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For 'runners knee' which running shoe would u recommend - Asics Gel Enhance Ultra 3 Running Shoe or Brooks Womens Adrenaline GTS 15 Running Shoe?

For 'runners knee' which running shoe would u recommend - Asics Gel Enhance Ultra 3 Running Shoe or Brooks Womens Adrenaline GTS 15 Running Shoe?

Not just Shoes...: Either shoe will do, but shoes are not the end all treatment for runners knee. There are many more things to consider before fixating on the shoe type. More important is whether you had, presently have or are in a preventive mode for the treatment of the problem. I suggest you seek out a sports medicine ortho specialist to do a proper evaluation and subsequent treatment and exercise protocol. ...Read more

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Can a herniated disc heal by using an inversion table? Lumbar stretcher? Yoga?

Can a herniated disc heal by using an inversion table?  Lumbar stretcher?  Yoga?

Real question: The real question i hear you asking is can conservative treatments such as ones listed improve pain/symptoms associated with disc herniation? The answer is yes they may in some cases (depending on size/location of disc, chronicity of symptoms, and age at times).Let a specialist in conservative managent such as pain physician, physiatrist, or sports doc guide you to right treatment plan. Eval rec'd. ...Read more

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Are the store bought shoe inserts about as good as custom orthotics?

Are the store bought shoe inserts about as good as custom orthotics?

No.: The store-bought inserts tend to break down over the course of year of use, while the custom made devices can last over a decade, depending on how active you are. Custom inserts are also molded to match a cast of your foot, so they will provide much more individualized support. ...Read more

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Will kinesiology tape help prevent shin splints?

Will kinesiology tape help prevent shin splints?

Possible: This is a possibility. Along with stretching, rice and massage try the k tape to see if it alleviates your symptoms. ...Read more

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Orthaheel strap slippers good 4 overpronation/flatfeet? They say heel counter gives support. Like clogs except back of heel tiny bit higher.

Orthaheel strap slippers good 4 overpronation/flatfeet? They say heel counter gives support. Like clogs except back of heel tiny bit higher.

Flat feet sense: The product you are asking about is designed to help with mild pronation with a prefabricated sandal design. If you need treatment for pronation, you should see your podiatrist. This brand does help with mild cases of pronation by supporting the arch with a deeper heel cup. They are not custom orthotics but are useful for walking short distances. ...Read more

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Use orthotic 4 overpronation+bunion used 2 wear aa width shoe age+bunin med width now.Heel backof heel&ankle still narrow should wear custom made shoe?

Use orthotic 4 overpronation+bunion used 2 wear aa width shoe age+bunin med width now.Heel backof heel&ankle still narrow should wear custom made shoe?

Gel heel liner: There are so many shapes and sizes of feet that shoe manufacturers cannot possibly make shoes for every need. What i would recommend you do is find a shoe that fits your toes and then purchase a gel heel liner that goes into the back of the shoe to help snug the shoe around the heel. You can search online for gel heel liners and you will likely find a company that sells them.N. ...Read more

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What technologies can help caregivers keep a loved one safe? Alarms? Motion detectors?

What technologies can help caregivers keep a loved one safe? Alarms? Motion detectors?

Elder safety: If you are asking about fall prevention, then it is not technology that helps. Try balance training exercises, maintain optimal eyesight & hearing, avoid drugs that cause dizziness or low blood pressure, ensure a safe home environment, treat problems that interrupt sleep and force you to get up at odd hours and so on & on.....! ...Read more

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Can a tens unit help heal a plantar fascia tear?

Can a tens unit help heal a plantar fascia tear?

Doubtful: A tens unit may provide a small amount of pain relief but will not accelerate healing. ...Read more

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Which is better at preventing cellulite , performing martial arts or dancing Hip Hop?

Which is better at preventing cellulite , performing martial arts or dancing Hip Hop?

Both: heavy exercise or vigorous activities of any kind will help the condition known as cellulite. Cellulite describes the appearance of the tissues and can be avoided by staying at your ideal body weight and staying active. Enjoy! ...Read more

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Podiatrist Question I wear orthotic 4 overpronation/ff Wear RUNNING athletic sneakers just 4 walking. Too much CUSHIONING? Better a regular shoe

Don't worry: Shop for shoes late in the day Find a shoe where the widest point of the shoe is at the widest part of the foot. Leave one thumb press of space between big toe and the toe box of the shoe. Place a wad of lamb's wool in to the distal toe of shoe Place a 1/2 inch heel lift under the shoe liner. Sorry I don't know the metrics You can try this but if you still need more support, try orthotic ...Read more

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Are Foam Rollers a useful aid to workouts?

Are Foam Rollers a useful aid to workouts?

You choose.: Some people swear by them, ironically, others swear at them. Go figure. ...Read more

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Orthaheel strap slippers good 4 overpronation/flatfeet they say deep heel counter gives support. Like clogs except back of heel tiny bit higher. ?

Orthaheel strap slippers good 4 overpronation/flatfeet they say deep heel counter gives support. Like clogs except back of heel tiny bit higher. ?

Orthaheel: Yes. Better than other flip flops. Any support in the arch is better than none at all. Have your foot examined - if you have a very high arched foot the shoe or any shoe may not have enough support. A custom insert or orthotic may be needed to give you better support. ...Read more

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I wear orthotic 4 over-pronation & bunion. Leather ankle booties which tie up r what i wear. Inserts unmovable. I place orthotics on top of them is ok?

I wear orthotic 4 over-pronation & bunion. Leather ankle booties which tie up r what i wear. Inserts unmovable. I place orthotics on top of them is ok?

Yes: Should be fine since boots have more depth. Just make sure liner is flat and does not tilt orthotics. Try it out and see if they feel any different compared to shoes without liners. If unsure consult with your doctor. ...Read more

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How effective are store bought orthotics like spenco in replacing insoles?

How effective are store bought orthotics like spenco in replacing insoles?

They CAN be great!: Keep in mind that they are an over-the-counter product, but they can be very good for your feet. Their thinthotic can be heat molded to give more (or less) arch that it come in the package. Their newer line of polysorb total support has really surprised me in how beneficial it can be. They have a large number of products and I have found them to be all some patients need. Good replacement insoles! ...Read more

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Are traditional swaddle blankets or the new velcro wraps better?

Are traditional swaddle blankets or the new velcro wraps better?

Both ok: You want to make sure that it is secure and comfortable for you and the baby. Babies like being held close to mom. ...Read more

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Will acupuncture helps relief the pressure?

Will acupuncture helps relief the pressure?

Maybe: But what do you mean by "pressure", and where is it, and what have you been told about it. We need specifics to advise you. ...Read more

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