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Coach High School Football
Aerobics & lifting: My two teenage boys are already in full swing getting ready for fall football with the oldest entering his freshman year. Try to find out from the real source- the coaches, as to their precise recommendations regarding expectations of your athlete prior to showing up for fall fb. Increasing endurance and speed/acceleration along with an appropriate weight training program are all important. ...Read more
How safe is high school football? I don't wanna be messed up in the head. I am so terribly worried about it I love football but fear a lot.
It is safer now: coaches are certified, helmet contact is forbidden and concussions are treated very seriously. Coach would tell us he wanted to hear helmets collide from top of stadium and drills banging helmets together, but I as future knew that was dangerous and refused, play safe and smart. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I currently weight 110 but I want to be 100 for the fact that I play high school football and I need to also be more agile how can I achieve this?
Not a good idea: I don't know how tall you are at age of 16 and your weight of 110 is not too much and loosing 10 lbs is not going to make you a better football player You should work out and build some muscles and also endurance.Get the help of a trainor of possible.You may still be growing.And eat properly with more sources of protein ...Read more
I think I have achillies tendanitus, it's not swollen and the pain just started i play high school football as well i've been icing and elevating ?
Be careful: If you do have achilles tendinitis there is always a risk of tear if you ignore it but there are many causes of pain just above the heel. Achilles tendinitis has a gradual onset and hurts with all types of exercise. It is often worse climbing stairs or running uphill. It may feel stiff after inactivity or first walking in the am. The tendon itself may be thick or have nodules. Get checked out. ...Read more
Played football in high school. MMA fighter for 2 years now. Many hard blows to the head in both sports. Could i possibly have CTE or develop CTE?
Hello. I am a sophomore in high school and am an athlete. Last year i played football and subluxed my right shoulder twice. Afte I've been icing and heating it. Trying to rest it.
See Shoulder Surgeon: Given your young age and the injury you describe, i suspect you have a persistently unstable shoulder. Get a detailed evaluation with a shoulder specialist. Learn more here: http://www.Theshouldercenter.Com/shoulderpain/2012/shoulder-surgery/playing-can-worsen-already-damaged-shoulders and /http://theshouldercenter.Com/unstable-shoulder.Htm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My husband had a football helmet slammed into penile region while in high school, could this be a reason why it is taking so long to concieve.
Am i high risk for CTE? Played high school football and im now an mma fighter. Never been concussed but taken many blows to the head in both sports
Absolutely in time: Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy occurs after repetitive blows to the head. There is a spectrum in Traumatic Brain Injury that leads from Concussion to Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy. For some reason, we believe that we can repeatedly take damage to our brains when we participate in Football, Boxing, Muay-Thai, but we are breakable. Know when to say when. BJJ only a great alternative when time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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