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Concussions Tragic: As a player& doctor i think the legacy of soccer concussions are potentially destructive over a lifetime for players just as we have seen in the nfl. Girls playing through college may be at higher risk. Current gear does not have strong proof of protection. Let's worry more about the players' brains & lives then if we can properly see them on the pitch. Better soft head wear may be out there yet. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: All addiction is unhealthy; however, spending a lot of time playing video games is not neccesarily bad unless it is leading to predictably negative consequences in your life.. A former patient of mine who spent a lot of time on games, got a job working for a games development company getting the kinks out. If there are negative consequences, counseling may be appropriate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Special Olympics: Teens with physical disabilities are able to do many sports. By this age they are generally aware of their physical limitations, such as neck instability, hypermobile joints or heart or lung limitations. They can be directed by their primary physicians with the help of special olympics to find a sport they can excel in. ...Read more
Thanks for asking!: Mastubation is both normal and natural.It does not cause any bodily harm. Rarely causes weakness mainly depending on your age. ...Read more
Depends: High blood pressure should be managed before playing high intensity sports (like football) to prevent short and long term cardiovascular complications. See your doctor for recommendations on lowering it and for clearance to play. They may need to do more of a work up to determine the cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Despite being an avid mountain climber, high school and college rugby player, and fire fighter, I have never broken a bone. Plenty of sprains. Why?
Is a heart murmur patient fit enough to participate in physically demanding sports such as boxing?
It depends: You may play sports if authorised by your orthopedic doctor provided 1 you wear a properly fitted brace 2 go for physical therapy to repair and strengthen the muscles and stability of the knee joint 3general strength training three times a week 4be careful and under control during practice 5 apply ice and pressure after each game but you can only play if it is approved by your orthpedic md. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
We don't know: Studies have shown that about thirty percent of people who tear their acl can function quite well without it. The vast majority of people cannot perform at a high enough level to participate in athletics after an acl tear, but there are a few who do. We think it is a combination of small anatomic differences, muscle strength and control and discipline. ...Read more
Brace: Aside from wearing proper shoes for the sport, i would recommend wearing a lace up ankle brace. You can get these at most pharmacys. They should be slim enough to fit into your shoes and would give you added support to prevent some common ankle injuries. ...Read more
Can you tell me docs, is getting clear braces & playing a sport riskier than getting metal braces & playing a sport?
This depends...: On what sport you are looking to participate in. Higher impact sports that involve a lot of impact and stopping and starting are probably not a good idea. Few professional athletes have attempted such a return with limited success. Low impact activities should not be a problem, but you should discuss what your limitations are with your joint replacement surgeon. ...Read more