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Referrals in San Francisco to assess achilles tendon injured running 50K mountain ultra-marathon this weekend.
Avoid!: Avoid: using improper equipment, using improper paddling techniques, and taking on distances and or waters beyond the kayaker's experience contribute one time striking limb on obstacle. ...Read more
Which form of the following exercises do you think is best overall for one's fitness? Why? Brisk walking; jogging/running; rowing; elliptical; stairstepper or bicycling?
Cardio Mix: All of those are great options. If you have adipose tissue to lose (not everyone does), then consider an increase in cardio and a balanced diet. However, do not always do the same exercise or you will increase your risks for stress injuries. Mix things up with walking, running, biking, swimming, or circuit training. Ultimately you need to burn more than you consume. ...Read more
Have a Look: Take a look at: "the 4-hour body: an uncommon guide to rapid fat loss.." for starters....This book by tim ferriss is fairly recent and, although a bit controversial, will frame your interest and get you "up to speed" on several relevant issues in exercise and nutrition today. However, a single, all-encompassing book probably doesn't really exist! check out your local bookstore, too! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
IMHO . . .: 1st we need to define static vs dynamic. http://thesportjournal.org/article/do-static-sport-athletes-and-dynamic-sport-athletes-differ-in-their-visual-focused-attention/ lists soccer & volleyball as dynamic w/track & field plus gymnastics as static. I have only read about kitesurfing but it appears rather dynamic to me. Check out http://www.diva-portal.org/smash/get/diva2:239141/FULLTEXT01.pdf. ...Read more
Despite being an avid mountain climber, high school and college rugby player, and fire fighter, I have never broken a bone. Plenty of sprains. Why?
With unknown shoulder injury, can I still do cardio pilates/yoga/aerobic walking and roller derby? Esp roller derby
Limit activities: Without knowing what your shoulder injury is, it is probably safe to say of all activities listed aerobic walking should be fine until diagnosis is made. Roller derby is an intense contact sport and could definitely aggravate your shoulder if it is injured. See your doctor if you have shoulder pain, difficulty with range of motion for further work up, possible xray for a clearer diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can anyone give me a list of don't do's after chiari 1 decomposition surgery 6 mon ago or does it depend on surgeon?As heavy lifting, riding breaking horses, motorcycle riding, flying, high altitudes, jet skiing snow skiing, mountain climbing or do you ju
How long to comeback in your normal activities like playing softball and jiu jitsu from lumbar microdesectomy of L5 s1?
L/S Microdesectomy: Prognosis for a one level uncomplicated lumbar spine microdesectomy is very promising and can certainly provide a cure for many. With appropriate post-operative rehabilitation, a patient should be able to return to normal activities withing 2 to 3 months.One should keep in mind that each case is unique & the actual spine surgeon is the best person to ask about recovery. ...Read more
Tai Chi anxiety: Close your eyes & meditate. Visualize pleasant scenarios. Focus on tensed up muscles while doing the exercises. ...Read more
Www.takethefloor.org: www.takethefloor.org is a website maintained by the american urogynecologic society. In the patient resources section is a printable explanation of kegel exercises with when and how to do them. This website is very reliable with a lot of good information for patients with urinary and fecal incontinence. ...Read more
Yes: One would hope for a more-than-cyber experience of life -- allowing real-time relationships with actual people, with all their challenges and rewards. Playing video games all day leaves no room for this, or for interests outside of video games. One's awareness would be extremely narrow. Also, unless you land a job as a tester of video games, it's hard to imagine earning a living that way. ...Read more
Wrist injury: Stretching is good after an injury as long as you know what type of injury you are dealing with. For a non-specific weightlifting injury you need to characterize what happened to make sure that you don't do harm . Tendons ligaments cartlidge soft tissue all can be a effected. If pain is persistent and exam and possibly further imaging studies such as x-ray or MRI can help. Then stretching becomes one part. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Left knee MRI shows I have trochlear groove arthritis. What aerobic exercises can I do? Cycling? Running? Stair climber?
Non impact ideally: Your patellofemoral joint (where the knee cap meets the trochlear groove on the femur) sees 3-6 times your body weight and this is even more with running and other high impact exercises. Ideally you should stick with non impact activities like cycling, swimming and using the elliptical. The stair climber will likely be very tough because the amount of stress it puts on the pf joint is very high. ...Read more
Intense ankle pain (front & lateral) prohibits climbing stairs, pivoting, running. No injury, full ROM w/o weight on it. What did/should I do? Thanks!
Ortho Eval needed: Seek evaluation by your orthopaedic surgeon. Along with a thorough examination of your ankle, X-rays would likely be obtained to assess for a potential loose body of osteophyte that may make stair climbing painful. Instability or ankle looseness would also be assessed as the anterior and lateral aspect of the ankle is where the main stabilizing ligaments are located. ...Read more
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