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Training Olympic Athletes In Swimming
I hav taken up swimming, basket ball & do stretching exs plus weight training. I wanna gain 2 inches. I'm 22 and 5'8''. Can i gain height now? Possibl
Growth likely ended: A 22 year old cannot grow taller because his bone's growth plates have fused (stopped growing). To look taller, one can choose properly designed clothing & shoes, and have good posture. Being confident, having good social skills, and a strong speaking voice is good. Vitamins, supplements, "special" foods, exercise, etc... will not make a person living in the U.S. taller (height here is genetic). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pain in the middle of stomach right by the belly button, hurts when to move, i went football training 5 days ago and then swimming the next day?
Trainer confirms my daughter has compartment syndrome and advised she rest from training-can she still do other activities during this time swimming ?
Yes: Antonio, I assume we are talking about calf compartment syndrome from exercise? In that case, swimming would probably be OK, but she should definitely stop right away if she begins to experience pain from the area, as compartment syndrome can cut off blood circulation. Hope this helps! ...Read more
What exercise should be avoided by people with RVH? I usually do weight training, cardio, yoga, swimming & muaythai. Is it safe? Im addicted to sports
EKG or Echo?: You obviously have some cardiac issues but apparently are on medications to control rate. Is the RVH a finding from an EKG only or is it from Echo cardiogram? If diagnosis is from Echo then I would be more considered. Regardless, talk to your cardiologist (or consult with one) about this. You should determine WHY you have RVH, and how severe, before deciding limitations. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
When can i resume swimming, diving and other police training activities after a upper molar bone graft extraction?
"why do I have knee pain when i exercise or walk and then swells up?" i was swimming breastroke the other day and my knee suddenly popped out of nowhere. It started to swell and hurt severely. I am a young teenage athlete that runs and swims and i also ha
Need evaluation: Pain and swelling in the knee is not normal as you know. This is commonly caused by arthritis or a meniscus tear. You need an exam and and xray to start and probably an MRI to evaluate your meniscus and cartilage surfaces. See an orthopaedic surgeon for this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does the fungus that cause athlete`s foot transmit easily through water eg shared bath/swimming pool?
Ideal environment: Fungus is a ground loving organism. It thrives in a warm moist dark environment, this is why antifungal powders can be so effective for controlling athletes foot infections. Control the moisture and usually you can control the fungal infections. Routine thorough cleaning of community areas is obviously also helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have athletes foot and fungal nail infections on 2 toes, I am 18. Can I go swimming? Will it spread to other areas if I go swimming?
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