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When Can Begin Using Walkers Children
My baby is 4 months. Can she start using a walker/bouncer? She has good head control and can sit supported.
When able to sit up: Walkers and jumpers do not help a baby learn to walk. Walkers and jumpers are ok to use under adult supervision, and for less than 30-60 minutes at one time. They are not for keeping a toddler in, without supervision. Dangers include crashing into furniture corners, flipping over, falling down stairs, and sliding through the seat (possibly getting tangled up and possibly getting choked). ...Read more
If independent elder continues to get up without aides, should we help her strengthen muscles to stand safely using walker? She does not request help.
Yes: Most geriatric experts recommend strengthening, balance, weight bearing exercises for elders to maintain and improve physical and cognitive health. Look into a nearby senior center or y with exercise classes geared to elders (good social outlets). Many organizations (aarp) have published exercise handouts and there are gentle exercise program on tv. Be sure to ask her doctor before she starts. ...Read more
Is normal for my baby girl not walking yet @ 11months?..im worried. Im not using walkers..we just let her take step in her crib
Fell twice in 4days, both at al apt door after using walker coming from breakfast. Went to ER and ok first time. Have 3mo old sacrum frac. Back hurts ?
Vetebral fracture: If you have an additional vetebral fracture there are treatment options that can help eliminate or reduce the pain as well has maintaining quality of life. Minimally invasive procedure available is called kyphoplasty were a cement like material is injected into the fractured spine through small canulas. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Broke pelvis 3mo ago, did rehab ctr 1mo, then back to al. Daughter (poa) did not arrange pt, aides wont escort me using walker. How can I get strong?
Hi, my mother just started taking 20 mg of Dicyclomine and now she can barely walk. She is using a walker now. Why is this happening ?
Side effects: Dicyclomine can cause fatigue and weakness in some people, up to 10% as well as dizziness. Call her doctor now. Depending on why it was ordered, if it was ordered to be taken on an as needed basis, stop it for now til you hear from the doc. Or call now and talk to him/her or whoever is on call for your doc's group. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long should I be using a cam walker been using it since august broke my tibia & fibula pins and plate and rod in my leg?
Do check with your: Surgeon as its been over 5 months. It should have healed by now. Its most likely gone into delayed/nonunion, and this most likely will require further surgeries to be redone, after removal of the rod, pins etc, and maybe a bone grafting as well. A bone stimulator might be useful as well. Talk to him regarding it. Good luck. ...Read more
Using a walker now and placing weight on foot but foot/toes turn purple when walking. Prev broken foot 2 mos ago? Why the purple color?
Purple color foot: After 2 months, the bruising should be completely resolved. However because the time the foot was immobilized, there may be some venous congestion especially when walking. This may be seen as swelling of the foot and ankle as well as some dark pigmentation of the skin due to pooling of blood in the veins of the lower extremity. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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