The list of tips for sore feet is not complete without mentioning the butt muscles. This group of muscles may be the laziest in the entire body. When the butt muscles become weak, the entire leg is affected, including the feet. Everything starts to turn inward. The thigh bone rotates inward causing "knock-knees." The ankles turn inward to the point that the arch of the foot can become plastered to the ground. This misalignment of the leg leads to a chain reaction of chronic pain.
Anyone with back, hip, knee, ankle, or foot pain should remember to strengthen the butt muscles. The easiest and most practical way to improve strength in the buttocks is to stand on one leg. Go ahead and try it (if needed, hold onto a chair for safety). Your beltline should remain parallel to the ground and your body should remain upright. If that was difficult, try it again only this time focus on tightening the butt cheek on the same side you are standing on. Once the butt muscles engage, the leg be...
Full Question: I am 68 years old and a very active person. For some reason whenever I do any upper body strength training or anything that may cause my muscles to become sore, e.g., lifting luggage, grandchildren, etc. the sore muscle will generate a migraine. This doesn't happen until the 3rd day after the exercise when the muscles begin to tighten up. Is there anything that I can use that may help? It only happens with upper body soreness. Janice. Answer: Dear Janice; Your symptoms are somewhat unusual in that most exercise-induced Migraines come on during or just after the exercise itself. Three days is a long time. And it may be that the headaches really don’t bear a relationship to the exercise itself, but rather, to other factors such as sleep pattern or dietary patterns. Often, anti-inflammatory medications might be useful to ward off exercise related Migraines. You might want to talk to your physician about which ones to choose, alt...
Congestive heart failure - left
The goals of treatments are:
Treat the disease that is causing the heart failure
Relieve stress on the heart
Reduce risks of worsening heart failure
You should see a heart specialist. You may need to stay in the hospital when symptoms are severe.
Treatment may involve surgery or cardiac catheterization to open blocked heart arteries, medicines for high blood pressure, and lifestyle changes such as stopping drinking alcohol.
Persons with heart failure should eat less salt, avoid alcohol, and exercise moderately.
Medicines that may be used include:
Diuretics such as furosemide (Lasix) or spironolactone (Aldactone) to help the body get rid of extra fluid
Beta blockers and ACE inhibitors to reduce the stress on the heart and to prevent further muscle damage and scarring
Digoxin to increase muscle strength and slow down abnormally fast ...
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