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What is the best type of bandaid to use on the palm of your hand if you fall off a skateboard?

What is the best type of bandaid to use on the palm of your hand if you fall off a skateboard?

Duct Tape: Believe it or not, applying duct tape after thoroughly cleansing the wound will protect the palm. Just let it fall off by itself. Stay safe! ...Read more

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I have a scrape from a skateboard that wont go away. Please help?

I have a scrape from a skateboard that wont go away. Please help?

Infected perhaps: Chronic nonhealing wounds that otherwise would expect to feel in a routine amount of time (to 10 days), are highly suspicious for being infected. You should seek medical attention to have the wound evaluated by a healthcare provider. ...Read more

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Could use your help docs! my brother is obsessed with skateboards. What to do?

Could use your help docs! my brother is obsessed with skateboards. What to do?

He's safe, right?: If he's neglecting other aspects of his life because of this focus, that's still his business. Guys with Asperger's may develop very narrow interests but enjoy them thoroughly and they're not unhappy. Skateboarding could actually be a great way to make friends -- many narrowly-focused guys have trouble with this. If he's not wearing a helmet, buy him one and tell him you love him. ...Read more

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I rolled my ankle from skateboarding, should I be concerned?

I rolled my ankle from skateboarding, should I be concerned?

Depends...: How long ago was it done? Ankle sprains take a long time to heal. It would be better to break a bone because you would be put in a cast, appropriate rest would be given and recovery would be quick. 6 mos from now, you can still complain about ankle pain. Use ice, rest and support. If it goes longer than 3 weeks, seek medical attention from a Podiatrist or ankle specialist. ...Read more

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Skateboarding injuries are very common. What could I do to help prevent them?

Skateboarding injuries are very common. What could I do to help prevent them?

Choose the place: And wear rhe recommended padding in the danger areas, namely the head, knees and hands. ...Read more

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My dog keeps licking all of my wounds from my recent skateboard mishap, is this bad?

My dog keeps licking all of my wounds from my recent skateboard mishap, is this bad?

Yes: It's a great way to get an infection. YOu should be keeping the wounds clean and covered for best healing. ...Read more

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I fell off my skateboard 2 years ago. It jarred my shoulder, when i lift or rotate it there are sharp, painful twinges. Why did does it still hurt?

I fell off my skateboard 2 years ago. It jarred my shoulder, when i lift or rotate it there are sharp, painful twinges. Why did does it still hurt?

Shoulder pains: You most probably suffered internal joint injury and need to see an orthopedist who will examine you and probably do an mri, to determine injury and treatment. ...Read more

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I rolled my ankle from skateboarding, what to do?

I rolled my ankle from skateboarding, what to do?

Depends: If you can walk on it, then you may only need rice, rest, ice, compression, elevation. But if not sure see a podiatrist. ...Read more

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What can I do to reduce the soreness after skateboarding?

What can I do to reduce the soreness after skateboarding?

Masssage,ice pack,mo: You can use ice pack, massage the area and if it is hurting short Ibuprofen may be taken if there is no allergy to Ibuprofen or aspirin. ...Read more

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Does skateboarding commonly mess up your knees and shoulders?

Does skateboarding commonly mess up your knees and shoulders?

Worse: I have examined dozens of skateboarders with chronic back pain. Examination finds that repetative pratfalls have permanently loosened their pelvises. Many have nocturia, restless & painful sleep, & irritable bowel syndrome & can sit for less than an hour. Pelvic parasympathetic nerve impingement within pelvic plexus causes colon & bladder smooth muscle spam. My report submitted for publication. ...Read more

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Can skateboarding make tinnitus worse/cause permanant tinnitus damage?

Can skateboarding make tinnitus worse/cause permanant tinnitus damage?

Tinnitus: Tinnitus is most commonly from hearing loss. I don't see how skateboarding would cause hearing loss, unless you listen to music at a very high level while skateboarding. If exertion worsens tinnitus, i would see a doctor/ent to evaluate your tinnitus. ...Read more

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I hurt my back falling off a skateboard. Is there a way to tell if it is injured?

I hurt my back falling off a skateboard. Is there a way to tell if it is injured?

Yes: If it hurts, it's injured. If you want to find out how badly you should see your M.D., or an orthopedist. They may recommend an mri. If they find no broken bones or herniated discs then physical theraphy may help. ...Read more

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I fell while skateboarding on my wrist and I can determine whether it's broken or not.

I fell while skateboarding on my wrist and I can determine whether it's broken or not.

R/O WRIST FRACTURE: With that type of injury you need a wrist X-ray to rule out a fracture. Often the early swell in can obscure a stress fracture. If pain persists, a second X-ray or MRI is needed. Seek follow up with your doctor or ER eval if pain is severe. ...Read more

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It seems that one of my friends took a dare and rode his skateboard behind a car and ended up hitting the back window with his head! what do we do?

It seems that one of my friends took a dare and rode his skateboard behind a car and ended up hitting the back window with his head! what do we do?

Talk to your parents: Lion99319--this website is not for children less than 18 years of age....I would advise talking your parent or his parent asap so they can determine the need to get medical help. Since you are only 13, i suggest your parents or older friend/relative/sibling can help posting the concern/questions. Good luck kid! ...Read more

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