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I'm scheduled to go bungee jumping for charity next week, the company is know to be very safe and never had accident, but what is risk of getting reti?

I'm scheduled to go bungee jumping for charity next week, the company is know to be very safe and never had accident, but what is risk of getting reti?

Getting hurt?: Not sure what your exact question is but this is a high risk activity but regulated. Look at the safety record of the company to get the best idea of what you are in for. If you are that worried...opt out. ...Read more

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Is it ok to do bungee jump, cured form hip dislocation 8 months back?

Is it ok to do bungee jump, cured form hip dislocation 8 months back?

Why?: When you play with fire, you can get burned buddy!

life has many different motivations for different people. Many folks seem to bask in the glory of induced bodily injuries... Sort of like medals of glory!

you probably can, but is it worth it to you? ...Read more

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Is it safe for a person who underwent a back surgery to do bungee jumping?

Is it safe for a person who underwent a back surgery to do bungee jumping?

Doubtful!: Bungee jumping isn't what i'd consider a safe sport under any circumstances! Especially if you have any type of hardware in your back (screws, stabilizing rods), those could easily be dislodged or become unstable. I would strongly recommend that you find another activity that does not involve strong gravitational force. Bungee jumping could put excessive pressure on your surgical repair. ...Read more

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Have lower back pain, can I do a bungee jumping?

Have lower back pain, can I do a bungee jumping?

Bungee jumping: Not a good idea. At the least it can aggravate the pain. At worst it might damage the ligaments and muscles in the back. Usually a compressive injury such as landing on your feet can cause more damage, but as you already have back issues, my advise would be to avoid it. ...Read more

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What is risk of getting retinal hermorghage or retinal detachment from bungee jumping? I have mild myopia

What is risk of getting retinal hermorghage or retinal detachment from bungee jumping? I have mild myopia

Retinal detachment: The overall risk of retinal detachment in people with myopia is approximately 5%. Although I could not find stats for this condition developing specifically from bungee, I have linked some references for you to review. Http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/PMC3468282/
https://www. Us.elsevierhealth. Com/media/us/samplechapters/9781437706031/9781437706031.pdf ...Read more

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My boyfriend had an ACL reconstruction a few months ago with a hamstring graft. His friends have signed him up for a bungee jump. Is this wise?

My boyfriend had an ACL reconstruction a few months ago with a hamstring graft. His friends have signed him up for a bungee jump. Is this wise?

Wise? No.: I am the wrong person to answer this question, because I am a chicken. There are risks inherent in bungee jumping independent of an ACL reconstruction.

With the ACL construction in mind, what kind of activity is your boyfriend engaged in now? If he is finished with his physical therapy and he has full return of function, the operation may not be a factor anymore.

But why risk it? ...Read more

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Is it safe to bungee jump with muscle sprain from jogging to much in legs? Is it dangerous?

Is it safe to bungee jump with muscle sprain from jogging to much in legs? Is it dangerous?

Bungee jump???: In my opinion bungee jumping BY ITS NATURE is UNSAFE!
With sprain strains already a problem stop the nonsense!
Good Luck

Dr Z ...Read more

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Do stretching and jump increase height?

Do stretching and jump increase height?

No: Your height is based mainly on genetics (mother/ father/ grandparents etc). Most males quit growing @ age 19 or so...So u have 2 more years! Good luck. ...Read more

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Can stretching or jumping increase height?

Can stretching or jumping increase height?

No: At 16, most likely you're still growing. This depends on your genetics and nutrition, not so much on physical activity. Stretching and jumping will not increase your height. ...Read more

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Can stretching and jumping exercises stimulate growth? I'm a 16 year old male and I'm 5'1". I'm concerned about my height. My brother is 18 and 5'10.

Can stretching and jumping exercises stimulate growth? I'm a 16 year old male and I'm 5'1". I'm concerned about my height. My brother is 18 and 5'10.

No: Stretching, jumping, exercising, nutritional supplements nor dietary modifications will cause you to grow taller. Your tanner staging (puberty), bone age, general health, hormones, parent height are factors that determine your adult height. See peds endocrine dr for thorough evaluation-asap. You might be a candidate for growth hormone, but at 16, time is of the essence. Good luck. ...Read more

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How to increase vertical jumping height without being hard on joints?

How to increase vertical jumping height without being hard on joints?

?: The higher you are the harder you fall.

The jump is practice and strength, the landing is how to save your joints.

You want to spread the dtress of the landing over as many joints as you can. Absorb the shock with hip flex, knee flex, and toes to heel land.

You should have a soft quiet landing. Takes practice. ...Read more

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Being a short person, does jumping rope stress my spine to keep it stronger and make it unlikely for me to lose height when older?

Being a short person, does jumping rope stress my spine to keep it stronger and make it unlikely for me to lose height when older?

Short or tall: Weight bearing exercise: walk, run, jump (rope or sports) help to keep bones in spine and hips strong. Of course need to get enough vitamin d, calcium, etc. Eat right, exercise. Stay active. May need a vitamin d supplement depending on location, sun exposure, and dietary intake. ...Read more

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When I jump even the smallest height, and I'm about to land, this wave of pain flows from the tips of my toes then throughout my foot. What's wrong?

When I jump even the smallest height, and I'm about to land, this wave of pain flows from the tips of my toes then throughout my foot. What's wrong?

Possible back/Foot: It's possible that your getting referee pain from a back condition or that you have developed a benign nerve tumor called a morton's neuroma (google back pain and parasthesias and m.Neuroma). Also, assuming you don't have dis eyes or rare taking certain meds, these also might be an unlikely cause. Lastly, certain growth plate conditions can cause these symptoms in your age group. See a neurologist. ...Read more

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Sir I'm 20 years indian boy. I'm 5'5'' my father's is 5'7'' and mother is 5'.Sir I want to increase height. I do exercise daily like jumping. No result.

Accept your size: At 20 your growth centers are most likely closed & no further growth is likely. By genetics factors alone you would be predicted to get to 5'6".If your growth centers are open (xray of hand can tell) you might grow more but at 20 this is unlikely. There is no magic exercise or diet to grow taller. Taller kids have taller parents. ...Read more

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I was gorge walking Thursday (walking in rivers climbing rocks and jumping from heights) and I hit my knee on a rock and pulled two muscles should I get crutches?

I was gorge walking Thursday (walking in rivers climbing rocks and jumping from heights) and I hit my knee on a rock and pulled two muscles should I get crutches?

How bad is pain?: Crutches are used when you have an unstable injury (broken bone/ligament injury) and to help pain. Without an exam it's hard to say what you need; but without fracture or internal derangement of knee ligaments I tell patients who use crutches to do "toe touch weight bearing". In other words put as much weight on hurt leg as you comfortably can while walking on crutches to speed healing. ...Read more

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Can it be possible for you to parachute jump with m.e. disease?

Can it be possible for you to parachute jump with m.e. disease?

I say yes: I am an avid skydiver and there are very few real contraindications. If you see safe to drive a car and do. Not have orthopedic limitations, you should be good, ...Read more

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How good is jump roping for flexibility?

How good is jump roping for flexibility?

No great: Jump roping is a good cardiovascular and strength training exercise, however, not good for most of your lower extremity joints. For flexibility, best exercises may be yoga and taichi. ...Read more

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Why does my boyfriend keep jumping falling sleep?

Why does my boyfriend keep jumping falling sleep?

It's normal: It is a normal body response to jerk when falling asleep. It usually does not last long though then the muscles relax and are still, . ...Read more

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Could jump roping 30 minutes a day improve my cardio?

Could jump roping 30 minutes a day improve my cardio?

Yes: As long as you raise your heart rate appropriately. Just as in running/walking, swimming etc. ...Read more

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Is doing 500 jumping jacks every 2 days good exercise?

Is doing 500 jumping jacks every 2 days good exercise?

Yes: Sounds like you've found something you enjoy doing. I'm a ringside physician and these are popular with boxers, as is the more familiar rope-jumping. ...Read more

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What cause your left side of your head to keep jumping?

What cause your left side of your head to keep jumping?

I'm sorry: I apologize, I don't think too many of us will be able to help you because this isn't enough information to go by to adequately provide you with information that may be helpful. I'm not sure what you mean by "jumping" at all, and would need to know when it occurs, what you're doing when it happens, is it actually painful, are there other symptoms with it? Maybe rephrase it with more information? ...Read more

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Is doing 500 jump ropes every day enough to lose weight?

Jump rope: It depends. If you did it very slowly so that it really didn't raise your heart rate much, no, you really wouldn't lose weight. If you do it briskly enough to get your heart rate up to 80% of your target heart rate (meaning a serious workout), then yes, it would probably help you to lose weight. Personally, I would choose a much lower impact exercise like biking or elliptical machine. ...Read more

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Could it be okay to jump in an ice hole after myocarditis?

Could it be okay to jump in an ice hole after myocarditis?

Talk with your doc: Without knowing your medical history and current status there is no way i, we could give you the answer. Talk with your cardiologist to see what limitations if any are part of your recommended lifestyle. ...Read more

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What are the best exercises to improve your jumping ability?

What are the best exercises to improve your jumping ability?

Consult...: With a personal trainer. They will be able to help alter your exercise routine to focus on your personal goals. They also will be able to progress your current routine to make it more difficult. Best of luck! ...Read more

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What would cause bilirubin to jump from 0.3 to 1.0 in ten days?

What would cause bilirubin to jump from 0.3 to 1.0 in ten days?

Lots of things: These are both nice normal values and often this goes unexplained. I once shot my bilirubin way up just by slipping while running and getting an impressive backside bruise -- it got the blood donor center all bothered and I had to tell all. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Will side lunges improve my vertical jump? Please help me docs!

Will side lunges improve my vertical jump? Please help me docs!

Maybe: Strenghtening your legs should help but focusing on your calves and quads will do more. ...Read more