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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

Dr. Michael DePietro
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Pneumonia (Definition)

An inflammation of the lungs, most ...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 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 broken my metatarsal about 2 months ago. I'm ok now. Can I play football again now?

I have broken my metatarsal about 2 months ago. I'm ok now. Can I play football again now?

Yes: Assuming the metatarsal has healed by x-ray and you have no pain with walking, your activities may increase. Monitor yourself for pain as you slowly increase your activities. Remember that with disuse your bones and muscles have weakened. It is important to give them a chance to get use to increased activities; just like starting a workout program. ...Read more

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I play football and sometimes I get hit in the head and I end up seeing upside down for like 10 seconds. Is this bad?

I play football and sometimes I get hit in the head and I end up seeing upside down for like 10 seconds. Is this bad?

Concussion: Fullback, this is VERY serious. I'd urge you to consider some other sport that would keep you fit and happy without the very serious risk that even high school football presents. ...Read more

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Why am I not getting ripped I do pushups pullups 5 days alternatively, play football but still don't have the results, diet is also good.

Why am I not getting ripped I do pushups pullups 5 days alternatively, play football but still don't have the results, diet is also good.

Diet and exercise: You must have your body fay content drop to around 5% of your total body weight to get "ripped". The average un-ripped person carries 10-20 % body fat so 5-15% of your current weight is the fluff you need to lose. Good workouts are fine to build muscle mass and strength, but it requires great dietary control to achieve this look. ...Read more

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I play football one day a week from 11 am to 3 pm after playing I notice a slight darkness of my skin not burnt does it a long term effect?

I play football one day a week from 11 am to 3 pm after playing I notice a slight darkness of my skin not burnt does it a long term effect?

Skin changes: Activities that you do in the mid-day sun will have a temporary effect of darkening the pigment in your skin, and if significant enough exposure over time can increase the risk of sun damage to the skin. Make sure you wear sunblock to reduce the effects of uv rays on your skin. ...Read more

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Should I play football if I have osgood schlatters disease?

Should I play football if I have osgood schlatters disease?

See below: Osgood–schlatter disease or syndrome (also known as tibial tubercle apophyseal traction injury and epiphysitis of the tibular tubercle) is an irritation of the patellar ligament at the tibial tuberosity. It is characterized by painful lumps just below the knee and is most often seen in young adolescents. I would listen to my body. If it hurts stop playing. ...Read more

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Hi, I play football and I was wondering if there was some techniques to calm me down?

Football: Not sure if u r playing british football (soccer) or american football (like rugby), or what symptoms u r having. Please clarify & resubmit. ...Read more

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My son is 14 yrs he started to play football everyday after practice he complains of headace an dizzyness it comes and goes is this normal?

My son is 14 yrs he started to play football everyday after practice he complains of headace an dizzyness it comes and goes is this normal?

No: That makes me concerned. Is he suffering from minor concussions? Is he dehydrated? Is his blood sugar running too low? Does his helmet fit correctly? Does he like football? It's time to do some further investigation. These questions need to be asked and answered. Make these corrections if possible. If I can help, then join my care team and virtual practice at
www. Healthtap. Com/dr-Clarkeholmes ...Read more

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I'm a 26-year-old man, 176cm and 64kg. I wish to gain weight but I find it not effective by eating more. I play football once a week. What can I do?

I'm a 26-year-old man, 176cm and 64kg. I wish to gain weight but I find it not effective by eating more. I play football once a week. What can I do?

If healthy, protein: If you are feeling well, and ideally have been evaluated by a physician recently to be sure you do not have a metabolic condition (such as thyroid disease or diabetes) and are not taking stimulant medications, then adding a protein supplement to your regular diet--without reducing your usual intake--can help. This can be as a snack bar, meal-replacement bar, or powder you add to drinks. ...Read more

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Can someone play football with wpw?

Can someone play football with wpw?

Not impossible: Wpw can be associated with a risk of sudden death in some patients so a blanket answer is inappropriate. For an individual with WPW an evaluation by a cardiologist or electrophysiologic cardiologist may indicate either high or lower risk. An ablation procedure to remove the WPW may minimize the risk of sport if there is a great drive to participate. ...Read more

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Is it safe to play football with spondy?

Is it safe to play football with spondy?

Do you mean?: Do you mean "spondylosis" or "spondylolithesis"? The most severe complication from spondylosis that I can think of would occur in the cervical spine and cause reduction in flow of the vertebrobasilar artery (due to arthritic processes) which feeds the brainstem. Of course, injuries and prolonged pain are likely more easily acquired playing in people who have spondylosis and play contact sports. ...Read more

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Can you play football with non conductive wpw?

Wpw: If Wpw is no conductive or incidental on Ekg with no evidence of Svt then football is not a problem ...Read more

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When I can play football after bipass surgery?

When I can play football after bipass surgery?

Depends.: What did you bypass? Coronary artery, aorta, iliac, femoral, popliteal? Sounds like you should talk to your surgeon. ...Read more

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Is it safe to play football with just my socks on?

Is it safe to play football with just my socks on?

Football: Unless both teams are playing with no shoes on, I would not advise it. ...Read more

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Can hydropneumothorax patient play football? Please answer?

Mgt: It would be helpful to see the XR and to know more details. Was there a fracture? Did the patient receive any therapy for the pneumothorax? If it is resolved, small and did not require any therapy, it should be alright. There is a chance of recurrence and if there is any pain, shortness of breath or other new symptoms, please see your physician. A virtual appt available online. ...Read more

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Is it ok to continue to play football if I have light asthma?

Is it ok to continue to play football if I have light asthma?

Yes: Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease that in most cases can be controlled with medications. If you get your symptoms well-controlled, there is not reason you shouldn't be able to play football. ...Read more

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What to do if I get tired so fast when I play football (soccer)?

What to do if I get tired so fast when I play football (soccer)?

It's all cardio: Soccer is a sport that requires superb aerobic fitness to play well as the sport entails nearly non- stop running w/ little 'break' time. Work on your aerobic (cardio) conditioning (start running 5-6 days a week) and u will find that your soccer endurance will increase dramatically. If not, see your primary care physician for evaluation. Best of Luck! ...Read more

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Is it safe to play football with a bad back iv'e had for 22 years?

Is it safe to play football with a bad back iv'e had for 22 years?

Need more info: In general yes. If you have spinal stenosis or a failed fusion then it is a very bad idea. Without more information it is hard to say. ...Read more

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How can I increase my height, I am 21 years old and play football and excercise daily, currently 5"7 just one inch increase would be enough?

How can I increase my height, I am 21 years old and play football and excercise daily, currently 5"7 just one inch increase would be enough?

Too late: You are fully grown. Try to accept this, you are far better off than someone who is only 5 feet tall. Always best to to be the person who sees the glass as half full rather than half empty. ...Read more

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I fractured medial mallioues 8weeks ago I'm now out of plaster and would like to know when I could play football again and wot support you recommend?

I fractured medial mallioues 8weeks ago I'm now out of plaster and would like to know when I could play football again and wot support you recommend?

Not just yet: You should discuss this with your orthopedic surgeon
certainly not before 3-4 months with a sig fx
many medial malleolus fx's need surgery
need ankle rehab
i usually use an ankle brace called an aso-evo which has helped pts for many years now. ...Read more