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What are ways to keep my hamstring healthy?

What are ways to keep my hamstring healthy?

Hamstring Strength: Hamstring injuries are notoriously nagging injuries for athletes involved in explosive sports that involve sudden sprinting such as soccer, rugby, track & field, etc. Eccentric strength training of the hamstring has been shown to prevent hamstring pulls in elite soccer players. My recommended exercise to prevent hamstring injury is the eccentric nordic exercise. ...Read more

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Nicked leg shaving. Oozed for hour. Is that bad health stuff?

Nicked leg shaving. Oozed for hour. Is that bad health stuff?

Probably not: Some people just take a long time to clot, and you might have nicked a small vein if you have any that are prominent on your legs. Did you take an Aspirin or Ibuprofen in the previous 24 hours? That could do it too. If this is the only bleeding problem you have, not to worry. If you are having nosebleeds, gum bleeding, or really heavy periods, time to have your blood count and clotting checked. ...Read more

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What are some tips to stay healthy and not gain weight durning the healing of a broken leg ?

What are some tips to stay healthy and not gain weight durning the healing of a broken leg ?

Limit calories: You need to exercise what is not broken make sure your vitd level is adequate (best >50ng/ml) you need calories to heal but need to watch it as you will probably not be burning off as many discuss this with your orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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How can I stay in shape and healthy when my back and leg hurt at rest, much less walking or running?

How can I stay in shape and healthy when my back and leg hurt at rest, much less walking or running?

Swimming: You do not provide info re diagnosis, but generically, exercising in water removes the stress of gravity, and is usually tolerated far better in pts with similar problems to yours. Not only swimming but water aerobics might help, and a variety of rehab therapists supervise such sessions. Might consider yoga as another direction. ...Read more

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I'm having sever pain in only my left leg followed by dizziness, should I be concerned? I'm 19 in good health this started about 15min ago.

I'm having sever pain in only my left leg followed by dizziness, should I be concerned? I'm 19 in good health this started about 15min ago.

Pinched Nerve etc.: Sounds like you sat in a position that placed pressure on the large nerve and blood vessels to the leg from your back. Try walking it out and only siting upright and straight. ...Read more

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My left leg by my knee is slightly larger than the right. I'm 25 female healthy and try to work out when I can. I'm 5'4 150lb. Should I worry ?

My left leg by my knee is slightly larger than the right. I'm 25 female healthy and try to work out when I can. I'm 5'4 150lb. Should I worry ?

No.: If you do not have any other complaints--no pain, bruising, redness, or history of injury, I would not worry. Our bodies are not naturally perfectly symmetrical. If you have any of the above complaints, please seek medical care. ...Read more