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Doctor insights on: The Cross Stroke In Swimming

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What's the best stroke to do while swimming?

What's the best stroke to do while swimming?

Freestyle: Probably freestyle, as it seems to be the most efficient for most people. You can usually do this longer than any other stroke without total fatigue. Many like to mix it up, and this is a good idea. ...Read more

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Which type of swimming stroke is the best to work out your entire body?

Which type of swimming stroke is the best to work out your entire body?

Many: Most would say freestyle. However, the backstroke and butterfly are also excellent. Breststroke -- not so much. You can switch sidestroke sides to get a good workout. Just ask the navy seals. ...Read more

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Is swimming freestyle the best workout for your body than the other types of strokes?

Is swimming freestyle the best workout for your body than the other types of strokes?

Not always: As with all exercise, the body will adapt to it and become more efficient at it, and therefore give you less returns/results for your efforts. If all you did was freestyle, over time you would not get the same results as you did when you were beginning your freestyle program. Maybe you shouldn't abandon the other swinnimg strokes that you can perform. ...Read more

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What are the highest calorie burning strokes in swimming?

What are the highest calorie burning strokes in swimming?

Butterfly: Is the highest probably followed by a fast freestyle ...Read more

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Is it safe to change your stroke when swimming to lose weight?

Is it safe to change your stroke when swimming to lose weight?

Any stroke: You will get toned up and leaner looking, but may not lose much weight swimming. Many exercises cause a rise in core temperature, and sweating, etc. These can help reduce weight. The water keeps your temp. Cooler, and you don't sweat, so there is less weight lost. You do burn calories which will help weight loss, but not as much/fast as, for example, playing raquetball hard. Excellent exercise. ...Read more

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Over the past year I have been experiencing pain in my shins when I do breast stroke in swimming, I've never had growing pain so im not sure what it it?

Over the past year I have been experiencing pain in my shins when I do breast stroke in swimming, I've never had growing pain so im not sure what it it?

Shin pain in swimmer: Shin pain in breaststrokers is common and means you are getting a complete kick. It is basically a shin splint.
stand on a step, heel only on... most of the rest of your foot hanging off. Tie a weight to the toe of your shoe, and do weighted toe raises. Allow the foot to extend down, then point contract the foot to point the toes as high as they'll go. Hold at the top, and compress shin muscle. ...Read more

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1/2 hour slow breast stroke daily for 3 months. Start to have bilateral golfers elbow 1 month ago. How can that happen? Have to stop swimming?

1/2 hour slow breast stroke daily for 3 months. Start to have bilateral golfers elbow 1 month ago. How can that happen? Have to stop swimming?

Cross train: Elbow pain associated with swimming breast stroke may signal overuse and/or improper technique. Suggest a coach to watch your stroke and add any needed corrections. You can also incorporate other strokes in your workout, such as freestyle. Days off or cross training with cycling will allow for recovery of overused joints. ...Read more

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57 year old female. Can half an hour of swimming breast stroke every day be the cause of Trochanteric Bursitis?

57 year old female. Can half an hour of swimming breast stroke every day be the cause of Trochanteric Bursitis?

Trochanteric bursa: As you might imagine, it is possible your activity is the cause. A good question is does swimming make it worse? Visit your orthopedic surgeon for a physical exam to evaluate your pain. You also have lumbar spinal disease and may have bone spurs or other etiological factors. Rest and modify your activity- try another stroke or use a pull buoy. Read:http://orthoinfo. Aaos. Org/topic. Cfm? Topic=a00409 ...Read more

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D I had a stroke two years ago and today is clear that it was caused by patent foramen ovale. Can I keep doing sports like swimming, running, fitness?

D I had a stroke two years ago and today is clear that it was caused by patent foramen ovale. Can I keep doing sports like swimming, running, fitness?

Probably: First, we can rarely guarantee that a stroke is caused by a pfo--20-25% of the general population has a pfo, which means that anyone who has a stroke for any reason has a 20% chance of having a pfo. That being said, the younger and healthier a patient is, the more likely it is that the pfo was related to stroke. There is no contraindication to exercise with pfo. Check with your doctor to be sure. ...Read more

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What to do about testicle pain after swimming breast stroke?

Testicle pain: Strain of inner thigh muiscles and lower abdomen could radiate to testicles and cause pain. If so, then you need rest and less exertion during swimming. Sudden groin pain in men with swelling of the scrotum, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain are symptoms of testicular torsion, which is a medical emergency. Seek immediate medical care (call 911) if you experience these symptoms. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me about some great swimming strokes, that work for your arms and legs and stomach?

Can you please tell me about some great swimming strokes, that work for your arms and legs and stomach?

Swim: Swimming in general is great for whole body exercise! It's great cardio and easy on the joints. As long as you are using good form, any stroke should give you a whole body work out. ...Read more

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I just went swimming and my goggles have left me cross eyed. What is this?

I just went swimming and my goggles have left me cross eyed. What is this?

Not googles: Sudden onset of ocular misalignment should be examined by an ophthalmologist. This was not caused by swim googles. ...Read more

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What is a dry stroke?

Ischemic: A dry stroke is due to a cut off or reduction in circulation to a portion of the brain, usually due to closure of a blood vessel from a blood clot. This is different from a "wet stroke" in which a blood vessel break or is disrupted, causing bleeding or hemorrhage into the brain. ...Read more

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What does stroke mean?

Brain attack: 2 kinds of stroke: ischemic or hemorrhagic. Ischemic (either thrombotic or embolic) is like a clogged drain in your house. Hemorrhagic is like a burst pipe. In either case, you don't get water flowing where you need it. Same w/stroke - you lose blood flow to vital areas in your brain (are there non-vital areas?). Without blood flow, brain dies. So if you think you're having a stroke, call 911. ...Read more

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What to do about stroke?

What to do about stroke?

Stroke: Once a stroke occurs the focus needs to be on rehab and prevention. The sooner you begin rehab, the more likely you are to regain abilities. Also proper blood pressure and cholesterol control as well as improved lifestyle - ie improved diet/exercise are needed to prevent another from happening. This should all be done under the watchful eye of your physician - may benefit from medicine as well. ...Read more

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How is a stroke diagnosed?

By the neurologist: It needs history, physical examination, lab and xray testing and frequent monitoring of the patient's symtoms by the nursing staff. ...Read more

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Who is at risk for stroke?

Who is at risk for stroke?

Lots of people: Diabetics, anyone with cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure not controlled, high cholesterol especially with known plaques, those with a strong family history, atrial fibrillation, mechanical valves and more. ...Read more

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Can stroke affect eyesight?

Absolutely: You can have a vascular occlusion within the eye which can affect the sight in that particular eye. You can have a stroke in the visual cortex which can block portions of your vision. Strokes have also affected color vision, facial recognition, visual memory and other visually related functions. These conditons are best analyzed by a neuro-ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What procedures help stroke?

What procedures help stroke?

Carotid surgery: It depends on type---
carotid stenting--
carotid endarterectomy--
merci retrieval to remove a blood clot
aneurysm embolization. ...Read more

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What medications treat stroke?

What medications treat stroke?

Prevention is best: Although tpa (alteplase) is important, best to avoid need for this. Be mindful of risks, such as hypertension, diabetes, high blood fats, smoking, some illicit drugs (cocaine, etc), hyperhomocysteinemia, obesity, concurrent heart disease. Preventatives include the antiplatelet drugs, such as clopidogrel, aggrenox, and to a lesser extent aspirin. Some new anticoagulants can be considered. ...Read more

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Needto know more about strokes?

Needto know more about strokes?

Resources for stroke: You can learn more about stroke at the American Heart Association website

http://www. Strokeassociation. Org/STROKEORG/ ...Read more

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How can you recognize a stroke?

Neuro changes: Loss or alteration of vision, speech, balance, thinking, sensation, strength which lasts as little as 30 seconds could represent a stroke. The longer the symptoms last the more likely a stroke is occurring. Don't take a chance. Better to check it out quickly. ...Read more

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Does zynapse cure a stroke pt.?

No: A stroke means some brain cells have died, usually after loss of blood supply. Lost cells can't be replaced. Bigger stroke = more disability. However, our brains are flexible (esp when younger). Often remaining cells can adapt + we see variable improvement during rehab. I don't know any pills proven to speed this up, but u have to look for specific studies, not just general claims for supplements. ...Read more

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Who is at greater risk for stroke?

Who is at greater risk for stroke?

Depends: Strokes are more common in men under 75 and women above 75. And african americans are twice as likely to have a stroke. Some other factors for stroke include: high blood pressure, history of previous strokes, women who smoke while on hormonal birth control, diabetes, heart disease such as atrial fibrillation, high cholesterol and atherosclerosis. ...Read more

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Does tia's lead to larger strokes?

Yes: Tia happens when blood supply to a certain area of the brain gets cut off temporarily. This causes a neurologic deficit - weakness, numbness, visual deficit or difficulty with speech. While TIA usually resolves, it indicates that there is a problem with your heart or blood vessels that can cause another TIA o stroke. It is heard to predict size of stroke from a tia, but it can certainly be large. ...Read more

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How can you diagnose a stroke or tia?

How can you diagnose a stroke or tia?

See below: Thorough neurologic examination is the first step in diagnosing a stroke or tia. A neurologist may develop concern based on typical neurologic defecits. If indicated, MRI is the best test for identifying or ruling out a stroke. If the symptoms are similar to a stroke but there is no stroke on MRI and/or the symptoms resolve, it is more likely to have been a transient ischemic attack (tia). ...Read more

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How can you diagnose a stroke or tia?

How can you diagnose a stroke or tia?

Symptoms, exam, scan: The patient's clinical symptoms and exam will usually suggest a stroke, and a brain scan, particularly an mri, will show a stroke. A ct of the brain can also show a stroke, but it is not as sensitive as the mri. ...Read more