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Doctor insights on: Training Olympic Athletes In Swimming

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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

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 more

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Dr. Jordan Steinberg
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Athlete (Definition)

Ath·lete n. A person possessing the natural or acquired traits, such as strength, agility, and endurance, that are necessary for physical exercise or sports, especially those ...Read more


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Trainer confirms my daughter has compartment syndrome and advised she rest from training-can she still do other activities during this time swimming ?

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

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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

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 more

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When can i resume swimming, diving and other police training activities after a upper molar bone graft extraction?

When can i resume swimming, diving and other police training activities after a upper molar bone graft extraction?

S/p jaw graft: hello~ Laura, I am not a dentist or a maxillo-facial surgeon so I think you should direct this question to one of those specialists, but just from general principal of bone healing I would say about 6 - 8 weeks thanks ...Read more

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"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

"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 more

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Does the fungus that cause athlete`s foot transmit easily through water eg shared bath/swimming pool?

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 more

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Athletes foot from swimming pool. How fast does desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) work?

Athletes foot from swimming pool. How fast does desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) work?

Why desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream)?: There are much better antifungal products to use. Try lotrimin ultra or Lamisil cream. Either should clear it up a lot faster than desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) (which is mostly zinc oxide). ...Read more

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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?

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?

You may go swimming: The pools should have chemicals in them plus the overall amount of fungus on you compared to the body of water is small. I do not feel others would become contaminated. But hats off to you for considering others... ...Read more