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The Use Of Creatine In Hamstring Injuries
Is increase in height possibe by strengthening the tendons in the knee or those of the spines?Just read that on the growth factor plus site
Let us see: The triceps brachii muscle is the primary extensor of the elbow the bicep is the major flexer of the elbow. ...Read more
Does running require the use of supporters? I run 2-3 kms at the speed of 9kmph.Can this lead to hernia
What are the dems trying to back pedal on global warming in light of the deep freeze over most of the usa?
Politics not science: Science is rarely the driving force behind politics. It is usually money, religion, bigotry, superstition, myth, ignorance, fantasy or all of the above. Scientific evidence is often ignored completely, if not misinterpreted. ...Read more
No: Lactic acid is a byproduct of anaerobic exercise, that is, vigorous exercise that outpaces the body's ability to supply oxygen to the tissues. It's not dangerous but can be painful; it helps to work the muscles to a gradual stop instead of stopping suddenly. To the best of my knowledge, ssris have no effect on this process. ...Read more
This isn't exactly: a medical questions, but, based on the mechanism of death, most character's injuries are realistic. Your head gets lopped off, you die. You're nailed to a cross, you die. Shot thru the heart by a arrow, die. in the back, you might survive if you don't get infection or a punctured lung. Severe burns from a flame thrower (i.e. dragon) & you get burned to a crisp, u die. Dr. Anne ...Read more
Yes: The plantaris tendon and posterior tibialos tendon both arise from posterior muscles of the leg and connect to the foot. The Achilles' tendon is the largest of the posterior tendons. ...Read more
Former ballet dancer. Ran in stability shoes for month and now all of the muscles of my deep posterior compartment are injured?
Unrelated: It's quite possible the muscle pain isn't directly related to stability shoes. How long did you run before the symotoms started...Was this a new type of exercise for you....What surface were you running on....Etc? Theoretically, stability shoes will lessen the chance of injury. See a podiatrist who specializes in sports medicine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have torn ligaments in knee. Can femur actually slip off the top of the tibia? Could something fracture? Using exercise bike & walking for strength.
Torn ligaments: It would be unusual for your femur to slide off your tibia unless you tore all the ligaments around your knee like in a knee dislocation. If you just tore your acl then your knee can be unstable with subluxation of the bones. Sometimes the acl can avulse from the tibia with bone. Exercise and knee strengthening is good for a acl tear and consideration of surgery can be discussed with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Varies: It varies in part based upon your level of confitioning and whether you are able to avoid obvious injury such as a fall. Over use injuries can include tendon injuries to the patellar tendon and hamstrings. Ligaments that can be injured in a fall can include the mcl, lcl, ACL, and PCL. ...Read more
Some: The scenery changes, you are less likely to get mugged, the air smells better.All joking aside we are happy you are exercising and where ever you jog makes you healthier. ...Read more
With a shoulder injury....can using the tens machine further injury the muscles? Mainly the leveator scapula....
Doubtful: TENS often blocks the pain signals and can relieve the discomfort. The strength of the impulses can be adjusted, so make sure not to turn the impulses up so high so the muscle is "overcontracting." Simply judge your response to the TENS treatments to guide your frequency of use. ...Read more
In general What is treatment for concavity of the contour of the inferolateral patella due to injury in a child?
Depends: The implication would be that it is a post-traumatic finding as in a fracture. If the fracture is well aligned, could be treated in cast or brace, if displaced, then surgical reduction and fixation may be required. We would usually obtain comparison views to the other side as well. ...Read more
Any stretching exercises in addition to heel drops that will stretch the medial head of the gastrocnemius? Calf stretch only stretches mid-lower calf.
Calf exercises: Here are some pages with exercises: http://www.foot-pain-explored.com/calf-stretches.html and http://www.webmd.com/fitness-exercise/guide/strengthening-calf-muscles and http://www.sportsinjuryclinic.net/sport-injuries/ankle-achilles-shin-pain/calf-strain/calf-strain-stretching-exercises ...Read more
Blood supply: The supraspinatus is most commonly torn for a couple of reasons. First, the tendon gets blood supply from attachment site on bone, and from muscle. Between these is a watershed area where blood supply is limited. Allows for more rapid tendon degradation. Next, it is subject to pathologic contact with the undersurface of the acromion, known as impingement. ...Read more
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