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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I get tired quickly when I exercise or play soccer doing after a few sprints? Should I get tested?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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