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Will soccer players ever wear helmets?

Will soccer players ever wear helmets?

Concussions Tragic: As a player& doctor i think the legacy of soccer concussions are potentially destructive over a lifetime for players just as we have seen in the nfl. Girls playing through college may be at higher risk. Current gear does not have strong proof of protection. Let's worry more about the players' brains & lives then if we can properly see them on the pitch. Better soft head wear may be out there yet. ...Read more

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Is swimming a good cardio sport?

Is swimming a good cardio sport?

Yes: Excellent low impact cardio exercise. You can vary tempo to increase heart rate as needed. Enjoy. ...Read more

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Is stationary bike a weight-bearing exercise?

Is stationary bike a weight-bearing exercise?

Wolff's Law: Yes...But controversial answer. Weight bearing exercise such as walking is good for your bones (osteoporosis) because of their response to stress and impact. This leads to strengthening of your bones known as wolff's law. While technically not bearing weight, stationary biking and elliptical use do cause resistance (muscles tug on bone) thus also strengthening your bones to some extent. ...Read more

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How to prevent injuries when playing senior basketball?

How to prevent injuries when playing senior basketball?

Stay fit: Jog/walk briskly at least 20 minutes most days a week, stretch most days and lift weights 3 days a week. ...Read more

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Is playing basketball a good exercise?

Is playing basketball a good exercise?

Basketball: Yes. Anything that gets you up and moving is good. Getting sweaty is even better so if you are playing hard enough to sweat that's great! ...Read more

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Is bike riding a good exercise?

Is bike riding a good exercise?

Yes: It is a good aerobic exercise and helps strengthen your heart and increases endurance esp if you ride more than 10 mph. If you ride at lower speeds, try to work up to 150 minutes per week. If you do vigorous rides, 75 minutes per week is recommended. Since cycling is not a weight bearing exercise it won't strengthen bones, so it's good to do other types of exercise too like strength training. ...Read more

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Could bike riding help lose weight?

Could bike riding help lose weight?

Yes, it could : Contribute to weight loss. Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio ; weight training. ...Read more

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What's a good knee brace for football players?

What's a good knee brace for football players?

What position??: I believe that all linemen should wear hinged knee braces. For ball carriers, the use of any brace may slow down one performance and would probably only be worn if required by team physician. ...Read more

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Shin pain seriously hurts running in basketball games?

Shin pain seriously hurts running in basketball games?

Shin splints: This is traumatic compressive damage to the muscle running along the shin bone. The muscle is in a compartment and if it swells from the repeated banging of certain exercises, you will get pain that can be severe. You can use ice to help, pre treat with Ibuprofen in the future, and get some advice from an exercise therapist about how to minimize this in the future. ...Read more

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Pain in abs after playing volleyball?

Pain in abs after playing volleyball?

Exercise related: What you are experiencing is known as exercise related transient abdominal pain. It is a well localized pain that may occur in any region of the abdomen, but is most common in the lateral aspects of the mid abdomen. When severe it is mostly described as a sharp or stabbing pain, and in form of cramping, aching, or pulling when less intense. ...Read more

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What's a good knee brace for ACL injuries? Play soccer

What's a good knee brace for ACL injuries? Play soccer

A functional orthosi: A functional brace (orthosis), that is measured to the contours of your leg, is the best type of brace that you can use. ...Read more

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How does an acl(or knee injuries) injury occur when playing basketball?

How does an acl(or knee injuries) injury occur when playing basketball?

Planted foot.: Usually, your foot is planted and you make a sudden twist/turn, in a direction that your knee is not built for, causing the ACL to tear. ...Read more

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Which sport helps lose weight the fastest? Rugby club or running club or ultimate frisbee?

Which sport helps lose weight the fastest? Rugby club or running club or ultimate frisbee?

Running club: If you really want to lose weight quickly running is helpful. It seems to help people really slim down especially if you run 5 days a week for at least 40 minutes at a time. ...Read more

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How can just swimming develop lats, traps like olympic swimmers have?

How can just swimming develop lats, traps like olympic swimmers have?

Routine: If you develop the proper routine and swim 4 - 6 hours per day as they do (on a slow day) you might develop those. However, if you seek training advice from a coach or work out with the master's swimming program in your area, you will see changes. Workout includes distance, sprints, intervals, and multiple strokes. 3 - 5 days per week @ 30 - 60 mins depending on your goals. Good Luck. ...Read more

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Is soccer good exercise?

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Is soccer good exercise?

Soccer: Excellent, for any age & with no physical limitations otherwise. ...Read more

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Can i play sports sports with high blood preasure football

Can i play sports sports with high blood preasure football

Depends: High blood pressure should be managed before playing high intensity sports (like football) to prevent short and long term cardiovascular complications. See your doctor for recommendations on lowering it and for clearance to play. They may need to do more of a work up to determine the cause. ...Read more

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Can you play basketball witha sprained mcl?

Can you play basketball witha sprained mcl?

Not recommended: Grade i sprains usually would allow return to sports within 4-6 weeks with a hinged knee brace. Grade ii and iii sprains have a mandatory sports shut down period, up to 3 months for grade iii. ...Read more

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When can I play golf, ride a bike, or go hiking after spine surgery?

When can I play golf, ride a bike, or go hiking after spine surgery?

Wait long for golf: There is a huge range of types of spine surgeries. Minimally invasive disc or decompression patients, shouldn't engage in lifting of greater than 30 pounds for six weeks and to refrain from painful activities. Recovery from open fusions can take much longer. Hiking or bike- riding can usually be started relatively early in the process-2 or three weeks out. Golf needs to wait 6 months. ...Read more

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With unknown shoulder injury, can I still do cardio pilates/yoga/aerobic walking and roller derby? Esp roller derby

With unknown shoulder injury, can I still do cardio pilates/yoga/aerobic walking and roller derby? Esp roller derby

Limit activities: Without knowing what your shoulder injury is, it is probably safe to say of all activities listed aerobic walking should be fine until diagnosis is made. Roller derby is an intense contact sport and could definitely aggravate your shoulder if it is injured. See your doctor if you have shoulder pain, difficulty with range of motion for further work up, possible xray for a clearer diagnosis. ...Read more

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After too much of exhaution like after playin football or swimming my body heats up more than usual resulting in immence headache.?

After too much of exhaution like after playin football or swimming my body heats up more than usual resulting in immence headache.?

Common: I have found this to be common in headache sufferers, most of which are prone to migraines. If it happens every time you exert yourself, may be a good idea to consider migraine prevention treatment, which i find usually avoids stimulous induced headaches. Doubt that your body is actually heating more than most people do, it is probably just your perception because of how you feel. ...Read more

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Had an inguinal hernial 1 month ago which went well, was wondering when can I resume swimming and football?

Had an inguinal hernial 1 month ago which went well, was wondering when can I resume swimming and football?

Depends: While it may depend somewhat on the type of repair done, most hernia experts worldwide have their patients return to normal activity after groin her is repair as tolerated by pain and discomfort. The best thing however is to ask your surgeon for recommendations about your specific case. Best of luck! ...Read more

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In football....What is a stinger?

In football....What is a stinger?

Not a neck injury: A "stinger" is a transient injury to the brachial plexus ( this is a group of nerves after they have left the spinal cord/neck). There should be no neck pain associated. Usually you get a "dead arm" sensation on one side only. It may last a few seconds to days. Weakness is the predominant feature. Some discomfort may be present. If recurrent or weakness persists you need thorough evaluation! ...Read more

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Are there health benefits of gaelic football?

Are there health benefits of gaelic football?

Same as any sport...: It is a demanding sport that requires a lot of running and ball handling skills. The exercise alone is a health benefit. ...Read more

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What is good to eat before a football practice/game?

What is good to eat before a football practice/game?

Carbs before games: You would want to eat a high carbohydrate (c) meal before any athletic competition. C's are a good source of energy which your muscles will need during the work out they get during competition. Depending on how vigorous your activity is, you will likely not gain weight from your c intake. ...Read more

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What can I do to improve speed and strength for football?

What can I do to improve speed and strength for football?

Strengthtraining: Strength training for football depends on your position played, age, development, and where you are now. Off season, you want to increase strength, size, and power. I'd include bench, squat, clean/jerk, snatch, and medicine ball work. Work on core strength. For explosive ability and speed, include plyometrics and ballistics. ...Read more

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What are the most common injuries seen in football players?

What are the most common injuries seen in football players?

Contusions.: Contusions, in other words, bumps and bruises are very common due to the contact involved in football. Sprains and strains to ligaments and muscles/tendons are very common as well. ...Read more

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What symptoms do I look for in head injuries from football?

What symptoms do I look for in head injuries from football?

See below: Concussions may present with: confusion, amnesia without loc, ha dizziness (vertigo or imbalence, lack of awareness of surroundings, nausea, vomiting, then later, mood and cognitive disturbances, light and sound sensitivity, sleep disturbances. More severe injuries may present with the above and slurred speech, memory deficits, loc, emotional lability, seizures or worse -a lucid period after loc. ...Read more

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What is the best food to eat after a football match? Thank you

What is the best food to eat after a football match? Thank you

Soccer: Anything the athlete wants. Not sure why you need to ask the doctor this question. Doctors should not be the ones to tell you how to live your lives. Athletes need more calories, especially after a match. But, hydration is just as important as well. ...Read more

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Pain during my football games. How long does endocet stay in your system?

Pain during my football games. How long does endocet stay in your system?

Many days: If you are a football player (and 41 is a tad old for that), and you are being drug-tested, hydrocodone will stay in urine for 2-3 days, depending on how much you took how often for how long. It can be as much as 5 days with higher doses and more sensitive testing. If you are using it by prescription, testing shouldn't matter. If not, STOP and get help stopping if you need it. ...Read more

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I have back spasms, and I was wondering, how long I should sit out for football?

I have back spasms, and I was wondering, how long I should sit out for football?

Variable: Back spasms can follow a straining injury, after lifting/twisting or with impact to back area. Ideally, they will resolve with rest, massage, heat or cold and motrin. Sometimes back injections are needed to bring severe pain under control. ...Read more

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What are the most rabid football fans those without much else going for them in life?

What are the most rabid football fans those without much else going for them in life?

Answered it yourself: My hope is that you will be grateful for the things that make your own life rich and happy and enable you to find peace and real warmth in a world where so many people lead empty lives. Let others profit by yours gentle example without being openly critical of others. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Fave football player has a partial torn rotator cup, is that something that can tear more?

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Fave football player has a partial torn rotator cup, is that something that can tear more?

Yes: Many rotator cuff tears can increase in size. However, many partial tears can remain the same size indefinitely. Many throwing athletes have partial tears that are physiologic (or normal for their sport). Many pitchers, for example, develop small partial tears that become part of the way their shoulders work and do not need to be repaired. ...Read more

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I cleanly broke my fibula last night in a football game. How long will it take to be back at one hundred percent?

I cleanly broke my fibula last night in a football game. How long will it take to be back at one hundred percent?

Depends on the: fracture. IF it needs surgery it will take anywhere from 8-12 weeks. If it is a simple non-dispalced fibula fracture at the distal ankle you may be back as early as 6-8 weeks. fractures in general take 8 weeks to heal. ...Read more

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I bent my back really far back while making a tackle in football and now it hurts to bends backwards , what is wrong ?

I bent my back really far back while making a tackle in football and now it hurts to bends backwards , what is wrong ?

Likely strain: small muscle strain or ligament tear. If you are not having weakness/tingling below the injury, then this is most likely. Alternate warm/cool compress. Continue to stretch and be as active as possible. Consult your trainer, but practice should most likely be continued. Ibuprofen/Tylenol may help with post-practice pain. Good luck! ...Read more

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My son just started football practices a week ago and he is complaining about pain in his ankles. What could be thereason?

My son just started football practices a week ago and he is complaining about pain in his ankles. What could be thereason?

Get him checked: It's important that you bring him in to a foot and ankle specialist to examine. You don't want him to continue with him being in discomfort, it can cause long term problems if not addressed. Talk also to the school's athletic trainer and many times they can coordinate care with the doctor. ...Read more

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