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Dr. James Eitner
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Sports Injuries (Overview)

A sports injury is a condition in which a person has some damage to his body caused by his participation in a sport. Sports injuries include overheating, dehydration, joint sprains, muscle strains, bone fractures, concussions, cuts, abrasions, etc


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How common are sports injuries?

How common are sports injuries?

Varies by sport: The most common sports injuries really depends on the sport you play. To prevent injuries, stretch and building appropriate strength for your sport and level of participation. Also be sure to get adequate nutrition and hydration before and after any physical activity. Work with a sports medicine trained physician to develop an individualized prevention program. ...Read more

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Dr. James Eitner
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Sports Injuries (Overview)

A sports injury is a condition in which a person has some damage to his body caused by his participation in a sport. Sports injuries include overheating, dehydration, joint sprains, muscle strains, bone fractures, concussions, cuts, abrasions, etc


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No sports injuries. Works out every other day?

No sports injuries. Works out every other day?

Need more specifics: What is your exact question? Yes it is ok to work out every other day. ...Read more

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Sports injuries (Tip)

50% of sports injuries in middle school and high school are overuse injuries! keep kids safe. ...See more

Dr. William Dieck Dr. Dieck
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Treating Eye Injuries (Checklist)

Seek immediate medical attention
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If it's a chemical exposure, rinse eye with water for 15 minutes
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Do NOT rub eye
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What are the top 5 most painful sports injuries?

What are the top 5 most painful sports injuries?

Subjective...: Its hard to grade the pain level of injuries especially between individuals. Probably the best answer to this is the five most severe sports injuries the you have had. ...Read more

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Are female athletes more prone to sports injuries?

Are female athletes more prone to sports injuries?

Yes: In a recent survey it was found that, sportswomen are eight times more likely to suffer injury like anterior cruciate ligament (acl) than men. It is considered as an epidemic. The study also confirmed the fact that more than thousands of sportswomen undergo ACL operations each year. Hips, back and shoulders – women players in the sport of rugby are more prone to shoulder injuries. ...Read more

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Dr. James Bicos Dr. Bicos
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Sports injuries (Tip)

Every year more than 3.5 million children < 14 Y.O. Are treated for sports injuries! ...See more

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Treating a Head Injury (Checklist)

Get help now
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Try not to diagnose yourself
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Don't drive a vehicle--have someone else drive you
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Ice the area, if you can
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What is the type of tape used for dealing with sports injuries?

What is the type of tape used for dealing with sports injuries?

Multiple: The most common type of tape used for sporting injuries is canvas athletic tape. However, other types may also be used depending on the situation. ...Read more

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Dr. Barbara Lavi Dr. Lavi
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Sports injuries (Tip)

Many athletes became champions after doctors predicted their sports injuries would end their careers. ...See more

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Treating a Rotator Cuff Injury (Checklist)

Have a check-up with your orthopedic or sports doc
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Assume female atheletes more prone to sports injuries but not at olympics?

Assume female atheletes more prone to sports injuries but not at olympics?

Evidence?: I know of no level 1 evidence that would support this. There is a successful education program for female athlete for jumping and skiing, however that doesn't mean that they are not safer. Men tend to do more 'contact' sports that may be where you are coming from. But comparing apples to apples, track to track; swimming to swimming..Etc i don't know of any research supporting that comment. ...Read more

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What is the best brand of medicine for pain related to inflamed sports injuries?

What is the best brand of medicine for pain related to inflamed sports injuries?

Anti-inflammatories: Ibuprofen or Aleve (naproxen) are the two most common but there are several others that work through the same pathways to help inflammation. ...Read more

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Dr. Kenneth Lanier Dr. Lanier
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Sports injuries (Tip)

The best treatments for sports injuries are prevention (proper equipment) and good conditioning. ...See more

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What are the most common sports injuries? How can you reduce your risk of injury if you're an athlete?

What are the most common sports injuries? How can you reduce your risk of injury if you're an athlete?

Varies by sport: The most common sports injuries really depends on the sport you play. To prevent injuries, stretch and building appropriate strength for your sport and level of participation. Also be sure to get adequate nutrition and hydration before and after any physical activity. Work with a sports medicine trained physician to develop an individualized prevention program. ...Read more

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Does DMSO work for sports injuries?

Possibly...: Dmso is used topically to decrease pain and speed the healing of wounds, and muscle and skeletal injuries. Its exact mechanisms are unknown. It causes a garlic-like taste, and breath and body odor. It is a prescription drug but industrial grade DMSO is avail. Do not use nonprescript. As it may have impurities. Dmso is a strong solvent and can carry these impurities rapidly into the body. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Blake Dr. Blake
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Sports injuries (Tip)

With most sports injuries, stretching is important. When am stretching, make sure you warm up first. ...See more

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Does yoga usually help sports injuries?

Does yoga usually help sports injuries?

Yes!: Yoga is a great way to improve your strength and flexibility, both great ways to improve (or prevent sports injuries). Your local y or even your community center will offer low cost classes. There are different type of yoga the one called hatha yoga has movements that involves body movements and streching which helps. ...Read more

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Is not icing or taking medicine for sports injuries a bad idea?

Is not icing or taking medicine for sports injuries a bad idea?

Ice helps.: Icing and taking anti-inflammatory medications can only help virtually all sports related injuries. They both reduce pain and inflammation. ...Read more

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Dr. James Chapman
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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more