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Will having a tempurpedic type mattress pad prevent bedsores?

Will having a tempurpedic type mattress pad prevent bedsores?

Dont know: If the bed has a mechanism to turn the patient & change position every 2 hours then it would work since it requires 2 hrs or less of pressure to create a pressure area on a dependent site. ...Read more

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Does the hospital bed mattress prevent bedsores?

Does the hospital bed mattress prevent bedsores?

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 more

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Which type of shoes to wear while on crutches?

Which type of shoes to wear while on crutches?

Depends: On what type of injury is causing you to be on crutches. It is always a good idea to protect the foot/ankle in at least a surgical shoe but knowing the problem would yield a better answer. ...Read more

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What benefit does a surgical mask have over simply using a handkerchief or shirt to cover ones face ?

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 more

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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?

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?

Orthotics: Switching the orthotics - whether they are custom or prefabricated - from shoe to shoe ensures they are there working for you. Different 'brands' do different things. See your podiatrist for the best advice with this . Good luck. ...Read more

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How do you prevent chafing from DonJoy shoulder sling's pillow that rests on abdomen?

How do you prevent chafing from DonJoy shoulder sling's pillow that rests on abdomen?

Need more info: Use a body lotion frequently over the area so that the skin does not dry out especially after a shower. If significant redness & pain gets worse that it is imperative that you see your family physician ASAP to prevent unnecessary pathology to the skin. ...Read more

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How is a memory foam mattresses useful to reduce backpain?

How is a memory foam mattresses useful to reduce backpain?

Back pain : Back pain can have a significant emotional and psychological component as well as a physical part. While i don't know how a memory foam mattress helps, you can also use deep breathing, mindfulness and other such techniques to "quiet" the pain. ...Read more

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Hey.eating 12 glass water per day will help treatment Diabetes type 2??is that effective for treatment of Diabetes type 2?

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

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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? .

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?

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I : I personally do use sleeve compression garments after brachioplasty but it is very important that they not be too tight to decrease blood flow to your hands. You should discuss this with the plastic surgeon you chose to care for you. Dr. Edwards. ...Read more

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Can I use moist heating pad to manage sciatica?

Can I use moist heating pad to manage sciatica?

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 more

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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?

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?

They can tone...: Wearing high heels causes you to walk and stand differently, and can accentuate certain curves that many find appealing. However, they come at a cost to to other muscle groups and foot structure over time. ...Read more

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If i wear ponytail for exercise and bed, will hair break off?

If i wear ponytail for exercise and bed, will hair break off?

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

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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 more

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Best way to sleep to reduce neck hump.on back?where should i use the support pillows?

Best way to sleep to reduce neck hump.on back?where  should i use the support pillows?

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

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How does wearing a bra to bed cause cancer?

How does wearing a bra to bed cause cancer?

Very Very unlikely: Skin cancers have been reported due to chronic irritation due to metal but not due to bras! please check the source of your information. ...Read more

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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 more

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How to slow down sagging of breast? Does wearing a bra help or worsen it?

How to slow down sagging of breast? Does wearing a bra help or worsen it?

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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Can i use elastic bandage instead of compression socks for diabetic nerve irritation?

Can i use elastic bandage instead of compression socks for diabetic nerve irritation?

Careful: those bandages can be very irritating and I have seen them lead to constrictive problems because they do not remain in place very well. I would caution you to be very careful when using those type of bandages with diabetic neuropathy ...Read more