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Doctor insights on: What Muscles Does Roller Skating Work

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Is roller skating as good for you as running?

Is roller skating as good for you as running?

No difference: Roller skating is equivalent to running in terms of health benefits and calories burned, reduction of body fat, and body strength development. ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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Bruised from roller skating, what to do?

Bruised from roller skating, what to do?

Care of bruises: Same care as w/bruise from any other injury: rest, ice, compression & elevation (RICE). You didn't mention specific area of injury but that's general theme of care for injuries in general. OTC pain relief from acetaminophen & NSAIDs eg ibuprofen or naproxen should be adequate. If not, seek medical evaluation. Bruise may take several days if not weeks to resolve. And turn impressive colors too ...Read more

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Can you advise for ice/roller skating injuries?

Can you advise for ice/roller skating injuries?

Hard to answer-: -since you can have many different injuries to upper extremities, back, & lower extremities, anything from a bruise to fracture or dislocation as well as ligament injuries. Serious injuries should be evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Really bruised from roller skating, what can I do?

Pads: I would wear knee & elbow pads when roller skating along with a helmet. Bruises heal over time (acupuncture can expedite it). ...Read more

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What should I do about blisters from roller skating?

Blisters: Blisters are fluid-filled bumps that look like bubbles on the skin. You may develop a blister on your foot when you wear shoes that rub against your skin or on your hand when you work in the garden without wearing gloves. ...Read more

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What exercises can I do to strengthen my legs for roller skating?

What exercises can I do to strengthen my legs for roller skating?

Two good ones: For the sports involving leg movement, especially side to side (skating, skiing) the medicine ball thrust and the lateral band walk are good to start.
In the ball thrust, take a ball in both hands, squat with the kness slightly bent, then push the ball up toward the ceiling, rising off your toes. For the band walk, side step with an elastic band around your legs just below the knees. Five per side.. ...Read more

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I get foot cramps while roller skating, why?

Skates=no arch: Roller skates and bowling shoes have no support. I'm thinking you have a high arch foot. You need some decent arch supports. A podiatrist will most likely have a very affordable solution to your problem! ...Read more

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Is roller skating more effective than walking to burn calories?

Is roller skating more effective than walking to burn calories?

Depends: Both the weight of the person, and the speed at which you walk can affect the answer.
For example, a 150 pound person skating for 30 minutes burns 231 calories;light jogging for the same time burns 540 calories. ...Read more

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Bruised from roller skating, what can I do to heal the bruise quickly?

Bruised from roller skating, what can I do to heal the bruise quickly?

Rest: Bruises are best treated with ice, compression and rest. The ice when used quickly will reduce local tissue swelling and ongoing damage. Beyond the acute phase it simply will take time. The length of time depends on the amount of soft tissue damage. ...Read more

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Height stop growing. He is into roller skating 2hr daily. Does skating the reason? Coach planing to put him on ankle weight during practice. Safe or not?

Height stop growing. He is into roller skating 2hr daily. Does skating the reason? Coach planing to put him on ankle weight during practice. Safe or not?

Skating has: No effect on height growth. Ankle weights safe under proper supervision, however would discuss the necessity with the coach. ...Read more

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I'm feeling pain in the side of my stomach, up my right arm, in both my upper thighs and by my groin area after roller skating and falling backwards

I'm feeling pain in the side of my stomach, up my right arm, in both my upper thighs and by my groin area after roller skating and falling backwards

Injuries: It appears the the fall caused strain and contusions in these areas. At this time I recommend only observation for worsening pain in which case you should seek medical attention, Treatment consists of rest, applications of cold compresses, and Tylenol and/or, if you can take them, anti-inflammatory medications like Advil or Aleve if there is no active bleeding. Strains take a week or so to heal. ...Read more

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Why does my left leg, mainly my hamstring, cramp up while im roller skating?

Why does my left leg, mainly my hamstring, cramp up while im roller skating?

PVD: Peripheral vascular insufficiency might be the cause although your age is alittle young. Under the increased demand of the muscle during exercise, the blood supply might not be enough to need the needs of the muscles. See your PCP first. ...Read more

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I fell straight on my butt roller skating and bruised my tailbone and I has sex a couple days ago and it was painful?

I fell straight on my butt roller skating and bruised my tailbone and I has sex a couple days ago and it was painful?

Coccyx: The coccyx is a cartilage structure at the tip of the sacrum (tailbone) and when that is injured it becomes very uncomfortable and unfortunately the discomfort may last week's to months. If you continue to have very severe pain and tenderness, the tailbone probably should be xrayed, however. Discuss this with your physician as needed. Cold applications for 48 hours and hot applications after help. ...Read more

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Last March fell on my knee cap cause inflammation& fuild gave me a shot in the knee haven't had no problems. Went roller skating yesterday now it hurts?

Last March fell on my knee cap cause inflammation& fuild gave me a shot in the knee haven't had no problems. Went roller skating yesterday now it hurts?

Probable knee injury: If the knee symptoms continue, you should obtain an orthodaedic consultation. Your prior knee injury may have caused an injury which has been aggravated by your roller skating. Until you find out the cause of these symptoms I would not suggest continuing sports activities. ...Read more

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First time roller skating: left ankle is bent under no pressure. Under pressure it makes me lose balance when using my left leg. What should I do?

First time roller skating: left ankle is bent under no pressure. Under pressure it makes me lose balance when using my left leg. What should I do?

Need more info: It sounds like you probably badly sprained your ankle. It is important to consult with your family physician who can rule out a fracture and if not fractured give you good advice and/or medication to speed the healing. ...Read more

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In general, could a child with petit mal epilepsy only participate in roller figure skating. I've been coaching her for 3 months and am concerned for her safety.

In general, could a child with petit mal epilepsy only participate in roller figure skating. I've been coaching her for 3 months and am concerned for her safety.

Probably ok; helmet: I would think that she should be able to. She of course needs to wear a helmet. Absence seizures (sometimes called petit mal) are usually very controllable with the right medicine, so hopefully she is seeing a good neurologist and has brought her seizures under control. If she has, there should be very little risk with absence seizures. ...Read more

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What muscles are worked the most while inline skating/ rollerblading?

What muscles are worked the most while inline skating/ rollerblading?

Many.: Most are in the legs. Gluts (buttocks), quads, hamstring, calf muscles, sartorius, gracilus. But the propulsion from roller blading also uses the upper arms and pecs. ...Read more

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Pulled my calf and thigh muscle while skating. It also hurts when I flex the muscles. Is this a bad thing? It also hurts a little when I walk. Thanks.

Pulled my calf and thigh muscle while skating. It also hurts when I flex the muscles. Is this a bad thing? It also hurts a little when I walk. Thanks.

Muscle pull: No, a muscle pull results in a tear and muscle spasm. They are achy for a few days. Local heat can help reduce the pain and spasm. If persists past a few days, see Dr / Urgent Care. ...Read more

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have had lower- mid back pain month+, pain is from tight muscles. Would skating injure my back more/ increase pain? Wait 2 skate until healed?

have had lower- mid back pain month+, pain is from tight muscles. Would skating injure my back more/ increase pain? Wait 2 skate until healed?

It depends.: What you describe may be coming from your muscles as in a "pulled muscle" or may be coming from another part of your body such as your spine. Generally a muscle strain or sprain will resolve up to four to six weeks and rest, gentle stretches along with ice or heat, and over the counter antiinflammatory medications (if not contraindicated) may be helpful. After that time get a medical evaluation ...Read more

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I work at Sonic & I sprained the inside of my ankle. Should I continue working with roller blades if I have a splint or should I stay off skates?

I work at Sonic & I sprained the inside of my ankle. Should I continue working with roller blades if I have a splint or should I stay off skates?

Probably best not to: There are many different degrees of ankle sprains. But if you are unable to walk on your toes (heels off the ground) without pain, a sensation of weakness you are not ready to put on the skates and or walk around without a brace on. ...Read more

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I'm 26. I lost a whole tooth including its root from a roller skates accident. Fell on my face. What are my options?

I'm 26. I lost a whole tooth including its root from a roller skates accident. Fell on my face. What are my options?

Dental Implant: Hands down and without question, an implant supported crown would be your best option! If you have enough good bone for it, and in the hands of a skilled surgeon and restorative dentist, it will be the strongest, longest lasting, most comfortable and best looking option. Obviously, that's sight unseen, so you do need to discuss it with a dentist who can actually examine you to be sure. ...Read more

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Does the derma roller that removes surgical scars really work?

Does the derma roller that removes surgical scars really work?

Yes and no: Once a scar has been made, there is currently no technology that can create a scarless area but there are several including the derma roller which can help. Techniques are dependent on the experience and skill of the practitioner as well as the response of the individual, all a which are highly variable. For best results, seek someone with a lot of experience with your particular problem. ...Read more

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Does skating work hamstrings and butt?

It can: If you make a conscience effort to fire the gluts while you skate it will. Eventually you will train your body to do this on its own without having to think about it. The abductors and adductors get a great workout with skating as well. ...Read more

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I'm 16& a guyHow do you do a proper push-up the ones that work the chest muscles?

I'm 16& a guyHow do you do a proper push-up the ones that work the chest muscles?

Plank position & pus: Assume a plank position and push body up keeping back flat and arms apart ...Read more