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How can I help my son with dyspraxia play sports with his friends?

How can I help my son with dyspraxia play sports with his friends?

Practice: Work with him on his weaknesses, practice practice practice, focus on sports that he can keep up with better. Compare him to him only, and make note how he is doing better this week compared to last. Depending on the ages, it may be good to talk with the parents of some of his friends to explain to their kids to be patient with him and encourage him. ...Read more

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Sporting Activities (Definition)

It may be easier to exercise earlier in your pregnancy than during the last three months (third trimester) of pregnancy. Choosing safe exercises for you and your baby is important because some positions, as your weight and balance change, may become uncomfortable or have potentially harmful effects. After 20 weeks of pregnancy, you should not do exercises that require lying flat on your back, because this position may make ...Read more


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Where in dallas, tx can I take my son for a physical exam to play sports at school?

Where in dallas, tx can I take my son for a physical exam to play sports at school?

Any local Peds, FP: Unless there are heart or lung problems outstanding, ... Any local docs should be able to sign off on your son's pe activities form! ...Read more

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My 10 year old son just diagnosed with hand foot mouth disease. He is generally feeling fine. He still play sports with his father twice a day. Okay?

My 10 year old son just diagnosed with hand foot mouth disease. He is generally feeling fine. He still play sports with his father twice a day. Okay?

Sure, but...: Hand/foot/mouth is a viral illness usually caused by a virus called a coxsackie virus. Usually we see this in our part of the country in spring/early summer, but we too have seen some cases in our office the past few weeks. Your body will fight this off on its own, so if he's feeling ok, he can be as active as he feels ok for. He is fighting an illness, though, so insure plenty of rest and fluids. ...Read more

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Why is it that i get spasms when i play sports?

Why is it that i get spasms when i play sports?

Several reasons: Depends on where you get them and if any other symptoms or underlying condition. Simple muscle spasms can be due to tight or deconditioned tendons and muscles, lack of hydration or electrolytes. Sometimes it can be a secondary, reactive issue due to an underlying problem such as nerve irritation. ...Read more

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Can I still play sports if I have bursitis?

Can I still play sports if I have bursitis?

See physiatrist : A physiatrist or sports med doc can evaluate you ( in the context of what sports you play or activities you do for work) and can make recommendations to keep you active while fixing the problem. ...Read more

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If I have paget's disease can I play sports?

If I have paget's disease can I play sports?

Absolutely: You probably do not want to play tackle for the nfl if your bones are somewhat more likely to break than the next person's, but you have a wide variety of sports to choose from. I love to swim; bicycling's another great low-impact sport, and your physician can help you weight the risk-benefit of medium-impact sports. The severity of paget's varies greatly. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it okay to play sports with contact lens in?

Is it okay to play sports with contact lens in?

Absolutely...: One of the great things about contact lenses is the freedom they give you when playing sports. They can also improve your performance depending on what kind and how great your refractive error. Remember though, glasses do offer protection, especially in racket sports and other sports where there might be contact with flying objects, fingers, etc. Do not forget to wear eye protection as needed. ...Read more

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Should people with hemophilia exercise and play sports?

W mild to moderate: Hemophilia yes. One must be quite cautious with exercise with a severe condition. All forms of activity should be d/w the patient's physician beforehand. He following sports are considered safe if you have mild to moderate hemophilia: archery, aquatics, elliptical machine, stationary bike, frisbee, golf, hiking, tai chi, swimming & walking. Heavy exertion, power lifting & contact sports are not. ...Read more

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How can I stay in shape while i'm injured and can't play sports?

How can I stay in shape while i'm injured and can't play sports?

Try other things: Work out the unaffected parts of your body. For instance if you hurt your right shoulder, then do more with your left arm and legs and do more cardio. Also it may be time to work more on a healthy diet to help you stay in shape. Keep a positive attitude, you'll be back on the field in no time. ...Read more

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Is it fair for little boys and girls to be forced to play sports?

Is it fair for little boys and girls to be forced to play sports?

No but yes!: Every child needs physical activity, not only for physical health, but also mental health. However, activities must be tailored to likes and dislikes. A quote of mine! "what is the difference between play and exercise? It is like sex versus artificial insemination. If you enjoy it, no one has to force you to do it!" it is important to enjoy physical activity, since it carries over to adulhood! ...Read more

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I play sports and excerise everyday! why am i gaining weight? And how can I lose it?

I play sports and excerise everyday! why am i gaining weight? And how can I lose it?

What are you eating?: You need a well-rounded plan that also addresses what your are eating, one that gives you high nutrient content (brightly colored fruits and vegetables) and not "empty" calories. You need to see a doctor, though, for a full medical evaluation to make sure you are healthy, and not gaining weight because of a thyroid problem, for example. ...Read more

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What do doctors do when you get a physical so you can play sports? Are they just making sure nothing is broken?

What do doctors do when you get a physical so you can play sports? Are they just making sure nothing is broken?

Sports Physical: The medical exam that is done prior to participating in a sport or activity is helpful to determine if certain risk factors exist or an activity should be modified. The history of the patient is the most useful information because it can alert the doctor to a need for further testing or exams. A sports physical does not eliminate the potential for health risks but may help in preventing problem ...Read more

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Diagnosed with pfs going 2 pt not helping had for 2 years wake up at night hurting bad mostly hurts in evening+morning what to do next i play sports?

Many effective Rx's: Night splinting, daily stretching, occasional cortisone injections as well as more contemporary treatments such as extra corporal shock wave therapy and platelet rich plasma injections have shown some promising results. Contact an orthopaedic foot and ankle specialist or podiatrist to discuss further. ...Read more

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I eat a lot of unhealthy food (not fast food) but I always exercise every day and I play sports is there any foods you would recommend for an athlete?

I eat a lot of unhealthy food (not fast food) but I always exercise every day and I play sports is there any foods you would recommend for an athlete?

Foods: I strongly recommend that you go to the internet and look for "NuVal". This will take you through the good, not so good, and bad eating habits. Your athleticism will improve as your eating habits improve. ...Read more

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Is it okay to play sports during a fever ?

Is it okay to play sports during a fever ?

Find out why first.: If you don't have a diagnosis yet, it's important to see a doc to find out why. Fever is your body's way to fight infection or inflammation. If you have a URI, you should sit out from sports so you don't infect your team mates. Athletic exertion can divert needed energy away from your natural defense mechanisms, so take it easy a few days and let your body fight the infection. ...Read more

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Can i play sports if i think I have a hernia?

Can i play sports if i think I have a hernia?

Probably: If you have a hernia, let pain or discomfort be your guide. If it hurts, take it easy. If you find yourself limiting your activity because of a hernia, see a general surgeon it a consultation. ...Read more

Apraxia (Definition)

Apraxia refers to several concepts. One is where motor or cognitive tasks cannot be done even when comprehension and physical capacity to perform are present, often referring to acquired difficulties, sometimes inborn. The term may be used to describe problems seen in daily living, or the failure to complete a task during testing. It's not generally applied to ...Read more


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Children's health refers broadly to the health maintenance and prevention ...Read more