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Where can I find a good physiotherapist for a sports injury?

Where can I find a good physiotherapist for a sports injury?

Functional Movement: I would recommend functionalmovement. Com and then find an expert. This is a specific type of therapist who can correct movement patterns which often are responsible for injuries. ...Read more

Dr. James Eitner
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Sports Injuries (Definition)

A sports injury is a condition in which a person has some damage to his body caused by his participation in a sport. Sports injuries include overheating, dehydration, joint sprains, muscle strains, bone fractures, ...Read more


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How do I know a sports injury isn’t something I can just walk off?

How do I know a sports injury isn’t something I can just walk off?

Try walking on it: Most sports related injuries are mild enough that formal medical attention is not necessary. Pain with routine use is a predictable symptom that should alarm individuals to seek medical attention for at least an informed opinion and an injury specific examination. If no pain, obvious deformity, skin break, or sense of joint looseness (laxity) is present, an attempt at "return to play" is safe. ...Read more

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How to know if I need to wrap my knee after sports injury?

How to know if I need to wrap my knee after sports injury?

Depends..: I would say we tend to over wrap minor knee injuries. If the injury is severe, swollen, or hurts to walk on than wrapping could help mobilize the tissue to further reduce injury or help reduce swelling. However, one of the best things we can do for a knee injury is start rehab and light mobility early on. If it is constantly wrapped this becomes difficult. ...Read more

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How common are sports injuries?

How common are sports injuries?

Varies by sport: The most common sports injuries really depends on the sport you play. To prevent injuries, stretch and building appropriate strength for your sport and level of participation. Also be sure to get adequate nutrition and hydration before and after any physical activity. Work with a sports medicine trained physician to develop an individualized prevention program. ...Read more

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No sports injuries. Works out every other day?

No sports injuries. Works out every other day?

Need more specifics: What is your exact question? Yes it is ok to work out every other day. ...Read more

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What are the top 5 most painful sports injuries?

What are the top 5 most painful sports injuries?

Subjective...: Its hard to grade the pain level of injuries especially between individuals. Probably the best answer to this is the five most severe sports injuries the you have had. ...Read more

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Are female athletes more prone to sports injuries?

Are female athletes more prone to sports injuries?

Yes: In a recent survey it was found that, sportswomen are eight times more likely to suffer injury like anterior cruciate ligament (acl) than men. It is considered as an epidemic. The study also confirmed the fact that more than thousands of sportswomen undergo ACL operations each year. Hips, back and shoulders – women players in the sport of rugby are more prone to shoulder injuries. ...Read more

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Is it possible to fully recover from sports injuries?

Is it possible to fully recover from sports injuries?

Yes: This depends on the injury sustained and the severity of the injury. ...Read more

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After getting a sports injury, what steps should you take?

After getting a sports injury, what steps should you take?

Depends...: If you have sustained a sports injury it is best to be seen by a sports physician for evaluation and guidance on how to safely return to your desired level of activity. Depending on the injury you may be told to take a period of time off from your sport, be given exercises to do at home or to participate in a structured physical therapy program. ...Read more

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In your opinion, which common sports injury is the most severe?

Concussion: The concussions are the most severe and can cause long term damage. ...Read more

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What is the type of tape used for dealing with sports injuries?

What is the type of tape used for dealing with sports injuries?

Multiple: The most common type of tape used for sporting injuries is canvas athletic tape. However, other types may also be used depending on the situation. ...Read more

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Assume female atheletes more prone to sports injuries but not at olympics?

Assume female atheletes more prone to sports injuries but not at olympics?

Evidence?: I know of no level 1 evidence that would support this. There is a successful education program for female athlete for jumping and skiing, however that doesn't mean that they are not safer. Men tend to do more 'contact' sports that may be where you are coming from. But comparing apples to apples, track to track; swimming to swimming. Etc I don't know of any research supporting that comment. ...Read more

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What is the best brand of medicine for pain related to inflamed sports injuries?

What is the best brand of medicine for pain related to inflamed sports injuries?

Anti-inflammatories: Ibuprofen or Aleve (naproxen) are the two most common but there are several others that work through the same pathways to help inflammation. ...Read more

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What are the most common sports injuries? How can you reduce your risk of injury if you're an athlete?

Varies by sport: The most common sports injuries really depends on the sport you play. To prevent injuries, stretch and building appropriate strength for your sport and level of participation. Also be sure to get adequate nutrition and hydration before and after any physical activity. Work with a sports medicine trained physician to develop an individualized prevention program. ...Read more

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I had a sports injury in the year of 1998. As a result I have around a 45 degree angle in my spinal cord. I need a good medicine for spasms, help.

I had a sports injury in the year of 1998. As a result I have around a 45 degree angle in my spinal cord. I need a good medicine for spasms, help.

Go see your doctor!: If you need anything medically related, start w/your family physician. Think of him/her as your team's coach, putting the right players (specialists) in at the right time for the right play (test/procedure/medication). There are many options for muscle spasm but they all start w/an examination & testing, possibly imaging & emg/ncv. Pain specialist can be of assistance for interventional options. ...Read more

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Are there any muscles protecting the kidneys from sports injuries?

Are there any muscles protecting the kidneys from sports injuries?

Some: The kidneys are partly protected by the ribs (rib cage) and partly by overlying fat and muscles. Of course, the best protection is to avoid direct blows or forces and to use safety gear appropriate to the sport. ...Read more

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I am having pain in my left knee. No sprain or sports injury as such.

I am having pain in my left knee. No sprain or sports injury as such.

See a specialist.: At your age, it may be a tendinits or maltracking of the kneecap. See a non-surgical sports medicine specialist, who will obtain xrays and perform an exam. ...Read more

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Does DMSO work for sports injuries?

Possibly...: Dmso is used topically to decrease pain and speed the healing of wounds, and muscle and skeletal injuries.
Its exact mechanisms are unknown.
It causes a garlic-like taste, and breath and body odor. It is a prescription drug but industrial grade DMSO is avail. Do not use nonprescript. As it may have impurities. Dmso is a strong solvent and can carry these impurities rapidly into the body. ...Read more

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Does yoga usually help sports injuries?

Does yoga usually help sports injuries?

Yes!: Yoga is a great way to improve your strength and flexibility, both great ways to improve (or prevent sports injuries). Your local y or even your community center will offer low cost classes.
There are different type of yoga the one called hatha yoga has movements that involves body movements and streching which helps. ...Read more

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Is not icing or taking medicine for sports injuries a bad idea?

Is not icing or taking medicine for sports injuries a bad idea?

Ice helps.: Icing and taking anti-inflammatory medications can only help virtually all sports related injuries. They both reduce pain and inflammation. ...Read more

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How can you reduce swelling in a sports injury other than using ice?

How can you reduce swelling in a sports injury other than using ice?

Elevation: The other way to reduce swelling is to elevate the injured part of the body. If a wrist is injured, then the wrist should be above the elbow, as well as above the heart. Fluid that collects from an injury can be absorbed by the body, but if there is excessive swelling or excessive damage, the elevation helps the body do the work. ...Read more

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What's the worst sports injury that you've seen in a girl?

Broken neck: In the past I have known of gymnasts who became quadriplegic after a fall (broken neck/spinal injury). ...Read more

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What is the name of the doctor that fixes sports injuries?

What is the name of the doctor that fixes sports injuries?

Orthopaedic Surgeon: Specifically, an orthopaedic surgeon who is board certified in sports medicine. ...Read more

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Who operates to fix sports injuries? What type of surgeon do I need for a sports-related skeletomuscular injury?

Who operates to fix sports injuries? What type of surgeon do I need for a sports-related skeletomuscular injury?

Orthopaedist: Typically an orthopaedic surgeon can help you. If you are looking for specific sports expertise a sports medicine fellowship trained orthopaedist would be your best bet. ...Read more

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I've had a bruise on knee for almost a week from a sports injury, what to do?

I've had a bruise on knee for almost a week from a sports injury, what to do?

Ice.: There's not much to do for a bruise. They usually got away in about 2 weeks. Icing the knee, several times per day, may speed up the process. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor do I go to for possibly strained calf from sports injury?

What kind of doctor do I go to for possibly strained calf from sports injury?

Sports MD.: You want to see a non-surgical sports medicine specialist. They can make the diagnosis, and probably, prescribe physical therapy. ...Read more

Dr. Mathew Chengot
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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