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Arthritis Playing Football
Arthritis is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more
RICE: Very complicated subject.First you need a good physical examination by a Dr spec ialized in sports medicine.There are many causes for groin pain the most common is a plain strain of your inner thigh muscles(Adductors)and respond to conservative management with RICE,you can add local antiinflamatory medication and otc medications such as aleve (naproxen) etc,if not better see the dr ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 fractured if it is hit hard enough. That would be quite painful. Check with an orthopedic surgeon to evaluate it by xray and make recommendations based on what your goals are in relation to the tumor. ...Read more
Stretch.: Stretch your muscles and warm up your joints with a light jog, or other calisthenics to "loosen you up". Also, when it comes to football, proper equipment and protective gear are obviously keys to preventing injury. ...Read more
It depends: How long has it been going on. What type of treatment are you receiving, how did it occur? You should be able to resume play when the pain is gone. I would have the ankle taped if it is an ankle, or at least wear a brace. ...Read more
You Can: However, will you hurt afterwards that is the million dollar question. I would have you evaluated by a sports/spine physician who can give you the once over to get you the skinny you need to keep playing or not. Good luck! ...Read more
Before returning to-: -any contact sport you should have this evaluated by your PCP or an orthopedic surgeon to find a cause.if it's just bruised from the fall, it should clear rapidly, but to be on the safe side get in for evaluation. ...Read more
8-10 weeks: A simple break of the fibula takes about 6-8 weeks to heal with 4-6 weeks of therapy afterwards to regain strength, range of motion and balance. The time it takes to return to sport depends on the type of fracture as well. I would expect at least 6-8 weeks of healing before returning to play. Once your strength and range of motion are equal to the good side, you can safely return to play. ...Read more
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