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How do I prevent from cramping after a long run ?

How do I prevent from cramping after a long run ?

Some simple steps: The best way to avoid cramping is to maintain proper hydration during the run. Runs of less than 60 mins, use water. Greater than 60 mins, consider electrolyte fluids (eg gatorade) and running gels. After the run, continue appropriate hyrdation, stretch, slowly cool down, and massage your trouble spots. I hope that helps. ...Read more

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How long should I wait after a broken foot before i can run again?

How long should I wait after a broken foot before i can run again?

About 3 months: Usually, it takes about 3 months for complete healing, enough to be able to run on the foot. This varies according to many factors, including location of the fracture, severity of the fracture, age and coexisting medical conditions. ...Read more

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Constant pain in shin after standing for a long time. How do I prevent this?

Constant pain in shin after standing for a long time. How do I prevent this?

Need to find cause: I could be a strain around the knee or from the back or it could be local to the shin area. A prolotherapist would find the source and that be able to treat it. Visit www.Getprolo.Com or www.Aaomed.Org to learn of prolotherapy and find a doctor to help you. ...Read more

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How can I avoid taking long naps after I come back from work?Cannot function without

How can I avoid taking long naps after I come back from work?Cannot function without

Sleep isn't working: When you "sleep" and have no obvious reason why you are still tired you most likely do not rest during your sleep period. You may not reach the stage of sleep needed for the body to rest, you may be sleep walking or moving a great deal in your sleep (restless legs), you may be awakening brief periods because of low oxygen in your body. To answer your question see your md about a sleep study. ...Read more

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How long after a broken rib can I start cycling again?

How long after a broken rib can I start cycling again?

6-8 weeks: The rib injuries always hurt and take time to heal, because they cannot be rested or immobilized. Be patient. ...Read more

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How to prevent my kidney from hurting after a run?

How to prevent my kidney from hurting after a run?

Unlikely kidney pain: I highly doubt that your pain is coming from your kidneys. It is more likely that you are having musculoskeletal pain in the lower back or lower abdomen. I would suggest that you start by seeing your PCP (primary care physician) who can check your urine for any evidence of microscopic blood or protein. ...Read more

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How long after a c-section do I have to wait before going swimming?

How long after a c-section do I have to wait before going swimming?

4 to 6 weeks: Many ob-gyn doctors recommend waiting 4-6 weeks to allow proper healing of a c-section incision before going swimming. If a woman "must" go swimming sooner, she should realize that at 2-3 weeks, her wound may look healed but may not be able to withstand repeated stretching or being scraped up along a pool's edge. ...Read more

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After having a baby how long does it take to get my period back?

After having a baby how long does it take to get my period back?

6 months: We consider it normal to take as long as 6 months to start your period after having a baby assuming you are not breast feeding. If you are breast feeding then, you may not get it as long as you are nursing. ...Read more

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How long do I have to wait after a hemicolectomy before I can begin walking?

How long do I have to wait after a hemicolectomy before I can begin walking?

The next day: I get my patient out of bed either on the night of surgery or the next day and get them walking several times per day. From that point on you can increase your walking as desired so long as keep yourself well hydrated and minimize steep inclines or steps. ...Read more

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How much time do I have to take off from work after having a laparoscopy for endometriosis ?

How much time do I have to take off from work after having a laparoscopy for endometriosis ?

A few days: I allow patients to return to work in 2-3 days if their jobs aren't physically demanding. For extensive surgery like laps/myomectomy longer may be advisable. Most patients feel good quickly, although minor aches and pains may continue. Surgeons, myself included, are opinionated: you need to ask yours what he/she prefers. ...Read more

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How long after a vascectomy can I start having sex again?

How long after a vascectomy can I start having sex again?

Go ahead: As soon as you're comfortable. The procedure may even give you a testosterone surge. However, there are likely to be spermatozoa in your semen for at least two months. ...Read more

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Hi I have just come out of hospital after having pneumonia, how soon can I swim and use a sauna?

Hi I have just come out of hospital after having pneumonia, how soon can I swim and use a sauna?

Depends: On the effect of your pneumonia on your lungs and your endurance. There is no real contraindication to swimming if you can tolerate it. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long should I wait to lift weights after I have recovered from a hurt lower back?

How long should I wait to lift weights after I have recovered from a hurt lower back?

Pain free and rehab: It depends on the nature of the injury. Someone who is athletic should see a physiatrist to determine the diagnosis and to guide the rehabilitation. Subtleties like core strength and alignment should be evaluated. American college of sports medicine guidelines recommend no more than 10% increase in intensity, duration or frequency per week. ...Read more

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How long do I have to wait after eating a meal to excercise/work out without getting a stomach ache?

How long do I have to wait after eating a meal to excercise/work out without getting a stomach ache?

Depends: Eating diverts blood to the GI tract and may reduce the supply of blood to other organs. Increasingly it is recognized that an available source of calories is critical to high performance. For example, in professional cycling, riders eat throughout the race to assure a steady supply of sugar. In summary, it is very individualized. If you get a stomach ache after eating, try smaller easily digestib. ...Read more

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After how many days i can go to the Gym after having chikenpox?

After how many days i can go to the Gym after having chikenpox?

Crusted lesions: For healthy individuals once the lesions are crusted it is usually safe for individuals to return to their daily activities. Mild cases with few lesions this can be several days and severe cases with hundreds of lesions can take several weeks. ...Read more

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How do I stop a UTI from occurring again?

Try these: 1) empty bladder frequently: stretched out bladder wall more at risk 2) cranberry juice helps --mix with vitamin c rich citrus drink if too tart 3) urinate after sex--may be most important rule to follow 4) use of diaphragm or spermicides with nonoxynol-9 might put women at higher risk-ask doc 5) excessive caffeine, colas may cause bladder irritation. Balance with increased water or other fluids. ...Read more

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How long am I supposed to wait before running after a broken foot?

How long am I supposed to wait before running after a broken foot?

When your doc: Says it's okay, only he/she is looking at your x-rays and foot and knows the extent of your injury. ...Read more

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