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How To Get In Shape For Cross Country
Every time I stretch my Achilles tendon by kneeling, I get a sharp pain and sometimes even a popping sensation. I have had this for about 2 weeks. Oh, and by the way, I am a cross country runner in the middle of my summer training. What could be wrong?
Achilles pain: KaelenG276~ you have Achilles tendonitis and with all the popping and squeezing going on I would be fearful that you were imminently going to rupture the tendon. STOP RUNNING STAT ! Make an appt to see an Orthopedic, Podiatrist, or an PT who specializes in Sports Medicine to concur. DO NOT RUN TILL YOU HAVE DONE THIS ! Apply some ice if painful but DO NOT STRETCH till one of the specialists say so ...Read more
How do doctors normally treat a bone bruise in a child? Plus, can you get a bone bruise without falling and how? My daugther runs in cross-country .
Bruise = patience: A bone bruise is like a scuff mark in a tree's bark. Bone has sensory endings in the layer around the bones surface like the bark of a tree.If you hit it, the blow can trigger the pain receptors & sometimes a reaction at the bones surface. A bump may form with some calcium buildup. A direct or glancing blow can trigger the event. Over time it will heal on its own. ...Read more
Hi, I get headaches after I masturbate, ever since I ran at my cross country and I was exhausted and had a bad headache then. Can't afford doctor. ?
Need to see an MD: I understand your financial situation, but you may have something serious going on. Hospitals and MDs are willing to work with people and you probably qualify for assistance through the government. Go see an MD. ANy family history of aneurysms? DId you get short of breath or chest pain after your run or pass out? If you are in school tell your coach, tell your parents. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Start: If you start it will take about 28 days or so before working out becomes habitual. Set small goals by time. 5 minutes, 1 set etc. The next day add 5 minute or another 2 sets of a different exercise. Once you see how simple it is to work out briefly, you can increase the time or intensity to suit your goals. It takes time to make it a habit. ...Read more
Diet: Lean meat would be good for you if you are trying to get into shape. ...Read more
Daily activities: Make your daily activities more difficult - take the stairs, park further away, bike/ walk to work/ store, sit on a swiss ball/ at your desk and stand up every time you answer the phone, or lunge/ hop/ jump from place to place in your house. Things like these may seem small and silly, but the increased calorie burn can add up over time. Don't forget a healthy diet! ...Read more
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