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Doctor insights on: Exercises That Help You With Skateboarding

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Can you suggest some good wrist strengthening exercises i can do at home?

Can you suggest some good wrist strengthening exercises i can do at home?

Focus on: Grip exercises, just even with a stress ball or more formal grip strengthener. Also consider adding farmer's carries, wrist curls and reverse wrist curls. All of these will help wrist strength. ...Read more

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What doctor recommend exercises will could you help me increase muscles strength?

What doctor recommend exercises will could you help me increase muscles strength?

Planks: Try planks. You hold yourself as if you were going to do push ups but don't go down. Hold as long as you can, then you can work on side planks to define the obliques. ...Read more

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Are there any good exercises to do with a strained back?

Are there any good exercises to do with a strained back?

Pool exercises: In a warm swimming pool, you are essentially weightless. Therefore, less stress on your back. ...Read more

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What doctor recommend exercises with no weights can I do to dramatically improve my posture?

What doctor recommend exercises with no weights can I do to dramatically improve my posture?

Cardio Mix: You cannot target the abdomen or legs specifically for weight loss - if you have adipose tissue that you'd like to lose, then consider an increase in cardio and a balanced diet. However, do not always do the same exercise or you will increase your risks for stress injuries. Mix things up with walking, running, biking, swimming, or circuit training. Ultimately you need to burn more than you consume. ...Read more

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I want to find some yoga exercises that will stretch or exercise my stomach muscles. Any great ideas?

I want to find some yoga exercises that will stretch or exercise my stomach muscles. Any great ideas?

21 reasons 2 do yoga: #15: Encourages exercise. Researchers enrolled previously inactive people in twice-weekly yoga classes for 10 weeks and found this markedly increased the chances they would continue to take part in physical activity. Ref: AARP, 5/2017 ...Read more

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What are some exercises that I can do to improve hand strength?

What are some exercises that I can do to improve hand strength?

Make a fist or 2 :): Keep it simple at first. Most people have a spongy ball lying around. If not, they might have a tennis ball or one of similar size for a child or grandchild. Simply place in hand and squeeae it while walking, talking, watching tv. Of course, if there has been some injury to that hand, it is best to see a physical therapist or other expert about specific do's and don'ts. And stop if there is pain. ...Read more

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How to support someone with a weight problem and foot pain that limits exercise?

How to support someone with a weight problem and foot pain that limits exercise?

Be understanding: I am assuming you are talking about emotional support. Obviously, encouraging the person to lose weight is crucial. There are many good programs available for weight loss. For exercise, you may want to suggest a pool program, which limits stress on the body and the feet. However, unless the person wants to get better and is committed to losing weight there isn't much one can do. ...Read more

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Can you suggest exercises that I could do to strengthen my ankles to prevent injuries?

Can you suggest exercises that I could do to strengthen my ankles to prevent injuries?

Resistive bands.: Try strengthening your ankle against the resistance of bands. You can get these through a physical therapy location or sporting goods store. You can strengthen the plantar flexors, dorsiflexors, inverters and everters of the ankle. ...Read more

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What exercises can you do to improve your rock climbing skills?

What exercises can you do to improve your rock climbing skills?

Rock climbing: Check out: http://www.nicros.com/training/articles/top-5-finger-strength-training-exercises/ Also - there are some great utube type videos that demonstrate exercises. Take care. ...Read more

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Should i exercise or not to help cope with knee stiffness?

Should i exercise or not to help cope with knee stiffness?

You should exercise: If you don't stretch and exercise your knees will tend to become more stiff and week. Joint cartilage is nourished through the diffusion of nutrients and motion improves diffusion of nutrients. Try to stretch your hamstrings quads and calf muscles for a few minutes each day. You can stretch in a warm shower to improve your flexibility. ...Read more

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What are some exercises you can do with knee injury?

What are some exercises you can do with knee injury?

Knee Muscles: Strengthen all the muscles around the Knee joint, including the back/thigh muscles. If you are unsure, I would suggest getting an evaluation by a sports medicine trained physical therapist. ...Read more

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Can you suggest exercises to strengthen knee after surgery?

Can you suggest exercises to strengthen knee after surgery?

Quad strengthening: exercises are KEY!! Leg lifts, quad contractions, and light weight on a leg press machine to start. work up to higher weights gradually. Biking, treadmill and rowing can all help build your quads. ...Read more

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Could anyone suggest me some good yoga exercises to improve posture?

Could anyone suggest me some good yoga exercises to improve posture?

Supermans: Lying on stomach and arching back and hold for 15 seconds ... Chest and knees off ground about 3 inches... Aka supermans.... These help alot. ...Read more

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Can you suggest exercises to do in place of running?

Can you suggest exercises to do in place of running?

Alternitive to run: obviously it depends on what you are trying to accomplish. For cardio swimming, biking , and fast walking work well. Weight training is good for body overall and can help greatly with weight loss. How about dancing or zumba? I think the key is finding something you like that you can stick with. ...Read more

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Are there any cardio excercises you can do with a foot injury?

Are there any cardio excercises you can do with a foot injury?

Low impact: Depending on the injury, you should be able to do low impact exercise, such as a stationary bike. Would clear any specific exercise with your doc. ...Read more

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Are there exercises that I can do to improve my joint flexibility, strength, and fitness, and to relieve my pain?

Are there exercises that I can do to improve my joint flexibility, strength, and fitness, and to relieve my pain?

Yes: Yoga can help improve flexibility, strength and fitness. There are many exercises you can use, but yoga does it gently. With regard to your pain, how you relieve it depends upon what causes it. ...Read more

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May I do the exercises and stretches that i've been doing to prevent a new attack?

May I do the exercises and stretches that i've been doing to prevent a new attack?

Question?: May I do the exercises and stretches that i've been doing to prevent a new attack?--------need to be specific? New attack of what? Please re-ask your question and be more specific so we can give you the best answer. So sorry! ...Read more

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Would skateboarding and running on the treadmill be good ways to exercise?

Would skateboarding and running on the treadmill be good ways to exercise?

Treadmill is safer!: I'm delighted to hear that you are exercising, or at least thinking about your exercise options. Walking and/or running on a treadmill are adaptable exercises for most people. If you are skateboarding, remember to wear a helmet and wrist, elbow, and knee pads. Spinning (cycling to music in a supervised class) is one of my favorites: low joint impact and no risk of falling or being hit by a car! ...Read more

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I have a scrape from a skateboard that wont go away. Please help?

I have a scrape from a skateboard that wont go away. Please help?

Infected perhaps: Chronic nonhealing wounds that otherwise would expect to feel in a routine amount of time (to 10 days), are highly suspicious for being infected. You should seek medical attention to have the wound evaluated by a healthcare provider. ...Read more

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Could use your help docs! my brother is obsessed with skateboards. What to do?

Could use your help docs! my brother is obsessed with skateboards. What to do?

He's safe, right?: If he's neglecting other aspects of his life because of this focus, that's still his business. Guys with Asperger's may develop very narrow interests but enjoy them thoroughly and they're not unhappy. Skateboarding could actually be a great way to make friends -- many narrowly-focused guys have trouble with this. If he's not wearing a helmet, buy him one and tell him you love him. ...Read more

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I rolled my ankle from skateboarding, what to do?

I rolled my ankle from skateboarding, what to do?

Depends: If you can walk on it, then you may only need rice, rest, ice, compression, elevation. But if not sure see a podiatrist. ...Read more

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Skateboarding injuries are very common. What could I do to help prevent them?

Skateboarding injuries are very common. What could I do to help prevent them?

Choose the place: And wear rhe recommended padding in the danger areas, namely the head, knees and hands. ...Read more

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My dog keeps licking all of my wounds from my recent skateboard mishap, is this bad?

My dog keeps licking all of my wounds from my recent skateboard mishap, is this bad?

Yes: It's a great way to get an infection. YOu should be keeping the wounds clean and covered for best healing. ...Read more

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I fell off my skateboard 2 years ago. It jarred my shoulder, when i lift or rotate it there are sharp, painful twinges. Why did does it still hurt?

I fell off my skateboard 2 years ago. It jarred my shoulder, when i lift or rotate it there are sharp, painful twinges. Why did does it still hurt?

Shoulder pains: You most probably suffered internal joint injury and need to see an orthopedist who will examine you and probably do an mri, to determine injury and treatment. ...Read more

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What to do if I fell from skateboard - arm hurts?

What to do if I fell from skateboard - arm hurts?

It could be a strain: or it could be a fracture. Fractures have significant pain, deformity and loss of function. Strains are sore, you can have bruising and the arm can be stiff. if it is a fx the arm can be stabilized by a splint or Cast initially. An X-ray can confirm if there is a fracture and permanent treatment can be either casting , splinting or surgery depending on the fracture, ...Read more

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I rolled my ankle from skateboarding, should I be concerned?

I rolled my ankle from skateboarding, should I be concerned?

Depends...: How long ago was it done? Ankle sprains take a long time to heal. It would be better to break a bone because you would be put in a cast, appropriate rest would be given and recovery would be quick. 6 mos from now, you can still complain about ankle pain. Use ice, rest and support. If it goes longer than 3 weeks, seek medical attention from a Podiatrist or ankle specialist. ...Read more

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What can I do to reduce the soreness after skateboarding?

What can I do to reduce the soreness after skateboarding?

Masssage,ice pack,mo: You can use ice pack, massage the area and if it is hurting short Ibuprofen may be taken if there is no allergy to Ibuprofen or aspirin. ...Read more

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Does skateboarding commonly mess up your knees and shoulders?

Does skateboarding commonly mess up your knees and shoulders?

Worse: I have examined dozens of skateboarders with chronic back pain. Examination finds that repetative pratfalls have permanently loosened their pelvises. Many have nocturia, restless & painful sleep, & irritable bowel syndrome & can sit for less than an hour. Pelvic parasympathetic nerve impingement within pelvic plexus causes colon & bladder smooth muscle spam. My report submitted for publication. ...Read more

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Can skateboarding make tinnitus worse/cause permanant tinnitus damage?

Can skateboarding make tinnitus worse/cause permanant tinnitus damage?

Tinnitus: Tinnitus is most commonly from hearing loss. I don't see how skateboarding would cause hearing loss, unless you listen to music at a very high level while skateboarding. If exertion worsens tinnitus, i would see a doctor/ent to evaluate your tinnitus. ...Read more

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I hurt my back falling off a skateboard. Is there a way to tell if it is injured?

I hurt my back falling off a skateboard. Is there a way to tell if it is injured?

Yes: If it hurts, it's injured. If you want to find out how badly you should see your M.D., or an orthopedist. They may recommend an mri. If they find no broken bones or herniated discs then physical theraphy may help. ...Read more

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I fell while skateboarding on my wrist and I can determine whether it's broken or not.

I fell while skateboarding on my wrist and I can determine whether it's broken or not.

R/O WRIST FRACTURE: With that type of injury you need a wrist X-ray to rule out a fracture. Often the early swell in can obscure a stress fracture. If pain persists, a second X-ray or MRI is needed. Seek follow up with your doctor or ER eval if pain is severe. ...Read more

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It seems that one of my friends took a dare and rode his skateboard behind a car and ended up hitting the back window with his head! what do we do?

It seems that one of my friends took a dare and rode his skateboard behind a car and ended up hitting the back window with his head! what do we do?

Talk to your parents: Lion99319--this website is not for children less than 18 years of age....I would advise talking your parent or his parent asap so they can determine the need to get medical help. Since you are only 13, i suggest your parents or older friend/relative/sibling can help posting the concern/questions. Good luck kid! ...Read more

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