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Special Olympics: Teens with physical disabilities are able to do many sports. By this age they are generally aware of their physical limitations, such as neck instability, hypermobile joints or heart or lung limitations. They can be directed by their primary physicians with the help of special olympics to find a sport they can excel in. ...Read more
Left knee MRI shows I have trochlear groove arthritis. What aerobic exercises can I do? Cycling? Running? Stair climber?
Non impact ideally: Your patellofemoral joint (where the knee cap meets the trochlear groove on the femur) sees 3-6 times your body weight and this is even more with running and other high impact exercises. Ideally you should stick with non impact activities like cycling, swimming and using the elliptical. The stair climber will likely be very tough because the amount of stress it puts on the pf joint is very high. ...Read more
Varies: There is probably some variation among trainers, but most would likely work on aerobic fitness, flexibility and core strengthening exercises. She or he may also adjust the program depending on how acute and severe the pain is, your age, your fitness, your tolerance to new exercise. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Will physical theropy repair a small lebral tear after an anterior shoulder dislocation? Because i want to play crossfit (overhead sport)
No: A labral tear will not heal on its own. Therapy can help with the pain so if you are clinically not having recurrent instability and just dealing with pain at this point i think therapy is appropriate. Any recurrent instability episode however or continued pain is going to be best managed with surgical repair. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Scoli dr said i have mld scoliosis, Femoral retroversion, external tibial torsion, & leg length discrep. Play soccer but hard to run. What kind of dr?
Pediatric Orthopedic: If you have xrays and MRI's, I can see you in Lake Worth to better assess your needs. Or you can do a virtual consult with me. I am a minimally invasive spine surgeon, but happy to give you my opinion on all your orthopedic maladies. ...Read more
Chronic injuries: You need to be evaluated to find the root cause of your reoccurring injuries. ...Read more
17 yo .female soccer player , hs senior . Higrade mil tear on MRI , yet has stable knee, will use brace ,pt, and rehab . ? Let rtn to play or reconstr
High grade MCL tear: Assuming high grade MCL tear on MRI with stable knee. If she has good performance on sprinting, can make cuts on the knee, can perform one-legged jumping, trampoline, wobble board, and has close to 100% strength and minimal pain on wobble test. If she wants to play in college may be best to reconstruct so rehab can begin prior to college. ...Read more
5yrold boy,16kg wt.having both knee jnts,elbow jts,wrist joints,cervical,metatarsal jt aches.he plays footballand does cycling smtimes.plays lego.wat?
Joint pains : Your son is suffering from multiple joint pains. He needs to be evaluated by his pediatrician or a rheumatologist for proper diagnosis, work up & treatment. It is good he is active but be careful, may be he is overdoing it with all these activities, that might aggravate his joint pains, do it in moderation. I hope he feels better soon. ...Read more
Can practicing karate stances (horse stance, bow stance, etc) and katas aggravate herniated discs or are they safe to practice?
Interesting question: but it may be more appropriate for a site that focuses on athletics. ...Read more
With a tailbone injury can you do strength training w weights ie squats,leg press, hip abducter and cardio - elliptical?
Varies: It varies somewhat based on the severity of the injury. If it is a fracture, you would be well suited to avoid exercises that put extra strain on that area such as seated military press, etc for 6-8 weeks. If it was more of a soft tissue injury, than basically you would just try to keep your activities to such a level that your pain is not aggravated, but could increase them as tolerated. ...Read more
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