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« Reply #15 on: March 28, 2012, 11:46:57 AM »
RU, I believe that you do sports injury medicine.  If you were a 17 year old woman who was just coming out of recovery from a substantial injury to your less dominant shoulder.  What would you pursue for sports since Rugby is no longer viable?  She is quite probably a national quality athlete who is yards above the ability of the school coaches and her peers comprehension.  Her mother asked for my thoughts on how to direct her overabundant ambitions since it is causing problems in her school work and home life.  I won't go into the depth of my answer but it reflected the social needs of a teenage girl not being conducive to pursuing outside activities that would exclude her.  I suggested pole vaulting given the crushing fitness needs and likelihood of a track program at her school.

Big change from Rugby to track/field.  Not knowing what she likes or what was actually damaged in her shoulder makes it tough .  Rugby players tend to like the team and the contact, so she might want to consider moving into something like soccer (if she has the foot skills).  Pole vaulting will require the use of her non-dominant shoulder for stabilization.  So in short, IDK.

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« Reply #16 on: March 28, 2012, 11:49:16 AM »
I have a problem with my skin breaking out when I sweat, it's not causing any problems other than discomfort and I look like I have chicken pox for about an hour after exercise. I don't think it is diet related as I eat mostly veggies and lean meats. Anyone else have a similar problem and/or a remedy to try?

I really don't do dermatology.  Is it itchy?  Some people (like me) get hives for an hour or two with vigorous exercise (for me it is hill repeats, intervals, or running-but not with swimming or LSD rides). 
 
If it goes away quickly, I wouldn't worry. 

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« Reply #17 on: March 28, 2012, 11:52:59 AM »
ROUkie, while I don't have any questions at the moment, I do appreciate your willingness to offer up information here.  Thanks!

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« Reply #18 on: March 28, 2012, 11:54:26 AM »
IDK, I have bigger then most, calves and quads from years and years of ice hockey and soccer, back in the early 2000's when my IT Band issues first started I was given a stretching routine by a PT to help loosen up my tight hamstrings/calves/hips.  As long as I stretch and use the foam roller, IT Band issues stay away.

Then you don't have IT band syndrome if you can prevent it.  What I'm talking about is the athlete that comes into the office with severe lateral knee pain.  Uses a foam roller and it still hurts. 
 
I am like you, my lateral thigh hurts a little, and it is prevented/cured with stretching/foam roller etc.  Hell, I was at an ultrasound course in Feb. and was joking with one of the instructors (who is a bigwig sports doc with runners), that I could bring my Ultrasound machine, some needles and a bunch of corticosteroid to a triathlon or marathon, and make a fortune at the finish since everyone's IT band and Pes Anserine bursae are hurting (usually one or the other). 

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« Reply #19 on: March 28, 2012, 12:22:19 PM »
ROUkie, while I don't have any questions at the moment, I do appreciate your willingness to offer up information here.  Thanks!


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« Reply #20 on: March 28, 2012, 01:23:54 PM »

Then you don't have IT band syndrome if you can prevent it.  What I'm talking about is the athlete that comes into the office with severe lateral knee pain.  Uses a foam roller and it still hurts. 
 
I am like you, my lateral thigh hurts a little, and it is prevented/cured with stretching/foam roller etc.  Hell, I was at an ultrasound course in Feb. and was joking with one of the instructors (who is a bigwig sports doc with runners), that I could bring my Ultrasound machine, some needles and a bunch of corticosteroid to a triathlon or marathon, and make a fortune at the finish since everyone's IT band and Pes Anserine bursae are hurting (usually one or the other).
OK cool.  I love the ultrasound machine, I wish I could get one for my home and use it myself
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« Reply #21 on: March 28, 2012, 01:25:27 PM »
ROUkie, while I don't have any questions at the moment, I do appreciate your willingness to offer up information here.  Thanks!

Well said Joel.  Agree 100%.
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« Reply #22 on: March 28, 2012, 01:53:55 PM »
OK cool.  I love the ultrasound machine, I wish I could get one for my home and use it myself
when I first bought it, I scanned myself and my wife nightly for about 2 months. She is so sick of ultrasound gel

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« Reply #23 on: March 28, 2012, 07:11:49 PM »
Does cold laser therapy actually help with inflamation?

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« Reply #24 on: March 28, 2012, 07:25:54 PM »
So I have this recurring abscess where the sun don't shine.  Had it surgically addressed three different times.  And it keeps coming back.  More of an inconvenience than anything unless it really flares up.  Then it's like riding with a marble on the middle of the seat.

Just thought I'd share that pretty mental image.  From what I can tell there's no long term affects and for some people they just don't go away.

And thanks for starting the thread!

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« Reply #25 on: March 28, 2012, 09:00:32 PM »
Does cold laser therapy actually help with inflamation?
No. Cold laser is worthless and purported by hucksters

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« Reply #26 on: March 28, 2012, 09:01:49 PM »
So I have this recurring abscess where the sun don't shine.  Had it surgically addressed three different times.  And it keeps coming back.  More of an inconvenience than anything unless it really flares up.  Then it's like riding with a marble on the middle of the seat.

Just thought I'd share that pretty mental image.  From what I can tell there's no long term affects and for some people they just don't go away.

And thanks for starting the thread!
Ummmmm

Thanks

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« Reply #27 on: March 28, 2012, 09:09:05 PM »
Well, you said medical concerns....

actually the only ortho stuff I have that still bothers me is a slightly displaced rib and a big ole knot from Osgood Schlaughters [sic] on my right knee.

With the IT stuff what is the recommended foot orientation in relation to the crank rotation?  Parallel, slightly pointed out, slightly pointed in?

I think my heel is coming in to far and starting to cause a little stress on the outside of my right leg...

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« Reply #28 on: March 28, 2012, 09:19:15 PM »
Assuming that your knee is neutral. (not in varus or valgus)

Then a neutral foot would be best.  If your knee has some joint space narrowing then altering foot position will help hip pain.

I have lots of float on my R pedal and only a little on my L because I have medial joint osteoarthritis of my R knee. 

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« Reply #29 on: March 28, 2012, 09:23:30 PM »
Any way to self test for varus or valgus?  I know my hips splay a bit more than is typical but I don't know about the ole knees.

And the TUE on a PRP shot.  What's the time frame for that?  I'm guessing my PRP in my elbow won't bring in Operacion Puerto but I'm just curious if you happen to know.