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The Best Kind Of Rock Climbing Shoes Equipment
Went rock climbing, that night noticed a lumps up under my armpit. They hurt. Then went away but I can still kind of feel one. this was 8 weeks ago.
Lumps under arm pit: You need to be examined to see if this is aproblem with lymph nodes etc. ...Read more
NSAIDS, ice, heat...: Pain can be relieved with over-the-counter medications like advil or aleve (naproxen). Follow directions on label. Ice for about 45 minutes, 3-4 times a day, for inflammation and swelling, never apply ice to the skin, always over a towel or clothing. Follow this by heat for about 20-25 minutes to help soothe and relax tight muscles. Walking, gentle range of motion and stretching exercises. ...Read more
Both work well: Both grafts in addition to a cadavre grafts can work well. More importantly, the way the procedure is performed and the postop rehab are more important than the actual graft used. You would probably require at least six months of rehab postop before returning to rock climbing. ...Read more
Hi, I am a 18 years old student. My problem is why do I feel dizzy at times when I am at work, when I am climbing ladders up to take a shoe box?
That depends: That really depends on how experienced & safety conscious you are as a rock climber. If you are physically out of shape & approach this without learning the basics - the risk may outweigh the benefits. ...Read more
Oh yeah: Take it slow but rock climbers are well conditoned athletes, have to be, especially before you learn the most energy efficient moves. Try it out, its why the walls are found in so many gyms. ...Read more
Is it ok to go rock climbing with post concussion syndrome it's in gym class and its not that high?
Climb On!: I would say it's probably fine as long as you don't hit your head. Top roping is safest and typically does not produce falls severe enough to hit your head. Definitely wear a helmet though. ...Read more
I've been rock climbing for about 5 months. Would my tendons stretch and make my fingers longer? I don't think my pinkies are shrinking.
Remember: that there are bones at the core of the digits. Don't anticipate that you will obtain any increase in digit length but would anticipate that they will become stronger. Take care. ...Read more
Palm lacerations: Heal well. Flaps are best sutured or if under tension gently approximated. Cleaning the wound to remove foreign material is esential. Good basic wound care prevents complications. If contaminated wounds that are not cleaned out fully or are from dirty areas such as farm or animal waste or bites shouls not be tightly closed or at times they are left open. Rather than think "fast' think safe. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Just do it.: You will soon relaize that rock climbing requires strength from all extremeties. Great sport. ((i prefer indoor!). ...Read more
In shape: I would get strong and in shape before you attempt any difficult climbing. It is an effective way to work particular muscles but requires as much brainwork as muscle work. ...Read more
Rock climbing : Rock climbing, along with cardiovascular exercise in general, releases the body's natural endorphins into the bloodstream, making the climber feel good and give them a sense of euphoria. I would imagine this to be similar to a runner's high. Exercise in general is a great place to live off stress and anxiety with. One cannot go wrong with physical exercise. ...Read more
It is for the rock!!: Seriously, i would not recommend it for an adult with ankle or wrist problems, extremity weakness, or general balance or health challenges. If one walks or climbs on challenging and uneven terrain, it is essential that he or she be in good health and excellent condition. Physiatrists and sports or trauma medicine doctors can say more, so i will share this with them. Thanks for asking. @drpam. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rock climbing: Check out: http://www.nicros.com/training/articles/top-5-finger-strength-training-exercises/ Also - there are some great utube type videos that demonstrate exercises. Take care. ...Read more
What benefits can you get from rock climbing (indoor and outdoor) that you can't from working out at the gym?
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