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Can athletes contineue to play football with head pain and swelling?

Can athletes contineue to play football with head pain and swelling?

No: These are symptoms that may indicate concussion, bleeding inside the brain. Im not certain where the swelling is but this is not normal. Further athletic activity may worsen the problem. Athletes can be permanently injured or die when symptoms are ignored. Seek medical evaluation. I would also advise a second opinion if there is a team doctor who has given the ok to continue playing the sport. ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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Severe pain from rugby injury. In breast. Help. I like to play with the guys?

Severe pain from rugby injury. In breast. Help. I like to play with the guys?

See a MD: Rugby, as a sport, should be appropriately named as "roughly", . There is a lot of grabbing and high(chest level) "tackling" see an md to be sure that you do not have a breast hematoma sometimes jokingly called a "hemotomato" because of the redness and bruising seen under the skin. If you must play with men wear a tight breast binder or chest protector. ...Read more

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What are some problems that can occur in the ankle area after i play soccer with shin guards?

What are some problems that can occur in the ankle area after i play soccer with shin guards?

Blisters: Shin guards are a necessity when playing soccer. Bruises to the leg can possibly cause severe problems such as a compartment syndrome because there is little protection for the tibia in the front of the leg. Other than blisters from rubbing, I have seen few problems from wearing shin guards. ...Read more

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Senior football player with apparent muscle strain to his right lower back including some knotted up areas and fluid. Treatment?

Senior football player with apparent muscle strain to his right lower back including some knotted up areas and fluid. Treatment?

Heat, PT, massage: Muscle knots in your back can be painful, especially if they are big and aren't going away. Some knots may cause mild discomfort, while others may affect your ability to sleep, work and move. Try further exercises, heat pat, or physical therapy/massage. If they symptoms worsen, see your physician. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/myofascial-pain-syndrome/basics/definition/con-20033195 ...Read more

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Can i play lacrosse thru some pain with an ankle brace with a mild grade 1 sprain? Will this have any potential risks

Can i play lacrosse thru some pain with an ankle brace with a mild grade 1 sprain? Will this have any potential risks

Limit activity.: Rigorous activity should be limited for optimal healing. Use of a brace may help support an area during activity, but they have their limitations. Consult with your doctor and get their professional advice. ...Read more

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I can't bend my knee all the way, although i can move it side ways, and I can run distances, play a demanding sport (football) with out feeling pain.

I can't bend my knee all the way, although i can move it side ways, and I can run distances, play a demanding sport (football) with out feeling pain.

Fluid in the knee: Mostly likely you have fluid in the knee. Is the problem in only one knee?Did it begin after a trauma? Do get checked for a cause, for changes you may need to make in your training program or movement mechanics, and to work out an appropriate treatment plan. In the meantime, apply local ice to the knee to see if that helps the range of motion, and avoid activities that make it worse. ...Read more

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What can cause pain in elbow and little pain and dicomfort in neck? can it be viruse after sex or not training in sport?

What can cause pain in elbow and little pain and dicomfort in neck? can it be viruse after sex or not training in sport?

Not a virus: most likely this is from tendon and or muscle strain probably from over use or as you say not training properly. There is always a possible pinched nerve in neck that is causing pain in the arm. Try rest and anti inflammatories but if continues then see sports or orthopedic doc or family doctor. ...Read more

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Can I play basketball with a groin injury?

Can I play basketball with a groin injury?

Probably Not: A groin injury is usually the result of a strained adductor muscle. This muscle is used in sprints, jumps, cuts, and turns. A mild strain may not limit your ability to play basketball, but playing may increase the injury. More severe strains will limit your ability to run and jump. Treatment/activity level will vary with the of damage. Groin injuries should be evaluated for hernias. ...Read more

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Shoulder muscle hurts from football and basketball back in high school. Who can evaluate?

Shoulder muscle hurts from football and basketball back in high school. Who can evaluate?

HAND SURGEON: Hello: please make an appointment with a hand surgeon who is an orthopedic specializing in hand, elbow and shoulder conditions and injuries. Best regards: mark reed, dpm www.Footpain.Org. ...Read more

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If i my hips are placed asymmetrically in their sockets and i play sports can I expect to have more injuries like pelvic stress fractures?

If i my hips are placed asymmetrically in their sockets and i play sports can I expect to have more injuries like pelvic stress fractures?

Increased arthritis: If you have developmental dysplasia of the hip or some other abnormality that causes incongruity of the joint surfaces you may be more likely to develop arthritis in the hips. This may show up as pain, loss of motion or decreased function. It would depend on the severity of the deformity as to the likelihood and time at which any problems might occur. Pelvis stress fractures would be less likely. ...Read more

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61 yr. female; avid swimmer: avulsion fr. in big toe: no pain splint and crutches when can I return to swimming?

61 yr. female; avid swimmer: avulsion fr. in big toe: no pain splint and crutches when can I return to swimming?

I think it depends: Whe the avulsion took place on the bone and the size of it. I just had a patient with a smal avulsion at the joint level. She has no pain or swelling, the only excercise I gave permission for was swimming. The weight bearing is what concerns me more. ...Read more

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Want to stay fit, enjoy running. I was diagnosed with avn or avascular necrosis in left femur head. Will running make it worse?

Want to stay fit, enjoy running. I was diagnosed with avn or avascular necrosis in left femur head. Will running make it worse?

Yes: I'm sorry to hear of your recent dx.of AVN of your hip.Hopefully it is inan early stage and can be treated without replacement as an option yet...in my experience Avn will advance in severity w/ time and loading the femoral head repeatedly( as in running) may hasten the process. Best of Luck to you! ...Read more

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Will continuing to play volleyball on a minor high ankle sprain exacerbate the injury and force me to have surgery?

Will continuing to play volleyball on a minor high ankle sprain exacerbate the injury and force me to have surgery?

See below : For any injury, the best course is the riice mnemonic ( rest, ice, ibuprofen, compression and elevation). The more you play on the ankle before it is completely healed, the more likely you are to worsen the injury and increase the likelihood of a permanent disability. As for surgery, that depends on the injury. For any ligamentous injury, recuperation time can be a long time - 1 to 2 months. ...Read more

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How to deal with severe groin pain during ballgame?

Concerning: You most likely have hip impingement or arthritis. See a physician for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Can jumping off moving equipment 5 to 15 mph on to uneven ground for 35 years up to 150 times a day cause back and knee injury? The injury's has caused total disability to lower spine and knees!

Can jumping off moving equipment 5 to 15 mph on to uneven ground  for 35 years up to 150 times a day cause back and knee injury? The injury's has caused total disability to lower spine and knees!

This : This is a loaded question. There are many things that happen with age regardless of what activities you do. There are other things that happen as a result of trauma, but usually from a specific injury. While people discuss "cumulative trauma" there is no solid scientific evidence to establish that is causes arthritis. One of the questions is: what else might you have been doing if you weren't doing your job? If you were skiing, snowboarding, running, playing soccer, etc., you may have developed the same problems. The theoretical "8-hour" work day means that less than 1/3 or our time is actually spent at work (assuming 2 days off per week). Many of the things we do in our off-work time also contribute to arthritis and back pain. Have you been assessed for conditions like ankylosing spondylitis or other inflammatory arthropathies? Some of those can be improved with medications. If you've been doing your job for over 35 years, then you are also at an age when some arthritis was likely to happen anyway. Be mindful about opening a worker's compensation claim. There are some advantages, but also disadvantages. Have a frank conversation with your treating physician about the nature of your back and knee problems, any injuries you may have had, and the possible relationship to your job before deciding which way to go. Two things that can help both problems are losing weight (unless you're already very thin) and avoiding smoking. You'd be surprised how much they contribute to pain. ...Read more

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How can I help keep pain and swelling down from my knee dislocation injury. With an fracture and MCL fiber tears?

How can I help keep pain and swelling down from my knee dislocation injury. With an fracture and MCL fiber tears?

True knee disloc ?: A true dislocation involve more than a fx and mcl with some fibers torn. This would also have involved the acl &pcl was it a patellar dislocation ? Some more details r needed. This injury u described is a very serious 1 & u would have had a lot more. Also the fx is not described at all, where, how big, describe the location also. ...Read more

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To avoid complications, for how many days should injured (due to blunt trauma) muscles with minor pain be rested and off pain-exercebating activities?

To avoid complications, for how many days should injured (due to blunt trauma) muscles with minor pain be rested and off pain-exercebating activities?

Contusion: Damage caused by contusions of muscle require resting that muscle group until all pain and tenderness have resolved. Ecchymosis(black and blue discoloration) may take longer to completely clear, but full activity can be resumed before that without further damage as long as there is no pain on use or tenderness. ...Read more

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Pain in upper inner thigh when sitting w/leg at 90 degree angle. Seems to also cause increase need to urinate. No issues with continual exercise, why?

Pain in upper inner thigh when sitting w/leg at 90 degree angle. Seems to also cause increase need to urinate. No issues with continual exercise, why?

Urologist: This symptom may be due to some inflammation of the epididymus,prostate, or other part of the lower urinary tract. I recommend that you consult a urologist if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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Soleus muscle pain while playing bball. Even with proper warmup and stretch. Past of shin splints intense. Type 1 diabetic. 18 yr old. How do I cure?

Check your footwear: As a patient with diabetes, you should make sure you wear well-fitting shoes designed for the activity.Heel pads (available at sports stores and some drug stores) can reduce strain. Heel pads should be put in both shoes; unevenness could and reduce strain. Heel pads should be put in both shoes; unevenness could lead to strain. After you exercise, check your feet for sores or redness. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more


Dr. Jordan Steinberg
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Athlete (Definition)

Ath·lete n. A person possessing the natural or acquired traits, such as strength, agility, and endurance, that are necessary for physical exercise or sports, especially those ...Read more