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What is the likelihood of getting diseases from wrestling/jujitsu?

What is the likelihood of getting diseases from wrestling/jujitsu?

Not too likely: Most common "diseases" I have seen relate to skin infections. "Cauliflower ear" is really not a disease, more of an injury. Because abrasions, cuts sometimes occur, things like staph infections are possible, and ringworm which is due to a fungus not a worm. Rarely "herpes gladiatorum" - I've read about it but haven't seen it. Take a shower right after a workout and rinse well with soap/H20. ...Read more

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I have wrestling on Monday and I have a inch long 1/2 inch wide and and 1/8 deep cut. How should I dress it so I can wrestle?

I have wrestling on Monday and I have a inch long 1/2 inch wide and and 1/8 deep cut. How should I dress it so I can wrestle?

What's Trainer Say?: Where's the cut located? Above the eye/forehead? When did you get it? What did the trainer say? You putting anything on it? The best way to do this is to show me the injury. Can you hook up with me by webcam? Are you wrestling a college match or HS? I assistant coach wrestling at John Carroll University. Hook up with me if you want at www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi Key Code: PDXFNR ...Read more

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My niece has lost over 50pounds wrestling. She is in now 165.Would it be healthy to go down to 148 if she struggles each week to make weight?

My niece has lost over 50pounds wrestling. She is in now 165.Would it be healthy to go down to 148 if she struggles each week to make weight?

What is goal: What is her goal? Making weight" can lead to disordered eating or dehydration as losing water helps one "make weight". She should continue a healthy diet and wrestle in the appropriate wright category. As she loses weight in a slow and healthy fashion she will go down to 148...But t should not be a struggle each week. ...Read more

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I am a male. I am on the wrestling team and I wrestle the 132 pound weight class, but I want to go down to 126. What is an effective diet? I'm 5'8

I am a male. I am on the wrestling team and I wrestle the 132 pound weight class, but I want to go down to 126. What is an effective diet? I'm 5'8

Stop 2 Foods/Drinks: You can lose 7 in two weeks if you stop 2 of the bad foods/drinks you might be eating, here is the list:
1. Any drink with sugar
2. Fast foods
3. Fried foods
4. Skipping meals
5. Bad breakfasts
6 bad snacks
7. Large portions
these are in order, so just pick the top 2 that apply to u and make better choices, & keep up the exercising. ...Read more

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How to lose weight for wrestling?

How to lose weight for wrestling?

Making weight: To lose weight insure that calories burned > calories consumed. Drink at least 8 - 8 oz glasses of water per day. Try for 8 hours of sleep/night. Aim for at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 servings of fruit per day. Use whole grain when possible. Avoid sodas, alcohol & junk carbohydrates. Get in a good mix of aerobic & weight lifting exercises. ...Read more

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Is there anything I could wear during wrestling to protect my mcl?

Is there anything I could wear during wrestling to protect my mcl?

No: American academy of orthopaedic surgeons & american academy of pediatrics have concluded that there is no good evidence that prophylactic (protective) knee braces prevent injuries. Wearing a brace may feel like there is knee protection in place, but it won't protect the MCL from a direct lateral impact. Its better to work on strength training, conditioning, technique refinement and flexibility. ...Read more

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Are there any skin transferable diseases that you can get from wrestling?

Are there any skin transferable diseases that you can get from wrestling?

Yes: The most common diseases acquired by wrestling are fungus, molluscum contagiosum, herpes, and impetigo. Most tournaments require a pre-event screening. If you suspect a disease is present, contact your health provider quickly and advise them of the situation for a more rapid response. ...Read more

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I need to lose weight for wrestling but still be in good shape. What do you recommend?

I need to lose weight for wrestling but still be in good shape. What do you recommend?

Be mindful: Your best bet is to wrestle at a weight which is healthy for you to obtain through a healthy diet and exercise. Many wrestlers and boxer will utilize laxatives, diuretics or just the old school measures like vinyl exercise suits to optimize fluid losses/etc but this is a poor weigh to weight control. It will leave you at risk for weakness of other complications of abnormal fluid/electrolyte loss ...Read more

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What are some good exercises using for wrestling during off season using dumbbells and resistance bands at home?

@ home with these-: -R Ur only pieces of equipment, U can strengthen Ur upper body muscles which R needed 4 wrestling. But U should work on balance and lower body as well as core @ a gym. All R needed 2 B a successful wrestler. Quickness, balance & strength. ...Read more

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Does weight cutting mess up metabolism permanently? In wrestling I would sometimes lose 2-3 pounds in a day then gain it afterwords.

Does weight cutting mess up metabolism permanently? In wrestling I would sometimes lose 2-3 pounds in a day then gain it afterwords.

You'll be okay: It's unhealthy, but it won't ruin your health permanently as someone may have told you. I hope your days of doing this in the sport are over. Being a teen trying to learn toward a career is rough enough without having to do this -- yet sports build wonderful memories and self-discipline. Cherish your experience of this rich area of life. ...Read more

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I sometimes think it is creepy when adult men teach martial arts to little kids. Am I overreacting to the news of 'wrestling' with kids?

Who will teach them?: I can understand your concern but who else is going to teach them? Other kids? For the most part, martial arts teaches kids discipline, respect, and increases confidence in addition to improving their balance, cardiovascular health, and flexibility - all very positive things. Some schools allow parents to participate in class with their kids, and maybe you would feel more comfortable with that. ...Read more

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How can I cope with rib pain from wrestling?

How can I cope with rib pain from wrestling?

Be examined: Given your sport (wrestling) and the potential for rib injuries including fractures, you should be examined by a sports medicine physician and x-rays may be considered. They can give medications / pain patches to manage the pain also. There are over the counter pain patches from your local pharmacy that can be used in the meantime. ...Read more

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Chest pain after wrestling with my friend. Could this be an inury?

Chest pain after wrestling with my friend. Could this be an inury?

YES: Stretch it out slowly.. If this doesn't resolve the problem see your primary care provider. ...Read more

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I was wrestling with my husband and I felt sharp pain on my chest?

Strain/sprain.: Sounds like you pulled a muscle. Ice on for 30 minutes, off for an hour, & repeat until 8 hours after injury, and then as needed for comfort. I think ibuprofen should be avoided for 72 hours, to minimize bleeding at injury site. Tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain relief for 1st 72 hours, rest. If the pain is severe or constant, could be rib fracture, so see doc, in that case. If not follow-up 7 days. Did you win? ...Read more

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Can I do professional wrestling with scheuermann's disease and scoliosis?

Can I do professional wrestling with scheuermann's disease and scoliosis?

Wrestling: That all depends on the extent of your scoliosis. You would be best served by an evaluation by a physician well versed in sports medicine who can give you realistic expectations of your potential to perform and your limitations if any. ...Read more

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How long after having chickenpox should it be safe to return to wrestling?

No more infection-: Do not wrestle if you have any fluid filled pockets on your body. Return to wrestling when your energy is back, and all the fluid pockets have all scabbed over and leave no open or draining lesions. Note that even with lesions that are freshly scabbed, the physical contact of wrestling will risk tearing the scab off and exposing you to the risk of secondary bacterial infections of the skin. ...Read more

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I'm curious what could happen if I take amino acids during a wrestling tournament?

I'm curious what could happen if I take amino acids during a wrestling tournament?

Nothing much: You'll get the same benefit as you would from eating a nice steak, minus the iron. Wrestling's a great sport if you enjoy it -- have fun. ...Read more

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Should I partake in my kung fu courses if I have mono? (No sparring or wrestling during classes)

Should I partake in my kung fu courses if I have mono? (No sparring or wrestling during classes)

Not until cleared: If you have been diagnosed with mononucleosis, then you really should not be participating in a sport where there is even potential for you to be injured such as an inadvertent strike to the abdomen as this could injure your spleen. Typically, a period of 4 weeks of activity restriction is prescribed. You should obtain clearance from your doctor prior to participating in Kung Fu. ...Read more

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I'm a wrestler and want to make my neck stronger for the wrestling season coming up. What do you suggest?

I'm a wrestler and want to make my neck stronger for the wrestling season coming up. What do you suggest?

Neck exercises: I found many websites w/information on neck exercises. Check out http://www. Muscleandfitness. Com/workouts/workout-tips/neck-training-101, http://breakingmuscle. Com/video/5-simple-exercises-to-eliminate-neck-pain, http://www. Webmd. Com/pain-management/tc/neck-exercises-topic-overview, http://www. Bodybuilding. Com/exercises/finder/lookup/filter/muscle/id/6/muscle/neck & more. ...Read more

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My son has a week old cut that reopened tonight after wrestling practice, sence its a old cur can it be stitched?

My son has a week old cut that reopened tonight after wrestling practice, sence its a old cur can it be stitched?

Not usually: When it is a week old. Have him seen right away and see if they can do anything. Remember wounds are still very weak after stiches are taken out and can reopen easily with any trauma. ...Read more

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Hi there. Is vinyasa yoga more appropriate before after an intense cardio workout? (Wrestling, Mauy Thai, Jui Jitsu)

Hi there. Is vinyasa yoga more appropriate before after an intense cardio workout? (Wrestling, Mauy Thai, Jui Jitsu)

Warm up vs cool down: Active warm up is ideal prior to intense workouts. Depending upon how aggressive your yoga routine is, it might serve as warm up. With that said, cooling down is also a good idea after intense exercise too. Bottom line, there's no proof that any specific exercise routine is better than another for warm up or cool down, aside from general statements. ...Read more

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My friend has mat herpes from wrestling. He told me I can't get it from him because he is on medication for it. Is this true?

My friend has mat herpes from wrestling. He told me I can't get it from him because he is on medication for it. Is this true?

Partially.: Call it "mat herpes, " or what it really is. Type1 of type 2. Both are highly contagious. Good herpes medications such as Valtrex (valacyclovir) and Famvir make transmission much less likely, but it still can occur. Also, you did not mention it's location, which is important! ...Read more

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Could those handgrip workouts help with arm wrestling?

Could those handgrip workouts help with arm wrestling?

Yes: Yes. It will help develop your forearm muscles, which is important for arm wrestling. ...Read more

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What is the best supplement for a teenage wrestling athlete during season?

What is the best supplement for a teenage wrestling athlete during season?

Diet: Best "supplement" would be a healthy diet, low in simple sugars. Talk to your coach. A well balanced, age appropriate multivitamin/multimineral supplement probably wouldn't hurt, but unlikely to help. Some protein shakes might be helpful, if they are low in sugar. Talk with your parents, coach, and physician. You sound serious, so get advice from these people at least. ...Read more

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What to do if I dislocated and torn my labrum 2 months wrestling do I need surgery?

What to do if I dislocated and torn my labrum 2 months wrestling do I need surgery?

You can only tell: After orthopedic eval. C a fellowship trained sports medicine orthopedist. Also more info would help. Was this acute or a longstanding condition. Images also need to be done as well as a hands on exam. ...Read more

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Changing my baby has become a wrestling match. What can I do to stop him from moving so much?

Changing my baby has become a wrestling match. What can I do to stop him from moving so much?

Stage: Many babies go through this stage. They want to be moving around and discovering and playing. Not interested in taking time to change diaper. Most important is safety, so you may be better off changing your baby on the floor instead of changing table which he could fall off of. Safety first. ...Read more

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I've been wrestling with depression for five years now. Is there anything I can do to help ease my depression?

I've been wrestling with depression for five years now. Is there anything I can do to help ease my depression?

Any treatment?: In this wrestling with depression, what treatment have you had? Are you using medications, alcohol, or other substances? Have you had a general physical checkup? There are good treatments for depression -- both medications if needed, as well as talk therapies that are effective. On your own, regular aerobic exercise, consistent sleep, and connecting with others will help. See your doc! ...Read more