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how long do you have to wait to play sports

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Mott
28 years experience Thoracic Surgery
At least a month: Depends what sports you are talking about. I would be careful about serious contact sports ever. You still have a risk of ptx on the other side scub ... Read More

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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
13 years experience Family Medicine
No fever.: One hard and fast rule i like to tell patients is to not play sports when you have a fever. That being said, there's no mandatory waiting period for ... Read More
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Dr. Eran Kessous
21 years experience Sports Medicine
As long as you need: You have to feel absolutely recovered after an illness like this. I would say when you have none of the symptoms associated with your illness and you ... Read More
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A 14-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Heston
28 years experience Family Medicine
Varies: 6 weeks of healing is common for a broken bone, but how much it will take you depends upon type of fracture and the treatment you are receiving. Sympt ... Read More
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Bone typically heals: In 6-8 weeks if cared for properly. Though, i would likely not recommend you start playing soccer right away again.
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Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Depends: Depends on how severe the fracture and how it is treated. Since it is the large toe i would say 3months.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Trettin
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
No; symptom free: You must be symptom free( no headache, lightheadedness, inability to concentrate, etc) for min. 1 week prior to returning to your sport. In fact , you ... Read More
A 14-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
Usually: ...A week after stitches removed (which likely will be in 7-14 days, depending on how much tension on them). If very securely buddy-tape stitched fing ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
It doesn't matter: Normal masturbation does not cause damage. Likewise, normal sexual intercourse does not cause damage. That means using good technique, and of course, ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Caution is best: Our experience with professional sports injuries indicates a high incidence of post-traumatic encephalopathy due to repetitive head injuries. At one ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
You have to : Speak to your surgeon , most of the surgeons will allow progressively do simple work out not vigorous exercises
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Coats II
22 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends on the sport: Typically 3-4 weeks of immobilization is needed after a dislocation, followed by physical therapy. Early return would be about 6 weeks. I would not ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
That depends: on what condition you have.

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