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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?

Peroneal tendinitis.: Pain on the outside of your ankles could be several different things, but the two most common are ligament tears (similar to a mild sprained ankle), or peroneal tendinitis. Your peroneal tendons help stabilize your foot on uneven terrain, and they may be irritated by having to balance on a thin skate during hockey. ...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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Help! need to know if there's any medical way to reduce size of, or make more agile, the tongue if i cannot say r's correctly?

Help! need to know if there's any medical way to reduce size of, or make more agile, the tongue if i cannot say r's correctly?

Speech pathologist: If you are experiencing problems pronouncing different syllables and words, evaluation by a speech pathologist may be recommended before undergoing a surgical procedure on the tongue. The position of the teeth also can limit movement of the tongue in enunciation so a dental evaluation of your occlusion would also be recommended. ...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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