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How might i get ready to play high school football?

How might i get ready to play high school football?

Aerobics & lifting: My two teenage boys are already in full swing getting ready for fall football with the oldest entering his freshman year. Try to find out from the real source- the coaches, as to their precise recommendations regarding expectations of your athlete prior to showing up for fall fb. Increasing endurance and speed/acceleration along with an appropriate weight training program are all important. ...Read more

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I currently weight 110 but I want to be 100 for the fact that I play high school football and I need to also be more agile how can I achieve this?

I currently weight 110 but I want to be 100 for the fact that I play high school football and I need to also be more agile how can I achieve this?

Not a good idea: I don't know how tall you are at age of 16 and your weight of 110 is not too much and loosing 10 lbs is not going to make you a better football player You should work out and build some muscles and also endurance.Get the help of a trainor of possible.You may still be growing.And eat properly with more sources of protein ...Read more

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How safe is high school football? I don't wanna be messed up in the head. I am so terribly worried about it I love football but fear a lot.

How safe is high school football? I don't wanna be messed up in the head. I am so terribly worried about it I love football but fear a lot.

It is safer now: coaches are certified, helmet contact is forbidden and concussions are treated very seriously. Coach would tell us he wanted to hear helmets collide from top of stadium and drills banging helmets together, but I as future knew that was dangerous and refused, play safe and smart. ...Read more

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Is there any way of testing for CTE while one is alive? I have background in high school football, professional wrestling, and mixed martial arts

Is there any way of testing for CTE while one is alive? I have background in high school football, professional wrestling, and mixed martial arts

If concerned:: A neuropsychological test battery could essentially confirm normal or abnormal cognitive function. But you list "sexually transmitted diseases" and two, AIDS and syphilis can affect intellect also. Maybe these should be tested for. ...Read more

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Knee pain from high school football creeping up on me. Is there any quick fix?

Knee pain from high school football creeping up on me. Is there any quick fix?

No: No quick fix. There is a long term treatment. You should do quadriceps strengthening exercise from know on. Your symptoms can be treated with Tylenol, (acetaminophen) medial wedge insoles, Aleve, Advil, injections or if these are ineffective Rx nonsteroidal anti inflammatory medications. ...Read more

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Shoulder muscle hurts from football and basketball back in high school. Who can evaluate?

Shoulder muscle hurts from football and basketball back in high school. Who can evaluate?

HAND SURGEON: Hello: please make an appointment with a hand surgeon who is an orthopedic specializing in hand, elbow and shoulder conditions and injuries. Best regards: mark reed, dpm www.Footpain.Org. ...Read more

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I think I have achillies tendanitus, it's not swollen and the pain just started i play high school football as well i've been icing and elevating ?

I think I have achillies tendanitus, it's not swollen and the pain just started i play high school football as well i've been icing and elevating ?

Be careful: If you do have achilles tendinitis there is always a risk of tear if you ignore it but there are many causes of pain just above the heel. Achilles tendinitis has a gradual onset and hurts with all types of exercise. It is often worse climbing stairs or running uphill. It may feel stiff after inactivity or first walking in the am. The tendon itself may be thick or have nodules. Get checked out. ...Read more

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Hello. I am a sophomore in high school and am an athlete. Last year i played football and subluxed my right shoulder twice. Afte I've been icing and heating it. Trying to rest it.

Hello. I am a sophomore in high school and am an athlete. Last year i played football and subluxed my right shoulder twice. Afte I've been icing and heating it. Trying to rest it.

See Shoulder Surgeon: Given your young age and the injury you describe, i suspect you have a persistently unstable shoulder. Get a detailed evaluation with a shoulder specialist. Learn more here: http://www.Theshouldercenter.Com/shoulderpain/2012/shoulder-surgery/playing-can-worsen-already-damaged-shoulders and /http://theshouldercenter.Com/unstable-shoulder.Htm. ...Read more

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