i have poor gait i appear lame and my body appears crocked can i improve and walk erect like others. can i use foot braces or corset i am21 year old girl........my joints also give pain .my neck appears bent it seems very ridiculous
Is this " tedhi medhi" look worsening over the years?
It appears u might have scoliosis, a condition of bent spine. U need to consult an orthopedician to identify where ur problem lies - whether in the spine, hips, legs or the entire body itself. Have u been examined by an orthopedician before? if yes, has he seen ur back and spine and taken an x-ray of the same? Let me know, so i can help u better
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I have been diagnosed with gait ataxia that has evolved within the last year. I previously had normal muscle in my legs and participated in regular supervised exercise classes for 16 years following a CABG in July 2001. In October, I underwent one week of steroid infusion therapy, followed by 6 weeks of oral prednisone in decreasing doses. To date, I have had little, if any, real improvement in my walking ability. I am now about to undergo a course of IVIg therapy to see if I will show improvement from this treatment course. Any experience with this condition and these treatments? Thank you.
My mother is 68 years old and very healthy. She is not on any medication, save one aspirin and a daily multi-vitamin. A year and a half ago she had a successful hip replacement and just recently she had an arthroscopic procedure to have her knee rebreed. She has been doing “leg exercises” in her spa at home. The issue is, my mother, now retired for many years, is quite sedentary. She does not now, and never has, enjoyed any sort of sports or physical activity. The extent of the walking she does on a regular basis consists of going to lunch and going to the grocerie store. Although I speak to my mother daily, as we live on opposite sides of the country, we rarely see each other. The last time she visited I was shocked. She was walking like an old lady; waddling flat footed from side to side with her head down looking at her feet. Being the sensitive daughter I am, I said, “What are you doing? You walk like you’re 100 years old! Put your head up, nose forward, look ten paces ahead, and walk heal-toe-heal-toe.” She claims since I have made her aware of her posture she has changed it, but I am not around to witness this for myself, so I cannot be sure. Lately when we talk she tells me that she does not feel sure footed and she trips over her own feet; she is afraid of falling and hurting herself. I have told her that there is no reason that a person in her physical condition should not be walking on a regular basis. She claims that the exercises she does in her spa are enough to keep her muscles toned. I told her that this does not replace weight bearing exercise, and much like an athlete that stops training she is losing coordination and balance, and only by walking regularly will she remain sure footed. Although my mom is a very intelligent woman, she absolutely refuses to acknowledge the logic in this. She tells me that it is ridiculous that I am suggesting that she is forgetting how to walk, and that we are just going to have to agree to disagree on the matter. Are there any studies or website links or anything you can direct me to that speak to this subject?
Hello Dr. Rynne I would like to find a specialist to help me to improve my posture. I am a 52 year old female--I lift weights 3X a week but am still struggling with rounded shoulders and poor alignment--albeit no pain. Is an osteopath, physical therapist or chiropractor preferable?
Hi, I rolled my right ankle about 4 weeks ago. After about 2-3 weeks of rest and icing my right ankle, it felt pretty good. Good enough to start jogging again. I could walk and jog with no pain. On the forth week I tried to get back into soccer. Before the game I laced up my shoes and ankle brace then stood straight up to go for a jog. Immediately when I stood up I noticed a sharp ripping pain, across the bottom of my shin maybe near the top of the extensor tendons (if that s the right name for it, the tendon attached to the tibia), moving from the outside to the inside of my foot. I tried loosening the ankle brace but still the ripping pain continued when I stood up. I completely loosened the ankle brace and the ripping pain left and I could jog again. I decided not to play and started to examine the pain. The ripping pain only occurs when I over-extend my right leg or when I am standing/extending my leg and touch/grab my lower shin/upper ankle area. I had an X-Ray done on my lower leg/ankle but I haven t heard back from the doctor so I figured there wasn t any issues with my bones or ligaments. That leads me to believe it is a partial tear(s) in the muscle or tendon. Could you please give me a general idea if I need to have it surgically repaired or will I be able to continue resting and wait it out and eventually it will heal properly all on its own? Thanks Adam Cyr
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