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Will walking on sand help lower impact even more?

Will walking on sand help lower impact even more?

Sand walking: Walking on sand verses pavement can be better (as in safer) for your joints as sand can provide your joints with more cushion if you walk with the same impact you use on pavement. Both surfaces have their pros and cons. Walking on sand can also test your balance and lower-leg stability. Stay focused, though, because if you are not careful you could roll an ankle or tweak a knee. ...Read more

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Your doctor may also suggest a safe exercise plan. Walking is usually the easiest type of exercise, but swimming or other low-impact exercises can work just as well. Exercise is an important way to keep blood sugar in control, and physical activity in pregnancy has been found to decrease the risk ...Read more


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I've pinched a nerve in my lower right side of my back twice in a month could it be something more causing it. The only thing I did wash was walk?

I've pinched a nerve in my lower right side of my back twice in a month could it be something more causing it. The only thing I did wash was walk?

Get an exam: Good history and exam may determine where your pain may be coming from. Most back pain is usually easily treatable and you could seek out a good chiropractor and physical therapist to assess you. If symptoms persist and/or get worse then sometimes imaging is is order to take a look at your back. Start with physical exam first. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Why does my lower back hurt so much when I walk?

Why does my lower back hurt so much when I walk?

Different reasons: I would need to have more history. Do you have history of injuries to the low back. Sometimes spinal stenosis is one condition that triggers low back pain with walking. Is the pain only in back or do you get numbness in the legs also? If so, neurogenic claudication could be part of the condition. Other possibilities: facet joint problem or the hip if the pain is noticed more on buttock area. ...Read more

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Pain in lower calf of leg on left side had to walk?

Pain in lower calf of leg on left side had to walk?

Could be serious: I think your problem could be one of many possible scenarios. The most important disease to rule out immediately is whether you have venous blood clot called dvt. I would suggest you see your primary care provider immediately and have him check you. ...Read more

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Is 25 milligrams of zoloff for a man of 88 years too much? Does zoloff decrease any fears you may have - like for him - it is walking and falling.

Is 25 milligrams of zoloff for a man of 88 years too much? Does zoloff decrease any fears you may have - like for him - it is walking and falling.

NO: The lowest dose possible is 25mg and is a great starting dose for anyone and should be good for someone that is 88 yo as well. Always have to be careful at this age with falling. Should be safe at 25mg and take after food so settles on stomach. ...Read more

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Would RSD of the lower leg cause it to throb after walking several blocks?

Would RSD of the lower leg cause it to throb after walking several blocks?

Rsd: Rsd or crps. Is scientifically sympathetic nervous system problem which is in control of circulation so that symptom is not surprising hopefully ur treatment is to maximize your activity level and functioning so that limb doesn't lose muscle etc ...Read more

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Re accruing dull ache centre of my Lower abdomen makes me walk leaning what could this be?

Re accruing dull ache centre of my Lower abdomen makes me walk leaning what could this be?

Could be anything: It could so many things from just gas pains to bladder infection or a gynecological issue. I would need a lot more history to start including or excluding certain conditions. From what you're describing it appears to be severe so I suggest seeing a doctor today if possible. ...Read more

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Can I still go walking for exercise with a bugling disk in my lower back, it doesn't hurt. Jogging really hurts?

Can I still go walking for exercise with a bugling disk in my lower back, it doesn't hurt. Jogging really hurts?

Yes: Don't overdo it. Listen to u'r body. Mild stretching. Soft lumbar back support also beneficial which u can get at most pharmacies. Ice after the walk is also beneficial. ...Read more

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Is walking ok for exercise if I cant do high impact due to disc issues? I have been told it's not a "real" workout

Is walking ok for exercise if I cant do high impact due to disc issues? I have been told it's not a "real" workout

Start me Up.: It is a real good option. Walking at higher speeds or up low grade inclines can increase the "real" workout adventure. Under the guidance of a knowledgeable trainer, you may be even able to start weight or resistance training. ...Read more

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I have a pain on my right side on my lower back, what can it be? It hurts alot, when I sit down, walk, lay down, etc.

I have a pain on my right side on my lower back, what can it be? It hurts alot, when I sit down, walk, lay down, etc.

Sop many causes!: Can be caused by unilateral sacroiliitis, leg length discrepancy with mild compensatory scoliosis! muscle sprain. Unilateral facet arthritis. Pars defect. On and on. See a specialist in back pain, usually someone in rheumatology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, or and orthopedic surgeon! ...Read more

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I have a strong pai on my lower back, it's so strong that I can't barely walk. I've had it for over a month. What is it?

Well past time to...: ...Figure it out! See your dr / urgent care / er dr / orthopedist for history, exam, imaging (if needed), and medications to see if your situation can be improved! If difficulty walking is or might be from muscle weakness and not just pain/spasm in back, then go to er asap. ...Read more

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My lower right back has been hurting for 6 weeks and whenever I get up it hurts and I can't walk good should I go to the emergency room?

My lower right back has been hurting for 6 weeks and whenever I get up it hurts and I can't walk good should I go to the emergency room?

Not to the emergency room: Emergency rooms are for people with life threatening problems. Chronic back pain needs one doctor for a long period of time and managing your therapy. Emergency department Docs work shifts and do not follow patients over multiple visits. Therefore go to a family physician, or you may directly call a physiatrist or an orthopedic surgeon for your care. Or just Google a back pain exercise program! ...Read more

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My lower left back is really hurting from a twisting workout move yesterday. It sometimes hurts to walk. What should I do to alleviate the pain?

My lower left back is really hurting from a twisting workout move yesterday. It sometimes hurts to walk. What should I do to alleviate the pain?

Take it easy: In general when you overdo it, you need a combination of rest, ice and some nsaids to calm down the problem don't go back until you're 90% better if you don't get better in a week, see your ortho md ...Read more

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Standing completely still causes HR to race (100-110s) but if I gently start to walk it will lower (70s-80s). Uncomfortable to stand still. Causes?

Standing completely still causes HR to race (100-110s) but if I gently start to walk it will lower (70s-80s). Uncomfortable to stand still. Causes?

??? UHm: Your hear rate should increase when you start an activity as your muscles are using up oxygen which has to be brought to the muscle by the blood coming from the heart. If the opposite is happening, get an evaluation. But start out by going to your primary care physician who may be able to handle this problem without sending you to a specialist ...Read more

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I have had right lower ab pain for two days and it hurts to walk but doesn't when I'm sitting. I have no other symptoms. What should I do and be?

I have had right lower ab pain for two days and it hurts to walk but doesn't when I'm sitting. I have no other symptoms. What should I do and be?

Get evaluated: Appendicitis unlikely but maybe ovarian torsion or muscle pull. You need to be evaluated thoroughly by a good clinician who takes a good history and physical exam. If testing is necessary, the history and physical will guide him/her in making up his/her mind in what to do but you need to do more than a'net consult in 400 spaces. ...Read more

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My BP at rest was 113/80, but was 143/93, immediately high after walking at walmart. The lower number is supposed to not raise much right? Any danger?

My BP at rest was 113/80, but was 143/93, immediately high after walking at walmart. The lower number is supposed to not raise much right? Any danger?

Please see below: Its normal for BP to go up immediately after exercise and usually the lower reading is not of much importance unless it is very high and more than 110. ...Read more

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Can walking lower bad cholesterol?

Can walking lower bad cholesterol?

To a point: The human body is designed./evolved to be 90 + % vegan vegetarian (anything once in a while), with low % body fat, exercising a great deal till you can see where the muscles meet the muscles on the abdomen. These are the best ways to lower cholesterol naturally. Meds can also help but should be second choice. ...Read more

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