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Men also: Women, especially the very young, have great flexibility and fearlessness and will accomplish the demands of this sport quite successfully. Men also have courage but have heavier muscles and less flexibility. The types of exercises required are defined recognizing these differences and so men can excel but in a different way. ...Read more
Ligamentous: Injuries are usually ones involving tendons and ligaments. Unusual stress and strains on joints can cause tears in these tissues. More rarely the bones can be affected by the tendons or ligaments pulling away from the bones. Most serious are fractures due to landing incorrectly, this can include neck fractures and paralysis. ...Read more
Maybe: Possibly if your child is training too hard. At the Olympic level, training is such that these girls have delayed puberty, very low body fat and reduced puberty hormones which reduce growth, bone mass and possibly final adult height. However, limited research has yet to establish a cause- effect relationship between the two. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3751410/ Endo docs? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ligamentous: Injuries are usually ones involving tendons and ligaments. Unusual stress and strains on joints can cause tears in these tissues. More rarely the bones can be affected by the tendons or ligaments pulling away from the bones. Most serious are fractures due to landing incorrectly, this can include neck fractures and paralysis. Stretching, strength exercises, practice can minimize these risks. ...Read more
Legg Calve Perthes: This question is best answered by the child's orthopedic specialist, however, it depends on the age of the child and severity of disease. Generally, limited running and jumping is recommended in order to help the femoral head stay as round as possible. If this is not done, the treatment progress to more limiting things like PT, crutches, casts, or even surgery. ...Read more
Exercise: Possible yes but prudence dictates getting medical clearance and training carefully and appropriately. Whether its ago of idea is an individual question. ...Read more
Not necessarily.: As long as the child is getting enough sleep and a balanced diet with enough calories to compensate for the additional exercise, growth should be normal. However, if nutritional intake isn't enough to compensate for the calories being burned by exercise, or if an eating disorder develops, growth and pubertal development can be affected. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Horribly from pain. This year i was diagnosed with lordosis. Could it be from the years of gymnastics?
Yes, absolutely: The hyperextension gymnast are put through can often cause back pain, especially increased lordosis due to ligamentous laxity. Have you had any imaging of your back? One of the most commonly undiagnosed causes of back pain in gymnasts (until the last couple of years) is a pars fracture, a small piece of the vertebrae that can be extremely painful and cause an increase in lordosis. Ask your doctor. ...Read more
How do you know if you're still a virgin? I think I ripped my hymen while in gymnastics. How can I find out
Does 5-9 hours gymnastics stunted children growth? My children loves gymnastics but I am afraid to send them to more intensive training. They currently do 1-2 hours/week only.
Gymnastics: it is not necessarily the number of hours per week spent doing gymnastics. Issues with growth revolves around less than adequate nutrition intake during the optimal periods of childhood growth, while performing gymnastics. Adequate caloric intake, of healthy foods, is of utmost importance. A discussion with your pediatrician, or HealthTap prime consult, can help lay out more instructions for you. ...Read more
Yes: Once you are asymptomatic you can return to all activities. Exercise is of great benefit in terms of minimizing back pain and any recurrence of a disc herniation. You may have had back pain that may have been unrelated to the disc herniations seen on imaging as this becomes a fmore frequent incidental finding as we age even in people with no back pain. ...Read more
Exercise if you wish: There is no reason why you shouldn't do gymnastics if you have panic disorder. Physical activity does not necessarily worsen symptoms of anxiety. Don't misinterpret body sensations as signs of an impending panic attack. After the exercise you will feel more relaxed and it will help keep your mind off your worries. Panic disorder is not difficult to treat. Look for help and free yourself. ...Read more
Lately I have been hungry like every 2 hours. I'm 16 years old and I do gymnastics once a week...Could that be why?
Yes: It is common for active adolescents to have a pretty impressive appetite. As long as you are not gaining weight because of this, and otherwise feel well, i would not be too concerned about it. It is important, however, to still make good food choices (i.e. Choosing a serving of fruit over a bag of cheetos). ...Read more
I have gymnastics training 12 times/week, but can't keep up. Too tired. Is it ok to take caffeine pills to boost workout?
No: The goal is to do it all the natural way. Healthy, natural foods, drinks, and habits. Avoid pills, supplements, etc... unless there is a deficiency of something. Thus, one can see a primary care doctor to check for the cause of tiredness. That is to make sure there is not a medical problem, such as a sleep disorder (where one seems to be sleeping but is not resting his brain), or other issues. ...Read more
Hi, my friend would like to know if gymnastics affect her 7 year old son's height and prevent him from getting tall enough?Thanks.
Unlikely to be pbm: Exercise programs have little if any effect on eventual height. The projected height of a male is the average of his parents plus 5 cm. If he maintains a balanced nutrition, gets appropriate sleep and exercises he can achieve his expected height. Poor sleep, nutrition and health can reduce potential growth. ...Read more
Fell on my shoulder at gymnastics an it's a bit of swelling. Hurts when I move it. I have a meet tomorrow and I want to but I don't want to get hurt ?
You are hurt: I cant recommend painful activities after a shoulder injury take the meet off save the rest of season get shoulder examined and treated , this is not the kind of pain to work through ...Read more
Depends: Seizure disorders are a problem for anyone wanting to do certain activities. You should seek the guidance of your pcp/neurologist regarding activities to participate in. How well are your seizures controlled? What medications are you taking? How often do you have seizures? What are your current limitiations? Do you drive? Talke to your doctors and make a plan. Best to you! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer