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Mentholatum Deep Heating Sport Medication
No: Since the body reacts more slowly to hot weather than cold, hot benefits only if you are exposed for a long period of time. You REALLY have to stay well hydrated. So, you actually burn more calories in cold weather - tough in Brazil, I guess! If you want to burn more, you can increase your intervals, for example, with short bursts of high-intensity exercise. Hope that helps. ...Read more
Depends: I usually start 2-3 times per week but reduce frequency as you learn to do the ecercises on your own. ...Read more
It depends: Ice and cooling is for acute injuries or re-exacerbation of injury to reduce inflammation. Heat is used to loosen up muscles, relieve strains, and help prevent injuries such as muscle pulls. If used for this purpose then use heat prior to exercise. Heat can also be used for symptomatic relief such as for chronic low back pain. Frequency would depend on patient preference. ...Read more
Controversial: Often ice is best. There may be situations where one needs to loosen up an area and heat may be applied. Some deep injuries may need some heat but ice prevents swelling and releves pain. Depending on your injury and need, you should consult with a sports medicine doctor, and physical therapist with interest in your areas of injury. ...Read more
Generally...: Generally, ice causes the blood flow to decrease in an area so it will theoretically help more for inflammatory conditions like an acutely sprained ankle or knee. Other, chronically damaged joints (such as knee arthritis), seem to feel better with heat. This is not entirely true, however, as sprained back often feels better with heat than ice, possibly because it relaxes the muscles. ...Read more
5 days ago I hurt my lower back, it's a bit swollen&strained. I apply heat & have been resting from sports, when will it stop and what else can I do?
Always active in sports but since 1 year my knee hurts 2 hours after jogging and lasts for 3days, no redness, swelling or heat are visible?
I need to find a podiatrist to heat adjust my orthotics. My physician of 20 years suddenly became ill 2 weeks ago and closed his practice, and passed away this week. I have 2 pair of casted orthotics - they are labeled 3.0 sport system from pal health
Could a runner running in the heat who was drinking a sport drink with only potassium chloride and carbohydrates (no sodium at all) get hyponatremia?
Yes.: Any drink that doesn't taste like the ocean is mostly water, regardless of whether it contains sodium or not. Long distance runners can be susceptible to hyponatremia, and risk factors include long distances (marathons, ultra-marathons), women, low body weight, inadequate training, and water loading before and during the race, especially if more weight is gained by water than lost by sweat. ...Read more
I have pain my elbow all the time it effects my arm and hand I can't pick up or hold things like a coke can the weight is to much my shoulder and arm is effected too, the pain is really unbearable, at times heat helps or mentholatium but the pain is cons
Adding to the previous answer. Ace bandages can be a source of discomfort or exacerbate or worsen exiting discomfort if they are applied too tight or over the wrong place. Often it is though that tighter is better for bandages and splints but especially one the boney prominences of the elbow and the hand and ace bandage can cause more harm than good is misapplied.
While lateral epicondyitls, median epicondylitis are one concern here, the comment regarding not tolerating pressure on the legs lead to the importance of being seen by a physician. ...Read more
Hello, I want to know if I should go to the doctors or not. For about 7 years I have been having on and off pains in my right upper thigh, I don't know what the cause is or even how to help the pain. I've tried heating pads, pain medications ect. But noth
I am experiencing neck pain, fatigue, headache (quality: dull or aching sensation, throbbing sensation) (side: front) (time frame: gradual onset) My neck pain was present upon waking this morning. Medication and heating pad aren't helping.
It is time: To close your computer and call your PCP or go to a local UC clinic for a full medical workup: your symptoms cannot be diagnosed online. X-rays and exam are the most imprtant issues. ...Read more
Absolutely: This sounds like a great idea. I hope athletics will remain a lifetime source of enjoyment and health for you. ...Read more
Sports are over for a while and i'd like to get on some medications... I've put off getting on medications for some issues I've been having for a while. In high school, I could get away with being unable to focus because, well, it was high school. Now tha
Anxiety is the most common reason people seek psychiatric consultation. So you are not alone. Medication can be helpful in to treat the symptoms. However, underneath the symptoms are the cause of the anxiety, panic, and difficulty sleeping. Anxiety is usually a secondary emotion to deeper emotions. Psychotherapy (considered to be therapy anything less than three times a week) and in particular, psychoanalysis (anything three or more times per week) can help understand the deeper emotions and change patterns that will eliminate the anxiety, panic and sleeping difficulties.
It also sounds as though you might be coping with add and it may be helpful to be tested and treated for this as well. Being treated for the symptoms (with medication) can make a tremendous difference in one's productivity and therefore self-esteem.
The best approach would be to see a psychiatrist that also specializes in psychotherapy. This way you will get good treatment for your symptoms with medications, but also have the option of psychotherapy.
The psychiatrist with the most advanced training in psychotherapy are those trained in psychoanalysis. If you choose to look for someone, you may want to ask about contemporary analysis and call a few. Most of them will allow a phone interview for you to see if you are comfortable with them and if it is a good fit. Larger cities have psychoanalytic institutes that may offer some names, or reduced fee analysis by trainees that are supervised by senior analysts. ...Read more
No science on this: Probably not. Osgood schlatter is a condition involving a portion of the tibial growth plate at the insertion of the patellar tendon. It resolves when the growth plates close. The best cure for it is to stretch, stretch and stretch, supplemented with rest, ice and anti inflammatory medication. Save your money and don't buy it; there are no proven benefits and no evidence that is safe. ...Read more
After how much time I can go to gym to make treadmill from taking my two anti-hypertensive medications, what is the duration between sports and medica?
I was using a heating pad for cramps from the drug store and I feel like it was sending electric shock so I stopped. Do I need to go to the er?
No: Do not use that heating pad again. Try to return it. If you have not additional symptoms than you had before using the heating pad, there is no cause for concern. ...Read more
I've used deep pain relief cream an heating pad an lower back still tight an very painful any suggestions? I also have taken anti inflammatory med's.
You're getting: Younger. Suggest to your dr to consider giving u muscle relaxers and/or opioids usual causes of back pain are muscle strain &ddd/degenerative disc disease/ arthritis of the spine. Though the name sounds dreadful, fear not! People don't die from it. Continue with what u r doing. Maintain good posture, massage and physical therapy may help if it worsens, x-ray and/or MRI of the spine may b warranted. ...Read more
Husband clears his throat all the time, he has sports asthma that is under control with daily medication avair for 12yrs now..
Many possibilities: Throat clearing is from gastric reflux, post nasal drip, too dry saliva, retained throat secretions because the pharynx can't clear them, pharyngeal diverticulitis, foreign body sensation from globus, habit, chronic nasopharyngitis, and others. It rarely indicates a serious condition but I would be most concerned if there is coughing or choking with swallowing, hoarseness, or abnormal swallowing. ...Read more
With hyperthyroidism and muscle-weakness. Is it good to sport? (grouplessons sometimes with weigths)or is it better to wait till the medication works?
Mid right of back pain. Feels like deep pressure & sharp pain- stabbing worsening when I breathe. Took Motrin & using Heating pad for 2 hrs now?
ER/UC: Get checked now- multiple possibilities: get xtay and abdominal ultrasound: do not ignore these symptoms. ...Read more
I have RA. If I took the proper medication and eat healthy and do sports. Do I still havr the probabilty of getting heart and lung desease?
Discuss with MD: Controlling the advancement of your ra, with medications, diet, exercise; gives you the best chance to avoid complications, with hardened and blocked arteries, or inflammation of the sac around your heart, as well as lung scarring. It also can help to avoid osteoporosis, and carpal tunnel syndrome. A host of other health benefits would be gained by following your rheumatologist' plan for your ra. ...Read more
I've got asthma and shortness of breath and stuffy nose with a nominated pick up medications sensitivity of the chest and nose what sport occasion?
I feel 6-7 extrasystols daily. Some during swim or sauna, few in rest. My cardio CT shows healthy heart. Ultrasound showed mitralis prolapsus. I regularly sport. Is this serious? Need medication?
Palpitations: Palpitations are often benign. Everyone has few extra heart beats and some people feel them. As long as the amount of extra systoles is not high, there's nothing to worry about. ...Read more
Depends on Sport: Some sports ban different substances than others. Best place to look is at the websites o regulatory commissions such as WADA, USADA, USOC, NCAA, NFL, etc... Look for the "Banned Substance List". They are extensive and always changing. They usually can't keep up with the rate at which new substances are developing. It's a much larger list than can be said in 400 characters :) ...Read more
Very few: Drug testing is used as a deterrent to using, and only a few public high schools require a drug test as part of a physical exam. As they will only be testing for illegal drugs, not prescriptions, we all hope as an athlete you would not be positive. Get help if you are and need help stopping so you will be available for heathy pursuits. ...Read more
Hi, I wanna leave smoking, I have started about 10 years ago. What should I do? Sport, drug. Which one is better?
Ignore failure: Motivation to quit is great first step. Discuss with your doctor. Use multiple strategies e.g., nicotine replacement + meds + behavioral approaches. Take one day at a time, and if you don't succeed, ignore failure and try again, and again, and again, until you succeed. Don't let failure sap your self-esteem. If it were really easy to quit, it wouldn't be an addiction. All the best! ...Read more
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