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Doctor insights on: How To Swim Competitive Backstroke

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It is ok for me to swim at night with my sinus problem?

It is ok for me to swim at night with my sinus problem?

Maybe: Is the cause of your sinus problem allergies? If so when this is particularly troubling you could try an antihistamine prior to swimming. If your sinus problems are due to another cause you should be evaluated further at a clinic. I wish you well with your health! ...Read more

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When there is a drought, how do you know if water in a pond or lake is too concentrated to be safe to swim in?

When there is a drought, how do you know if water in a pond or lake is too concentrated to be safe to swim in?

You don't...: Obviously, if the water has an odor or looks dirty, don't swim in it. You may be able to have the water tested. Call your local health department for details. ...Read more

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Me and my wife gong to Schlitterbahn water park this Wednesday she may have her period and she hate to swim is it if she swims while in it ?

Me and my wife gong to Schlitterbahn water park this Wednesday she may have her period and she hate to swim is it if she swims while in it ?

Ounce of prevention: Most women do not prefer to be in a pool of water during menstruation for a number of reasons. If she is not bothered by that concern the use of a tampon prior to the period should be the "ounce of prevention" to avoid "surprises" while enjoying Schlitterbahn. ...Read more

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Is it okay to swim in a chlorinated swimming pool while having an open anal fistula?It is leaking pus, and is open to the outside.

Is it okay to swim in a chlorinated swimming pool while having an open anal fistula?It is leaking pus, and is open to the outside.

No, not OK: You definitely should stay out of public swimming pools until this problem is healed. Although chorination provides some prevention for others, it cannot protect against the large amount of contamination expected from this kind of wound. You must not put others at risk. ...Read more

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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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Can kid swim competitively 2 weeks after a small spine T11 bone fracture? One doctor said backstroke and breast strokes are fine and maybe freestyle.

Can kid swim competitively 2 weeks after a small spine T11 bone fracture? One doctor said backstroke and breast strokes are fine and maybe freestyle.

Follow recommendatio: A question such as this really can't be answered in this forum. I'd follow the advice of his physician. Hope he recovers quickly ...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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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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Can you tell me how could overcome my competitiveness?

Competition: It is great to be competitive. It is a blessing. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if i want to know if people with Asperger are competitive or not?

What do you suggest if i want to know if people with Asperger are competitive or not?

It varies: Person's with asperger's disorder are like the rest of humanity when it comes to this particular personality trait: some are very competitive, some aren't, and some are in-between. Person's with asperger's may tend to be "rules lawyers" in competitions, as he or she tends to like structure and concrete rules. ...Read more

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How can I get my girlfriend to stop being so competitive when we work out or run together?

How can I get my girlfriend to stop being so competitive when we work out or run together?

Communication: Communication is the key. Let her know this bothers you. If this does not work, you both may benefit from different work out partners. However, competition can push you harder and can even improve things like libido. Good luck! ...Read more

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My daughter dances about 8 hours a week on a competitive team. Shes 13, how much weight (approximately) is she losing?

My daughter dances about 8 hours a week on a competitive team. Shes 13, how much weight (approximately) is she losing?

The answer to this..: ...Will be found by placing her on a scale and seeing how much she weighs. If she's eating properly she might not be losing any weight at all. ...Read more