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Can You Play Volleyball With A Torn Acl If You Use A Brace Or Something
Not Recommended: Football is a contact sport. The risk of sustaining a subluxation (partial dislocation) event is high with cutting and pivoting. When this happens further damage can occur to the knee in terms of meniscal tears, cartilage damage, and tears of other ligaments. A brace won't protect you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: At age 47 i'm assuming you are playing recreational football.If you have a well-fitted functional acl brace(don-joy defiance for example)and no other intrarticular injuries(meniscus tear) then u can try to play.Test it first by doing some hard 'cutting' on it at home or your local park.If it feels like its going to "give way' then u shouldn't play and possibly consider having it reconstucted.! ...Read more
Incomplete tear?: If the tear is complete, forget it. If the tear is minor, sufficient rehab can be done and strength assured so that an athlete may feel confident to return to full participation. However, the risk of then suffering a complete tear would certainly be worth considering. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Varies: This can vary widely because the treatment can vary widely for different conditions and amongst different physicians. There are protective braces that can assist with comfort and rehabilitation for these injuries but their use varies depending on the specific injury. Ask your doctor for more specifics regarding this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: The meniscus is a "soft tissue" and as other soft tissues of the knee, x-rays go through them easily, so they are either not visible or only faintly visible on x-ray. In the case of the mensicus, they are not visualized unless they have calcium deposits and then there are only faint outlines. Thus it is not possible to detect a torn meniscus with a plain x-rays. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Sorry to say it again but it all depends upon what he injury is. A non displaced fracture is difernet from a fracture that requires reduction , or internal fixation ( surgery) age is a factor not only fo rthe degree of injury but for who one is competing against. For example is a 5 year soccer star or a 21 year old blue liner! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Taping: Taping muscle can aid in recovering from injury. Spider taping has been used in athletes for this purpose, with some good results reported. There is no need to tape a muscle if you are healthy, without injury. ...Read more
Torn Mcl: It depends what grade the tear is.Grade 1&2, you may be able to walk but with grade 3 it will be painful and rest is recommended for at least 72 hours.But if it is painful to walk then stay off your leg, use cruches and follow with yor orthopedic doctor.So it depends on the severity of tear, as all tears are not the same. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Broken Fibula: It depends on where the break is and how bad it is. Sometimes your doctor will want you to wear the boot while sleeping in order to keep things in a good position. ...Read more
Yes and no: This means you could play but you are taking a risk of further damaging the knee more. ...Read more
Would it be a good idea to wear an ankle brace on a sprained ankle or do I just need to not wear a brace and slowly let it get better without one?
What happens if you can move your ankle after you hhurt your knee is it a ACL tear or jus ah mild hyperextended knee injury?
See below: What you describe may not be connected at all. See an orthopedic surgeon ...Read more
This may depend on : the finger involved and as to exactly what specific type of injury that was sustained. The most common type of splinting for simple injuries is buddy taping where one finger is taped to the adjacent one for stability but still allow for range of motion to avoid stiffness. See you doctor for an opinion. ...Read more
Many options: Depending on the condition some treatment options may include rest, ice, compression and elevation, bracing, injection, pain medication, anti-inflammatory medication, physical therapy, and surgery. Have it evaluated and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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