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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?
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
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
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
Car accident mom burst fracture @t12 and other fractures, had surgery with metal, anterior cord syndrome, but her ankle since in rehab feels backwards?
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
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
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??
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
No: Pateller tendon is outside of the knee joint anatomically, whereas acl (anterior cruciate ligament) are within the knee joint. ...Read more
I heard Acl repair surgery can stunt growth. Can surgical repair to shoulder tendons (ie bicep, tricep, rotator cuffs) also risk stunting growth?
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: If your the pitcher or catcher.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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
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