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Doctor insights on: Side Stroke Swimming Technique

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What's the best stroke to do while swimming?

What's the best stroke to do while swimming?

Freestyle: Probably freestyle, as it seems to be the most efficient for most people. You can usually do this longer than any other stroke without total fatigue. Many like to mix it up, and this is a good idea. ...Read more

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Which type of swimming stroke is the best to work out your entire body?

Which type of swimming stroke is the best to work out your entire body?

Many: Most would say freestyle. However, the backstroke and butterfly are also excellent. Breststroke -- not so much. You can switch sidestroke sides to get a good workout . Just ask the navy seals. ...Read more

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Is swimming freestyle the best workout for your body than the other types of strokes?

Is swimming freestyle the best workout for your body than the other types of strokes?

Not always: As with all exercise, the body will adapt to it and become more efficient at it, and therefore give you less returns/results for your efforts. If all you did was freestyle, over time you would not get the same results as you did when you were beginning your freestyle program. Maybe you shouldn't abandon the other swinnimg strokes that you can perform. ...Read more

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What are the highest calorie burning strokes in swimming?

What are the highest calorie burning strokes in swimming?

Butterfly: Is the highest probably followed by a fast freestyle ...Read more

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Is it safe to change your stroke when swimming to lose weight?

Is it safe to change your stroke when swimming to lose weight?

Any stroke: You will get toned up and leaner looking, but may not lose much weight swimming. Many exercises cause a rise in core temperature, and sweating, etc. These can help reduce weight. The water keeps your temp. Cooler, and you don't sweat, so there is less weight lost. You do burn calories which will help weight loss, but not as much/fast as, for example, playing raquetball hard. Excellent exercise. ...Read more

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What to do about testicle pain after swimming breast stroke?

What to do about testicle pain after swimming breast stroke?

Testicle pain: Strain of inner thigh muiscles and lower abdomen could radiate to testicles and cause pain. If so, then you need rest and less exertion during swimming. Sudden groin pain in men with swelling of the scrotum, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain are symptoms of testicular torsion, which is a medical emergency. Seek immediate medical care (call 911) if you experience these symptoms. ...Read more

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Over the past year I have been experiencing pain in my shins when I do breast stroke in swimming, I've never had growing pain so im not sure what it it?

Shin pain in swimmer: shin pain in breaststrokers is common and means you are getting a complete kick. It is basically a shin splint . stand on a step, heel only on... most of the rest of your foot hanging off. Tie a weight to the toe of your shoe, and do weighted toe raises. Allow the foot to extend down, then point contract the foot to point the toes as high as they'll go. Hold at the top, and compress shin muscle. ...Read more

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1/2 hour slow breast stroke daily for 3 months. Start to have bilateral golfers elbow 1 month ago. How can that happen? Have to stop swimming?

1/2 hour slow breast stroke daily for 3 months. Start to have bilateral golfers elbow 1 month ago. How can that happen? Have to stop swimming?

Cross train: Elbow pain associated with swimming breast stroke may signal overuse and/or improper technique. Suggest a coach to watch your stroke and add any needed corrections. You can also incorporate other strokes in your workout, such as freestyle. Days off or cross training with cycling will allow for recovery of overused joints. ...Read more

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57 year old female. Can half an hour of swimming breast stroke every day be the cause of Trochanteric Bursitis?

57 year old female. Can half an hour of swimming breast stroke every day be the cause of Trochanteric Bursitis?

Trochanteric bursa: As you might imagine, it is possible your activity is the cause. A good question is does swimming make it worse? Visit your orthopedic surgeon for a physical exam to evaluate your pain. You also have lumbar spinal disease and may have bone spurs or other etiological factors. Rest and modify your activity- try another stroke or use a pull buoy. Read:http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=a00409 ...Read more

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D I had a stroke two years ago and today is clear that it was caused by patent foramen ovale. Can I keep doing sports like swimming, running, fitness?

D I had a stroke two years ago and today is clear that it was caused by patent foramen ovale. Can I keep doing sports like swimming, running, fitness?

Probably: First, we can rarely guarantee that a stroke is caused by a pfo--20-25% of the general population has a pfo, which means that anyone who has a stroke for any reason has a 20% chance of having a pfo. That being said, the younger and healthier a patient is, the more likely it is that the pfo was related to stroke. There is no contraindication to exercise with pfo. Check with your doctor to be sure. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me about some great swimming strokes, that work for your arms and legs and stomach?

Can you please tell me about some great swimming strokes, that work for your arms and legs and stomach?

Swim : Swimming in general is great for whole body exercise! it's great cardio and easy on the joints. As long as you are using good form, any stroke should give you a whole body work out. ...Read more

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Is HBOT safe technique.Can it harm or degrade the patient health who is suffering from stroke?

Relatively safe: About 2% can have ear trauma. There are other issues like sinus trauma, and pneumothoraces(collapsed lungs). Probably the most concerning adverse effect, are seizures, but they are rare, on the order of 1 seizure in every 10,000-100,000 treatments. ...Read more

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Does swimming reduce chest and belly fat? I just know the freestyle technique and I really need to reduce my fat in 2 months time.

Does swimming reduce chest and belly fat? I just know the freestyle technique and I really need to reduce my fat in 2 months time.

Yes: Swimming is a great way to reduce fat. One must be sure NOT to eat back all those calories he burned off while swimming. This means drinking only non-sugared drinks, and eating fewer calories than one needs. That way, his body will burn stored fat for its calories. ...Read more

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I went swimming and my ears got blocked with water . I tried some techniques of removing but none worked so I bought eardrops and my ear is blocked?

I went swimming and my ears got blocked with water . I tried some techniques of removing but none worked  so I bought eardrops and my ear is blocked?

Swimmer's ear?: The water is trapped because of the surface tension keeping the water in. Try a couple of drops of rubbing alcohol. If this does not work, you will need to see your doctor about it. Do note that many long-term swimmers and surfers developed protrusions in the ear canals which may impede water drainage. When severe, they may need to be surgically removed). ...Read more

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Is it your dominant side that is most often effected from a stroke?

Is it your dominant side that is most often effected from a stroke?

Dominant: No. Dominance refers to your "handedness". Most people are right handed, so a neurologist would describe those people as being "right-hand dominant". Your opposite side of your brain controls your motor activity, so a right-handed dominant patient would be "left-brain dominant". ...Read more

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Does a stroke only paralyze the right side?

Depends : On where the stroke occurs in the brain. The paralysis is usually on the opposide side of the stroke in the brain, so a left sided stroke would cause right paralysis. ...Read more

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History of stroke, pains on left side of head?

History of stroke, pains on left side of head?

Headache: Check your blood pressure and make sure your blood pressure is not elevated and causing a headache. Otherwise it may be a tension headache, or if you have had migraines or cluster headaches on that side it may be related to that. ...Read more