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Kidneys Protected From Sports Impact
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
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
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
14 year old playing in senior women's soccer against women in their 20's, best way to protect head from injury? Headgear? What kind?
How long should one abstain from intense exercise (prof athlete caliber) while recovering from a ruptured ovarian cyst?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Triathlete in training accident. Concussion. Broken bone in face. Should I plan on doing any more cycling?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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