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Do high school sport coaches need health forms?

Do high school sport coaches need health forms?

Health forms.: High school students need to be medically cleared for participation in sports. Younger kids, too. ...Read more

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Should all kids play sports? Is no-cut policy good or unfair to top players?

Should all kids play sports? Is no-cut policy good or unfair to top players?

Not all competitive: Childhood is not a rehearsal for adulthood. Kids should play sports to learn about team work, make new friends, learn a new skill and exercise. What is a "top player" in little league? ...Read more

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Will soccer players ever wear helmets?

Will soccer players ever wear helmets?

Concussions Tragic: As a player& doctor i think the legacy of soccer concussions are potentially destructive over a lifetime for players just as we have seen in the nfl. Girls playing through college may be at higher risk. Current gear does not have strong proof of protection. Let's worry more about the players' brains & lives then if we can properly see them on the pitch. Better soft head wear may be out there yet. ...Read more

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Is this video game addiction unhealthy behavior or good training for future air force careers?

Is this video game addiction unhealthy behavior or good training for future air force careers?

Yes: All addiction is unhealthy; however, spending a lot of time playing video games is not neccesarily bad unless it is leading to predictably negative consequences in your life.. A former patient of mine who spent a lot of time on games, got a job working for a games development company getting the kinks out. If there are negative consequences, counseling may be appropriate. ...Read more

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Any sports teens with physical disabilities cannot participate in?

Any sports teens with physical disabilities cannot participate in?

Special Olympics: Teens with physical disabilities are able to do many sports. By this age they are generally aware of their physical limitations, such as neck instability, hypermobile joints or heart or lung limitations. They can be directed by their primary physicians with the help of special olympics to find a sport they can excel in. ...Read more

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Which sport is healthier; do you prefer soccer or rugby?

Which sport is healthier; do you prefer soccer or rugby?

Soccer or rugby.: While both would give you quite a cardiovascular work-out, you may be more susceptible to injury playing rugby. ...Read more

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What's a good knee brace for football players?

What's a good knee brace for football players?

What position??: I believe that all linemen should wear hinged knee braces. For ball carriers, the use of any brace may slow down one performance and would probably only be worn if required by team physician. ...Read more

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Is masturbating before important athletic competitions good or bad?

Is masturbating before important athletic competitions good or bad?

Thanks for asking!: Mastubation is both normal and natural.It does not cause any bodily harm. Rarely causes weakness mainly depending on your age. ...Read more

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Can i play sports sports with high blood preasure football

Can i play sports sports with high blood preasure football

Depends: High blood pressure should be managed before playing high intensity sports (like football) to prevent short and long term cardiovascular complications. See your doctor for recommendations on lowering it and for clearance to play. They may need to do more of a work up to determine the cause. ...Read more

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Is a heart murmur patient fit enough to participate in physically demanding sports such as boxing?

Is a heart murmur patient fit enough to participate in physically demanding sports such as boxing?

Maybe: Yes if the heart murmer is an innocent or functional sound. If it is caused by a heart defectmaybe not. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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So can I play sports after a ACL injury?

So can I play sports after a ACL injury?

It depends: You may play sports if authorised by your orthopedic doctor provided 1 you wear a properly fitted brace 2 go for physical therapy to repair and strengthen the muscles and stability of the knee joint 3general strength training three times a week 4be careful and under control during practice 5 apply ice and pressure after each game but you can only play if it is approved by your orthpedic md. ...Read more

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How do athletes still play sports after a torn acl?

How do athletes still play sports after a torn acl?

We don't know: Studies have shown that about thirty percent of people who tear their acl can function quite well without it. The vast majority of people cannot perform at a high enough level to participate in athletics after an acl tear, but there are a few who do. We think it is a combination of small anatomic differences, muscle strength and control and discipline. ...Read more

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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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Best way to prevent ankle injuries when playing field hockey?

Best way to prevent ankle injuries when playing field hockey?

Brace: Aside from wearing proper shoes for the sport, i would recommend wearing a lace up ankle brace. You can get these at most pharmacys. They should be slim enough to fit into your shoes and would give you added support to prevent some common ankle injuries. ...Read more

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What's a good knee brace for ACL injuries? Play soccer

What's a good knee brace for ACL injuries? Play soccer

A functional orthosi: A functional brace (orthosis), that is measured to the contours of your leg, is the best type of brace that you can use. ...Read more

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Can you tell me docs, is getting clear braces & playing a sport riskier than getting metal braces & playing a sport?

Can you tell me docs, is getting clear braces & playing a sport riskier than getting metal braces & playing a sport?

No difference: For the safety of your teeth, the integrity of the appliances, and to prevent severe soft tissue injuries to the inside of your mouth, ask your orthodontist for an orthodontic mouth guard. Wear it all the time, including during practice. ...Read more

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Can someone play sports following a hip replacement?

Can someone play sports following a hip replacement?

This depends...: On what sport you are looking to participate in. Higher impact sports that involve a lot of impact and stopping and starting are probably not a good idea. Few professional athletes have attempted such a return with limited success. Low impact activities should not be a problem, but you should discuss what your limitations are with your joint replacement surgeon. ...Read more

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Are sports drinks good for kids?

Are sports drinks good for kids?

Not really: They are just a hair shy of juices, which are nothing more then liquid candy. They serve no great purpose and have lots of sugar. Avoid them as much as you can. ...Read more

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