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How long can I wait to go back to gymnastics after breaking my ankle?

How long can I wait to go back to gymnastics after breaking my ankle?

Return to activity: This is touch to answer as it depends on: the type of break you had, if surgery was required, how long it takes for the break to heal, and if you have any associated weakness of the ankle. The best person to answer this would be your treating doctor. ...Read more

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My 12 year old daughter sprained her ankle she's not in much pain now so when can she be able to go back to gymnastics should she just wear her brace?

My 12 year old daughter sprained her ankle she's not in much pain now so when can she be able to go back to gymnastics should she just wear her brace?

Limit activity.: Rigorous activity should be limited to allow for optimal healing. The use of a brace may help support an area during activity, but they have their limitations. Consult with your doctor and get their professional advice. ...Read more

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My 12 year old daughter sprained her ankle it's a grade 1 sprain when should she be able to go back to gymnastics should she just wear her brace?

My 12 year old daughter sprained her ankle it's a grade 1 sprain when should she be able to go back to gymnastics should she just wear her brace?

Limit activity.: Rigorous activity should be limited to allow for optimal healing. The use of a brace may help support an area during activity, but they have their limitations. Consult with your doctor and get their professional advice. ...Read more

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There's small fracture in ankle when can I go back to full gymnastics?

There's small fracture in ankle when can I go back to full gymnastics?

D/W treating doctor: Please discuss this with your treating physician. This is something that a panelist can clear you for. ...Read more

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What is the process of getting surgery for Anterior Ankle Impingement? How long would someone be out of intense sports like gymnastics?

What is the process of getting surgery for Anterior Ankle Impingement? How long would someone be out of intense sports like gymnastics?

ANKLES AWAY!: Recovery will involve physical therapy. Debridement surgery is most common. Recovery generally rapid; return to normal activity typically 4-6wks-- add 2-4wks for return to high-performance sports. Excision of the os trigonum (posterior impingement surgery); slower process; physical therapy 2-3 months+; Full recovery 6 months+. ...Read more

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Only 4 rheumatologist orthopedic have acquired hypermobility in ankles/knee joints from past- dance or gymnastics, can hypermobility spread 2 spine?

Only 4 rheumatologist orthopedic have acquired hypermobility in ankles/knee joints from past- dance or gymnastics, can hypermobility spread 2 spine?

No: Hyper mobility is a result of ligamentous laxity which is a result of ur genetic makeup. It therefore can potentially be present at any joint, even if the symptoms/sequelae do not present all at the same time. Therefore, the laxity is a condition inherent to each joint ; does not "spread" like an infection or cancer. ...Read more

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In gymnastics I landed a tumbling pass with my right foot twisted outward. What could that have done? The longer I stand the worse it gets.

In gymnastics I landed a tumbling pass with my right foot twisted outward. What could that have done? The longer I stand the worse it gets.

Twisted foot/ankle: Is possible that you might have torn or injured a ligament or tendon. These should not be home remedy treated. The lack of improvement and increasing pain with standing indicate this injury needs a proper evaluation by a podiatrist. Good luck. ...Read more

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At gymnastics training last night she fell on her ankle in a strange way. This morning she was complaining of pain on pressure. Is taping sensible?

At gymnastics training last night she fell on her ankle in a strange way. This morning she was complaining of pain on pressure. Is taping sensible?

Ice and elevation: No, initally would ice area with elevation and rest, it no better need to be seen by physician for examination and xrays. ...Read more

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Have had ankle impingement for 5 months. Can't do gymnastics. What are my options for a fast recovery? I already know rest, ice & NSAIDS

Have had ankle impingement for 5 months. Can't do gymnastics. What are my options for a fast recovery? I already know rest, ice & NSAIDS

Ankle impingement: Consider orthopedic foot & ankle specialist for exam & MRI. Further options include PT, injections, laser therapy, purified omega, arthroscopic excision of impingement. Define the specific impingement prior to any surgery. ...Read more

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Bruised pads of foot from gymnastics. How do I prevent this?

Bruised pads of foot from gymnastics. How do I prevent this?

Go to podiatrist: A podiatrist would be able to examine your feet and determine if the motion in the ball of the foot is creating more pressure at the metatarsals. If so, there are padding/strapping that can be applied to your foot while training that can help with this. ...Read more

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How long should one wait to return to gymnastics after back surgery?

How long should one wait to return to gymnastics after back surgery?

Depends: Definitely depends on the type of surgery performed. Some back surgeries have little or no restrictions postoperatively. Many have restrictions on physical activities for 6-8 weeks. You should definitely ask your surgeon. Thanks for the question. ...Read more

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How long before two broke bones in a 10 year old arm will heal to go back to dancing and gymnastics?

How long before two broke bones in a 10 year old arm will heal to go back to dancing and gymnastics?

Healing process: It will take 6-8 weeks for the bones to heal. Dancing can begin immediately. If gymnastics involve any arm exercises, I would tend to wait a bit longer because the arm muscles may show disuse atrophy from wearing the cast. ...Read more

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I have 2 herniated disks so can I ever go back to gymnastics?

I have 2 herniated disks so can I ever go back to gymnastics?

Yes: Once you are asymptomatic you can return to all activities. Exercise is of great benefit in terms of minimizing back pain and any recurrence of a disc herniation. You may have had back pain that may have been unrelated to the disc herniations seen on imaging as this becomes a fmore frequent incidental finding as we age even in people with no back pain. ...Read more

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For my cousin that is 12 years old she has a grade 2 sprain when can she go back to gymnastics?

For my cousin that is 12 years old she has a grade 2 sprain when can she go back to gymnastics?

Hard to say: That is best answered by a supervising physician. What is g2 to one may be grade 1 or 3 to another. It might be 3 wks or more but could be less. ...Read more

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Can I go back to gymnastics with a torn or pulled muscle?

Can I go back to gymnastics with a torn or pulled muscle?

YES, BUT once the Ms: Has healed and fully recovered and got stronger, with proper treatment and Therapy.
See an Orthopod and be treated till healed.
GOOD LUCK. ...Read more

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My 12 year old daughter has a grade 1 sprain when will it get healed? And when can she go back to gymnastics should she just wear her brace and go?

My 12 year old daughter has a grade 1 sprain when will it get healed? And when can she go back to gymnastics should she just wear her brace and go?

Grade 1 sprain: Once the swelling is reduced and she is able to walk, she can slowly return to gymnastics. A brace would be helpful. It may take 3-4 weeks for total recovery. ...Read more

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Could I return to gymnastics after back surgery?

Could I return to gymnastics after back surgery?

What surgery: That is definately a question for your surgeon he/she fixed you up, and only the surgeon knows the right time to wait after surgery. Having said that there are some surgeries after which you should not return to gymnastics. Your surgeon can guide you do not become a couch potato regardless. Do less impact exrcise often. ...Read more

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How can I treat for back pain called spondylolisthesis from doing gymnastics for 12 1/2 years?

How can I treat for back pain called spondylolisthesis from doing gymnastics for 12 1/2 years?

Rest and brace: Nonsurgical treatments are tried first. This may include:
anti-inflammatory medicines to reduce back pain
a stiff back brace
physical therapy
you should take a break from activities. Surgery to fuse the slipped disc may be needed if you have severe pain that does not get better with treatment. ...Read more

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My friend fractured a spinal column while doing gymnastics. What the treatments be?

My friend fractured a spinal column while doing gymnastics. What the treatments be?

Spine fracture: Depending on the location and the type of fracture, it could be just immobilization in a brace or collar or surgery may be indicated if there is instability. That is typically rare from a fall, though. Have her/h evaluated by a spine trauma specialist to determine the extend of injury and have yourself educated about treatment options. Good luck. ...Read more

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Gymnastics lower back pain. Is it still safe to comepte?

Gymnastics lower back pain. Is it still safe to comepte?

Depends: If it is lumbar strain or spasms and the pain is isolated to the back, it's probably fine. If you have pain radiating to your legs or weakness with loss of bowel or bladder control, then you may have an emergency and you should not do gymnastics. If the pain is effecting your function, see a physician for a medical evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more

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I got Achilles tendonitis in gymnastics. How long will it take to recover?

I got Achilles tendonitis in gymnastics. How long will it take to recover?

Variable: Don't know the extent of your particular case. Stop the gymnastics, let it heal properly, go for physical therapy if needed. ...Read more

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I've been having pain in my right wrist when weight bearing for long periods of time while doing gymnastics. What could be wrong with it?

I've been having pain in my right wrist when weight bearing for long periods of time while doing gymnastics. What could be wrong with it?

Undetermined: There are too many possibilities to let me answer with any certainty. It could just be tendonitis or a ligament strain. However, there are a number of conditions that can be diagnosed only with x-ray, physical examination and, sometimes, an mri. You should have an orthopedist or a hand surgeon check this out to be sure. ...Read more

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I have gymnastics at 5:00 pm. If I drink lemonade how long would it take to stop my period, or are there any other ways to stop my period?

I have gymnastics at 5:00 pm. If I drink lemonade how long would it take to stop my period, or are there any other ways to stop my period?

Hormonal contracepti: Lemonade does not usually stop your cycle. There are ways to do so but involve hormonal contraception. if you have birth control pills then it is possible to alter the timing of your period but this involves some planning! For today, unfortunately, the best thing is to use a good tampon. If your period is very heavy an ultrasound might show why. ...Read more

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I have upper back pain due to trampoline gymnastics and it cracks when I do certain moves, is there anything I should be doing?

Yes, rest.: Any thing that hurts due to any exercise needs rest to heal. Stop your exercises and let it rest till the pain goes away completely. Applying heat and taking medicines like Advil or Aleve (naproxen) should help. If not better in 10 days then see your doctor. ...Read more

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16. I may have a slipped disk/ pinched nerve and I did gymnastics anyway. Pain worsened in lower back, tight feeling. Doctor on Sat. Immediate danger?

Unlikely: Unlikely it is dangerous to the extent you can't wait till Saturday to be seen. One if the most common causes of back pain in gymnasts is known as a spondylolysis. ...Read more

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My right shoulder blade hurt all of a sudden. I used to work out (gymnastics) before. Also I used to carry heavy purse to school using my right hand.

My right shoulder blade hurt all of a sudden. I used to work out (gymnastics) before. Also I used to carry heavy purse to school using my right hand.

Could be neck?: Frequently pain in the scapula esp along the medial border is indicative of cervical spine problems such as spondylitis and or a pinched nerve

you would need to see someone to help figure this out. ...Read more

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How long should you wait after spraining your ankle to get back to full strength?

How long should you wait after spraining your ankle to get back to full strength?

Depends on severity: Depends on the severity of the sparin. Either way I would gradully work back to your old regiment, however, I would make sure the ankle is well supported and you have don e some strengthening exercises. ...Read more

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Cramping, ankle swelling and sore back. Appt with ob in 2 weeks. Is it ok to wait this long?

Cramping, ankle swelling and sore back. Appt with ob in 2 weeks. Is it ok to wait this long?

Need more info: The general answer to cramping in pregnancy is that your doctor would want to know that. More information is required to adequately address this question. ...Read more

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Lately I've been getting out of breath easily. Like going up/down stairs but at gymnastics I don't get out of breath that easy. What could this be?

Lately I've been getting out of breath easily. Like going up/down stairs but at gymnastics I don't get out of breath that easy. What could this be?

Asthma?: Depending on your exam and history, it could be the onset of asthma. Your heart should also be checked with an electrocardiogram and possibly stress testing depending on your age and risk factors. ...Read more

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Should I go to a younger partner of my foot ortho doctor or wait for him to come back from break?

Should I go to a younger partner of my foot ortho doctor or wait for him to come back from break?

It is up to you: If you have an established relationship with your doctor and your specific problem can wait (your doctor's office can assist in figuring this out), you may want to go ahead and wait. But, chances are if this is a partner in the same medical group, the partner will share similar care values as your primary provider. So, in the end if you do not have an urgent need it is really up to you! ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with lordosis. Could it be from the years of gymnastics?

See below: Lordosis is the term used to describe the natural curve or "sway" in your low back. It is normal to have some degree of lordosis although some people have more or less than others. ...Read more

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Do intensive gymnastics prevent a child from growing normally physically?

Do intensive gymnastics prevent a child from growing normally physically?

Not necessarily.: As long as the child is getting enough sleep and a balanced diet with enough calories to compensate for the additional exercise, growth should be normal. However, if nutritional intake isn't enough to compensate for the calories being burned by exercise, or if an eating disorder develops, growth and pubertal development can be affected. ...Read more