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How to prevent common hockey injuries?

How to prevent common hockey injuries?

Strech: I see a lot of hockey players with back injuries. Stretch the hamstrings to prevent. ...Read more

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How can you avoid common injuries when playing hockey?

How can you avoid common injuries when playing hockey?

Stretch/Warm up.: Stretch well and warm up your body with a light skate, just enough to break a sweat. In addition, make sure that you have the proper protective equipment that fits well. ...Read more

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Why would i only get pain on my outside of my ankles after hockey?

Why would i only get pain on my outside of my ankles after hockey?

Two possibilities: One is that your skates do not fit correctly. Another is the muscles that you use when skating. When pushing to the outside you fire the peroneal muscles. The tendons of these muscles run on the outside of your ankles. ...Read more

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My shoulders are killing me from hitting in hockey. What can I do to recover quickly?

My shoulders are killing me from hitting in hockey. What can I do to recover quickly?

Shoulder Soreness: Overuse and fatigue issues are best dealt with conditioning, but hindsight.Is not helpful here. Using nsaids, if not contraindicated, are a good start, as well as the use of ice to the sore areas. My best advice is to go slowly or you will end up not playing at all if you continue to push yourself. It takes longer to recover as you get older. At 39, you must beware of serious injury. ...Read more

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My should popped out and back in while playing hockey. This has happened before but the pain would usually go away with in a few days except it hasnt.?

My should popped out and back in while playing hockey. This has happened before but the pain would usually go away with in a few days except it hasnt.?

Shoulder subluxation: A transient shoulder instability event is referred to as a subluxation. Recurrent subluxations often result in the same injury pattern seen with actual dislocations that require an assisted joint reduction. The injury most commonly observed is a tearing of the capsule and labral tissue away from the glenoid. ...Read more

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How do I tape my knee for hockey?

How do I tape my knee for hockey?

Depends: Taping of a joint varies based on the desired outcome. Taping to stabilize the patella (kneecap) is different than taping to prevent hyperextension, which is different than taping to stabilize a collateral ligament. This is also a skill that requires much experience to do properly. Consult with your athletic trainer. ...Read more

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What are common types of injuries during hockey?

What are common types of injuries during hockey?

Similar to football: Like other high energy contact collision sports, hockey players sustain typical muscles strains (hamstring/quadriceps), ligament sprains (major knee ligaments), shoulder subluxation/dislocations, hip injuries, contusions from puck or collision contact, ocassional bone fractures, and lacerations of any exposed skin (facial area). ...Read more

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How do you support and build your stamina, i'm a ice hockey goaltender?

How do you support and build your stamina, i'm a ice hockey goaltender?

Stamina: Interval aerobic training with incremental increases in time and intensity is the best way to build endurance along with weight training to fatigue muscles with little rest between sets. If you have not been working out start slow but progress each week and keep monitoring your routine to make sure you in your target zone when moving. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What to do if i work out and play hockey but i eat terrible.?

What to do if i work out and play hockey but i eat terrible.?

Eat better foods: Eat better. Balanced diet with enough fruit, vegetables and fiber. ...Read more

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Should I expect to lose or gain weight by playing field hockey?

Should I expect to lose or gain weight by playing field hockey?

Hope to be leaner!: The desired goal should to becomee leaner and healthier. Sometimes my pts start an exercise program, they are frequently unhappy with their weight loss until i determine body composition, and we demonstrate both fat loss and muscle gain:there body fat percentage goes down. Leanness and increased fitness are the goal of all sporting activities. ...Read more

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Hockey puck to the leg taking >5 months to heal. Is this normal?

Hockey puck to the leg taking >5 months to heal. Is this normal?

No, seek examination: Hematomas and bruises (unless repetitively injured) should heal within weeks and not months. You should be evaluated by a physician or specifically by an orthopaedic surgeon to make sure you do not have a stress injury or stress fracture from the direct trauma. X-rays would be indicated. ...Read more

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Do I have a concussion? I was hit with a hockey stick on the 7 hours ago and it still hurts.

Do I have a concussion? I was hit with a hockey stick on the 7 hours ago and it still hurts.

May or may not: Concussions are usually the result of minor head trauma and are usually sports-induced. A concussion in an alert person, generally have inattention, slowed responses to questions asked and memory impairment. Headache and nausea are frequently reported symptoms. Since, you have not reported any other symptoms, it may not be concussion, but pain, lasting 7 hrs., can still be a concussion.Thanks. ...Read more

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What should I do if I had a big fall on my hip in hockey and there is a big black and blue mark?

What should I do if I had a big fall on my hip in hockey and there is a big black and blue mark?

Ice it: Ice, ice, and more ice.....Antiinflmmatory such as Motrin or alleve assuming you are not allergic. If pain is bad you might want to make sure you didn't break anything. ...Read more

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What to do if i want to get abs and a stronger core for hockey and snowboarding, how do I do that?

What to do if i want to get abs and a stronger core for hockey and snowboarding, how do I do that?

See below: There are many great exercises to strengthen the abdominal muscles. I would recommend a visit with a physical therapist or personal trainer to learn proper technique. One of the best exercises are called planks. To do this lay on your stomach and lift your belly and legs off the ground with your forarms and toes on the ground. Try holding this postion for 15-30 seconds at a time. ...Read more