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Doctor insights on: How To Swim Competitive Backstroke

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What is worse than swimming backstroke and someone dive on your face?

What is worse than swimming backstroke and someone dive on your face?

Ouch: How about having a serious neck injury and having your child jump from the side of the pool and land directly on top of you head. Wow - did that hurt!! ...Read more

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How to prevent shoulder injuries with doing a backstroke?

How to prevent shoulder injuries with doing a backstroke?

Form & function: Here are some thoughts: use proper form and prepare with good conditioning including calisthenics and stretching exercises. Stop or slow down exercising if you begin to experience pain. Gradually build up the duration and intensity of exercise. Get enough rest & recovery time between workouts. Get to know a good physical therapist. ...Read more

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What can I do to prevent soreness when doing the backstroke?

What can I do to prevent soreness when doing the backstroke?

Arnica: Right after your swim, try massaging arnica cream into the areas that tend to get sore. ...Read more

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My 7 year old daughter hit her head on the side of in ground pool while doing backstroke and said as she swam away herd a poping sound. Worried?

My 7 year old daughter hit her head on the side of in ground pool while doing backstroke and said as she swam away herd a poping sound.  Worried?

Head: Not unless there are any changes in the next 4-12 hrs, such as vomiting, change in behavior, unbalanced walking. From that mechanism of that injury, seems doubtful of anything serious. ...Read more

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My son is a swimmer and when pushing off during the backstroke he has injured the top of his foot around ankle there is no swelling or bruising what c?

My son is a swimmer and when pushing off during the backstroke he has injured the top of his foot around ankle there is no swelling or bruising what c?

Maybe tendonitis: Depending on how hard he hit the side of the pool when he was practicing he could have just bruised the top of his foot, he could have injured either a tendon or a nerve in that area or he could have a small stress fracture. If he is in a competive situation i would have it evaluated by a sports medicine podiatrist in your area. ...Read more

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Is there an optimal diet for a competitive high school runner?

Is there an optimal diet for a competitive high school runner?

Healthy Diet: Start with a healthy diet and eat protein. Make half your meal vegetables and fruits. Go for variety. And keep in mind that potatoes and french fries dont count. Choose whole grains & limit refined grains. Pick the healthiest sources of protein. Drink lots of water. Stay active. Check out http://www.Sparkpeople.Com or http://www.Myfitnesspal.Com. ...Read more

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What makes dentistry so competitive?

What makes dentistry so competitive?

Capitalism : Dentistry is not an exact science even though most dentists are licensed or go to accredited schools. There are many differences between the knowledge and expertise of dentists. That's why some feel that they can charge more and rightfully so. Do not look at dentistry as a commodity. Not all fillings crowns and dentists are the same. Research and shop around. ...Read more

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