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20 yr old son, college baseball player, ulnar wrist pain, mri-intraocceous ganglion within lunate with marrow edema. treatment? Worsen if plays?

20 yr old son, college baseball player,  ulnar wrist pain, mri-intraocceous ganglion within lunate with marrow edema. treatment? Worsen if plays?

Surgery: Would want to discuss directly with hand specialist, but would likely need surgery, although could potentially be done in off season. The combination of the ganglion inside the lunate weakening the bone and your sons sporting activity are causing edema in the bone, which is somewhat like having a stress fracture in the bone. If he has future hopes in baseball, will Likely need to be fixed. ...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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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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How to avoid shoulder injuries while pitching in baseball?

How to avoid shoulder injuries while pitching in baseball?

Stretch.: A muscle stretching regimen, primarily for the rotator cuff and other surrounding shoulder musculature is important. See a Certified Athletic Trainer for a thorough program. ...Read more

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Car accident mom burst fracture @t12 and other fractures, had surgery with metal, anterior cord syndrome, but her ankle since in rehab feels backwards?

Car accident mom burst fracture @t12 and other fractures, had surgery with metal, anterior cord syndrome, but her ankle since in rehab feels backwards?

Abnormal sensation: This type,of,problem after incomplete spinal,cord injury is not uncommon, PMR docs specialize in this area and will,provide an assessment of power in the ankle and sensation testing, or nerve testing with EMG. Once diagnosis is determined, treatment can start ...Read more

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5yrold boy,16kg wt.having both knee jnts,elbow jts,wrist joints,cervical,metatarsal jt aches.he plays footballand does cycling smtimes.plays lego.wat?

5yrold boy,16kg wt.having both knee jnts,elbow jts,wrist joints,cervical,metatarsal jt aches.he plays footballand does cycling smtimes.plays lego.wat?

Joint pains : Your son is suffering from multiple joint pains. He needs to be evaluated by his pediatrician or a rheumatologist for proper diagnosis, work up & treatment. It is good he is active but be careful, may be he is overdoing it with all these activities, that might aggravate his joint pains, do it in moderation. I hope he feels better soon. ...Read more

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Saw bunch of 50+ guys playing roundball at lunch. Afterward they were social, laughing, energized. Is that common?

Saw bunch of 50+ guys playing roundball at lunch. Afterward they were social, laughing, energized. Is that common?

Nothing wrong: Speaking as a potential "one of those guys" there is absolutely nothing out of the ordinary with this senario. Next time, why don't you ask to join them? ...Read more

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Sir while playing cricket,the bowler bowls one handed.So the muscles of other hand don't get much exercise as other hand...is muscle difference seen??

Sir while playing cricket,the bowler bowls one handed.So the muscles of other hand don't get much exercise as other hand...is muscle difference seen??

Probably: Yes, if one arm is getting a constant workout, it will most likely eventually develop into a larger and stronger arm, with likely visibly larger muscles. To counter this, of course, you could do workouts with the other arm when you're not playing cricket. ...Read more

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Does ankle torn ligament effect basketball skills?

Does ankle torn ligament effect basketball skills?

Yes: Until complete healing occurs it will effect your skills. Basket ball is a very demanding sport with sudden stops, pivots etc.. If haven't been checked please do so and healing time will be determined once grade of sprain is determined. ...Read more

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Can i play sports sports with high blood preasure football

Can i play sports sports with high blood preasure football

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 more

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Nfl player - is a torn pataller tendon the same as a acl?

Nfl player - is a torn pataller tendon the same as a acl?

No: Pateller tendon is outside of the knee joint anatomically, whereas acl (anterior cruciate ligament) are within the knee joint. ...Read more

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My son is 2 years removed from a L5 bi-lateral pars fracture. He's played baseball & baskerball with no set backs. Is it safe for him to play football?

My son is 2 years removed from a L5 bi-lateral pars fracture. He's played baseball & baskerball with no set backs. Is it safe for him to play football?

No Reliable Answer: Football: routinely higher stress, higher impact ; more frequent impact activity than baseball or basketball. People with no recognized anatomic variations end up with major injuries playing football, as well as all sports. It is impossible for the most sophisticated orthopedic surgeon (bone carpenter) in the world to answer your question with any certainty. Also keep in mind its your son's choice. ...Read more

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I'm just recovered from wrist fracture at radius after closed reduction.I'm 22 and an aspiring bodybuilder.Is this injury affects my career in future?

I'm just recovered from wrist fracture at radius after closed reduction.I'm 22 and an aspiring bodybuilder.Is this injury affects my career in future?

Optimistic : Having a closed reduction on the radius fracture sounds like a very stable fracture to begin with. If you can rest and follow up with the orthopedic surgeon i don't see any reason why you couldn't get back to competitive lifting without any consequence. The key is to rest and follow your rehab. ...Read more

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17 yo .female soccer player , hs senior . Higrade mil tear on MRI , yet has stable knee, will use brace ,pt, and rehab . ? Let rtn to play or reconstr

17 yo .female soccer player , hs senior . Higrade mil tear on MRI , yet has stable knee, will use brace ,pt, and rehab . ? Let rtn to play or reconstr

High grade MCL tear: Assuming high grade MCL tear on MRI with stable knee. If she has good performance on sprinting, can make cuts on the knee, can perform one-legged jumping, trampoline, wobble board, and has close to 100% strength and minimal pain on wobble test. If she wants to play in college may be best to reconstruct so rehab can begin prior to college. ...Read more

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Can i play soccer with fluid around the tendon sheath anle injurie?

Can i play soccer with fluid around the tendon sheath anle injurie?

Rest: Fluid around a tendon sheath that is visible or you can feel indicates that the tendon is inflamed esp. If it hurts. Fluid often is seen on MRI of ankle and may not be clinically significant. If there are symptoms (pain, weakness, loss of function) do not play soccer till under care of doc and better.Rest is first line of treatment. ...Read more

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My son is 11 and a pitcher in baseball. Will push ups and pitching wear on his rotator cuff? Will a sore rotator cuff cause other arm issues?

My son is 11 and a pitcher in baseball. Will push ups and pitching wear on his rotator cuff? Will a sore rotator cuff cause other arm issues?

Pitching: While pitching can be stressful to a shoulder, at 11 it is more likely to cause bone/growth plate issues. The rotator cuff is less vulnerable at his age, but can still get inflamed. Push ups and other exercises to strengthen his body should help reduce injury. Make sure he follows appropriate pitch counts/limits and consider using a pitching coach to monitor his form. ...Read more

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Will arthritis drastically effect my piano and harp playing?

Will arthritis drastically effect my piano and harp playing?

Any musician or : Anone who gets arthritis will larn to gradually adapt to new ays to do things. Just as ones voice changes over time and large joint and back pain affect paying an instruemtn so will had or wrist arthritis. Drastic may be too drstic a word but of course that depends upon ones tolerance for change. Change t our bodies occurs and it affect everything... ...Read more

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What to do if I have 'yips syndrome' and I'm a baseball pitcher?

What to do if I have 'yips syndrome' and I'm a baseball pitcher?

Consult: The most common symptom of YIPS is an involuntary spasm of the wrist muscles during baseball, golfing, cricket etc.
You need professional help to cure it. ...Read more

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What health problems or injuries typically affect baseball pitchers?

What health problems or injuries typically affect baseball pitchers?

Muscle strain: Pitchers put a great strain on the shoulder and elbow and wrist joints and these are frequently strained and injured. Pitchers usually have an elaborate routine to protect these and much physical therapy to maintain them. The only other thing that happens to them is the rare times they might get directly struck with a baseball that is batted or thrown or a broken bat ...Read more

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My husband gave himself an injection now he has a baseball size Knott?

My husband gave himself an injection now he has a baseball size Knott?

Not enough info: Is he self- injecting illicit drugs? Are needles clean or dirty? Does he routinely inject himself as part of a medical protocol or he is new to this? A baseball size knot is not normal regardless. recommend assessment. ...Read more

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How should I prevent or reduce baseball injuries?

How should I prevent or reduce baseball injuries?

See below: Warm up, warm up, warm up, stretch out, stretch out, stretch out and don't overextend your capabilities. Too many people, especially adults don't warm up and stretch out long enough and thoroughly so to loosen up the muscles, tendons, ligaments so to reduce the risk of injury - this is the "so called weekend warrior." so, prepare yourself. ...Read more

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Today the first temp outside is 85+. My ankles swell up like baseballs. Why?

Many causes possible: Various vains, kidney problem, heart problem, nutrition problem just to mention fiew. If problem persist see a doctor. ...Read more

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I didnt stretch before my baseball game and I pulled a musle in my back should I use ice or heat and how do I heal?

I didnt stretch before my baseball game and I pulled a musle in my back should I use ice or heat and how do I heal?

Acute injury: Ice is best to help reduce swelling and inflammation initially. Some people find that heat helps increase motility and relieves pain afterwards, especially after periods of rest such as sleep. NSAIDs such as Motrin or Advil (ibuprofen) every 6-8 hours are also frequently advised. ...Read more

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I have a bug bite (not sure what bit me overnight) that became hard, hot and itchy, and swelled up to baseball size in 8 hours. What do I do?

I have a bug bite (not sure what bit me overnight) that became hard, hot and itchy, and swelled up to baseball size in 8 hours. What do I do?

Several things: It sounds like you may have had a local allergic reaction to an insect bite. For the itching, you can take an antihistamine (Benadryl, Claritin, (loratadine) Allegra, etc) & apply 1% hydrocortisone cream to the area 2 x's a day as needed. Applying a cool compress may offer relief. If the swelling or redness or spreads or worsens, this could suggest infection & you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel faint after yelling? Felt like I might pass out. Happened a few times at a baseball game. I rarely yell so haven't reproduced it

Is it normal to feel faint after yelling? Felt like I might pass out. Happened a few times at a baseball game. I rarely yell so haven't reproduced it

Vaso vagal episode: Yes it can be normal and is caused by what is called Vaso Vagal attack . As you yell hard it stimulates the Vagus nerve which causes slowing of heart rate and dilatation of the blood vessels and fall in BP which may make you pass out momentarily or make you dizzy ...Read more

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I am 27 male and have a bluish brown patch on my left chest the size of a baseball. There is no pain. It has been there for over a year. What is this?

I am 27 male and have a bluish brown patch on my left chest the size of a baseball. There is no pain. It has been there for over a year. What is this?

Get it seen : It may nothing but a late-appearing Becker Nevus or some other trial lesion, but it does need to be seen by a physician to rule out something that needs treatment ...Read more

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What could happen if a baseball skims your eyeball?

What could happen if a baseball skims your eyeball?

Various: things can happen. They range from nothing to a serious injury. Most likely would be something like a corneal abrasion. ...Read more

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How can I build muscle for baseball?

Certified trainer: Assuming you're in good health, seeing a certified trainer who specializes in baseball could be a good source for improving the muscles involved in that sport. Ask for references from fellow athletes or your coaches. ...Read more

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Can throwing a baseball cause synovitis?

Can throwing a baseball cause synovitis?

Possible: Repieated trauma to the joint can cause an inflammatory response in a joint; the aetiology would definitely need to be investigated. ...Read more

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Can throwing a baseball cause synovitis?

Yes: Synovitis from throwing mean you either have an injury or you has poor throwing mechanics. ...Read more

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Why are hamstring injuries common in baseball?

Why are hamstring injuries common in baseball?

Sudden bursts: Are common when running out ground balls or taking an extra base. It can result in an overstressing o the hamstring and often a calf muscle too. ...Read more

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What can be done for baseball injuries in the elbow?

What can be done for baseball injuries in the elbow?

Throwing injuries: Are common in baseball players. The first step is to stop throwing and get a specific diagnosis. The next stepa will be determined by the severity of the injury and the age of the patient. Make sure you seek out a sports medicine doc with experience treating throwing injuries. ...Read more

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What to do for shoulder pain from throwing baseballs?

Varies: If the pain just started, then i would use the rest, ice, and anti-inflammatory treatment. If the pain has been there for a while, it could be a sign of a labral (cartilage) tear or a rotator cuff tear. I would get an evaluation by an orthopedic specialist. ...Read more

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What will happen if you get hit in the head with a baseball bat?

What will happen if you get hit in the head with a baseball bat?

Depends: There are many unknowns here. How hefty was the swing? Were you wearing a cap or helmet" Was the hit on the forehead, the crown, back back or closer to the neck?The answer to these will shed light on whether you get a bump, a bruise, get knocked out, or suffer severe and sometimes lethal internal brain damage. ...Read more

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What should I do about pain in my elbow after batting practice (baseball)?

What should I do about pain in my elbow after batting practice (baseball)?

Ice.: Ice the elbow for 20 minutes at a time, 3-4 times per day. Take an over the counter anti-inflammatory medication. Try this for a week and see if your better. If not, then see on orthopedic elbow specialist. ...Read more

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Is it normal for the swelling from spider bites to be the size of a baseball?

Is it normal for the swelling from spider bites to be the size of a baseball?

No: A baseball size swelling is quite large, and indicative of something significant going on. Seek a consultation with your pcp or a dermatologist. Good luck. ...Read more