Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Why weight lifting is not good during wound healing?

You may do more damage
Be really careful with that because the heavy lifting could put a major strain on sutures. If you have had the sutures out and the wound is very pink, do not push your luck. The tissue is still subject to pushing out of the incision so just do mild exercise until the keloid (scar) is healed over and very secure. Follow-up visits and heed the doc's orders. I did that on my ankle and blew some suture which that had to redo and it left quite an ugly scar which took a long time to go away.
Hope this helps.
If your wound is significant, the healing process will use up the extra calories you would normally burn working out, plus more besides. So working out will steal the calories you need to heal. I had a huge wound on my **** once, and the first few weeks I was eating 5000 calories a day, not exercising at all, and not gaining any weight.Also, depending on where the wound is, it might be irritated by vigorous activity, which would negate some or all of that day's progress toward healing.Plus, you heal best when your metabolism is at rest. Vigorous exercise funnels energy in to the "fight or flight" mode (aerobic metabolism), instead of towards healing. Lots of rest puts your body into healing mode...Hope that helps, no go back to bed and rest some more! :-)
Ed, RN
Because you are causing stress on the surgical/laceration site that will break open the wound again. In addition, the muscles and tendons, etc, are all being pulled away or against the site, again putting pressure on the wound. Do NOT do any weightlifting at all during healing. Be careful!
1: It will strecth the wound site and cause it to rupture/ bleed.
2: Muscle is composed of mainly protein. If you lift weights the protein will be going to help nourish and build new muscle. Wound healing also involves the utilisation of protein so it may impair this healing. Having said this, you probably won't notice any difference except if you are low on protein in the first place or you have a large or deep wound.

Why there is unbearable pain in my knees since a couple of days? What should I take for a permanent cure?

I am having a desk job which requires 8 hours sitting..
If it was only one knee I would think that you injured it in some way. If it is both knees, relax a day or two, prop them up whenever possible. If it is still a problem in two days, see a dr.
get your uric acid checked, chewing garlic might help, also juice of carrot+beet root taken on regular basic will keep you pain free. an hours walk daily will help keep your body's flexibility.
Unless you've just finished climbing Mt. Everest, I'd say it could be related to the change in seasons! Now, for a really good remedy; you could try a product available at the health food shop ~ Calmax: wonderful for such problems and is simply calcium, magnesium and vitamin C; but the good thing about it is the fast effeteness of the assistance because it is absorbed quickly as it is made into a drink.
Other possible remedies could include an adjustment for your back - in the event that you have any situation there that could be effecting your legs/knees. Also a good idea when you are having a 'sit down' job involving many hours, is to frequently do 'chair' exercises that get your circulation moving. Check out 'chair aerobics'.
Good luck.
there is a book 'smart moves' by john tight...u should go through the book..it has exercises for people like you..try and keep gettin your knees massaged and try moving your knee.if possible then go for walks!!..my mom had the same problem and exercise has kept her going..try it urself..good luck!
Hi, Try exercising to strengthen your knees like a stable bike and ride it for at least 30 minutes. Take walks in the evening and get the blood in those legs and knees pumping. If after doing this and there is no improvement you may have arthritis in both knees. You need to see a doctor and take things from there. I hurt my right knee many years ago and i had 3 surgery on my knee. They removed my knee cap in my second surgery and my third and last surgery they removed very thing. I had a total knee replacement and it took me a whole year to get my knee to bend as far as i can today. Yes i had arthritis in both knees and very very painful and i had bone on bone rubbing together. That was the most powerful pain i have ever had. After the total knee replacement the arthritis in my right knee was completely removed but i still have it in my left knee.So please see your doctor and get something done,don't be like me and wait.
If you are above forty , their are chances of of uneven weight distribution causing pain in knee foot and ankle the situation aggravates with diabetes and arthritis. Get a foot print done to check the shoes. for free consultation contact orthecofoot@yahoo.co.in
If we offered you a miracle remedy that prevents and cures "Arthritis/Joint Pains" would you buy it? Certainly you would. You won鈥檛 find it in a Pharmacy but at the Grocery Store.Try the Natural Cures for Arthritis/Joint Pains.The word 鈥榓rthritis鈥?means 鈥榠nflammation of joints鈥? It comes from two Greek words, athron meaning joints and its meaning inflammation. It is a chronic disease process. In the early stages, the whole body is usually involved and one or two joints may become completely deformed, leaving the patient handicapped and somewhat weakened.Arthritis assumes various forms, the most frequent being osteroarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Inflammation is the main feature of arthritis, which is a reaction of the joint tissues to some form of damage or injury.Rheumatoid Arthritis: Rheumatoid arthritis is a serious disease which affects not only the joints of the fingers, writs, hips, knees, and feet but also the muscles, tendons and other tissues of the body. The disease is due to an inflammatory process of the synovium or lining of the joints accompanied by swelling and eventual deformity.Rheumatoid arthritis is often called the " cooked food disease." It usually develops gradually over several months with persistent pain and stiffness in one or more joints. Ultimately the whole body is affected. Symptoms include anaemia, colitis, constipation, gallbladder disturbances, low blood pressure, and deformed hands and feet. The condition may be caused by hormonal imbalance, physical and emotional stress, infection, severe fright, shock and injury. Hereditary factors may also be responsible for the onset of this disease.Treatment: The diet of the arthritis patient should be planned along alkaline lines and should include fruits and vegetables for protection and proteins and carbohydrates for energy. It may consist of a couple of fresh raw vegetables in the form of a salad and at least two cooked vegetables. Cabbage, carrot, celery, cucumber, endive, lettuce, onion, radishes, tomatoes, and watercress may be used for a raw salad. The cooked vegetables may include asparagus, beets, cauliflower, cabbage, carrots, celery, brinjal, mushroom, onions, peas, beans, spinach, tomatoes, squash and turnips.In severe cases, it will be advisable to put the patient on raw vegetables juice therapy for about a week. Green juice, extracted from any green leafy vegetable, mixed with carrot, celery, and red beet juice, is specific for arthritis. The alkaline action of raw juices dissolves the accumulation of deposits around the joints and in other tissues. Fresh pineapple is also valuable as the enzyme in fresh pineapple juice, bromelain reduces swelling, and inflammation in osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Repeated juice fasts are recommended at intervals of every two months. The raw potato juice therapy is considered one of the most successful biological treatment for rheumatic and arthritic conditions. It has been used in folk medicine for centuries. The old method of preparing potato juice was to cut the potato into thin slices, without peeling the skin, and place them overnight in a large glass filled with cold water. The water should be drunk in the morning on an empty stomach. Fresh juice can also be extracted from potatoes and drunk diluted with water on 50:50 basis, first thing in the morning.Black gingerly seeds, soaked overnight in water, have been found to be effective in preventing frequent joint pains. The water in which the seeds are soaked should also be taken along with the seeds the first thing in the morning. Drinking water kept overnight in a copper container also serves the same purpose. This water has traces of copper which helps strengthen the muscular system. For the same reason wearing a copper ring or bracelet will also help. Warm coconut oil or mustard oil, mixed with camphor, should be massaged in case of stiff and aching joints. It will increase blood supply and reduce inflammation and stiffness on account of gentle warmth produced while massaging. Camphorrated oil is an ancient rubefacient used for the purpose.The time has also been used as a home remedy for arthritis since long. The citric acid found in lime is solvent of the uric acid which is the primary cause of arthritis. Other remedies found useful in relieving pains in the joints include green-gram soup mixed with crushed garlic cloves and a teaspoonful of powdered fenugreek seeds in warm water taken everyday. Sea bathing is considered beneficial in the treatment of arthritis. The natural iodine in the seawater is said to relieve arthritis pain. As is well known, iodine regulates the acid-alkaline balance in the blood and tissues, helps to repair and regenerate worn out tissues, and nourishes the skeletal structure. It enters into the thyroid gland鈥檚 secretion. The hormone uses this iodine to nullify germs in the bloodstream and to create a self- cleansing of internal toxemia.If sea bathing is not possible, the patient should relax for 30 minutes every night in a tub of warm water in which a cupful of sea salt has been mixed. The minerals in the sea salt, especially iodine, can be absorbed through the skin pores. This will help correct an internal imbalance. The body should be kept warm at all times. Joints should not be bandaged tightly as this limits movement and interferes with the free circulation of blood. There should be plenty of indirect ventilation in the bedroom. Rest is of greatest importance to arthritis, who should not overdo their work, exercise or recreation activities.Constipation should be avoided as it poisons the system and adds to the irritation and inflammation of the joints. Light exercises such as walking, hiking and swimming are beneficial. Maintaining a normal body weight is also an important factor in preventing arthritis. Obesity places excess stress on weight-bearing joints and interferes with the smooth functioning of tendons, ligaments, and muscles.The patient should be given a lukewarm enema for a few days to cleanse the bowels. Neutral immersion baths, hot foot baths, ultrasonic diathermy and exposure of the affected parts to infra-red rays, a knee pack applied for an hour every night, stream baths, and a massage once a week are beneficial in the treatment of arthritis. All general cold-water treatments, such as cold baths and cold sprays, should be avoided.The yogic asanas helpful in curing arthritis are trikonasana, bhujangasana, shalabhasana, naukasana, vakrasana and shavasana. Arthritis patients should practice these asanas regularly. Yogic kriyas like jalneti and kapalbhati and pranayamas such as anulomaviloma, ujjai and bhrameri are also beneficial.Hope this helps, Good Luck.

Why so much pain?

About midmarch i was having muscle spasms in my lower back--I could hardly walk for about 2 weeks. After muscle relaxers and lots of stretching, my back improved; however, it seemed like every other muscle in my body started hurting. I'm so miserable at night when I try to go to sleep because my neck and shoulders hurt so badly. My thighs, knees, and even the back of one of my knees hurts. I can hardly move to adjust myself in my bed because of the pain. I've also learned I have golfer's elbow in my right elbow. Does anyone have any suggestions or ideas for the pain relief? Has anyone ever suffered from this? Possible causes and solutions? Please help!
Obviously you need an MD to check it out. Sounds like an invasion of arthritis----I would guess your in your 60s from the sound of the pain in many areas. If severe enough you will be referred to a Neurologist who may choose to prescribe prednisone (especially if your blood tests so indicate (sed rate high etc.) He may also suggest as a starter either tylenol or ibuprofen----As the instructions indicate DO NOT exceed the rec. dosage---Even one time exceeding can cause liver damage. With pain all over, I would make an appt. soon.
If you check your symptoms on www.webmd.com it will give u info about the condition and the possible treatment.
How old is your mattress? Get a mattress that is firm.

Why should I wear sunglasses? What exactly is to be gained from it?

I hardly ever wear sunglasses and my eyesight seems fine. Does it really matter if you wear them or not?
Hope this link helps. For all information about sunglasses you can check out http://useinfo-sunglasses.blogspot.com/... .
They protect your eyes from damaging UV rays, especially if you wear polarized lenses. Sunglasses also keep you from squinting due to glare, which reduces muscle tension in your head and keeps you from getting tension headaches.
Other than helping you delay "squint line" type wrinkles, I'm not really sure. There may be some advantage to blocking harsh UV rays from your eyes.
The safari guides do not wear sunglasses because their eyesight would be impacted if they lost their glasses. I wear transition lenses, which when darkened, take the place of sunglasses. Just don't stare at the sun, with or without sunglasses.
Unless you are doing specific work that requires eye protection like weilding, then you technicaly dont NEED to wear sunglasses.Although alot of doctors will recomend that you wear glasses, they arent a nessesity in all situations.
There are a few reasons behind wearing sunglasses.
two of which i can think of offhand.One is that they lower the amount of light comming into your eye. which helps in the long run because an extended amount of UV radiation on your eyes can damage your retinas over time which can lower your ability to see in general.The second reason covers polarized lenses, which take the glare off objects with reflective surfaces, which can be an anoyance to deal with, and also helps with the first reason since a glare multiplies the UV radiation on your eyes, sort of like a magnifying glass.Even so, they are not a real requirment, so if you dont care to wear them either because they are too cumbersom and uncomfortable, or you just dont like the look. then there is no need to.
I always think they look super cool.
Good to protect your eyes from UV rays but you also need sunlight through your eyes and skin for basic good health
Well, overexposure to UV rays increases your chances for developing certain types of cataracts.

Why should I stop burning myself?

My boyfriend just found out about how I burn myself and said that its bad and I should stop. I don't see why since I am not leaving any scars or nothing. I don't only do it when I am hurting but just plain bored, its not like I'm trying to fix myself when doing it. He is threatening to leave me if I don't stop because he says I am hurting him when I do it and I don't wont him to leave me, but its not like I can just stop either. Can anyone help?
Your bf is concerned with your self-injurious behavior likely because he is aware that this sort of thing has addictive qualities. In fact, it can escalate to the point where it is quite literally out of control.I really encourage you to ask your bf to help you find a qualfied therapist who can assist you in finding other ways to manage bordem.Best of luck,
Because it's stupid as hell.
See someone at the Mental Health Clinic before things go bad for ya. You may not think you need help, but you do. It sounds like your boy friend thinks enough about you that he's concerned which I understand. He has every right to be concerned.
i mean burning yourself constantly is stupid. anyways, i think that u should stop bcos after getting a burn, blisters form. it dos not only hurt but getting a lot of them is bad. Who knows maybe u might burn your whole body oneday. If ur bored, get something else to do like answer on ByeDr.com. and i think that ur bf is gud because he cares about u.
seek help
You actually sit there and burn yourself?? I know there are cutters out there and I dont understand that either, but if your going to hurt yourself would'nt cutting be less painful?? And you say you are'nt scaring yourself when you burn yourself, how is that??I just pray for all the cutters and I will pray for you. I do'nt quit understand this desease, ( and I do believe that it is a desease)But I'm sure that it's an awlful one. I hope you get the help you need for yours. God Bless!!
Honey, you must have something very wrong going on in your life, It can't be boredom..People who do this kind of stuff are hurting themselves to releave some kind of pain in their life.
Listen to your BF and get some kind of help, Talk to your parents too. If you don't think there is something wrong with what your doing, then there is no reason to hide it from the people who love you
why would you do it simply because you are hurting? Thats a bad excuse. You have mental issues that can be very serious. You need to talk to someone. I think you know that because anyone knows that purpously hurting , cutting or burning ones self is just plain not right. thats not going to make any of your issues go away. face your issues head on if you need help... get it. Talk to an Adult asap your BF is correct. he needs to tell on you he he really cares he should tell on you. if he does you should thank him.
You need to visit your doctor at the very least, put a mental health provider would be a better choice. This is concerning behavior, and your boyfriend wants to support you and help you. There is apparently an underlining issue of why you are hurting yourself, and having some therapy could be very helpful.

Why r bruises black and blue?

I am a total klutz i always have bruises but i have always wondered why they turn black and blue. wat r bruises exactly
Bruises is an area where the tissue underneath is injured. If you injure it hard enough, it causes the muscle, the tiny blood vessels to break and leak blood which builds up in the skin causing the "black and blue" color which eventually fades away with time.
Bruises are caused when tiny capillaries beneath the skin are broken from an injury. The discoloration you see is from the blood leaking into the surrounding tissue. The color changes occur as the blood is broken down into its basic elements.
bruises are areas of pooled blood under the skin.
I believe they are black and blue because they are no longer oxygenated, they have no oxygen in the blood to make them red. Bruises are damaged or ruptured capillaries in your skin and muscle and the blood leaks into the skin.

Why isn't my husband feeling better after his Spinal Fusion?

He's still in a lot of pain and says that he has buring that goes down both legs. He says he's worse now than he was before the surgery. Will he ever get better? Will the pain ever go away?!
He needs to call his doc and let the DOCTOR know he is having problems. His doctor is NOT A MIND READER and has no clue at all that he is having problems. Get your husbands doc that did the surgery on the phone and update him on his condition.
Sorry to tell you but many spinal fusion just don't work but give it more time - good luck - and as soon as permitted he should walk walk walk.
Question, with the fusion ,did he also have rods implanted?Time will improve the situation.If you would like to contact me and talk, feel free.
Just to say this up front I am speaking from experience. I had what sounds like pretty close to the same surgery on Sept 29 of 2007. Had fusion with cages at L3L4,,L4L5,,and L5S1. I got 5 cages out of the deal,and continuous pain that is worse then the pain that caused the doc to do the surgery. I know everyone's experiences are different but of all the people that I know (and there are several 9 that I can think of right off hand) that have had back surgery are either not better or are worse then before. I am sorry to be the bearer of bad news but this is just me experience. I do truly hope your hubby does get to feeling better. And the burning he is having down his legs when I had it I asked the doc and he said it was normal because of the nerves being inflamed. I hope I have helped. If you would like to discus this more feel free to contact me the details are in my profile. Good luck and God bless.
I had two herniated Disc on L4 and L5 and had back surgery 10 years ago. I had a Cage inserted and did wonderful with it but I have heard alot of people who had the same surgery say the same thing your husband says and have had to have repeat Surgerys. The Burning Sensation sounds like Inflammation. Is he in Physical Therapy? he needs something for the Inflammation and Pain to be able to get up and work that back each day to keep Arthritis from setting in.

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