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Doctor insights on: Can A Defense Player Cross The Center Line In Soccer

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Mri said I have hypertrophied facet joint causing moderate central spinal stenosis for which microd/hemilaminotomy done can I ever play soccer again?

Mri said I have hypertrophied facet joint causing moderate central spinal stenosis for which microd/hemilaminotomy done can I ever play soccer again?

Spine surgery: I believe exercise is good for the spine. I would allow you to play soccer only after physical therapy and proper back education. The microdiskectomy will decrease the pain you had before, but nw is the time to be smart, rehab the back and slowly return o activity. ...Read more

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Please explain what exercises would be best for soccer players?

Please explain what exercises would be best for soccer players?

Exercise: Soccer is one of the most physical demanding sports in the world. It requires coordination, strength and substantial endurance. The best exercises would include a combination of distance running, sprinting, and strength training. ...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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Are there any guidelines for veteran soccer players?

Are there any guidelines for veteran soccer players?

Fitness base: Your body at 40 will not perform the same as it did at 20. Sorry. So develop a good fitness base of running longer distances (2-4 miles) and then do active stretching. Do 10-15 minutes of agility or ball work in circuits. Then rest. Use ice liberally after working out. ...Read more

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What type of exercises should I be doing as a soccer player?

What type of exercises should I be doing as a soccer player?

Stretch!: Stretch your whole body, with special emphasis on your legs, before and after every workout; this will help minimize injury and strains. You should feel very stretched out before and after every work out. Good exercises include jogging, running, cycling, and anything that puts impact on your legs. Weight training for your legs is good as well. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is it good if I'm doing full body workout 2-3 times a week? I'm a soccer player.

Is it good if I'm doing full body workout 2-3 times a week? I'm a soccer player.

Well, ...: It is not a bad thing to work out 3x/week. Stay healthy, eat well, stay well hydrated and be well. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Why do so many soccer players tear their acl?

Why do so many soccer players tear their acl?

Nature of the sport.: The nature of soccer requires twisting and pivoting on your legs, which puts your ACL at risk for tearing. Females are tearing their ACL's in soccer at a 3 -5 times rate, compared to males. ...Read more

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I am a soccer player. How can I prevent Achilles tendinitis?

I am a soccer player. How can I prevent Achilles tendinitis?

Stretching: Warm up and stretch before activity. Also, stretch in the morning before getting out of bed. You might want to see a sports medicine physician in your area to learn how to prevent injury. Good luck! ...Read more

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What could be wrong with a soccer player who kicks all the time but can only bring his popliteal angle to 150?

I am unable to und-: Erstand your Question fully. I have never heard of "Popliteal angle", as to what it is??
Maybe rephrasing your question would it easily understandable. ...Read more

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What can cause soccer players to go into cardiac arrest?

What can cause soccer players to go into cardiac arrest?

Cardiac arrest: The most common reasons would be hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, long qt syndrome, and several other genetic defects. The cause is usually a lethal arrhythmia such as ventricular tachycardia or fibrillation. A pre-participation physical will not always find these problems, unless a family history suggests looking specifically for them. ...Read more

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I'm an elite soccer player with an ACL tear is there any way I can be back on the field in a month?

I'm an elite soccer player with an ACL tear is there any way I can be back on the field in a month?

Depends...: Unlikely; however if your acl tear is isolated (no meniscus tear, etc.)and you have good " secondary restraints " in your knee (mcl, capsular ligaments)and your knee is still 'stable' when involved in hard, cutting sports (i.e.Soccer) then return to soccer w/ or w/o functional knee bracing then u might be able to... The chances for this scenario even in your age group are <30%.Best of luck! ...Read more

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I've been having problems with gracilis I believe or groin, I am a soccer player someone help me recover from this. Any suggestions?

I've been having problems with gracilis I believe or groin, I am a soccer player someone help me recover from this. Any suggestions?

Sports Medicine: A sports medicine physician could examine you for injury and recommend treatments. Http://www. Amssm. Org/ also a physical medicine & rehab physician might be able to help you. Http://www. Aapmr. Org/patients/pages/default. Aspx. ...Read more

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I had a soccer game yesterday and a player ran right into my knee. Now I can not bend or straighten my knee it hurts to go up and down the stairs. What could it be?

I had a soccer game yesterday and a player ran right into my knee. Now I can not bend or straighten my knee it hurts to go up and down the stairs. What could it be?

Knee derangement: Torn meniscus or cartilage. Could also be an ACL, PCL or MCL, LCL ligament tear. Start at PCP will likely need imaging and Orthopedic referral.
Get crutches from local medical supply store after seeing doc. Helps to get around. ...Read more

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Why do so many soccer players die from cardiac arrest when they're still young?

Why do so many soccer players die from cardiac arrest when they're still young?

Cardiac arrest: There are huge numbers of soccer players in the world. Some who have congenital sudden death risk will die when they are young. 'So many' is actually probably not that many statistically. Because soccer is a high degree of exertion, one would however expect more chance of cardiac arrest than say playing golf or curling. ...Read more

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How come so many soccer players die from cardiac arrest when they are still young?

How come so many soccer players die from cardiac arrest when they are still young?

Sudden Heart Death: Sudden cardiac arrest or death in young athelets is very rare (about 100 cases per year in usa). Mostly due to ventricular fibrillation, hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy, congenital heart disease, cardiac arryhtmias, long qt syndrome and commotio cordis. ...Read more

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I'm 18, in college and gained the freshman 15. Now how can I take them off and keep them off next semester? I'm a soccer player, need them of asap.

I'm 18, in college and gained the freshman 15. Now how can I take them off and keep them off next semester? I'm a soccer player, need them of asap.

NO magic!: Unfortunately you have discovered that eating whatever you want whenever you want from the college cafeteria is not a good idea. Get with your team nutritionist and set a healthy eating plan, and add more cardio aerobic exercise, at least 1 hr per day. The weight will come off and you will learn the eating healthy plan for life. ...Read more

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I had to back to back abdominal surgery. I'm a soccer player. After how many weeks can I return to the field?

I had to back to back abdominal surgery. I'm a soccer player. After how many weeks can I return to the field?

Post op care: You should typically wait at least 8 weeks post op before returning to physical activity. It also depends on what you had done? Was it open or laparoscopic? And always check with your surgeon. Feel better soon ...Read more

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Why should a soccer player take care for his teeths. Is there a relation between soccer injuries and dental health?

Why should a soccer player take care for his teeths. Is there a relation between soccer injuries and dental health?

Avoid tooth injuries: Soccer being a rough sport has the potential for tooth injuries. It is advisable to wear a mouth guard to protect the teeth from trauma. ...Read more

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How can I treat lower back pain:o  i'm a soccer player and have only two days to rest it?

How can I treat lower back pain:o  i'm a soccer player and have only two days to rest it?

Depends on the pain: It depends on how severe the pain is and it's duration. If it is just an ache and short lived and does not stop you, it is ok. Otherwise, try cross training if only doing one type of aerobic exercise and incorporate stretchiing and core muscular workouts as well. You can try otc medication if no medical reasons that would prevent their use. If it persists, then seek evaluation if bothersome ...Read more

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Maggie says of her left but tux aching when moving and sitting, lower back too. A Soccer player, midfield. Season over. Yea! What cause? ⚽️❤️

Maggie says of her left but tux aching when moving and sitting, lower back too. A Soccer player, midfield. Season over. Yea! What cause? ⚽️❤️

Muscle strain: 1st thought that comes to mind is muscle strain. This should improve w/active rest. In other words, keep moving but avoid strenuous activities eg playing soccer! Low back pain could be muscle or spine in origin. Best to go see Family Doc or Sports Med doc for evaluation & treatment. Pain more worrisome if unknown fever, numbness/tingling/weakness and/or incontinence. ...Read more

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A 20 year old healthy soccer player drops dead from cardiac arrest. Explanations? Why could this have happened I'm shocked?!

A 20 year old healthy soccer player drops dead from cardiac arrest. Explanations? Why could this have happened I'm shocked?!

HCM: This is genetic disorder. Cause of sudden cardiac death in young athlete. Heart muscle gets hypertrophy. If there are any symptoms of dyspnea. Palpitation or dizziness or passing out should warrant complete evaluation. ...Read more

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11 year old female soccer player presents with minor, localized pain and swelling around the medial cuneiform bone (I'm pretty sure).

11 year old female soccer player presents with minor, localized pain and swelling around the medial cuneiform bone (I'm pretty sure).

Hard to diagnose!!: Go to a good ped orthopedist will carefully examine her and get the correct x-rays to make the correct diagnosis. She then will have to be splinted correctly. ...Read more

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29yo runner and soccer player. Pain at the top of calf, just below knee. Skin sensitive to touch. Hurts when running, disappears after extended stretch?

29yo runner and soccer player. Pain at the top of calf, just below knee. Skin sensitive to touch. Hurts when running, disappears after extended stretch?

A few possibilities: Here's the list of what we think about with knee pain in that area: Could be as simple as a baker's cyst or bursitis, tendonitis, or muscle strain. Less likely would be meniscal / tendon tear. If it's getting worse or persisting for awhile, I'd recommend taking a week or two off from running and soccer. Hope this helps ...Read more

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15 year old soccer player with lower back instability and very little hip instability with irritation, Is it dangerous if she still plays with back?

15 year old soccer player with lower back instability and very little hip instability with irritation, Is it dangerous if she still plays with back?

Hard to say: The terms you have used provide little information about the process. I would take her to a sports medicine specialist. Review the history, get a full exam and any needed testing and procede when these findings are complete. ...Read more

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I had a soccer game last night and another player kicked y ankle and it hurt to move it from a 180 degree angle and it does have bruising and swelling and it also hurts to move it in certain directions even with an ace wrap?

I had a soccer game last night and another player kicked y ankle and it hurt to move it from a 180 degree angle and it does have bruising and swelling and it also hurts to move it in certain directions even with an ace wrap?

Ankle injury: You could have a variety of different injuries including ankle sprain, ankle contusion or fracture. It is important to get this checked out as soon as possible to get you out of pain as fast as possible. ...Read more

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Soccer player w/ knee pain, 8/10. No major injury, MRI +xrays show nothing. Worse pain in outside right knee. Tried ice, rest, stretches, running. Help?

Soccer player w/ knee pain, 8/10. No major injury, MRI +xrays show nothing. Worse pain in outside right knee. Tried ice, rest, stretches, running. Help?

Knee Pain: Many issues that could be causing your pain, without evaluating you its hard to assess. It could be a lateral meniscus pain, lateral collateral ligament issue, hairline fracture, patellar ligament pain, fibular head dislocation, etc... I would suggest seeing a properly trained sports medicine physician. ...Read more

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Lower back and right butt cheek strain, I'm not sure what it is. I'm a soccer player and have only two days to rest it. How do I treat it?

Lower back and right butt cheek strain, I'm not sure what it is. I'm a soccer player and have only two days to rest it. How do I treat it?

Consider longer rest: Difficult to say without a thorough exam. If you are in pain, I would see your family doc for further evaluation and treatment..."playing through" pain is not a good idea...Better to rest it longer to avoid further injury and developing a chronic problem....That soccer game will last about 90 minutes, but you have to live with your back for the rest of your life....Get it looked at... ...Read more

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If screws from tib/fib fracture bother you, when should I get them removed? What is recovery time? Division 1 women's soccer player looking for help!

If screws from tib/fib fracture bother you, when should I get them removed? What is recovery time? Division 1 women's soccer player looking for help!

Once fx is healed: Once the im nail has done the job of allowing your fracture to heal, it actually becomes somewhat superfluous. Surgeons do not like to remove the actual nail unless necessary, as there is a residual increased risk of reinjry/re-fracture (hollow bone). The locking screws, if prominent and bothersome, can be removed on a case by case basis based upon your surgeon's recommendation once the healed. ...Read more