrist or orthopedist, taking copies of any x-rays and records with you, if you want to. ...Read more

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Hello, I had bone fracture on my right ankle what kind of shoes do I have to wear? How long it takes to walk with any shoes?

Hello, I had bone fracture on my right ankle what kind of shoes do I have to wear? How long it takes to walk with any shoes?

Bone fracture: Sorry you had the fracture but I am very concerned that no one in your medicine area has told you how to walk. You MUST see a foot specialist without too much delay! ...Read more

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I have Achilles tendonitis and they told me to use a stretch band to pull around my foot what resistance level should I use?

I have Achilles tendonitis and they told me to use a stretch band to pull around my foot what resistance level should I use?

Stretch cautiously!: When the achilles is inflamed or strained, i would stretch with caution. If you are using the elastic bands, that sounds like you are doing passive stretching. This is safer than active (weight bearing stretches). The thing to keep in mind with this injury is you want to stretch the achilles tendon without causing further injury. ...Read more

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What are the inserts i could get for my shoe that would put my body's weight on my heel?

What are the inserts i could get for my shoe that would put my body's weight on my heel?

There are various : Companies that make devices that do this, i believe insolia is one. Similarly, you can look to get a negative heel type shoe. ...Read more

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What kind of arch support should I use for running if I have flat feet?

What kind of arch support should I use for running if I have flat feet?

One that feels good: Having a good motion control shoe is a good start. Many times adding extra arch support is quite helpful. I would start with an otc support. There are many otc supports available. You need to find one that feels comfortable. Any change needs to be done gradually. Talk to a good running store. A custom orthotic is the best support. Talk to your foot specialists. Dr l. ...Read more

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I got the prolem of pain under my foot on the sole of the foot , what to do to get rid of it i was been jogging for awhile does i stop my jogging .?

I got the prolem of pain under my foot on the sole of the foot , what to do to get rid of it i was been jogging for awhile does i stop my jogging .?

Rest foot: Plantar fasciitis, morton's neuroma, stress fracture are some of the things causing pain in the sole. Seek help of orthopedic surgeon, or podiatrist who can make appropriate diagnosis upon examination. Meanwhile, rest the foot. ...Read more