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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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 : 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
I'm traveling to Gabon on the 18th of January for a sports event,I need to take malaria medication but don't know what would be better te drowzyness?
Malaria: As you are travelling to a tropical country,Doxycyline in the form of a tablet(capsule can cause gastric irritation) would be a good choice .Needs to be started 24 hrs before entry and 4 weeks after.Will also help protect against many food/ water borne infections.(cholera,but not typhoid)100mg daily is the dose.No drowsiness.Best taken on empty stomach. ...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 : 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?
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