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How long must you wait until you can play sports again after swine flu?

How long must you wait until you can play sports again after swine flu?

No fever.: One hard and fast rule i like to tell patients is to not play sports when you have a fever. That being said, there's no mandatory waiting period for sports after having the flu, but if you're still feeling fatigued, don't have the same energy - you can expect that you won't perform as well... Your reflexes won't be the same and you'll be prone to injuries. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Sporting Activities (Definition)

It may be easier to exercise earlier in your pregnancy than during the last three months (third trimester) of pregnancy. Choosing safe exercises for you and your baby is important because some positions, as your weight and balance change, may become uncomfortable or have potentially harmful effects. After 20 weeks of pregnancy, you should not do exercises that require lying flat on your back, because this position may make ...Read more


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Why is it not a good idea to play sport when suffering from flu?

Why is it not a good idea to play sport when suffering from flu?

Because body needs: To heal. If you have the flu hydrate well w water, herbal teas, soup or juice. Drink sufficiently to have pale to light yellow urine. You can use pain relievers like tylenol (acetaminophen) or nsaid’s. Rest a lot! in some situations antiviral medications (tamiflu, relenza, flumadine) may be prescribed within the first couple of days of symptoms to hasten healing or they can be used after flu exposure to prevent. ...Read more

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Can I still play sports if I have bursitis?

Can I still play sports if I have bursitis?

See physiatrist : A physiatrist or sports med doc can evaluate you ( in the context of what sports you play or activities you do for work) and can make recommendations to keep you active while fixing the problem. ...Read more

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If I have paget's disease can I play sports?

If I have paget's disease can I play sports?

Absolutely: You probably do not want to play tackle for the nfl if your bones are somewhat more likely to break than the next person's, but you have a wide variety of sports to choose from. I love to swim; bicycling's another great low-impact sport, and your physician can help you weight the risk-benefit of medium-impact sports. The severity of paget's varies greatly. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it okay to play sports with contact lens in?

Is it okay to play sports with contact lens in?

Absolutely...: One of the great things about contact lenses is the freedom they give you when playing sports. They can also improve your performance depending on what kind and how great your refractive error. Remember though, glasses do offer protection, especially in racket sports and other sports where there might be contact with flying objects, fingers, etc. Do not forget to wear eye protection as needed. ...Read more

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Should people with hemophilia exercise and play sports?

W mild to moderate: Hemophilia yes. One must be quite cautious with exercise with a severe condition. All forms of activity should be d/w the patient's physician beforehand. He following sports are considered safe if you have mild to moderate hemophilia: archery, aquatics, elliptical machine, stationary bike, frisbee, golf, hiking, tai chi, swimming & walking. Heavy exertion, power lifting & contact sports are not. ...Read more

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How can I stay in shape while i'm injured and can't play sports?

Try other things: Work out the unaffected parts of your body. For instance if you hurt your right shoulder, then do more with your left arm and legs and do more cardio. Also it may be time to work more on a healthy diet to help you stay in shape. Keep a positive attitude, you'll be back on the field in no time. ...Read more

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Is it fair for little boys and girls to be forced to play sports?

Is it fair for little boys and girls to be forced to play sports?

No but yes!: Every child needs physical activity, not only for physical health, but also mental health. However, activities must be tailored to likes and dislikes. A quote of mine! "what is the difference between play and exercise? It is like sex versus artificial insemination. If you enjoy it, no one has to force you to do it!" it is important to enjoy physical activity, since it carries over to adulhood! ...Read more

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How can I help my son with dyspraxia play sports with his friends?

How can I help my son with dyspraxia play sports with his friends?

Practice: Work with him on his weaknesses, practice practice practice, focus on sports that he can keep up with better. Compare him to him only, and make note how he is doing better this week compared to last. Depending on the ages, it may be good to talk with the parents of some of his friends to explain to their kids to be patient with him and encourage him. ...Read more

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What can i do to reduce the effects of Kyphosis on me and still play sports?

What can i do to reduce the effects of Kyphosis on me and still play sports?

Depends: It depends in part on your age and the flexibility of the deformity. If it is flexible, then postural exercises emphasizing extension and also stretching can help; if it is rigid that is of limited benefit. Don't hesitate to be seen by a doctor to discuss further. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Flu (Definition)

The flu, otherwise known as influenza, is a viral infection of the nose and throat. Symptoms of influenza include fever, chills, runny nose, muscle aches, fatigue, malaise, headaches, and coughing. Children with the flu often have nausea and vomiting as well. Some strains of the flu are preventable by getting a yearly flu ...Read more