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What can a tennis and cricket player do to avoid injuries?

What can a tennis and cricket player do to avoid injuries?

Several Things: The upper extremity is subject to repetitive microtrauma with racquet sports. The appropriate form and equipment is a good place to start. Maintaining a good core keeps your base stable and puts your upper body in the right position. Upper extremity strengthening must include the scapula (shoulder blade) because it supports the entire extremity. Work with a tennis coach/trainer. ...Read more

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How can you avoid injury when playing tennis?

How can you avoid injury when playing tennis?

Stretch/Warm up.: Stretching for a few minutes and warming up , such as a light jog before you play, is the best known protocol for preventing injury. Also, when playing, use proper technique and form, so that you don't overload a particular area of your body. ...Read more

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How long will it take for tennis elbow to turn in to tendinitis?

How long will it take for tennis elbow to turn in to tendinitis?

The same: By definition "tennis elbow " is tendonitis of the wrist extensors muscles where they originate at the lateral elbow. Oftentimes , rest and icing will relieve symptoms. If the pain is brought on by specific sport such as golf or tennis , look at your technique with a pro to see if changes can be made to prevent further injury. ...Read more

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How can I quickly get fit to play adult league baseball?

How can I quickly get fit to play adult league baseball?

No Shortcuts: There is no fast way to get in shape, and, particularly in throwing sports, the throwing arm is at risk for injury if not properly trained. The "throwers ten" excersises are a great way to start and are available online. Also, simple jogging, use of an elliptical machine, etc., can be helpful for aerobic fitness.Lastly, do not forget stretching program to avoid hamstring, calf and achilles injuries. ...Read more

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What are some ways to get tennis elbow without playing tennis?

What are some ways to get tennis elbow without playing tennis?

Many: Most patients that i diagnose with tennis elbow do not play tennis. Most often, there is a history of repetitive lifting, or perhaps a specific increase in activity using the affected arm that leads to the onset of symptoms. ...Read more

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Best way to stretch before playing football to prevent foot/leg injuries?

Best way to stretch before playing football to prevent foot/leg injuries?

Warm up: Warm up first by doing jumping jacks or light running. Always better to warm up before stretching. Sustained hold of the stretch without bouncing during the stretch. ...Read more

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Is it safe to play tennis in running shoes?

Is it safe to play tennis in running shoes?

Not recommended: Runner shoes are not built to sustain sudden side to side movement needed in tennis. Greater risk of injury. If you don't have tennis shoes, at least use "cross trainers". ...Read more

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How to gain a height of basket ball players?

How to gain a height of basket ball players?

No safe way: It is purely genetics. There is no safe (or effective) way of inducing height increase. ...Read more

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How long after dislocating a shoulder will you be able to play sports again?

How long after dislocating a shoulder will you be able to play sports again?

Depends on the sport: Typically 3-4 weeks of immobilization is needed after a dislocation, followed by physical therapy. Early return would be about 6 weeks. I would not recommend any contact for 3 months. A good guild line is symmetrical strenght and range of motion, without pain. ...Read more

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How can I prepare and treat an old sprain when playing sport?

How can I prepare and treat an old sprain when playing sport?

Sprain: Strengthen the muscles surrounding the joint and perhaps tape or brace it ...Read more

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Could surgery for a patellar dislocation allow me to play softball this season?

Could surgery for a patellar dislocation allow me to play softball this season?

Small chance: You want the tissues to heal and tighten so it doesn't keep reoccurring . Most tissue repairs take 6-8 weeks to heal at a minimum. If it is just an arthroscopic lateral release, possibly. If the ligaments are repaired or there is a realignment procedure i personally would work on my rehab real good an get ready for next season. ...Read more

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About how long after plica removal will I be able to go back to playing contact sports? (Rugby and lacrosse)

4-6 weeks: 3-4 weeks assuming that nothing else was done. I would put no specific restrictions on you but would allow you to return to sports when you have full range of motion and no pain. Good luck ...Read more

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After a knee reconstruction on my ACL & meniscus. How long will it take for me to be able to play sports?

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After a knee reconstruction on my ACL & meniscus. How long will it take for me to be able to play sports?

8-9 months: Return to cutting sports after acl reconstruction is currently a controversial topic. It takes 7-8 months after reconstruction for a autograft (your own tendon) to reincorporate, and it takes 8-9 months after an allograft (donor tendon) to reincorporate. Retear rates after early return to sports is higher, so a conservative 8-9 months is recommended. ...Read more

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How long is a tailbone injury going to keep me out of playing football or soccer?

How long is a tailbone injury going to keep me out of playing football or soccer?

Depends: "tailbone" injuries can be very painful and for a very long time. Pain will probably dictate your return to your sports. Of course re-injury can occur but that is a risk you take. Work with your doctor, sports trainer and coach on when to return. You may need to see someone skilled in injuries in this area. Sometime it is necessary to remove a tail bone due to pain and to restore activity. ...Read more

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Is playing the play station a good way to relive anxiety?

Is playing the play station a good way to relive anxiety?

It depends: In moderation, if playing the play station reduces your anxiety by distracting you, that is ok. However, it could become addictive or a way to avoid interacting with others. If so you may become more anxious when you need to be in social situations. If you have anxiety, i'd suggest that you speak with a psychologist and get to the core of what is bothering you. You may want to consider medication. ...Read more

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Can you play soccer w a broken toe?

Can you play soccer w a broken toe?

Not recommended : Broken toes cause pain, swelling and possible deformity. These fractures take 4-8 weeks to heal and become non-painful and the swelling can take months to resolve maing it difficulty in many cases to fit into a shoe. Playing soccer if not healed is intuitively wrong can delay heeling and increase swelling. ...Read more

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How to improve your fitness to play polo?

How to improve your fitness to play polo?

Strength & Endurance: Assuming your inquiry is about water polo, have a look at this: http://www.Waterpolotraining.Net/. ...Read more

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How long can tendonitis and a muscle tear take to heal to play sports again?

How long can tendonitis and a muscle tear take to heal to play sports again?

1: Depends on the tendon/muscle area and the specific sport. With complete rest and focused treatment, most of these issues can improve within 2-4 weeks. More complex areas and pathology can take longer. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get tennis elbow if you don't play tennis?

Is it possible to get tennis elbow if you don't play tennis?

Absolutely: Tennis elbow occurs from the repetitive stress of using the hand and wrist, with pain occurring at the outer aspect of the elbow. Commonly, this may develop from frequent computer use or repetitive lifting. This is usually resolved with rest, topical medications, exercises, sometimes bracing and rarely surgery. ...Read more