A 48-year-old member asked:
injured calf while jumping during sporting activity, what could i have injured or torn?
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Vascular Surgery 47 years experience
See your ortho Dr.: It is dangerous to speculate about which muscle might be injured until you are examined and further history is taken. If you are in good shape and the jumping is mild, it could be a simple strain, but muscles and tendons are fragile in other circumstances, for example if you are a "weekend warrior.".
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Is jumping rope good to lose inner thigh fat?
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Sports Medicine 17 years experience
Yes, sort of...: It is impossible to specify the area of fat loss based on a particular exercise. Cardiovascular exercise like jumping rope, if done for long enough and if paired with proper diet, can lead to fat loss and thus weight loss, but the fat loss likely won't be primarily from the inner thighs. Your best bet is diet and exercise for overall weight loss, and you will lose some of that inner thigh fat too.
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Last updated Mar 15, 2013
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