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Doctor insights on: Gymnastic Leotards

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Falling below normal height or weight required for gymnastic stars?

Falling below normal height or weight required for gymnastic stars?

Eval: Usually gymnasts are more concerned about exceeding height and weight norms, not falling below them. Because height and weights for competitive gymnasts tends to be low already, I would consult with your physician for medical evalation. Depending on the cause for low height/ weight the physician may recommend working with a nutritionist or other measures. ...Read more

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Can I still do gymnastic after hernia repair?

Can I still do gymnastic after hernia repair?

Yes: But wait until surgeon clears you to reduce chance of recurrence or bleeding. Usually well healed in two months, or so. I presume this is a groin hernia but the principle is the same for umbilical or femoral. ...Read more

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I strength and do gymnastic training (crossfit). My elbow looks bruised and the tissue around it feels puffy. I rested for 10 days. Suggestions?

I strength and do gymnastic training (crossfit). My elbow looks bruised and the tissue around it feels puffy. I rested for 10 days. Suggestions?

Exercise injury?: It sounds like you may have injured yourself somehow. I suggest seeing your physician about this -- you may need an xray also. Depending on your exam, your doctor may also want you to see an orthopedist. ...Read more

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Somebody dropped a gymnastic trampoline on my hand around my knuckle it has swelled up just under my knuckle and is painful when I move it?

Somebody dropped a gymnastic trampoline on my hand around my knuckle it has swelled up just under my knuckle and is painful when I move it?

Need xray: After an injury to the small joints in the hands or feet it's important to get an x-ray of the area if there is pain with movement. There may be a fracture that could need treatment in order to heal properly. I recommend going to your provider or urgent care if you are concerned. ...Read more

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I have really dark armpits and I am a gymnast and im the only one on my team who wears long sleeve leotards. No home remedies work for me. Please help?

I have really dark armpits and I am a gymnast and im the only one on my team who wears long sleeve leotards. No home remedies work for me. Please help?

Sweating?: Perspiration is part of your body's cooling system and essential to a gymnast. Dark skin can represent a medical problem on the nape of the neck, but in your armpits it's probably built in to your genes. Please talk to your family or physician about this. It is probably not a problem, even to your teammates. ...Read more