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Bruised from roller skating, what to do?

Bruised from roller skating, what to do?

Care of bruises: Same care as w/bruise from any other injury: rest, ice, compression & elevation (RICE). You didn't mention specific area of injury but that's general theme of care for injuries in general. OTC pain relief from acetaminophen & NSAIDs eg ibuprofen or naproxen should be adequate. If not, seek medical evaluation. Bruise may take several days if not weeks to resolve. And turn impressive colors too ...Read more

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With unknown shoulder injury, can I still do cardio pilates/yoga/aerobic walking and roller derby? Esp roller derby

With unknown shoulder injury, can I still do cardio pilates/yoga/aerobic walking and roller derby? Esp roller derby

Limit activities: Without knowing what your shoulder injury is, it is probably safe to say of all activities listed aerobic walking should be fine until diagnosis is made. Roller derby is an intense contact sport and could definitely aggravate your shoulder if it is injured. See your doctor if you have shoulder pain, difficulty with range of motion for further work up, possible xray for a clearer diagnosis. ...Read more

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How to prevent falling injuries when inline skating?

How to prevent falling injuries when inline skating?

Hard to do, but.....: Preventing all falls is never possible, but stay in good aerobic condition and keep your equipment in good condition will help. The most important thing is to wear protective gear including wrist guards and a helmet. ...Read more

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Could bike riding help lose weight?

Could bike riding help lose weight?

Yes, it could : Contribute to weight loss. Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio ; weight training. ...Read more

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Can inline skating reduce thigh fat?

Can inline skating reduce thigh fat?

Inline skating can: Help to tone inner thigh muscles. Spot fat loss does not occur naturally. By losing weight in general a certain amt will be thighl fat. Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Tone thighs w plie, squat, wall squat, ball squat, plyometric squat, stair steps, lunges, lunges w dumbbells, ball squeeze ; single leg circle.Tone inner thighs w extended leg lifts. ...Read more

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When can I ride roller coasters and other theme park rides again after a cranioplasty surgery?

When can I ride roller coasters and other theme park rides again after a cranioplasty surgery?

6 months - 1 year: Once your are completely healed, there should not be any restrictions on your activities. It will take up to a year for the bone flap to be completely healed. ...Read more

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Can i ride a roller coaster after orthognathic surgery?

Roller coaster: It depends on when your surgery was and exactly what operation(s) you had. Generally, i advise no contact sports for six weeks, and certainly by three months you should be good to go on a roller coaster, but you should definitely discuss it with your surgeon first. ...Read more

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I get foot cramps while roller skating, why?

I get foot cramps while roller skating, why?

Skates=no arch: Roller skates and bowling shoes have no support. I'm thinking you have a high arch foot. You need some decent arch supports. A podiatrist will most likely have a very affordable solution to your problem! ...Read more

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Really bruised from roller skating, what can I do?

Pads: I would wear knee & elbow pads when roller skating along with a helmet. Bruises heal over time (acupuncture can expedite it). ...Read more

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Can i go roller skating while 5 weeks pregnant?

Can i go roller skating while 5 weeks pregnant?

Being Pregnant: Yes. Of course. Perhaps you can get a guide book to pregnancy or a prenatal guide so that these simple questions can be easily managed during this pregnancy. Most obs will recommend such a book or two to read during your months of pregnancy. ...Read more

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Hip injuries from falling down on indoor-outdoor carpet?

Hip injuries from falling down on indoor-outdoor carpet?

Several: You could have a bruise or contusion, a fracture, or bursitis to name a few. ...Read more

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Can i ride a roller coaster after SBK Lasik Surgery?

Can i ride a roller coaster after SBK Lasik Surgery?

Prob ok: Hi is likely ok. Double check with your surgeon though. ...Read more

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When can I play golf, ride a bike, or go hiking after spine surgery?

When can I play golf, ride a bike, or go hiking after spine surgery?

Wait long for golf: There is a huge range of types of spine surgeries. Minimally invasive disc or decompression patients, shouldn't engage in lifting of greater than 30 pounds for six weeks and to refrain from painful activities. Recovery from open fusions can take much longer. Hiking or bike- riding can usually be started relatively early in the process-2 or three weeks out. Golf needs to wait 6 months. ...Read more

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Is walking or riding bike better after knee replacement?

Is walking or riding bike better after knee replacement?

No either or: Remain active and do either one or both. One is not necessarily better than the other. ...Read more

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Does walking on treadmill hurt arthritic knees is stationary bike better?

Does walking on treadmill hurt arthritic knees is stationary bike better?

A stationary bike is: best as you can ease the insult to your joints. But 4 osteoporosis then plain walking on level ground is best, as well as gentle arm weight exercises. This puts some stress on your non weight bearing bone and aids in treating bothoosteoporosis as well as sarcopenia or muscle loss. Bones need to be stressed to remain healthy. ...Read more

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Can rope jumping everyday burn muscle?

Can rope jumping everyday burn muscle?

No: But it is a good way to burn fat using all 4 limbs at once burns more calories just work hard enough to keep your heart rate up 30-60 minutes at leat 3-4 days a week. ...Read more

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Can i exercise on recumbent bike with Achilles tendonitis?

Can i exercise on recumbent bike with Achilles tendonitis?

Achilles tendonitis: Yes biking is acceptable exercise. Eccentric contraction or elongation of the gastrocnemius muscle that your achilles' tendon attaches to can help and if done on a bike is typically safe. Be sure to stretch out the calf both the gastrocnemius and soleus and ice along with nsaids can help. ...Read more

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Love trekking nd rock climbing. Which graft (patellar or hamstring) would fit me best?

Love trekking nd rock climbing. Which graft (patellar or hamstring) would fit me best?

Both work well: Both grafts in addition to a cadavre grafts can work well. More importantly, the way the procedure is performed and the postop rehab are more important than the actual graft used. You would probably require at least six months of rehab postop before returning to rock climbing. ...Read more

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Can you advise for ice/roller skating injuries?

Can you advise for ice/roller skating injuries?

Hard to answer-: -since you can have many different injuries to upper extremities, back,& lower extremities, anything from a bruise to fracture or dislocation as well as ligament injuries. Serious injuries should be evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Is roller skating as good for you as running?

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Is roller skating as good for you as running?

No difference: Roller skating is equivalent to running in terms of health benefits and calories burned, reduction of body fat, and body strength development. ...Read more

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Bruised from roller skating, what to do?

Care of bruises: Same care as w/bruise from any other injury: rest, ice, compression & elevation (RICE). You didn't mention specific area of injury but that's general theme of care for injuries in general. OTC pain relief from acetaminophen & NSAIDs eg ibuprofen or naproxen should be adequate. If not, seek medical evaluation. Bruise may take several days if not weeks to resolve. And turn impressive colors too ...Read more

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Really bruised from roller skating, what can I do?

Pads: I would wear knee & elbow pads when roller skating along with a helmet. Bruises heal over time (acupuncture can expedite it). ...Read more

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What should I do about blisters from roller skating?

Blisters: Blisters are fluid-filled bumps that look like bubbles on the skin. You may develop a blister on your foot when you wear shoes that rub against your skin or on your hand when you work in the garden without wearing gloves. ...Read more

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What exercises can I do to strengthen my legs for roller skating?

What exercises can I do to strengthen my legs for roller skating?

Two good ones: For the sports involving leg movement, especially side to side(skating, skiing) the medicine ball thrust and the lateral band walk are good to start. In the ball thrust, take a ball in both hands, squat with the kness slightly bent, then push the ball up toward the ceiling, rising off your toes.For the band walk, side step with an elastic band around your legs just below the knees. Five per side.. ...Read more

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Is roller skating more effective than walking to burn calories?

Is roller skating more effective than walking to burn calories?

Depends: Both the weight of the person, and the speed at which you walk can affect the answer. For example, a 150 pound person skating for 30 minutes burns 231 calories;light jogging for the same time burns 540 calories. ...Read more

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Bruised from roller skating, what can I do to heal the bruise quickly?

Bruised from roller skating, what can I do to heal the bruise quickly?

Rest: Bruises are best treated with ice, compression and rest. The ice when used quickly will reduce local tissue swelling and ongoing damage. Beyond the acute phase it simply will take time. The length of time depends on the amount of soft tissue damage. ...Read more

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Height stop growing..he is into roller skating 2hr daily.does skating the reason?coach planing to put him on ankle weight during practice.safe or not?

Height stop growing..he is into roller skating 2hr daily.does skating the reason?coach planing to put him on ankle weight during practice.safe or not?

Skating has: no effect on height growth. Ankle weights safe under proper supervision, however would discuss the necessity with the coach. ...Read more

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I get foot cramps while roller skating, why?

Skates=no arch: Roller skates and bowling shoes have no support. I'm thinking you have a high arch foot. You need some decent arch supports. A podiatrist will most likely have a very affordable solution to your problem! ...Read more

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Why does my left leg, mainly my hamstring, cramp up while im roller skating?

Why does my left leg, mainly my hamstring, cramp up while im roller skating?

PVD: Peripheral vascular insufficiency might be the cause although your age is alittle young. Under the increased demand of the muscle during exercise, the blood supply might not be enough to need the needs of the muscles. See your PCP first. ...Read more

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I fell straight on my butt roller skating and bruised my tailbone and I has sex a couple days ago and it was painful ?

I fell straight on my butt roller skating and bruised my tailbone and I has sex a couple days ago and it was painful ?

Coccyx: The coccyx is a cartilage structure at the tip of the sacrum(tailbone) and when that is injured it becomes very uncomfortable and unfortunately the discomfort may last week's to months. If you continue to have very severe pain and tenderness, the tailbone probably should be xrayed,however. Discuss this with your physician as needed. Cold applications for 48 hours and hot applications after help. ...Read more

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First time roller skating: left ankle is bent under no pressure. Under pressure it makes me lose balance when using my left leg. What should I do?

First time roller skating: left ankle is bent under no pressure. Under pressure it makes me lose balance when using my left leg. What should I do?

Need more info: It sounds like you probably badly sprained your ankle. It is important to consult with your family physician who can rule out a fracture and if not fractured give you good advice and/or medication to speed the healing. ...Read more

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Last March fell on my knee cap cause inflammation& fuild gave me a shot in the knee haven't had no problems.went roller skating yesterday now it hurts?

Last March fell on my knee cap cause inflammation& fuild gave me a shot in the knee haven't had no problems.went roller skating yesterday now it hurts?

Probable knee injury: If the knee symptoms continue, you should obtain an orthodaedic consultation. Your prior knee injury may have caused an injury which has been aggravated by your roller skating. Until you find out the cause of these symptoms I would not suggest continuing sports activities. ...Read more

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I'm feeling pain in the side of my stomach, up my right arm, in both my upper thighs and by my groin area after roller skating and falling backwards

I'm feeling pain in the side of my stomach, up my right arm, in both my upper thighs and by my groin area after roller skating and falling backwards

Injuries: It appears the the fall caused strain and contusions in these areas. At this time I recommend only observation for worsening pain in which case you should seek medical attention, Treatment consists of rest, applications of cold compresses, and Tylenol and/or, if you can take them, anti-inflammatory medications like Advil or Aleve if there is no active bleeding. Strains take a week or so to heal. ...Read more

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In general, could a child with petit mal epilepsy only participate in roller figure skating. I've been coaching her for 3 months and am concerned for her safety.

In general, could a child with petit mal epilepsy only participate in roller figure skating. I've been coaching her for 3 months and am concerned for her safety.

Probably ok; helmet: I would think that she should be able to. She of course needs to wear a helmet. Absence seizures (sometimes called petit mal) are usually very controllable with the right medicine, so hopefully she is seeing a good neurologist and has brought her seizures under control. If she has, there should be very little risk with absence seizures. ...Read more

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I'm 26. I lost a whole tooth including its root from a roller skates accident. Fell on my face. What are my options?

I'm 26. I lost a whole tooth including its root from a roller skates accident. Fell on my face. What are my options?

Dental Implant : Hands down and without question, an implant supported crown would be your best option! if you have enough good bone for it, and in the hands of a skilled surgeon and restorative dentist, it will be the strongest, longest lasting, most comfortable and best looking option. Obviously, that's sight unseen, so you do need to discuss it with a dentist who can actually examine you to be sure. ...Read more

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