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How To Play Table Tennis
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Sprain: Strengthen the muscles surrounding the joint and perhaps tape or brace it ...Read more
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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