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Will Type Mattress Pad Prevent
Depends. : There are a wide range of hospital mattresses. The basic ones do little to prevent. Then there are the air mattresses where the pt is sleeping on a cushion of air. This works much better. Really the best help is frequent changing of position to prevent prolonged pressure on one spot for more than 1. - -2 hours ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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What benefit does a surgical mask have over simply using a handkerchief or shirt to cover ones face ?
Some: A surgical mask has a few benefits. While it has not quite caught on here, in some places, such as japan, it is considered polite to wear a mask when you have a cold and prevents any incidental spittle, dry coughs, etc. From spreading infection. The mask is guaranteed to be clean and stay over face without using the hands. A hankerchief may need a hand to hold in in place, further spreading germs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the recommended type of footwear for someone with flat feet? Do i need to switch the same orthotics from shoe to shoe or can wear diff brand?
Hey.eating 12 glass water per day will help treatment Diabetes type 2??is that effective for treatment of Diabetes type 2?
Type 2 diabetes: Simple answer is NO! Calorie intake should be carefully arranged and regular exercise is a good idea. Over time you should work towards getting rid of diabetes. There are many articles on the web that are designed to help you get rid of diabetes. Won't happen overnight but before long you will be "teaching" your family and friends how to get rid of diabetes. ...Read more
Are compression sleeves or bandages always used after brachioplasty? Is it always necessary to use compression after brachioplasty? Do the sleeves or bandages fit beneath regular clothing?
Yes: The sciatic nerve can be irritated because of a herniated disc, arthritis that results in tightening of the spinal canal, falls, injuries, or other rare reasons (tumors, infections). Anti-inflammatory medications, alternating heat/cold therapy, physical therapy (especially with traction) can be helpful to relieve sciatic pain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Does wearing high heels for long periods of time cause a physical change on the legs/thighs? E.G. Harden them or tone them up?
Some: It depends on how tight you pull it back, the type of hair device you use & the health of your hair. Pulling too tight can pull hair out at the root. Using a rubber band or something that sticks to the hair can break the hair shaft with friction especially if you lay on it. Dry or over-processed hair is more susceptable to both. Be gentle with hair & you shouldn't have much trouble. ...Read more
Have over pronation, i remove footbeds & use orthotics. Many women's shoes slip up & down at heel. Recommend type of shoes to wear.
Shoes: Very common complaint among women. Unfortunately the best shoes for orthotics have a strong heel counter and some closure, either lace, velcro or strap ( note this is advice only. You must contact your primary care physician or podiatrist for an examination). ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I can't help you: with pillows or their placement, but if you are having issues with posture, spine alignment, etc. I recommend that you take up yoga. Very helpful in reinforcing good posture, strengthening your core and counteracting effects from slouching, bad posture using computer, watching tv, etc. ...Read more
Use back of heel cushions for foot heel to stay snug. Have over-pronation & orthotic. Heel cushion still allows for motion of heel. What is too much ?
Deep Heel Seat: It sounds as if the heel cushion is raising your heel and creating reafoot motion and instability. A deepened heel seat with your orthotic will help to stabilize the heel and prevent that excessive motion. A mofication to your orthtoic by your podiatrist will help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Help: Unsupported breasts, especially if large, put a lot of pressure on the ligament that holds the breast up called cooper's ligament. A bra especially, when exercising, keeps the breasts from "suing you for non support" and is usually an "uplifting" experience. ...Read more
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