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Preventive Injury Playing Soccer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Cut your nails: Very short, wear 2 pair of socks and wear perfectly fitted shoes. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi, I am 37 years old and still playing soccer, do you recommend any supplements for my health in order to keep in shape and avoid injuries?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I often get knee injury when I play soccer. I will get the pain for about 10-15 mins and won't be able to walk for an hour and will heal in 4-5 days.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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