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Is it safe to swim laps without wearing swim goggles?

Is it safe to swim laps without wearing swim goggles?

No goggles: There are swimmers who swim without goggles, but eye irritation is a common compliant due to a mild chemical conjunctivitis from chlorine. It is better to protect your eyes with goggles. ...Read more

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Knee cap hurts when walking, is it o.K. To use a recumbant bike?

Knee cap hurts when walking, is it o.K. To use a recumbant bike?

Maybe: You might have the same problem. Can depend on the height of the seat as far as knee cap compression is concerned. ...Read more

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Is walking or riding bike better after knee replacement?

Is walking or riding bike better after knee replacement?

No either or: Remain active and do either one or both. One is not necessarily better than the other. ...Read more

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Can kids swim alone at beach if good swimmers?

Can kids swim alone at beach if good swimmers?

Wouldn't recommend: I wouldn't recommend anyone swim alone at the beach there are too many unpredictable factors from cramps to riptides etc no one should swim alone too many people drown every year. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use condoms in water, under water (shower, bath, hot tub, swimming pool, etc.)?

Is it safe to use condoms in water, under water (shower, bath, hot tub, swimming pool, etc.)?

No harm: As the described scenarios should place you at any health risk. It likely will compromise the effectiveness of a condom, as it can "wash away" any spermicide and promote a condom "slipping off". ...Read more

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Can i swim in a chlorinated pool with sun burn?

Can i swim in a chlorinated pool with sun burn?

Sun burn: You could, but if severe i would give it a little time. ...Read more

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Knees hurt after climbing 3 flights of stairs to apartment. Dr said my kneecaps slide around, loose/flexible. Any exercises to help and strengthen?

Knees hurt after climbing 3 flights of stairs to apartment. Dr said my kneecaps slide around, loose/flexible. Any exercises to help and strengthen?

Patellar Tracking: Your description sounds like patellar tracking disorder. The kneecap (patella) shifts out of place as the leg bends or straightens. The kneecap shifts too far toward the outside of the leg. Weak thigh muscles, being overweight, poor alignment of the knee joints, any injury to the knee, all can contribute. Treatment has two goals: reduce pain and strengthen muscles around the knee. Hv dedicated PT. ...Read more

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Right knee outside of knee towards lcl painful when running upstairs?

Need exam: You may have some iliotibial band tenderness and inflammation. You may also have some lateral patella issues it s difficult to tell without an exam most of these can be treated with ice, nsaids and rest. Sometimes physical therapy with modalities and stretching can be helpful. ...Read more

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Why does my knee cap pop into place?

Why does my knee cap pop into place?

Instability: You may have some patella instability which may be causing patella instabilty quad strengthening, bracing/taping and therapy may be helpful. ...Read more

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6weeks ACL hamstring graft, extension lag 30 deg, able to flex till 100, difficult to climb up stairs, pt says vmo is weak ,using brace. kindly advise?

6weeks ACL hamstring graft, extension lag 30 deg, able to flex till 100, difficult to climb up stairs, pt says vmo is weak ,using brace. kindly advise?

Continue. PT: Continue with consistent physical therapy concentrating on gaining extension. Discontinue brace if you have adequate quadriceps strength to do a strong straight leg raise. Check in with your surgeon on a regular basis to alter this plan at necessary ...Read more

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Will chlorine in the swimming pool hurt severe sunburn?

Regardless of : Chlorine, if you have severe burning do you really want to be back in the sun before getting in some healing time? ...Read more

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Where can a knee cap shifting out of place go?

Where can a knee cap shifting out of place go?

Lateral : Nearly all knee caps that shift out of place (dislocate), go to the outside (lateral) side of the knee. ...Read more

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Had knee surgery to repair torn meniscus. It was recommended to ride stationary bike as part of recovery. Is an upright or recumbent bike better?

Had knee surgery to repair torn meniscus.  It was recommended to ride stationary bike as part of recovery.  Is an upright or recumbent bike better?

Start recumbent: Using an upright bike will put more pressure on your knee while it is healing and is not recommended, while a recumbent bike has less pressure and helps to keep range of motion of joint and maintain muscle tone. So, start with recumbent bike after surgery. When the knee is feeling better and stronger, then you can shift to an upright bike. ...Read more

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Can dried sperm swim in vaginal fluid?

No: Dried sperm are dead sperm, why would you want to put them into vaginal fluid? ...Read more

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Dislocating knee cap. Why is it so mobile!?

Dislocating knee cap. Why is it so mobile!?

Many reasons: Recurring patella dislocations can be related to an overly shallow groove in your distal femur, to malalignment of your knee, or to previous damage to the patellofemoral ligament that helps stabilize the patella. Ask your orthopaedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Difference B/T chondromalacia patella or OA? Knee feels sore, gets hot, swollen below the K-cap, crackling/popping noises when move. Rare pain on Kcap

Difference B/T chondromalacia patella or OA? Knee feels sore, gets hot, swollen below the K-cap, crackling/popping noises when move. Rare pain on Kcap

Noises in the knee: It is rare for a person in their 20s to have OA, most of what u describe with popping , cracking with movement as well as swelling below knee cap is from chondromalacia of the patella . You should see a knee specialist . Many times some simple things can be instituted to help ...Read more