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Are there any muscles protecting the kidneys from sports injuries?

Are there any muscles protecting the kidneys from sports injuries?

Some: The kidneys are partly protected by the ribs (rib cage) and partly by overlying fat and muscles. Of course, the best protection is to avoid direct blows or forces and to use safety gear appropriate to the sport. ...Read more

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Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more


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How long to comeback in your normal activities like playing softball and jiu jitsu from lumbar microdesectomy of L5 s1?

How long to comeback in your normal activities like playing softball and jiu jitsu from lumbar microdesectomy of L5 s1?

L/S Microdesectomy: Prognosis for a one level uncomplicated lumbar spine microdesectomy is very promising and can certainly provide a cure for many. With appropriate post-operative rehabilitation, a patient should be able to return to normal activities withing 2 to 3 months.One should keep in mind that each case is unique & the actual spine surgeon is the best person to ask about recovery. ...Read more

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I've had 4 concussions in the past year from playing contact sports. I've noticed some memory problems as well. Is it time to stop contact sports?

I've had 4 concussions in the past year from playing contact sports. I've noticed some memory problems as well. Is it time to stop contact sports?

Concussions: Yes. You may require cognitive rehabilitation too. See a neurosurgeon or rehabilitation physician to help you recover from the concussions and develop some dos and don'ts for exercises and sports. ...Read more

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Does playing sports wearing shoes with studs/spikes/cleats increase the risk of knee injury?

Does playing sports wearing shoes with studs/spikes/cleats increase the risk of knee injury?

Spikes & Sports: The answer is yes and no. Shoes with "traction enhanced" surfaces came into vogue as sports participation evolved onto different artfiicial playing fields. Slips often caused hyperextension injuries. Rotational injuries are more common today due to force transmission up the leg to the knee and hip courtesy of a well entrenched foot. A well conditioned athlete can compensate with training. ...Read more

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Does having one kidney (from wilms tumor) prevent me from competing in mma or bjj?

Does having one kidney (from wilms tumor) prevent me from competing in mma or bjj?

Ask your doctor: On june 2012 reuters published: dr. Matthew grinsell of the university of utah in salt lake city said "for kids with only one kidney, it's important to make sure the organ works normally and that blood pressure is not too high before sending them onto the field. The american academy of pediatrics also says it is okay for kids to play sports despite having just one kidney.". ...Read more

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Does the helmet really prevent concussions in sports?

Does the helmet really prevent concussions in sports?

Helmets: Helmets are use in football and other combat sports to prevent fractured skulls. The have never been nor have they been determined to prevent concussions. The energy developed by a head to head or head to body collision when the head stops and the brain continues to move is the source of the concussion. Not hitting with your head is the answer. We are teaching not to do this in combat sports. ...Read more

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I'm just recovered from wrist fracture at radius after closed reduction.I'm 22 and an aspiring bodybuilder.Is this injury affects my career in future?

I'm just recovered from wrist fracture at radius after closed reduction.I'm 22 and an aspiring bodybuilder.Is this injury affects my career in future?

Optimistic : Having a closed reduction on the radius fracture sounds like a very stable fracture to begin with. If you can rest and follow up with the orthopedic surgeon i don't see any reason why you couldn't get back to competitive lifting without any consequence. The key is to rest and follow your rehab. ...Read more

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Does low male hormone prevent fast recovery from sport related injuries?

Does low male hormone prevent fast recovery from sport related injuries?

Male hormone: Yes it is possible. Very low levels of male hormone can make men more frail and slow recovery from injuries. ...Read more

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I have broken pelvis from high speed impact?

I have broken pelvis from high speed impact?

I am so sorry: To hear of your injury. It isn't clear what you are asking. Please clarify and re-ask. ...Read more

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How long should one abstain from intense exercise (prof athlete caliber) while recovering from a ruptured ovarian cyst?

How long should one abstain from intense exercise (prof athlete caliber) while recovering from a ruptured ovarian cyst?

Depends: Depends on laparoscopic approach versus laparotomy. Usually recommend two to four weeks pending the procedure laproscopically versus for to six weeks of open incision.You should ask the doctor that did the procedure. Obviously start slow and build up. Stop of any discomfort ...Read more

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Is creatine or protein powder effected negatively on liver especially i had a hepatitis A but now my liver testes are normal 41 from 50 and 37 from 50?

Is creatine or protein powder effected negatively on liver especially i had a hepatitis A but now my liver testes are normal 41 from 50 and 37 from 50?

Unlikely.: Since you're a healthy young adult who has recovered from Hep A, creatine is unlikely to harm your liver. The benefits of creatine & protein powders are uncertain, altho they certainly have an adverse effect on your wallet. You're probably getting adequate protein in your diet already, but, if you aren't lactose intolerant & want more protein, powdered milk is a good source & is much cheaper. ...Read more

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Old injury 2 knee & ankle. Quads r weak. Is weakness from injury or not being physically fit prior 2 injury. How long to build strength?

Old injury 2 knee & ankle. Quads r weak. Is weakness from injury or not being physically fit prior 2 injury. How long to build strength?

Could be from both: When an athlete is in top shape, it only takes 2-3 weeks to be set back 20-30% and 4-8 weeks to get back to the start point. If you were not in great shape to begin with.... It is probably a combination of both. ...Read more

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Does abstaining from sex actually help with sports performance? (sexual transmutation?)

Does abstaining from sex actually help with sports performance?  (sexual transmutation?)

No, except that...: Sexual activities don't alter sports performance, except that activities immediately before the starter's gun sounds might have an impact. Also, women abstaining from sex won't get pregnant, while those actively engaged in sexual activities may get pregnant... And be unable to compete in their events due to being pregnant. ...Read more

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Looking for low impact adrenaline sports recent fractured wrist and ankle the latter will be long term injury?

Dr. Toni Lin Dr. Lin
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Looking for low impact adrenaline sports recent fractured wrist and ankle the latter will be long term injury?

Tough one...: Hmm, this is a tough one! you run a risk of falling and/or injuring something else if you try to get some exercise outside on uneven terrain. To get your heartrate up using only one arm and leg is going to be challenging and may make you a little disproportionate, but maybe a recumbent bike or rowing machine using only the unaffected limbs? Expect swelling in the injured areas. ...Read more

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Triathlete in training accident. Concussion. Broken bone in face. Should I plan on doing any more cycling?

Dr. Allen Lu Dr. Lu
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Individual: Bicycling is a lot more dangerous than it seems, but it is overall an extremely gratifying and rewarding sport. If you can get yourself back on the bicycle, by all means try. The risk is there, but so is the reward! ...Read more

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Am i high risk for CTE? Played high school football and im now an mma fighter. Never been concussed but taken many blows to the head in both sports

Am i high risk for CTE? Played high school football and im now an mma fighter. Never been concussed but taken many blows to the head in both sports

Absolutely in time: Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy occurs after repetitive blows to the head. There is a spectrum in Traumatic Brain Injury that leads from Concussion to Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy. For some reason, we believe that we can repeatedly take damage to our brains when we participate in Football, Boxing, Muay-Thai, but we are breakable. Know when to say when. BJJ only a great alternative when time. ...Read more

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Can contact sports be played with mild decreased kidney function?

Dr. Liawaty Ho Dr. Ho
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Can contact sports be played with mild decreased kidney function?

Yes: I think so- as long as you continue to follow your doctor's recommendation on the management of your kidney disease. If that is declined due to dehydration, then you should make sure that you hydrate your self well-especially with your active lifestyle. If that is due to your high blood pressure or diabetes- you need to make sure you follow up your doctor;s recommendation on that issue. ...Read more

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How can women protect their joints(swimming, biking, etc.) while getting enough weightbearing exercise, which stresses joints, especially knees?

How can women protect their  joints(swimming, biking, etc.) while getting enough weightbearing exercise, which stresses joints, especially knees?

Strong bones?: We talk about weight bearing exercises when we want to build strong bones. Resistance exercises can also build stronger bones without pounding your knees. Also, remember the overall goal is to prevent hip fractures. So besides stronger bones, we also want stronger muscles and good balance. All kinds of exercise, including knee friendly walking and tai chi, help with strength and balance too. ...Read more

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