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Should You Wear A Jockstrap When You Workout
No: Not necessary. Perhaps a weight lifting belt. ...Read more
Is it alright to wear a jockstrap with no cup pocket on a daily basis than to traditionally wearing boxer shorts?
Most football associations require the use of a protective cup period. This is no joke in that permanent injury can occur for a "low blow" that is easily prevented.
mark reed, dpm
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I run and do resistance training 5-6 days a week. Is it important to wear a jockstrap or is it not necessary?
I have been having slight testicle pain. I went to the doc and he said I should wear a jock strap. I now have a swollen cord. Is it stress? Or torsion
Ur butt will sweat -: -with or without a jock strap. It's probably the most common area everyone sweats. Not 3 B concerned. Always shower & dry well, use a wicking underpants daily & use a powder like Gold Bond 2 keep the area dry. If stays moist & does not get some air, it makes U more prone 2 get "jock itch" or other fungal diseases. Do not wear briefs, but boxers, this will help. ...Read more
I don't like boxes when i work but I've been told that brief cause lower sperm count. I've read that a jockstrap is a good alternative would that be?
I think you mean boxers? 1st, are you and a woman having fertility problems (unable to get pregnant?). If not, then your sperm count isn't an issue — wear boxers! Next, plenty of couples get pregnant with the male wearing briefs. If you cannot get pregnant talk to a doctor before you start worrying about your underwear.
Finally, a jockstrap would be just like briefs with reg to sperm count. ...Read more
Wrong side.: The jockstrap is for the front, not the back. ...Read more
What can I take to stop jock strap itch on my scrotum area? It itches and sometimes it bleeds when scratched
Antifungal creams: Most "jock-itch" is a superficial fungal infection of the skin in the groin area. If this is the case, many athletes foot remedies will work here as well. The ones to try first are lotrimin ultra or Lamisil (terbinafine) cream. If it is because of yeast infection, use Nystatin cream. ...Read more
My fiancé borrowed a hockey jock strap from another player, he said that the head of his penis hurt and kinda burned what is this?
Yes: As long as it does not interfere with your balance or put you at risk for injury including blistering or chafing. You may need to modify what cardio exercises that you do or cross train. If you have specific concerns discuss then with your doctor. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with osteoporosis and I am a kidney transplant reciepient of 14 years. Would it be recommended to wear a weighted vest for workouts?
I wear a sports bandana, like some tennis players (Nadal, Federer etc) when I run and workout. Can this do any damage to my hair? Weakening, thinning?
I don't think that's: Correct, as there is no connection between the two. If you lose hair or get thinning, it would be due to the Genetic reasons, that you may be prone to it. ...Read more
Surgery on medial malleolus 7 weeks ago, surgeon said wear boot for 6 more weeks, can I go to gym and workout all rest of my body n light leg workout?
After a strenuous workout, etcc... Next day I noticed bump on armpit. It's painful when touched, not red. Sweat gland, boil or lymph node? I did not wear deodorant during workouts.
It could be: Any of the three you mentioned but most likely folliculitis. The gland at the root of the hair is clogged and is not able to express the secretion and swell up and get infected. You may need antibiotics and warm compress. Your doctor should be able to tell you when he sees it. Good luck. ...Read more
I have had red bumps on my inner groin area for about two weeks now. I wear spandex every day to workout in and sweat a lot. Could be possible std?
Prickly heat: Prickly heat from the sweating and blockage of sweat glands is a more likely explanation. It may help if you would use different attire that allows air circulation better that spandex does. If you have multiple sex partners, you may wish to see a doctor to get tested for STDs. ...Read more
Options for injury prone ankles? I wear a brace and get it taped when I work out but it doesn't seem to help neither does sitting and icing
Weak ankles: What is the cause if your weak ankles? Instability? Muscle weakness? Neuropathy? This is the question to ask your physician. Discover what the underlying pathology is then you can have a better answer. Have they discussed muscle retraining? Surgery? Muscle strengthening? Please see your podiatrist to explore your options. ...Read more
Is it possible to get a pea sized bump from your thong rubbing? I work out and sweat every day. I also wear tight clothing. Help!
? Abscess: Depending on where this is it could be multiple issues. One of the most concerning would be an abscess, especially with your diabetes. Is it painful? It could also be a cyst or an ingrown hair. Certainly something that should be looked at, it's hard to diagnose these things virtually and impossible to treat them virtually. ...Read more
I had a CBC that came back completely normal 3 wks ago. I noticed a tiny petechia rash on my shin. I work out and wear tights- could this be the cause?
Could be: Not sure why you brought up the blood work...but the tights could have caused the rash. ...Read more
Can I still work out while wearing a walking boot? #nqlu I have a fractured bone in my foot due to an ankle sprain and must wear a walking boot for 6 weeks for the bone to heal. What type of exercises can I still engage in?
You : You can engage in any upper body activity you like, and can also swim. I would not engage in any activity that involves you standing or putting any pressure on your foot / ankle or leg. That would include cycling. ...Read more
Find partner: Workouts, whether upper body(in your case), lower body or cardio can be a 'drag' after a while. My best advice as a sports medicine physician and endurance 'athlete' is to find a work- out partner w/ similar work- out goals as you and train together... If unable to do so then work w/ a certified personal trainer who can keep your work- outs more fun and goal/ oriented. Best of Luck! ...Read more
Yes: You need to see a doctorGet a more detailed answer ›
Sit-ups: If u have don't have any exersise equipment here are a few things you might try:sit-ups, push-ups, chin-ups,lunges w/or w/out weights, "burpies"(may have to look that one up on how to do it). If you have stairs you can go up and down stairs to workout aerobically. An exersise bike can usually be bought second-hand fairly cheaply and is easy to use and get a work-out... Good luck! ...Read more
Your parents have: Your best interest at heart. Many kids/ teens want to be skinny. Often that isn't healthy. ...Read more
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