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Grade 2 hamstring tear 2 days ago, heard pop, no bruise. Mobility low, but improving. Steep ski slope 3-mile mud run coming in 7 weeks. Advisable?
Cutting it close: A true grade 2 tear of a hamstring involves actual separation of muscle tissue and bleeding and subsequent inflammatory response locally. This can often be a 6 to 8 week injury to heal. This precludes the training required for the event and coming back too soon can lead to recurrent and actually a worse injury. A good course of physical therapy with a pt that understands the injury is beneficial. ...Read more
In my dreams when i run I have trouble running lol. It's like i'm running in sand kinda or trying to walk thru mud. Why?
Dreams : Often what we eat and or drink before bedtime can affect what we dream about. You should consider having a regular schedule before bed time. You should also consider limiting sugar and alcohol before bedtime. If you get better sleep your more likely to sleep better which would therefore help you run faster in your sleep. Good luck! ...Read more
If I get stuck due to flooding, is it better to cut my pills in half, or take them as usual and run the risk of running out completely?
Cut in half to prolo: It would depend on many factors; the type of med, the frequency needed, the length of time you anticipate that you will be stranded and so forth. There is no easy answer, but if you anticipate that you will be stranded for days and days and you have only a limited supply of meds and that you know you will run out, then cutting them in half makes the most sense. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I actually dissent: Having run for forty years, i believe that running does not have to cause injury if there is no intenal pathology. I would start slow with a walk/ run combo. I would then gradually increase to 20-30 minutes running 3-5 times per week i think the duration or distance covered is more important than the speed. Oviously the speed will naturally increase with a training effect. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Has exercising with friends been shown to be healthier than exercising alone? E.G., is it better to run with friends or alone?
Depends: Depends on whether you're extroverted (get energized by other people) or introverted (other people tire you out). Exercise pals keep you accountable & you have a social reason not to skip your exercise. You gave your word! but if you find you like letting your mind go blank or use the time to think stuff through, a buddy would make exercise less enjoyable, unless they're introverts, too! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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