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How much time until I may wear high heels again after breaking my femur?

How much time until I may wear high heels again after breaking my femur?

Fracture: This a question best answered by the treating physician . Only he/she knows the extent of the break , what repairs were or were not done , x ray analysis etc to which none of the docs on this site have access . ...Read more

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A tummy tuck involves enhancing the appearance of the abdomen. In order to provide the best results there is skin resection, liposuction and muscle tightening ...Read more


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How soon after a c-section can I wear heels?

How soon after a c-section can I wear heels?

I'd hold off a bit: Once you are discharged home, it is your choice as to what shoes to wear; however, wearing heels within the month after c-section is a little risky in light of recouping from the incision and the uncertain stability due to the ligamentous laxity in your joints following the delivery. Not to mention, you may not fit the heels you used to wear prior to the pregnancy. ...Read more

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Will I be able to wear high heels after a tummy tuck?

Will I be able to wear high heels after a tummy tuck?

If you could before: There is an old joke about a patient asking if they can play piano after surgery and the surgeon answers "yes" but the patient says: "good, cuz i couldn't play before" if you camera heels before you should be able to wear heels after when you are sufficiently healed. ...Read more

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After a big toe fusion can I run or wear heels ever again?

After a big toe fusion can I run or wear heels ever again?

Maybe: It depends on whether you are talking about fusing the toe (interphalangeal) joint or the joint where the toe meets the metatarsal bone (metatarsophalangeal). The former shouldn't affect activity or shoe wear. If the later joint is fused, you'll be able to run but wearing heels will depend on what angle the toe is fused. A higher angle will allow heels but the toe will stick up in the air in flats. ...Read more

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What shoes should i avoid during Hip replacement recovery? Can I wear open toes slippers?

What shoes should i avoid during Hip replacement recovery? Can I wear open toes slippers?

A few issues: A few things to consider: they should be comfortable, certainly; have a good "tread"along a fall unlikely; finally, it would be best if they can be put on and off easily. What I mean by that is that you don't want initially to have to bend over real far to put on or toe your shoe as there is a risk of hip dislocation peri operatively if you lean over too far at the waist. ...Read more

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How soon can I wear heels to work after a c-sections?

How soon can I wear heels to work after a c-sections?

It is up to you: Once you can walk in normal shoes with no difficulty you can choose to return to wearing heels. As a podiatrist, i would recommend heel heights of 2 " or less, and please don't carry a diaper bag and child on stilletos! :). ...Read more

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What can I do to avoid back pains after wearing heels?

What can I do to avoid back pains after wearing heels?

Limit heel height: Try and keep the height of the heel below 2 inches. If you have to wear heels to work, go to work in sneakers and change when you get there. Another words, limit your time in the heels. It is not healthy to wear high heels for extended periods of time. Pressure is placed on the knees and lower back and hence such activity should be limited. ...Read more

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After having a bunionectomy, can I wear high heals?

After having a bunionectomy, can I wear high heals?

Yes: Once the swelling subsides and the range of motion increases in the great toe joint, most patients can wear most any shoe including heels. ...Read more

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When can I continue to use adipex after my tummy tuck surgery?

When can I continue to use adipex after my tummy tuck surgery?

Serious stuff!: Adipex (which is what i presume you mean) is also known as phentermine. Even though it is a relatively common medication used for appetite suppression, it is a serious drug with serious, mainly cardiac, side effects. It should not be taken without being under the immediate supervision of a physician. This soon after surgery is no time to go on a diet when your body desperately needs protein. ...Read more

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When can I walk after ankle screw removal?

When can I walk after ankle screw removal?

Possibly: As long as the fracture for which the screw was placed is completely healed and more importantly your surgeon tells you you can then do so. ...Read more

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I got screws after ankle surgery. When can I become active again/?

I got screws after ankle surgery. When can I become active again/?

When healed. : Bone typically takes 6-8 weeks to heal, and if you had screws placed, you're likely waiting on bone to heal before you can become active again. Check with your surgeon: your healing rate can be determined with a set of x-rays. You don't want to push your body too fast! ...Read more

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My skin only breaks out when I exercise even when I don't wear makeup. How can I prevent this?

My skin only breaks out when I exercise even when I don't wear makeup.  How can I prevent this?

Urticaria: Urticaria is a type of hive or allergic reaction that has many different causes. Some patients suffer from a physical urticaria i.e. you may be having hives that are caused by exercise or changes in body temperature. Sometimes an antihistamine such as ranitidine taken before phsyical activity helps. ...Read more

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Can I wear hard contacts after having cornea surgery?

Can I wear hard contacts after having cornea surgery?

Depends: Depends on the type of corneal surgery, the post-operative shape of the cornea, the surface stability, etc. In many cases of corneal transplantation, contacts can be used but must be fitted very well by an experienced contact lens fitting doctor. ...Read more

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What shoes are best to wear after a spinal fusion? Can I still wear my Converse?

What shoes are best to wear after a spinal fusion? Can I still wear my Converse?

Spinal Fusion: I suspect your Back Surgeon will have some ideas for you. Doesn't seem to me like Converse would provide enough cushion for support after surgery. ...Read more

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When I wear heels shoes or boots when I take them off I have pain only under my 2 big toes why is this ? I love my heels what can I do?

When I wear heels shoes or boots when I take them off I have pain only under my 2 big toes why is this ? I love my heels what can I do?

For one thing: Usually there is more pressure to this part of the foot. Xrays and clinical exam are in ordere as we know nothing of what your foot looks like. ...Read more

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I'm having knee surgery. When can I expect to walk again?

I'm having knee surgery. When can I expect to walk again?

Depends: Depends on the surgery. Some doctors keep you non weightbearing if they repair ligaments, cushions or cartilage. It depends on how strong the repair is. For a simple clean out, expect to be off cructches in a few days. ...Read more