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Can I Play Soccer If I Have Mono
Mononucleosis is a viral disease caused by EB Epstein Barr virus. It can last 10-14 days even up to weeks and become chronic on occasion. A mono assay test can reveal if present and on an CBC can see nucleated or atypical lymphocytes. Sore throat, fatigue, fevers are the main symptoms. Treatment remains bedrest, fluids and Advil 400 mg po q 6 hrs until no symptoms occur. Reg ...Read more
I have confirmed femoral acetabular impingement (fai) on my right hip (x-ray/mri). Is it reasonable to still play soccer if I can manage the pain?
Impingement sport: It's is reasonable to continue playing. However there is some evidence that this condition may lead to early arthritis and deterioration of the joint. You should consult with your orthopaedics about correcting the condition then returning to sport following rehabilitation. ...Read more
I have a torn acl, I have no pain, I can squat, jump, run and climb. I want to play soccer. If I strengthen my knee through gym can I avoid surgery?
ACL tear: The acl is the main ligament that keeps your shin bone from sliding out from under your thigh bone. There are people who can function without one but not usually playing a sport like soccer. The greatest risk is that you will go on to tear your meniscus and other cartilage and cause greater damage to your knee. I do not advise my patients to play soccer without a reconstruction. ...Read more
No: As previous physicians have stated it is unwise to play with a torn mcl. The mcl, medial collateral, ligament, is a stabilizer for the inner side of your knee. It also helps to protect the acl (anterior cruciate ligament) which if torn does require surgical repair. Healing of a completely torn mcl ligament may take from 6-12 weeks. Lesser injuries to the ligament may result in less play time loss. ...Read more
I get tired quickly when I exercise or play soccer doing after a few sprints? Should I get tested?
Tired: Yes I would recommend you get a cardiac evaluation. ...Read more
Hey I play soccer and I get injured some times so what's more effective to use inongan or olfen? And thanks
Depends on…: What form you're using & how severe the injury. Olfen (diclofenac) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug for mild-moderate pain. Inongan (methyl salicylate) is usually a topical anti-inflmmatory. Prolonged use of diclofenac may irritate the stomach. Frequent use of salicylates can affect hearing. If using either only short-term, decide according to the amount of pain: diclofenac for more sever. ...Read more
So I had a cut maybe 1/2 an inch deep, 4-ish long and about 2 long got stitches for 3 days, they come out in 6 when can I play soccer again?
Got me in stitches.: Hard to answer without knowing just where the stitches were. Depending on location, skin reinforcement may be necessary to prevent re-injury. ...Read more
How can I get super skinny really fast. I used to play soccer for thirteen years but stopped. I'm getting a little big but I've always been very small?
Slow down: Be very careful about quick weight loss it usually leads to quick weight regain. You would do much better if you slowly lost your weight. Try to rejoin the gym and rediscover your good old days of soccer shape. ...Read more
Ankle Reinjury: It is not wise to resume an explosive kicking pivoting sport like soccer with an ankle sprain and return to sport recommendations depend upon the severity of the sprain. In high grade sprains one or both lateral ligaments can be ruptured rendering the joint unstable. Continue ice and elevation and ankle support and protection using an ankle boot or at minimum a compression sleeve. ...Read more
I use to train everyday early morning for 30 minutes and play soccer afternoon,,,,,, am I overdoing it?
Listen: To your body. If you are feeling run down and your athletic performance is worsening then you might need to lightening up your exercise regimen. Otherwise if all goes well, keep at it. Remember, it's OK to variability in the intensity of your workouts, as in some days intense and other days light. ...Read more
Will 1 month of intermittent fasting have a big impact on my growth? I'm 17, I play soccer and I'm 5' 3''.
Ask Donation Center: Ask the donation center staff if they have a list of precautions you should take after blood donation. If you have a significant competition, do not donate blood within 7 – 10 days of the event, as your performance will be compromised. A recent study (in omega cycling) found maximal performance was decreased for at least 1 week and that submaximal performance was unaffected by blood donation. ...Read more
Depends on injury: Groin injuries can be from many sources, a muscle strain, a tendon tear, an injury inside the actual ball and socket joint of the hip or even a hernia. If you are completely pain free, and are able to perform all ball drills, running and cutting drill and are able to work into 3v3 or 5v5 drills without any pain, then you can play. Make sure you warm up well and get a good sweat going before out. ...Read more
No: How active you are and what you do will depend on whether you have pain or not. ...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
I didn't hurt my knees but I play soccer a lot. My knees hurts at the outer sides and at the back.
I am 30 years old, I like to play soccer, is it good if I start to take glucosamine to prevent join pain? Thank you
Yes, a little: While most studies on glucosamine focus on treating arthritis, and the results are mixed. However there is some research that suggests it may slightly slow progression of arthritis and is a decent supplement for joint health. There is no strong evidence to support, but some. Make sure to stay well hydrated while taking for best and safest result. Will not completely prevent oa, but could help. ...Read more
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