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How many calories would i burn from playing video games?

How many calories would i burn from playing video games?

Almost none: Sedentary activity never burns calories to any extent. Get out of the house and exercise. ...Read more

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Can I begin having seizures from playing video games?

Can I begin having seizures from playing video games?

Possible/not probabl: If your seizures can be triggered by rapidly flashing lights, this is a possibility but it is very rare. ...Read more

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Hip injuries from falling down on indoor-outdoor carpet?

Hip injuries from falling down on indoor-outdoor carpet?

Several: You could have a bruise or contusion, a fracture, or bursitis to name a few. ...Read more

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Is playing video games all day unhealthy?

Is playing video games all day unhealthy?

Yes: One would hope for a more-than-cyber experience of life -- allowing real-time relationships with actual people, with all their challenges and rewards. Playing video games all day leaves no room for this, or for interests outside of video games. One's awareness would be extremely narrow. Also, unless you land a job as a tester of video games, it's hard to imagine earning a living that way. ...Read more

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How to prevent injuries when playing senior basketball?

How to prevent injuries when playing senior basketball?

Stay fit: Jog/walk briskly at least 20 minutes most days a week, stretch most days and lift weights 3 days a week. ...Read more

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Palm hurts! joy stick-gaming 'injury'?

Palm hurts! joy stick-gaming 'injury'?

Remove the joystick: Hopefully you've already done that. Next you can ice the area if it bruised. Should improve in a few days. Consider a padded glove from now on! ...Read more

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What can my kids do instead of watching tv or playing video games?

What can my kids do instead of watching tv or playing video games?

Play outside: Your child should always be encouraged to play outside. ...Read more

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Can I snowboard while healing from concussion?

Can I snowboard while healing from concussion?

Not advisable: It is not a good idea. A second head injury at this stage can have drastic consequences. Additionally, your balance and coordination is not the same while recovering from a concussion, making falls more likely. ...Read more

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Shin pain seriously hurts running in basketball games?

Shin pain seriously hurts running in basketball games?

Shin splints: This is traumatic compressive damage to the muscle running along the shin bone. The muscle is in a compartment and if it swells from the repeated banging of certain exercises, you will get pain that can be severe. You can use ice to help, pre treat with Ibuprofen in the future, and get some advice from an exercise therapist about how to minimize this in the future. ...Read more

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How can I avoid knee joint ?Damage while playing sports?

How can I avoid knee joint ?Damage while playing sports?

Stretch, play smart: Make sure you stretch pregame adequately.\ make sure you take time when not playing to exercise the knees to strengthen them. Also play smart. Don't take unnecessary risk in game that jeopardize those knees. Good luck! ...Read more

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What to do about a thumb injury while playing volleyball?

What to do about a thumb injury while playing volleyball?

See your doc: Your physician can help to figure out whether the injury is bone related or soft tissue and whether a specialist is needed. ...Read more

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Tips on running away from home?

Tips on running away from home?

Get help/Communicate: Ask yourself why? If there's an issue, talk to your parents, teachers, authorities, friends or people you trust. Running away will not solve problems you're facing. Communication will help you with issues, but you're the one who needs to talk about them. ...Read more

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I get wrist and thumb pain/tingling/numbness when playing clarinet, piano, writing, typing etc. I really can't stop playing these instruments. Advice?

I get wrist and thumb pain/tingling/numbness when playing clarinet, piano, writing, typing etc. I really can't stop playing these instruments. Advice?

Carpal tunnel. Is : One of the most common peripheral entrapment nerve disorder. However more detail is needed for a potential dusgnosis. Perhaps a consult with a hand surgeon. Use of a store bought splint not too tight and over the counter. Aniinflmatory medication may help ...Read more

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Intense ankle pain (front & lateral) prohibits climbing stairs, pivoting, running. No injury, full ROM w/o weight on it. What did/should I do? Thanks!

Intense ankle pain (front & lateral) prohibits climbing stairs, pivoting, running. No injury, full ROM w/o weight on it. What did/should I do? Thanks!

Ortho Eval needed: Seek evaluation by your orthopaedic surgeon. Along with a thorough examination of your ankle, X-rays would likely be obtained to assess for a potential loose body of osteophyte that may make stair climbing painful. Instability or ankle looseness would also be assessed as the anterior and lateral aspect of the ankle is where the main stabilizing ligaments are located. ...Read more

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I sprained my ankle while playing football. Hw long should I rest before starting activities?

I sprained my ankle while playing football. Hw long should I rest before starting activities?

How long?: It varies from patient to patient. I tell my patients 6 weeks but depends on severity of the sprain which you give no information on. Could answer better if new more like did you get treatment x-ray etc... ...Read more

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How to avoid impact injuries when slalom kayaking?

How to avoid impact injuries when slalom kayaking?

Avoid!: Avoid: using improper equipment, using improper paddling techniques, and taking on distances and or waters beyond the kayaker's experience contribute one time striking limb on obstacle. ...Read more

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Hi docs, would playing tennis and swimming help me lose weight?

Hi docs, would playing tennis and swimming help me lose weight?

Exercise helps!: Absolutely! cardiovascular exercise such as tennis and swimming are excellent at burning calories and will help you lose weight. Your best bet is to incorporate this exercise program with an appropriate healthy diet to maximize weight loss. ...Read more