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Doctor insights on: Can Wearing A Motorcycle Helmet Ever Increase Your Chance Of Injury

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Can wearing a motorcycle helmet ever increase your chance of injury?

Can wearing a motorcycle helmet ever increase your chance of injury?

No: All the data is very clear-that helmets reduce injury and death on both motorcycles and bicycles. There is no credible evidence that helmets increase injury. Freak situations can always occur, but the data is incontrovertible on the protection they afford to almost all riders almost all the time. It's your brain, but you only get one. ...Read more

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An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more


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Could wearing a motorcycle helmet increase your chance of injury?

Could wearing a motorcycle helmet increase your chance of injury?

No no no: We can fix most stuff from the neck down, but severe brain injury, not so much. The only protection you have for the one head you have is a helmet. When FL repealed its helmet law, MC deaths went from around 20 to about 200 in one year. Think about it. ...Read more

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Which is the chances of a boxer getting a longterm head injury from their sport?

Which is the chances of a boxer getting a longterm head injury from their sport?

Head injury: Head injury from the sport of boxing are quite high, the longer the time engaged in the sport the higher the risk of sustaining long term injuries of the head. ...Read more

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What can be done to reduce the chance of injury when playing football on astroturf?

What can be done to reduce the chance of injury when playing football on astroturf?

AstroTurf: Astroturf has increased ankle and knee injury rates for football. Work on your conditioning, plyometrics, and adequate padding. ...Read more

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Could a helmet reduce the risk of suffering from a dislocated shoulder?

Could a helmet reduce the risk of suffering from a dislocated shoulder?

No.: Wearing a helmet will not reduce the risk of a dislocated shoulder. If you have had a shoulder dislocation, you are at higher risk to have another. A brace that limits your shoulder motion can be worn to reduce the risk, but it ... well ... limits your motion and can be annoying to wear. Surgery is another option to reduce your risk. An ortho surgeon who does shoulders can tell you more. ...Read more

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Can having flat feet cause you to have a higher chance of MCL injury?

Can having flat feet cause you to have a higher chance of MCL injury?

Yes: Yes, at least theoretically. If you have severe flat feet you tend to have valgus ("knock kneed") ankles and secondary external rotation of your lower legs. This forces the knees to externally rotate and creates a valgus ("knock kneed") stress on the medial knee and medial collateral ligament (mcl). ...Read more

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Does rollerblading increase the risk of having a foot injury?

Does rollerblading increase the risk of having a foot injury?

Nothing ventured: Nothing gained. I suppose if you kept yourself indoors sitting on a well-padded couch for the rest of your life, the only injury you might get is carpal tunnel from fiddling with the tv remote all day. Yes, a small risk of a foot injury exists if you roller-blade. But what doesn't come with risks? Go out and enjoy life's pleasures. Injuries are going to find you whether you enjoy life or not! ...Read more

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Does a head injury cause floaters? I've had them since I was young and also had a head injury at the age of 8 (fell down flight of cement stairs).

Does a head injury cause floaters? I've had them since I was young and also had a head injury at the age of 8 (fell down flight of cement stairs).

Annoying: Floaters represent a consolidation of the normal "Jell-O like" material within the eye, called vitreous. When light passes into your eye, through the vitreous gel, the consolidations block the light and cast shadows on the retina. This is the essence of a floater. Very annoying. However, if found upon examination not to affect of the retina, then just annoying. ...Read more

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Can you get a concussion from someone slapping the brim of your hat down and causing your head to jerk a little? (Recovering from my 3rd concussion)

Can you get a concussion from someone slapping the brim of your hat down and causing your head to jerk a little? (Recovering from my 3rd concussion)

Head trauma: This is not a common cause of a true concussion, but if this episode has been followed by headaches or dizziness, some type of head trauma probably occurred. I would think more of a neck strain when your head jerked. Consult your physician if symptoms persist or worsen. ...Read more

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Have total paralysis after a car accident with back injury at l5-s1.Are these always permanent?

Have total paralysis after a car accident with back injury at l5-s1.Are these always permanent?

ASIA scoring: It depends on your asia score. This will include whether or not you have rectal sensation or tone, which would define a complete verse incomplete lesion. If you have a true complete injury, then you may gain a single level, but otherwise the paralysis is normally permanent. If you have partial sparing below the injury, it may not be permanent. Most gains in first three months, then up to 1yr. ...Read more

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What are possible injuries when in a car accident and not wearing a seat belt?

What are possible injuries when in a car accident and not wearing a seat belt?

Main ones would be: Those involving the head, chest, abdomen/pelvis or the spine, along with extremities injuries. All sorts of combinations occur. Bleeding excessively, from any one or multiple injuries can, by itself, be critical. The treatment in the first 24-48 hrs is vital for a good outcome, specifically the golden hour, ie, the 1st hour. ...Read more

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A friend recently told that one of his testicle hangs really low after accidental damage from bike?can injuries damage cremaster muscle permanently?

A friend recently told that one of his testicle hangs really low after accidental damage from bike?can injuries damage cremaster muscle permanently?

Here are some...: Most likely, his lower positioning testicle has been lifelong leading to proneness getting injury. Anatomically, it's impossible to get a deep isolated injury to cremateric muscle with bike accident. More? Ask urologist timely. For now, leave it alone as long as not bothering him. ...Read more

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Does the helmet really prevent concussions in sports?

Does the helmet really prevent concussions in sports?

Helmets: Helmets are use in football and other combat sports to prevent fractured skulls. The have never been nor have they been determined to prevent concussions. The energy developed by a head to head or head to body collision when the head stops and the brain continues to move is the source of the concussion. Not hitting with your head is the answer. We are teaching not to do this in combat sports. ...Read more

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I have a concussion and was in the car with someone who had to decelerate quickly from 60 to 10 mph by slamming on breaks. Could this hurt my brain??

I have a concussion and was in the car with someone who had to decelerate quickly from 60 to 10 mph by slamming on breaks. Could this hurt my brain??

Any concussion -: -is defined as loss of consciousness, & this does injure the brain, but it usually recovers. But repeated such injuries is of concern. If you were not unconscious & are doing well,you should be OK. Sometimes there's a thing called post concussive syndrome where head aches are common, but it is usually after a severe blow to the head. ...Read more

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Could a motorcyclist get a whiplash injury or would he just fall of the bike?

Maybe: The injury usually occurs in a car when someone is hit from behind and is restrainted by the seatbelt. That type of neck movement would be less likely on a motorcycle, but it might be possible. Neck injuries can occur in motor cycle accidents. ...Read more