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What sports require helmets?

What sports require helmets?

Collision sports: Most collision sports require participants to wear helmets. Some of the more typical team sports that fall in to this category are: football, lacrosse, hockey, other individual sports such as skiing, snowboarding, snow machine racing, and even auto racing (all types) require helmets to help protect your head from injury. ...Read more

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Safety (Definition)

Safety is a topic that includes recommendations for making the home and outdoor environments safe, especially for kids. This topic includes ideas on childproofing cabinets, keeping dangerous items locked up, ensuring balconies and stairs are safe, covering wiring and outlets, fencing off pools, staying away from cars, watching ...Read more


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Should I wear customized eyeglasses for sports to prevent injuries?

Should I wear customized eyeglasses for sports to prevent injuries?

Always a good idea: There is a risk in sports of eye injury. Especially ones with the ball, etc. small enough to directly impact the eye. Main offenders are squash balls, badmitten birdies and paint balls. If it is possible, eye protection should always be worn in such sports and it is highly recommended. ...Read more

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Best way to prevent ankle injuries when playing field hockey?

Best way to prevent ankle injuries when playing field hockey?

Brace: Aside from wearing proper shoes for the sport, i would recommend wearing a lace up ankle brace. You can get these at most pharmacys. They should be slim enough to fit into your shoes and would give you added support to prevent some common ankle injuries. ...Read more

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Does playing sports wearing shoes with studs/spikes/cleats increase the risk of knee injury?

Does playing sports wearing shoes with studs/spikes/cleats increase the risk of knee injury?

Spikes & Sports: The answer is yes and no. Shoes with "traction enhanced" surfaces came into vogue as sports participation evolved onto different artfiicial playing fields. Slips often caused hyperextension injuries. Rotational injuries are more common today due to force transmission up the leg to the knee and hip courtesy of a well entrenched foot. A well conditioned athlete can compensate with training. ...Read more

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Should kids wear helmets for all contact sports?

Should kids wear helmets for all contact sports?

Absolutely: This certainly is a good idea, particularly as we learn more about the long term effects of concussions. Which are increasing in frequency. Why take unnecessary chances? ...Read more

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How do professional sports players prevent injuries?

How do professional sports players prevent injuries?

Training: by strengthening themselves and using proper technique they are able to avoid injuries as much as possible. Also wearing proper fitting gear and adhering to the rules helps a lot. ...Read more

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Does DMSO work for sports injuries?

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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Are there any guidelines for veteran soccer players?

Are there any guidelines for veteran soccer players?

Fitness base: Your body at 40 will not perform the same as it did at 20. Sorry. So develop a good fitness base of running longer distances (2-4 miles) and then do active stretching. Do 10-15 minutes of agility or ball work in circuits. Then rest. Use ice liberally after working out. ...Read more

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Does the helmet really prevent concussions in sports?

Does the helmet really prevent concussions in sports?

Helmets: Helmets are use in football and other combat sports to prevent fractured skulls. The have never been nor have they been determined to prevent concussions. The energy developed by a head to head or head to body collision when the head stops and the brain continues to move is the source of the concussion. Not hitting with your head is the answer. We are teaching not to do this in combat sports. ...Read more

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How to avoid shoulder injuries while pitching in baseball?

How to avoid shoulder injuries while pitching in baseball?

Stretch.: A muscle stretching regimen, primarily for the rotator cuff and other surrounding shoulder musculature is important. See a Certified Athletic Trainer for a thorough program. ...Read more

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Can we play footbal with torn meniscus by using brace.?

Can we play footbal with torn meniscus by using brace.?

Generally not.: Bracing does not help with meniscal tears. With a twisitng/ pivoting sport like football, you may make it worse. ...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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Thoughts with regard to applying darwinian medicine (e.G., no nsaids) to minor injuries (sprains, contusions, and broken fings./toes)?

Thoughts with regard to applying darwinian medicine (e.G., no nsaids) to minor injuries (sprains, contusions, and broken fings./toes)?

Fever in 5 month bab: You can give tylenol (acetaminophen) drops 0.4 ml and can be repeated if needed every 4 hours.If fever persists then the baby needs to be checked by your pediatrician. ...Read more

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What's a good knee brace for ACL injuries? Play soccer

What's a good knee brace for ACL injuries? Play soccer

A functional orthosi: A functional brace (orthosis), that is measured to the contours of your leg, is the best type of brace that you can use. ...Read more

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Multiple injuries in football, want advice on recovery?

Chronic injuries: You need to be evaluated to find the root cause of your reoccurring injuries. ...Read more

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Are there any muscles protecting the kidneys from sports injuries?

Are there any muscles protecting the kidneys from sports injuries?

Some: The kidneys are partly protected by the ribs (rib cage) and partly by overlying fat and muscles. Of course, the best protection is to avoid direct blows or forces and to use safety gear appropriate to the sport. ...Read more

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Which sports causes the most sports concussions?

Which sports causes  the most sports concussions?

Football: Collision sport athletes are the most likely to suffer from concussions. This especially includes athletes playing football, but concussions are also quite common in hockey, soccer, men's lacrosse, boxing, mixed martial arts, etc. ...Read more

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How does an acl(or knee injuries) injury occur when playing basketball?

How does an acl(or knee injuries) injury occur when playing basketball?

Planted foot.: Usually, your foot is planted and you make a sudden twist/turn, in a direction that your knee is not built for, causing the ACL to tear. ...Read more

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Dr. James Lin
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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


Dr. James Eitner
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Sports Safety (Definition)

Sports safety refers to all activities surrounding the safe practice of various sports. This may include wearing proper gear (helmets, goggles, etc.), and setting rules that ...Read more