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Injuries From Bungee Jumping
I'm scheduled to go bungee jumping for charity next week, the company is know to be very safe and never had accident, but what is risk of getting reti?
Getting hurt?: Not sure what your exact question is but this is a high risk activity but regulated. Look at the safety record of the company to get the best idea of what you are in for. If you are that worried...opt out. ...Read more
When you play with fire, you can get burned buddy!
life has many different motivations for different people. Many folks seem to bask in the glory of induced bodily injuries... Sort of like medals of glory!
you probably can, but is it worth it to you? ...Read more
Bungee jumping: Not a good idea. At the least it can aggravate the pain. At worst it might damage the ligaments and muscles in the back. Usually a compressive injury such as landing on your feet can cause more damage, but as you already have back issues, my advise would be to avoid it. ...Read more
What is risk of getting retinal hermorghage or retinal detachment from bungee jumping? I have mild myopia
The overall risk of retinal detachment in people with myopia is approximately 5%. Although I could not find stats for this condition developing specifically from bungee, I have linked some references for you to review. Http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/PMC3468282/
https://www. Us.elsevierhealth. Com/media/us/samplechapters/9781437706031/9781437706031.pdf ...Read more
I had retinal degeneration and was advised not to do bungee jump, jogging. Should I avoid becoming a taxi driver? Vibration of vehicle harmful to eye?
No: Driving should be fine. You want to avoid head jarring activities. ...Read more
Doubtful!: Bungee jumping isn't what i'd consider a safe sport under any circumstances! Especially if you have any type of hardware in your back (screws, stabilizing rods), those could easily be dislodged or become unstable. I would strongly recommend that you find another activity that does not involve strong gravitational force. Bungee jumping could put excessive pressure on your surgical repair. ...Read more
My boyfriend had an ACL reconstruction a few months ago with a hamstring graft. His friends have signed him up for a bungee jump. Is this wise?
I am the wrong person to answer this question, because I am a chicken. There are risks inherent in bungee jumping independent of an ACL reconstruction.
With the ACL construction in mind, what kind of activity is your boyfriend engaged in now? If he is finished with his physical therapy and he has full return of function, the operation may not be a factor anymore.
But why risk it? ...Read more
Can I get runner or jumper knee from an jump rope injury? I was jump roping for 1st time ever for only 1min but had bad form. Next day both knees ache
Possibly: Pain could be due to patellar tendonitis (try knee strap) or irritated/early wear of the patella cartilage or the surface cartilage of the thigh bone that rubs against the patella (try knee sleeve with a cutout for knee cap). Other causes could include a plica and osgood schlatters. For starters avoid stairs, knee extension machines, deep knee squats, lunges etc. Try therapy, ice, advil/alleve. ...Read more
If a baby jump off his mom porch at 2 will she have problems with learning as an adult do to the head injury.?
Can jumping off moving equipment 5 to 15 mph on to uneven ground for 35 years up to 150 times a day cause back and knee injury? The injury's has caused total disability to lower spine and knees!
This is a loaded question. There are many things that happen with age regardless of what activities you do. There are other things that happen as a result of trauma, but usually from a specific injury. While people discuss "cumulative trauma" there is no solid scientific evidence to establish that is causes arthritis.
One of the questions is: what else might you have been doing if you weren't doing your job? If you were skiing, snowboarding, running, playing soccer, etc., you may have developed the same problems.
The theoretical "8-hour" work day means that less than 1/3 or our time is actually spent at work (assuming 2 days off per week). Many of the things we do in our off-work time also contribute to arthritis and back pain.
Have you been assessed for conditions like ankylosing spondylitis or other inflammatory arthropathies? Some of those can be improved with medications.
If you've been doing your job for over 35 years, then you are also at an age when some arthritis was likely to happen anyway. Be mindful about opening a worker's compensation claim. There are some advantages, but also disadvantages. Have a frank conversation with your treating physician about the nature of your back and knee problems, any injuries you may have had, and the possible relationship to your job before deciding which way to go.
Two things that can help both problems are losing weight (unless you're already very thin) and avoiding smoking. You'd be surprised how much they contribute to pain. ...Read more
Rear ended 2 months ago, shoulder fracture (not broken). A week ago a jump caused shoulder pain. Now tingling in arms and legs. Because of the injury?
Yes, it is possible: That the recent trauma is the cause of the nerve impingement. Nerve impingement can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging disc or encroached upon by bony overgrowth. Rec.: see an interventional pain management specialist for further investigation. ...Read more
Doubt it.: "a person weighing 150 pounds can burn up to 153 calories (5.1 calories per minute) during a moderate intensity jumping jacks exercise that lasts for half an hour. A person weighing 200 pounds can burn up to 204 calories (6.8 calories per minute) for the same amount of time" (http://www. Just-health. Net/How-Many-Calories-Do-Jumping-Jacks-Burn. Html) ...Read more
Psychology counsel: I recommend you first contact 911 or your doctor. Then you will need to see a psychologist for treatment through therapy. ...Read more
Jumping rope: Can be a healthy form of exercise. ...Read more
Hi I want to if a person can survive if they attempted to jump from a staircase that had 13 stairs?
Depends: Depends on person and many other factors. Likely not a normal thought unless you are a stunt man. If you are having ideas of harming yourself please go to ER. ...Read more
What could cause this pain? I can't use the restroom, but I can walk and jump. The pain comes and goes.
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Why ever since I got mild anxiety do if get like a second of dizzyness or a falling feeling and jump is this normal?
These are common: Symptoms of anxiety and panic attacks. The mind reacts to what body feels and vice-versa. Find ways to overcome these symptoms like doing yoga, meditation, aerobic exercise, slow deep breathing exercises, getting enough rest and sleep etc. Take care! Http://m.Wikihow. Com/calm-yourself-during-an-anxiety-attack. ...Read more
I want to do a body cleanse for two weeks to jump start my healthier eating habits - and distilled water is suggested. Is this safe?
Yes: But un-necessary. Any purified safe drinking water will do. ...Read more
My wife want to have anal, before I jump into I wanna know. Is it a dangerous for both of us or safe? Can she or I get any disease?
Let me think...: Just like in any big city, some streets are one-way and some streets are two-way. A vagina is created or evolved to be a two-way street (penis in, baby out). However, the gastrointestinal tract is designed to be one-way, with an opening on each end. Food goes in the mouth, and the brown stuff goes out the butt. The exception is when one vomits what the body thinks is bad or toxic for the stomach. ...Read more
Sometimes every so often il get sharp pains in my head think on my left side that make my body jolt or jump n I never had before till a year or 2?
Be seen: Be seen by your doctor. It could be migraines, or another kind of headaches. ...Read more
I woke up to find a bat flying around in my room and my cat was trying to jump at it... She has had her shots and what not but should I be worried?
Please ask a Vet: Sorry, we take care of you and not cats. Never worry. It does not help. Just google or ask a vet. ...Read more
I am 25 years old, did jumping for last 3 days for 15 mins and also I weighs 85kgs, on 4th day I feel pain in my middle of chest. ...and I smoke : (?
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Can stretching and jumping exercises stimulate growth? I'm a 16 year old male and I'm 5'1". I'm concerned about my height. My brother is 18 and 5'10.
No: Stretching, jumping, exercising, nutritional supplements nor dietary modifications will cause you to grow taller. Your tanner staging (puberty), bone age, general health, hormones, parent height are factors that determine your adult height. See peds endocrine dr for thorough evaluation-asap. You might be a candidate for growth hormone, but at 16, time is of the essence. Good luck. ...Read more