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is it okay to play sports with a contusion

A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
It depends on how: much he's healed. If still significant pain in a week, then no sports until the pain gone. Playing before he is healed, it could make the injury worse ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. John To
Dr. John To answered
29 years experience Radiology
Rest it: The less you use it, the faster it will heal. This is one case where you should not "suck it up" and return to sports too early. Continued stress on ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Saurborn
22 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Find out why first.: If you don't have a diagnosis yet, it's important to see a doc to find out why. Fever is your body's way to fight infection or inflammation. If you ha ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elliot Duboys
43 years experience Plastic Surgery
Depends: Which tendon it is and what's affected. More information needed. Ask your doctor to verify that it is a torn tendon and not a sprain. Remember, wo ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
No it is not safe: When break your wrist usually you have a cast on or you have surgery and cast after that, football is very physical sport you may get injured or injur ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Kercher
16 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Maybe: Some people can do ok with activities which dont involve cutting or pivoting. If your knee is giving out after a course of rehab the acl should be add ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Yes: A bad idea. If you really really really had to because you are a professional and you were in the super bowl or something they make turf toe plates wh ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chen
14 years experience Sports Medicine
No: Definitely not if your wrist is broken. It takes 8 to 12 weeks for bone to heal in an adult.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Seneviratne
25 years experience Sports Medicine
No: Scaphoid fractures are not too uncommon in cricketers as the the direct impact of a leather ball on the hand is a mechanism of injury. The scaphoid is ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Miller
42 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Probably: The size and location will determine if it will be a problem. If it is a large one on a small stalk, near a joint, then it may potentially be fractur ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ayo Adu
Dr. Ayo Adu answered
13 years experience Sports Medicine
Usually, no: After a confirmed concussion (i.e. Sideline evaluation using scat-2), a return to play protocol must be followed which is a step-wise gradual increase ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Depends: It depends on the grade of the sprain and how it is being treated and immobilized.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
31 years experience Podiatry
It can be: If there is no significant swelling or pain, and you are on the recovery side of the sprain it might be. You might need to use an elastic brace for s ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
31 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Fascia hernia - Yes: The leg muscles next to your large leg bone (tibia) form the anterior and lateral compartments. The fascia ("hot dog casing") around the muscles belli ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Van der Werff
38 years experience Dentistry
Depends: If it gets hit and is not protected it could be knocked out.... If playing football is worth the possibility of loosing a tooth...Then... That would h ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
That depends on : The degree of whiplash and whether it is correctly diagnosed as a whiplash and not another problem so you should either wait to play until the pain r ... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vishal Shah
18 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Maybe: Many types of back problems respond well to regular exercise. Back problems in general, however, are so broad in scope and varied in treatments that i ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
28 years experience Anesthesiology
Probably not : A good idea. You can worsen your injury and prevent its healing.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Macy
40 years experience Podiatry
Not going to help...: My rule of thumb is that if it hurts while you're performing the activity, you shouldn't be doing it. Strain a hamstring and most running activities, ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oscar Vazquez
17 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends on severity: If your symptoms are improving and you dont feel fatigue it is allowable to continue to play. Hoever if the symptoms worsen or do not resolve over a w ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kornfeld
40 years experience Podiatry
Broken toe: Yes!
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Bolesta
39 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: Most of the time, yes. If you have nerve symptoms (numbness, weakness, tingling) or severe pain you should see a doctor.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
13 years experience Podiatry
No: Not a good idea, in fact you are asking for trouble and can do more damage. A sprained ankle is usually caused by the same motion needed for an ankle ... Read More

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