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How do you prevent injuries while playing soccer?

How do you prevent injuries while playing soccer?

Stretch/Warm up.: stretching and warming up with a light jog is the best things that you can do. Also, make sure that you have all the proper protective equipment. ...Read more

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An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more


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I am 30 years old, i like to play soccer, is it good if i start to take glucosamine to prevent join pain? Thank you

I am 30 years old, i like to play soccer, is it good if i start to take glucosamine to prevent join pain? Thank you

Yes, a little: While most studies on glucosamine focus on treating arthritis, and the results are mixed. However there is some research that suggests it may slightly slow progression of arthritis and is a decent supplement for joint health. There is no strong evidence to support, but some. Make sure to stay well hydrated while taking for best and safest result. Will not completely prevent oa, but could help. ...Read more

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How can I prevent sunburnt eyes due to playing soccer all day?

How can I prevent sunburnt eyes due to playing soccer all day?

Hat or sunglasses: Get a good hat with a visor over your eyes. Add the black colored sunscreen under your eyes (like you see on football players). This will keep the light from reflecting off your cheeks and into your eyes. Finally, if necessary, you may need to get sunglasses made for field athletics. They're expensive, but safe for contact sports. Great question -. ...Read more

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Are there preventive measures I can take to reduce my chances of injury playing soccer?

Are there preventive measures I can take to reduce my chances of injury playing soccer?

Yes: Strengthening your legs and core and increasing flexibility by working with a trainer and doing weight training can reduce injuries. Specific to soccer, eccentric exercises can reduce hamstring injuries and proprioceptive and neuromuscular training has been shown to reduce ACL injuries in women. ...Read more

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I pulled my quad playing soccer. Can i still jog without delaying healing or furthering the injury as long as there is little to no pain?

I pulled my quad playing soccer. Can i still jog without delaying healing or furthering the injury as long as there is little to no pain?

Muscle strain: If you have a muscle strain it will generally be quite symptomatic. If you have no pain and are able to exercise you should be able to do this very carefully. At any indication that you have pain would stop and allow this to heal by refraining from further exercise. ...Read more

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Whats the best way to avoid muscle injury when playing soccer?

Whats the best way to avoid muscle injury when playing soccer?

Hydration, protectio: 2 hours or more before the game eat a good meal with adequate proteins etc. During the game small sips of gatorade, do not overload yourself with fluids. Protect yourself with knee guards long socks etc. Stretch and warm up before the game. Play smart, a avoid injury by opposition and to others. If a foul play is anticipated just get rid of the ball, quick short passes, do not hang on to the ball. ...Read more

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I suffered a lcl knee injury playing soccer. I don't want surgery but I want to be able to play again?

I suffered a lcl knee injury playing soccer. I don't want surgery but I want to be able to play again?

Unlikely: Actually, a tear of the fibular collateral component of the lcl and posterolateral complex of the knee does not heal on its own. Unlike the mcl, which can heal on its own, the fibular collateral tear will need to be reconstructed in order to control rotation and stability if the knee. The exception is when we are able to repair some tears within 2-3 weeks if injury. See your sports sub-specialist. ...Read more

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My uric acid is 7.71 mg i play soccer and had many ankle injuries. i woke up with a swollen ankle with pain. this has happened couple of times?

My uric acid is 7.71 mg i play soccer and had many ankle injuries. i woke up with a swollen ankle with pain. this has happened couple of times?

Could be Gout: Need to see a rheumatologist, have the ankle aspirated and see if there are urate crystals.If this is [positive this is interval gout. If not then aspirate again with the next attack to see if this is gout ...Read more

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I'm going to the doctor tomorrow (self ACL Injury while playing soccer.) Since I don't take pills, can I ask for Prometh Codeine for the pain instead?

I'm going to the doctor tomorrow (self ACL Injury while playing soccer.) Since I don't take pills, can I ask for Prometh Codeine for the pain instead?

Several choices : There are several options to pills for pain control. There are topical ointments and sprays as well as liquids and patches. Try to avoid pain med demands and trust your physician with your honest concerns. ...Read more

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Can MRI detect injury on the hip for a 8yr who played soccer for 2 yr. What can it be?After he stopped playing soccer he has on & off pain in the knee

Can MRI detect injury on the hip for a 8yr who played soccer for 2 yr. What can it be?After he stopped playing soccer he has on & off pain in the knee

Yes: Before jumping to the big gun, have you taken him to a qualified pediatric orthopedic surgeon for a thorough evaluation? Have a professional "lay hands" on him, so to speak. i.e. to physically examine his hips knees etc? Yes, knee pain can be referred from the hip. Also taking a careful history of the events leading to the pain also can tell a lot. I would take these basic steps, then MRI. ...Read more

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What's a good knee brace for ACL injuries? Play soccer

What's a good knee brace for ACL injuries? Play soccer

A functional orthosi: A functional brace (orthosis), that is measured to the contours of your leg, is the best type of brace that you can use. ...Read more

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Gradually worsening pain when walking on the lateral side of foot. Slight swelling over the cuboid. Play soccer but no recent specific injury occurred?

Gradually worsening pain when walking on the lateral side of foot. Slight swelling over the cuboid. Play soccer but no recent specific injury occurred?

Get evaluated: I suggest you see a Podiatrist for an evaluation. A few possibilities can include bruising from a tackle, tendonitis, stress fracture. Don't ignore the pain as it can side line you for a while. ...Read more

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Can i play soccer with fluid around the tendon sheath anle injurie?

Can i play soccer with fluid around the tendon sheath anle injurie?

Rest: Fluid around a tendon sheath that is visible or you can feel indicates that the tendon is inflamed esp. If it hurts. Fluid often is seen on MRI of ankle and may not be clinically significant. If there are symptoms (pain, weakness, loss of function) do not play soccer till under care of doc and better.Rest is first line of treatment. ...Read more

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I play soccer.how can i improve my stamina ?

I play soccer.how can i improve my stamina
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Stamina : There a few things you can do: sleep, rest and eat well. Exercise regularly and avoid harmful habits such as smoking or drinking excessive alcohol ...Read more

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I use to train everyday early morning for 30 minutes and play soccer afternoon,,,,,, am I overdoing it?

I use to train everyday early morning for 30 minutes and play soccer afternoon,,,,,, am I overdoing it?

Listen: To your body. If you are feeling run down and your athletic performance is worsening then you might need to lightening up your exercise regimen. Otherwise if all goes well, keep at it. Remember, it's OK to variability in the intensity of your workouts, as in some days intense and other days light. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if i was playing soccer in the backyard, i felt faint but was playing extremely well, then i fainted?

What do you suggest if i was playing soccer in the backyard, i felt faint but was playing extremely well, then i fainted?

See doctor: Fainting ( blacking out and falling to the ground) is never a good thing when you are exercising. It should be checked out thoroughly. It could mean may things like heart problem which develops over time. ...Read more