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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. Heidi Fowler
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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more


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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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Can acupuncture treat sports injuries?

Can acupuncture treat sports injuries?

It's not standard: Standard western medicine does not incorporate accupunture into treatment of injuries. First and foremost injuries should be treated by conventional accepted practices. On top of that, check with your physician if there are any contraindications. Many professional athletes swear by accupunture and other modalities traditional physicians do not regularly embrace. ...Read more

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Does acupuncture work on sports injuries?

Does acupuncture work on sports injuries?

Possibly: Like any other treatment, some are effective and others may not be effective. Acupuncture is just another tool that can be used to treat injuries. ...Read more

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Does acupuncture work with sports injuries?

Does acupuncture work with sports injuries?

Yes: Many of my patients have sports related injuries. I work with a military population so getting people back to full duty status as quickly as possible is important. It helps to control pain and shortens recovery time. ...Read more

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How can acupuncture work on sports injuries?

How can  acupuncture work on sports injuries?

Yes: If is excellent for this purpose. But - it won't repair an injury that would only respond to surgery (i.e., like a meniscal tear). ...Read more

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What long term sports injuries can result from track?

What long term sports injuries can result from track?

Bone/ joint injuries: Runners are potential at increased risk for stress fractures, arthritis in the weightbearing joints (feet, ankles, knees, hips). Recurrent ankle sprains can also occur if routinely running on uneven terrain (x-cntry running). ...Read more

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Can a root canal affect recovery from sports injuries?

Can a root canal affect recovery from sports injuries?

Positively: It is not a good idea to have any type of infection in your body. A root canal treatment is normally done when you have an infected tooth. If you are getting over a sport injury than you want your body or immune system working trying to heal your injuries and not fighting an infection. ...Read more

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Would it be good to see chiropractors for sports injuries?

Would it be good to see chiropractors for sports injuries?

It depends : Many chiropractors have received additional training and certification or have added interest in the treatment of sports injuries. However, certain injuries remain outside a chiropractor's ability to effectively treat. So, it depends on the injury and/or the chiropractor. ...Read more

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How can I get into health fitness, training and sports medicine?

How can I get into health fitness, training and sports medicine?

SPORTS HEALTH CAREER: Sports medicine fellowship training after medical school and residency. Associates, bachelors, masters or doctorate degrees in kinesiology, exercise science, physical therapy, athletic training. ...Read more

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Which is more effective for exercising wii fit or ea sports fitness?

Which is more effective for exercising wii fit or ea sports fitness?

Both can be!: Find an activity program that you enjoy with either! get a heart rate monitor to see which raises your heart rate the most, and you can enjoy. I have more exerperience with the wii, but the ea sport are both great at offering a variety of sporting activities that provide good exercise! ...Read more

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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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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

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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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Do back braces work for sports injuries?

Do back braces work for sports injuries?

Not always: Usually it's better to stay loose when you have a back injury and not restrict movement with a brace. ...Read more

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Dr. James Eitner
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Sports Injuries (Definition)

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, ...Read more


Dr. Pam Yoder
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Fitness And Exercise (Definition)

Fitness refers to exercising as a means of maintaining a healthy body. Being physically fit means you have enough vigor to carry out daily tasks, with energy left over for leisure-time ...Read more