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Doctor insights on: Can Playing Indoor Field Hockey Cause A Stiff Back And How To Get Rid Of It

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Can playing indoor field hockey cause a stiff back and how to get rid of it?

Can playing indoor field hockey cause a stiff back and how to get rid of it?

Stretching: Yes, playing any sport can cause back tightness. The remedy you should try is stretching. Try to loosen your back with various stretches such as "touching your toes". Remember to stretch before and after activities. Heat may loosen the back muscle and if you have a nice friend or relative who can massage your back that would be great. If the pain persists, see your primary physician. ...Read more

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Is biking have any bad effects in the future? Also how far and how fast should I bike a week to get into shape?

Is biking have any bad effects in the future?  Also how far and how fast should I bike a week to get into shape?

It's good for you: A hot groin can slow your sperm production temporarily, a bad-fitting seat can numb you, and be careful of accidents. I trust you're wearing headgear. You have a great activity and you can do as much of it as intensely as you want and you find you enjoy and have time for. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat a back injury from playing tennis?

What can I do to treat a back injury from playing tennis?

Depends on the pain: It depends on how severe the pain is and it's duration. If it is just an ache and short lived and does not stop you, it is ok. You can use heat &/or ice as well as otc medication if no contraindications. Otherwise, try cross training if only doing one type of aerobic exercise and incorporate stretchiing and core muscular workouts as well. If persists, then seek evaluation ...Read more

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I'm a basketball player and i tore a muscle in my thigh. Is it possible to rush the healing process so i can get back to practice?

I'm a basketball player and i tore a muscle in my thigh. Is it possible to rush the healing process so i can get back to practice?

Muscle injury: You cannot "rush" mother nature in the healing process. Do what your athletic trainer or doctor if consulted tell you to do and you'll hopefully be back on the court again soon! ...Read more

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How can I get rid of major knee pain while playing basketball?

How can I get rid of major knee pain while playing basketball?

Depends on the cause: Depends on the cause and the reason that you are having knee pain. Main causes include patella-femoral knee pain/ tendinitis, knee oa, meniscal tears or ligamentous tears. After a physical exam and history and imaging these can be narrowed. A good start would be to strengthen the muscles around the knee, maybe use anti-inflamatories for a short time. If still not better imaging may be necessary. ...Read more

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Hi.. I have tight leg muscles which affects my sports and running and can be very painful, what is the best way to rid them?

Hi.. I have tight leg muscles which affects my sports and running and can be very painful, what is the best way to rid them?

Better stretching: Tight muscles when exercising can be caused by poor stretching of those muscles in the exercise routine. If you need help with how to develop a proper exercise routine, consult an athletic trainer. ...Read more

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Hi! Can you tell me how to get rid of heat bumps? I've been out in the sun a lot.

Hi! Can you tell me how to get rid of heat bumps? I've been out in the sun a lot.

Heat rash: Heat rash is caused by the build up of sweat from the glands under the skin. The "treatment" is to (1) avoid heat and sweating as much as possible. Being out in the sun a lot, as you say you are, is NOT helpful. (2) Let skin air-dry instead of using towels or cloths; (3) loosen clothes and don't wear clothes that are "skin-tight" like neoprene or lycra; (4) avoid lotions which block the glands. ...Read more

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I'm getting a pin in my pinky tomorrow (shattered in 3 pieces) how quickly will it heal and can I get back to football quickly?

I'm getting a pin in my pinky tomorrow (shattered in 3 pieces) how quickly will it heal and can I get back to football quickly?

Finger surgery: It may take several weeks for healing to be complete after surgery. You may be placed in a splint or other support. Avoid contact sports until your orthopedic doctor clears you for full contact. ...Read more

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How can I get in shape if I have sore muscles from pyriformis syndrome? Can you suggest types of exercises to build up fitness without pain?

How can I get in shape if I have sore muscles from pyriformis syndrome? Can you suggest types of exercises to build up fitness without pain?

Low impact: Aquatics, body weight, or resistance bands/ tubing biking, and/or elliptical. Aquatics allow you to perform body weight exercises, but being in water actually reduces the stress on your body due to buoyancy. Once you are able to perform body weight activities then look to add light resistance w/ bands/ tubing. Try physical therapy for your pf syndrome. ...Read more

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What can cause a jaw to go out of alignment in a 6year old and how do you treat a jaw that goes out of alignment?

What can cause a jaw to go out of alignment in a 6year old and how do you treat a jaw that goes out of alignment?

Jaw alignment: It is possible that your child has tmj.. It can cause problems eating, sleeping and talking. Fortunately the problem can resolve on its own. If you child has pain consult a dentist and he can make a mouth guard for your child. ...Read more

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How easy is it to get a concussion.like can you get one on the power of your own neck muscles or by standing up too quickly.

How easy is it to get a concussion.like can you get one on the power of your own neck muscles or by standing up too quickly.

Probably not: Concussions are based largely on impact to the head. Other injuries can result from head movements like whiplash that don't involve impact and may produce post-concussive symptoms because the brain was moving around inside the skull and made an impact within the skull. The G-forces involved in whiplash are pretty extreme. Very hard for us to generate these forces ourselves. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of muscular aches within a day?I got them after outdoor activities today, and I have a massive hike tomorrow.Help asap

What is the best way to get rid of muscular aches within a day?I got them after outdoor activities today, and I have a massive hike tomorrow.Help asap

Muscle aches: Moist heat will increase circulation to muscles & help flush away products of strenuous physical activity. Oral NSAID (aleve/advil/ Motrin etc) taken with full glass of water after a meal will ease discomfort & inflammation. Gentle stretching helps alleviate stiffness. Topical anti-inflammatories (bengay/ aspercreme) work, too, but should not be used if taking oral nsaid. ...Read more

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Got a fever blister what's the quickest way to get rid of it and will it ger in my eyes or eye lids .can u give it someone by kissing them ?

Got a fever blister what's the quickest way to get rid of it and will it ger in my eyes or eye lids .can u give it someone by kissing them ?

Abreva: Abreva is available over the counter and is effective if you catch the cold sore at the very beginning of the outbreak. If it is more progressed you may want to see your doctor or urgent care for oral medications. It is possible to transmit it to another person by kissing them when the cold sore is active. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of the cracking in feet whenever i twist it a certain way?

How do I get rid of the cracking in feet whenever i twist it a certain way?

Describe?: ??cracking in feet? Like cracking your knuckled, is usually air air bubbles in the affected joint fluid. If this is associated with joint pain, you must be examined....or...join a band. ...Read more

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If my comforter hits the floor may have hit a pair of shoes is it okay to put it back on my bed or can you get any type of disease from it ?

If my comforter hits the floor may have hit a pair of shoes is it okay to put it back on my bed or can you get any type of disease from it ?

You should be OK: it is hard to pass infections from shoes to a comforter We have bacteria around us all the time and our bodies know how to fight them You should be fine and it would be rare if not impossible to get infected Sleep peacefully ...Read more

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How do I get rid of major heel pain from hiking to far yesterday?

How do I get rid of major heel pain from hiking to far yesterday?

Heel pain: Adequate heel support by using good fitting shoes. Trying insoles may also help. ...Read more

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