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Can I play football with pneumonia?

Can I play football with pneumonia?

Not Advisable: Besides physically limiting your ability to perform at your best, you increase the risk of more damage. With elevated white counts from infections, the spleen may be enlarged and at risk to rupture if hit. Playing when impaired, can increase your risk of injuries. Symptoms from the pneumonia could mask more serious injuries that result from play. If contageous, you'll likely spread the illness.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.