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What's a good knee brace for ACL injuries? Play soccer

What's a good knee brace for ACL injuries? Play soccer

A functional orthosi: A functional brace (orthosis), that is measured to the contours of your leg, is the best type of brace that you can use. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

A condition where there 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


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Can you play basketball witha sprained mcl?

Can you play basketball witha sprained mcl?

Not recommended: Grade i sprains usually would allow return to sports within 4-6 weeks with a hinged knee brace. Grade ii and iii sprains have a mandatory sports shut down period, up to 3 months for grade iii. ...Read more

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Broke wrist cast off play football?

Broke wrist cast off play football?

Fx's heal in 6-10 wk: Most fractures treated in a cast, whether fixed by surgery or not, take between 6 and 10 weeks to heal. After a brief period of rehabilitation out of the cast, normal activities can soon resume. Your treating orthopaedic surgeon will no best in your specific case when contact sports such as football can safely resume. ...Read more

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Shin pain seriously hurts running in basketball games?

Shin pain seriously hurts running in basketball games?

Shin splints: This is traumatic compressive damage to the muscle running along the shin bone. The muscle is in a compartment and if it swells from the repeated banging of certain exercises, you will get pain that can be severe. You can use ice to help, pre treat with Ibuprofen in the future, and get some advice from an exercise therapist about how to minimize this in the future. ...Read more

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How does an acl(or knee injuries) injury occur when playing basketball?

How does an acl(or knee injuries) injury occur when playing basketball?

Planted foot.: Usually, your foot is planted and you make a sudden twist/turn, in a direction that your knee is not built for, causing the ACL to tear. ...Read more

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Can you play tackle football with myositis ossificans?

Depends: This depends on the location and severity. You may be able to play with extra padding around the area. Ask your physician his/her recommendation for your specific case. ...Read more

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Past finger injuries affecting guitar playing. Are there finger rehab exercises?

Past finger injuries affecting guitar playing. Are there finger rehab exercises?

Yes: There are finger exercises that a hand therapist can teach you to strengthen your fingers, but you should be evaluated by a hand surgeon to make sue there are no correctable injuries. ...Read more

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What's a good knee brace for football players?

What's a good knee brace for football players?

What position??: I believe that all linemen should wear hinged knee braces. For ball carriers, the use of any brace may slow down one performance and would probably only be worn if required by team physician. ...Read more

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Golfer friend jammed thumb while playing golf, best treatment?

Golfer friend jammed thumb while playing golf, best treatment?

Thumb: This really depends on what the thumb looks like, if the skin is intact, was there contamination etc.. If there is marked swellig then please see someone. There are terminal arteries in the fingers and pressure on them can shut off blood supply resulting in possible gangrene.. ...Read more

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Will soccer players ever wear helmets?

Will soccer players ever wear helmets?

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 more

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Can i play football on a minorly sprained ankle?

Can i play football on a minorly sprained ankle?

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 support. Listen to your ankle. If starts to hurt, stop. If you have pain and difficulty with walking and everyday activities, do not play and see a podiatrist for treatment and specific guidelines. ...Read more

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Is it possible to play rugby w/ a fractured scaphoid custom playing brace?

Is it possible to play rugby w/ a fractured scaphoid custom playing brace?

Yes: The scaphoid is sort of like the transmission of the wrist. Fractures of the scaphoid often heal slowly or not at all and require surgery. Playing competitive contact sports will likely increase the likelihood of the fracture not healing correctly and the long term consequences of not healing or healing in the wrong position can be severe. This is especially true in younger patients. ...Read more

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Broken ankle, when could i play sports again?

Broken ankle, when could i play sports again?

Depends: The answer depends on the extend of the injury. "broken" typically means a bone was fractured. There a 3 bones that make up the ankle - tibia, fibula and talus. Keep in mind, soft tissue is also disrupted with fractures in the ankle. See a doctor and ask the what your prognosis is. Don't try to treat it yourself; have it checked! ...Read more

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My son fractured his tibia (spiral) playing football. How long until he can play basketball.?

My son fractured his tibia (spiral) playing football. How long until he can play basketball.?

8-12 weeks: It take that long for that fracture to heal, but if there is any coplications that time differ. ...Read more

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Could you get tennis elbow playing badminton?

Could you get tennis elbow playing badminton?

Start with RICE: Lateral epicondylitis (aka "tennis elbow") is a common overuse injury to the elbow. In order to treat the pain, i recommend you start with rice, follow with stretching/ strengthening (therapy), & consider couterforce bracing. If these treatments fail you may be a candidate for cortisone or prp injections. Some people end up needing surgery... http://drmarkgalland.com/category/elbow. ...Read more

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Can i play football with a torn meniscus using a knee brace?

Can i play football with a torn meniscus using a knee brace?

No: I would strongly suggest that the tear be repaired and your post-op healing and rehab be complete before returning to the gridiron. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more