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Can I play football with pneumonia?

Can I play football with pneumonia?

No: If someone really has pneumonia they are not likely to have the energy or aerobic endurance to play and sport while ill. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

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


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Groin pain from playing football, what to do?

Groin pain from playing football, what to do?

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 more

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Is it ok to play football with osteochondroma?

Is it ok to play football with osteochondroma?

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

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What can I do to get fit enough to play football?

What can I do to get fit enough to play football?

See below: You need both aerobic and strength training for football. This should include weight workouts in the gym focusing on large muscle groups-squats, leg press, bench, etc. Aerobics should include some basic endurance with running but also has to include sprint work. ...Read more

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How do you prevent injuries while playing football?

How do you prevent injuries while playing football?

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

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Should i stop playing football if I have shoulder pain?

Should i stop playing football if I have shoulder pain?

Maybe: I would recommend you see a shoulder specialist to get a clear reason for your shoulder pain and depending on the true diagnosis, you may have to consider modifying your activities. ...Read more

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How long should I wait to play football if I have bursitis?

How long should I wait to play football if I have bursitis?

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

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Can you tell me if i could play football with back problems?

Can you tell me if i could play football with back problems?

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

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I have severe upper left back pain after i fell on my back playing football?

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

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How much time till I can start playing football(soccer) after I broke my fibula ?

How much time till I can start playing football(soccer) after I broke my fibula ?

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

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