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Will an ACL injury prevent my ability to travel abroad?

Will an ACL injury prevent my ability to travel abroad?

It depends.: After an ACL injury, most people can get around pretty well after about a week. You may be on crutches for the first few days after your injury, but once you're able to get around, there's no reason that you couldn't travel abroad. Check with your MD, to see if he/she wants you on any medication during your trip. ...Read more

Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
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Injuries (Definition)

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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How can eye injury be prevented if you work at a computer all day?

How can eye injury be prevented if you work at a computer all day?

No risk: Using a computer cannot injure your eyes. You can get fatigue and other symptoms such as redness or burning. These symptoms can be treated. ...Read more

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How can I prevent injury when taking ballroom dance lessons?

How can I prevent injury when taking ballroom dance lessons?

Stretch and.........: The key to any sport is to stay in aerobic shape, always stretch before exercise, and stay well hydrated. If you feel pain, talk to the dance instructor about additional ways to prevent injury - don't be afraid to sit out a dance or two if you feel tired. ...Read more

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What can I do to prevent injury to my husband who is now unstable?

What can I do to prevent injury to my husband who is now unstable?

Depends: Depends on the cause, degree and type of instability. Needs fall safety evaluation and would make appointment with a physical therapist physician. ...Read more

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How can I prevent injuries when I work out hard?

How can I prevent injuries when I work out hard?

Prepare: If you are working out hard in cardio such as running or stairs, the best way to prevent injury is to do strength training with weights and exercise machines. If you are working out hard with weights then gaining control of your movements with lighter weight and more repetitions will prevent injury. Adequate rest between hard workout days and a good diet are essential. ...Read more

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How can you design workout plans to prevent injury?

How can you design workout plans to prevent injury?

Pain Free Workout: I think you have to have a balanced program of strength, flexibility, cardio, warm up and cool down. The starting point is crucial. Walkers can be advanced to runners, couch potatos to walkers or yoga. When starting new programs, variety is important, no more than 5 minutes in any activity, and gauge from the client the level of difficulty. Start slow and gradually increase stress to the body. ...Read more

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What can you do to prevent injury before exercising?

What can you do to prevent injury before exercising?

Warm up.: Warming up, by raising your body temperature, and also stretching, are the two best known ways to minimize the chance of injury prior to exercising. A light jog followed by stretching may be sufficient for you. ...Read more

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In what ways does stretching prove a useful way to prevent injury?

In what ways does stretching prove a useful way to prevent injury?

Flexibility: You can prepare the muscle for activity to prevent muscle strains and tears. It is also important to stretch regularly to improve and maintain flexibility. ...Read more

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What are general tips for preventing injury during physical exercise?

What are general tips for preventing injury during physical exercise?

Several things: 1) try to incorporate variety, in both the exercises you do and intensity of your workouts
2) in general, if something hurts, avoid it - at least in the short term
3) don't be rigid in your workouts, regardless of what you have plan for a day's routine, be flexible about changing things up if something hurts or you are just not feeling well ...Read more

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What can I do to prevent injuries when touring kayaking?

What can I do to prevent injuries when touring kayaking?

Wear a helmet, etc: Obviously wearing a helmet and engaging in daily stretching exercises is important. ...Read more

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What can I do to prevent injury to my father who is now unstable?

What can I do to prevent injury to my father who is now unstable?

Unstable Father: Hello. It is hard to answer your question since there is such little information given. See his doctor with him. Ask the physician for a referral to see a physical and occupational therapist. Home health evaluation is also important to assure the living environment meets his needs. ...Read more

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Can you suggest exercises that I could do to strengthen my ankles to prevent injuries?

Can you suggest exercises that I could do to strengthen my ankles to prevent injuries?

Resistive bands.: Try strengthening your ankle against the resistance of bands. You can get these through a physical therapy location or sporting goods store. You can strengthen the plantar flexors, dorsiflexors, inverters and everters of the ankle. ...Read more

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How does stretching prevent injuries?

How does stretching prevent injuries?

Not really.: Stretching immediately before exercise do not appear to prevent injury, that is different for stretching all others time. Regular stretching, no immediately before exercise, appears (in some cases), may prevent injury. We can not forget the warming -up is what can help more on prevention, increasing circulation, flexibility (rom), giving the muscle possibilitie to be prepare for upcoming activity. ...Read more

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How do you prevent injuries during marathons?

How do you prevent injuries during marathons?

Proper training: Proper long term training. You will race the way you train, only better, if you train properly and rest and taper correctly. Push if you have trained to do this (track and interval training), but don't if you have not. The real race begins at mile 21, so be sure you have gas in your tank at this point. When your brain loses energy, your gait and mechanics suffer and this can lead to injury. Run smart ...Read more

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What are ways to prevent injuries in athletes?

What are ways to prevent injuries in athletes?

Fitness.: A general fitness program, combined with pre-participation stretching and a good warm -up, are the best things that you can do. ...Read more

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How do you prevent injuries from frequent exercise?

How do you prevent injuries from frequent exercise?

Variety: Avoid doing the same exercises over and over again. Try to incorporate a variety of exercises and varying intensity levels. Also, listen to your body, if something is hurting you avoid it for a short period of time. ...Read more

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What are some ways to prevent injuries when cycling?

What are some ways to prevent injuries when cycling?

Upkeep & rules: You must first have a bicycle that is in proper mechanical condition and kept that way. Before each ride you should inflate tires, wipe clean as you check for breacdown, and wipe rims for good brake control. Lubricate and wipe down chain. Test brakes and adjust. Wear proper helmet, and gloves. Keep eyes and ears open and be aware of situation around you. Obey road rules. Expect others not to. ...Read more

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I added box jumps & hopping up stairs to my workouts. I REALLY enjoy them. I'm 40 & 250 lbs. Should I set a limit to prevent injury? Doing 5x10 4 days

I added box jumps & hopping up stairs to my workouts. I REALLY enjoy them. I'm 40 & 250 lbs. Should I set a limit to prevent injury? Doing 5x10 4 days

Whoa: Jumping at a weight of 250 pounds translated to 500 # of force through the knee. This is not a good idea. When you get your weight down to normal there is less concern. Weight training to build muscle will help strength and weight loss. Jumping may be added for sports specific training, or for agility, but not for weight loss. See a professional for personal training if you want help ...Read more

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What can I do to prevent injury to my testicles?

What can I do to prevent injury to my testicles?

Scrotal cup: Wear a cup when playing sports when you could be struck in the scrotum, i.e. When playing hockey, baseball, lacrosse, football etc. ...Read more

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How can rehab prevent injuries?

How can rehab prevent injuries?

Strengthening: By strengthening the muscles that support the joints, and the back, rehab can make it less likely that you will reinjure the same area. ...Read more

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Should you increase the amount of calcium you take to prevent injuries?

Should you increase the amount of calcium you take to prevent injuries?

Prevent fractures: Calcium, along with vitamin d, will help prevent fractures due to osteoporosis. Calcium, however, does not prevent other types of "injuries." the recommended amount of calcium one should take to prevent osteoporosis is approximately 1800-2000 mgs. Per day. This can be achieved through a combination of supplements and foods high in calcium (milk, cheese, yogurt, etc.). ...Read more

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What are the best core-strengthening exercises for beginners? For better balance, strength, and preventing injuries.

What are the best core-strengthening exercises for beginners? For better balance, strength, and preventing injuries.

See below: There are many great core strengthening exercises. I would recommend a visit with a physical therapist or personal trainer to learn proper technique. One of the best exercises are called planks. To do this lay on your stomach and lift your belly and legs off the ground with your forarms and toes on the ground. Try holding this postion for 15-30 seconds at a time. ...Read more

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How can you prevent injuries during a car crash?

How can you prevent injuries during a car crash?

Crash Prevention: Don't get in the car crash if you can avoid it. Aim high on your steering, leave yourself an out, check the rear and side view mirrors every few minutes, especially when at a stop. Don't tailgate. Be hyper-aware when crossing an intersection, avoid speeding through yellow lights, don't drink (alcohol) and drive or do any other drugs, wear your seat belt, don't drive with a lot of loose stuff in the car ...Read more

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How do professional sports players prevent injuries?

How do professional sports players prevent injuries?

Training: By strengthening themselves and using proper technique they are able to avoid injuries as much as possible. Also wearing proper fitting gear and adhering to the rules helps a lot. ...Read more

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How can you best prevent injury when playing a sport?

How can you best prevent injury when playing a sport?

Training: By strengthening themselves and using proper technique they are able to avoid injuries as much as possible. Also wearing proper fitting gear and adhering to the rules helps a lot. ...Read more

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How can you prevent injuries while playing basketball?

How can you prevent injuries while playing basketball?

Stretch: Before any exercises make sure you stretch. It is best thing to do to prevent injuries. Also make sure you wear high tops and shoes that fit you well. ...Read more

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