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What are jock straps good for?

What are jock straps good for?

Jock straps: support a male's genitalia when engaged in vigorous activities (like exercise or sports) ...Read more

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Does wearing patellar straps all the time help heal patella endonitis?

Does wearing patellar straps all the time help heal patella endonitis?

Treatment options: My suggestions to patients with patella tendonitis consist of rice, anti-inflammatories (oral/ topical), quad stregthening, lower extremity stretching. I also may suggest ice massage, or counterforce bracing. If the above list does not help then you may want to consider discussing prp with your physician based on some recent literature (http://drmarkgalland.Com/category/knee/). ...Read more

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Me and my gf started using an 8" strap. When we first started i was bleeding a little bit but the more we use it the more i bleed. She the first female partner I've had and its the first time I've bled?

Me and my gf started using an 8" strap. When we first started i was bleeding a little bit but the more we use it the more i bleed. She the first female partner I've had and its the first time I've bled?

Sex and Bleeding: There are some strict barriers to sex and doctors. We cannot tell you how, or when, or with whom to have sex. But, there are some great guidebooks such as "the joy of lesbian sex" or this website: 'http://www.Ourbodiesourselves.Org. You may need more lubrication, more foreplay to soften the vaginal vault. But, if you are bleeding you probably should be a bit more careful. ...Read more

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Do they strap a baby down for circumcision?

Do they strap a baby down for circumcision?

Yes, usually: Known as a papoose board, this device is padded and gently holds an infant still while the delicate procedure is performed. While some might consider this device offensive, i would argue its use to be beneficial and more humane than risking allowing a child to squirm and wiggle at just the wrong moment. Babies are "carefully secured" rather than " strapped down.". ...Read more

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My groin hurts a lot after I run. Should I wear strap or something?

My groin hurts a lot after I run. Should I wear strap or something?

Yes: Groin strap will not hurt and it supports scrotum which may be beneficial. Try not to run for a couple of weeks and determine if the groin pain dissipates. ...Read more

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How long do I have to wear the supportive strap after hydrocele surgery?

How long do I have to wear the supportive strap after hydrocele surgery?

2 weeks or so: It really depends on your activity level and the anatomy at the time of surgery. Ask you surgeon for specifics but using a scrotal support (jock strap or compression shorts) is typically recommended for at least 2 weeks. ...Read more

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Could you tell me if my bra straps are kind of loose will my breasts start to sag?

Could you tell me if my bra straps are kind of loose will my breasts start to sag?

Breast care: If your bra straps are loose, that means that your breasts are not getting much support. But it doesn't mean it is causing sagging. Breast health is very important. 85% of women are not wearing the correct size bra. Encourage you to go to a bra specialty store for a proper fitting as well as selection of a bra that will provide the necessary support. Take care. ...Read more

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What type of full day work out includes bicycling, weight lifting and strap weights?

What type of full day work out includes bicycling, weight lifting and strap weights?

Overuse: Full day workout ? Must have a goal / purpose for this. Only ones i know of for this are endurance athletes -- triathlon, cycling, running. Certainly ok to mix and match, but should lead to goal with purposeful steps along the way. Be sure to take in calories while doing the workout. Also, recovery time critical -- don't cut this short. Good luck. ...Read more

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Sharp back pain below bra strap on left side. Started today in the a.M. Lasted a few minutes and went away. Concerned cause it hurts again. Causes?

Sharp back pain below bra strap on left side. Started today in the a.M. Lasted a few minutes and went away. Concerned cause it hurts again. Causes?

Sharp pain: Most sharp stabbing pains could me due to muscle spasms. Try heat and any otc ointment like bengay. If the pain does not resolve within a week, see a physician. ...Read more

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I have a severe pain in my back on the left side right where my bra strap is. I've had it more than 2 weeks and have tried ice heat ibuprofenbut no hel?

I have a severe pain in my back on the left side right where my bra strap is. I've had it more than 2 weeks and have tried ice heat ibuprofenbut no hel?

Muscular: Since it has been a few weeks and no better, no is the time to see your doc to have an exam. Most of these issues resolve in time. You may benefit from some physical therapy. ...Read more