Top 20 Doctor insights on: Breast stroke swimming

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Over the past year I have been experiencing pain in my shins when I do breast stroke in swimming, I've never had growing pain so im not sure what it it?

Over the past year I have been experiencing pain in my shins when I do breast stroke in swimming, I've never had growing pain so im not sure what it it?

Shin pain in swimmer: Shin pain in breaststrokers is common and means you are getting a complete kick. It is basically a shin splint.
stand on a step, heel only on... most of the rest of your foot hanging off. Tie a weight to the toe of your shoe, and do weighted toe raises. Allow the foot to extend down, then point contract the foot to point the toes as high as they'll go. Hold at the top, and compress shin muscle. ...Read more

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57 year old female. Can half an hour of swimming breast stroke every day be the cause of Trochanteric Bursitis?

57 year old female. Can half an hour of swimming breast stroke every day be the cause of Trochanteric Bursitis?

Trochanteric bursa: As you might imagine, it is possible your activity is the cause. A good question is does swimming make it worse? Visit your orthopedic surgeon for a physical exam to evaluate your pain. You also have lumbar spinal disease and may have bone spurs or other etiological factors. Rest and modify your activity- try another stroke or use a pull buoy. Read:http://orthoinfo. Aaos. Org/topic. Cfm? Topic=a00409 ...Read more

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What to do about testicle pain after swimming breast stroke?

Testicle pain: Strain of inner thigh muiscles and lower abdomen could radiate to testicles and cause pain. If so, then you need rest and less exertion during swimming. Sudden groin pain in men with swelling of the scrotum, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain are symptoms of testicular torsion, which is a medical emergency. Seek immediate medical care (call 911) if you experience these symptoms. ...Read more

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1/2 hour slow breast stroke daily for 3 months. Start to have bilateral golfers elbow 1 month ago. How can that happen? Have to stop swimming?

1/2 hour slow breast stroke daily for 3 months. Start to have bilateral golfers elbow 1 month ago. How can that happen? Have to stop swimming?

Cross train: Elbow pain associated with swimming breast stroke may signal overuse and/or improper technique. Suggest a coach to watch your stroke and add any needed corrections. You can also incorporate other strokes in your workout, such as freestyle. Days off or cross training with cycling will allow for recovery of overused joints. ...Read more

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Will lap swimming cause swollen breasts?

Will lap swimming cause swollen breasts?

Doubtful: I have never heard of this happening. I cannot determine how this might happen. If anything it may firm the muscles under the breasts and promote a more well supported breast. Good Luck. ...Read more

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How soon after getting breast implants can you go swimming?

How soon after getting breast implants can you go swimming?

Depends.: Usually patients are able to swim within a few weeks after this procedure. However, every patient should run this question by their plastic surgeon who knows their situation best (for example whether or not they are healing nicely without complication) and is ultimately responsible for their care. ...Read more

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Does breast cancer medication have any link to mild strokes?

Does breast cancer medication have any link to mild strokes?

Tamoxifen & Strokes: Tamoxifen can slightly increase the risk of blood clots, potentially leading to a stroke or a dvt. This is not unlike birth control pills and is especially concerning in high-risk people (heart disease, smokers, prior clots). A similar class of drugs, aromatase inhibitors, is as or more effective than tamoxifen for estrogen (+) pts w/o the clotting risk, but it is only effective after menopause. ...Read more

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Fibrocystic Breasts 15+ years. Can't take hormonal BC (stroke risk). Vit E/Primrose/massage/no caffeine/diet no help. Other options for managing pain?

Good breast support: Unfortunately, there isn't any magic pill or method for you to alleviate your discomfort except one- Get fitted for a superior brassiere that can support your breasts which can eliminate the pain of "bouncing". If that is not affordable, consider an inexpensive breast binder for those more difficult days. ...Read more

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9 year old daughter had pain while urinating after swim practice particularly after doing the breast stroke. Anything to prevent that?

9 year old daughter had pain while urinating after swim practice particularly after doing the breast stroke. Anything to prevent that?

Check Urine First: Your 9 yr old daughter had painful urination "after swim practice". Painful urination is a hallmark sign of a bladder infection and should be addressed before other causes are entertained. From here, irritations in the genital area can be caused by soaps, chafing, & chemicals (ex. Pool water). Your daughter should see her doctor to check for infection and irritation in order to address prevention. ...Read more

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Having pain in my left breast and numbness in left arm and hand. Have had 2 previous small strokes and pain is different. Take isosorbide 30 mg daily.

Having pain in my left breast and numbness in left arm and hand. Have had 2 previous small strokes and pain is different. Take isosorbide 30 mg daily.

Herniated disc: The pain and numbness that you describe may be a herniated disc in in the neck (cervical spine). A pinched nerve in the neck can mimic angina or heart related chest pain. An MRI of the cervical spine can determine if there is a herniated disc in the neck. ...Read more

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Should I take progesterone therapy for adenomyosis if I have a strong family history of stroke, breast cancer, and migraines with aura?

Should I take progesterone therapy for adenomyosis if I have a strong family history of stroke, breast cancer, and migraines with aura?

No: It realy depends on your plan to have children.if you no longer wishes to have children you should not take any risk with hormonal treatment, and choose surgical option. If you are planning to have more children, then you conservative, medical, hormonal treatment is the only option, in spite of your family history. Discuss your options with your GYN. ...Read more

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My granddaughter is 6 mts old with in utero stroke and wts 5.2 kg. Constipation is an issue. She is breast fed. No bm x4 days. Dosage for miralax (polyethylene glycol)?

My granddaughter is 6 mts old with in utero stroke and wts 5.2 kg. Constipation is an issue. She is breast fed. No bm x4 days. Dosage for miralax (polyethylene glycol)?

Constipation: If your daughter is breastfed she can have a stool with each feeding, go once a day or go aslong as a week without having one. All this is normal and not considered constipation and as such MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) is not needed. ...Read more

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Can kid swim competitively 2 weeks after a small spine T11 bone fracture? One doctor said backstroke and breast strokes are fine and maybe freestyle.

Can kid swim competitively 2 weeks after a small spine T11 bone fracture? One doctor said backstroke and breast strokes are fine and maybe freestyle.

Follow recommendatio: A question such as this really can't be answered in this forum. I'd follow the advice of his physician.

Hope he recovers quickly ...Read more

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Dad had a stroke jan, in hospital they done vascular scan neck lack of blood going to brain so had op he now dizzy alltime an got lump ribs by breast?

Dad had a stroke jan, in hospital they done vascular scan neck lack of blood going to brain so had op he now dizzy alltime an got lump ribs by breast?

Complicated: Carotid surgery doesn't generally cause dizziness but his underlying cerebrovascular disease might. Strokes involving the cerebellum (which is not supplied by the carotids) cause intense dizziness. I simply cannot think of anyway that carotid surgery or stroke would cause a lump on the chest which seems to be a separate issue. ...Read more

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What's the best stroke to do while swimming?

What's the best stroke to do while swimming?

Freestyle: Probably freestyle, as it seems to be the most efficient for most people. You can usually do this longer than any other stroke without total fatigue. Many like to mix it up, and this is a good idea. ...Read more

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What are the highest calorie burning strokes in swimming?

What are the highest calorie burning strokes in swimming?

Butterfly: Is the highest probably followed by a fast freestyle ...Read more

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Is it safe to change your stroke when swimming to lose weight?

Is it safe to change your stroke when swimming to lose weight?

Any stroke: You will get toned up and leaner looking, but may not lose much weight swimming. Many exercises cause a rise in core temperature, and sweating, etc. These can help reduce weight. The water keeps your temp. Cooler, and you don't sweat, so there is less weight lost. You do burn calories which will help weight loss, but not as much/fast as, for example, playing raquetball hard. Excellent exercise. ...Read more