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Concussions Tragic: As a player& doctor i think the legacy of soccer concussions are potentially destructive over a lifetime for players just as we have seen in the nfl. Girls playing through college may be at higher risk. Current gear does not have strong proof of protection. Let's worry more about the players' brains & lives then if we can properly see them on the pitch. Better soft head wear may be out there yet. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Wolff's Law: Yes...But controversial answer. Weight bearing exercise such as walking is good for your bones (osteoporosis) because of their response to stress and impact. This leads to strengthening of your bones known as wolff's law. While technically not bearing weight, stationary biking and elliptical use do cause resistance (muscles tug on bone) thus also strengthening your bones to some extent. ...Read more
Stay fit: Jog/walk briskly at least 20 minutes most days a week, stretch most days and lift weights 3 days a week. ...Read more
Yes: It is a good aerobic exercise and helps strengthen your heart and increases endurance esp if you ride more than 10 mph. If you ride at lower speeds, try to work up to 150 minutes per week. If you do vigorous rides, 75 minutes per week is recommended. Since cycling is not a weight bearing exercise it won't strengthen bones, so it's good to do other types of exercise too like strength training. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Shin splints: This is traumatic compressive damage to the muscle running along the shin bone. The muscle is in a compartment and if it swells from the repeated banging of certain exercises, you will get pain that can be severe. You can use ice to help, pre treat with Ibuprofen in the future, and get some advice from an exercise therapist about how to minimize this in the future. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Exercise related: What you are experiencing is known as exercise related transient abdominal pain. It is a well localized pain that may occur in any region of the abdomen, but is most common in the lateral aspects of the mid abdomen. When severe it is mostly described as a sharp or stabbing pain, and in form of cramping, aching, or pulling when less intense. ...Read more
Routine: If you develop the proper routine and swim 4 - 6 hours per day as they do (on a slow day) you might develop those. However, if you seek training advice from a coach or work out with the master's swimming program in your area, you will see changes. Workout includes distance, sprints, intervals, and multiple strokes. 3 - 5 days per week @ 30 - 60 mins depending on your goals. Good Luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: High blood pressure should be managed before playing high intensity sports (like football) to prevent short and long term cardiovascular complications. See your doctor for recommendations on lowering it and for clearance to play. They may need to do more of a work up to determine the cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Wait long for golf: There is a huge range of types of spine surgeries. Minimally invasive disc or decompression patients, shouldn't engage in lifting of greater than 30 pounds for six weeks and to refrain from painful activities. Recovery from open fusions can take much longer. Hiking or bike- riding can usually be started relatively early in the process-2 or three weeks out. Golf needs to wait 6 months. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
With unknown shoulder injury, can I still do cardio pilates/yoga/aerobic walking and roller derby? Esp roller derby
Limit activities: Without knowing what your shoulder injury is, it is probably safe to say of all activities listed aerobic walking should be fine until diagnosis is made. Roller derby is an intense contact sport and could definitely aggravate your shoulder if it is injured. See your doctor if you have shoulder pain, difficulty with range of motion for further work up, possible xray for a clearer diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After too much of exhaution like after playin football or swimming my body heats up more than usual resulting in immence headache.?
Common: I have found this to be common in headache sufferers, most of which are prone to migraines. If it happens every time you exert yourself, may be a good idea to consider migraine prevention treatment, which i find usually avoids stimulous induced headaches. Doubt that your body is actually heating more than most people do, it is probably just your perception because of how you feel. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had an inguinal hernial 1 month ago which went well, was wondering when can I resume swimming and football?
Depends: While it may depend somewhat on the type of repair done, most hernia experts worldwide have their patients return to normal activity after groin her is repair as tolerated by pain and discomfort. The best thing however is to ask your surgeon for recommendations about your specific case. Best of luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pain in the middle of stomach right by the belly button, hurts when to move, i went football training 5 days ago and then swimming the next day?
I stubbed my toe and loosened the nail 2 weeks ago while swimming.Today,it fully fell off.Can I play American football in one week?It's soft/small ATM
Not a neck injury: A "stinger" is a transient injury to the brachial plexus ( this is a group of nerves after they have left the spinal cord/neck). There should be no neck pain associated. Usually you get a "dead arm" sensation on one side only. It may last a few seconds to days. Weakness is the predominant feature. Some discomfort may be present. If recurrent or weakness persists you need thorough evaluation! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Carbs before games: You would want to eat a high carbohydrate (c) meal before any athletic competition. C's are a good source of energy which your muscles will need during the work out they get during competition. Depending on how vigorous your activity is, you will likely not gain weight from your c intake. ...Read more
Strengthtraining: Strength training for football depends on your position played, age, development, and where you are now. Off season, you want to increase strength, size, and power. I'd include bench, squat, clean/jerk, snatch, and medicine ball work. Work on core strength. For explosive ability and speed, include plyometrics and ballistics. ...Read more
See below: Concussions may present with: confusion, amnesia without loc, ha dizziness (vertigo or imbalence, lack of awareness of surroundings, nausea, vomiting, then later, mood and cognitive disturbances, light and sound sensitivity, sleep disturbances. More severe injuries may present with the above and slurred speech, memory deficits, loc, emotional lability, seizures or worse -a lucid period after loc. ...Read more
Many days: If you are a football player (and 41 is a tad old for that), and you are being drug-tested, hydrocodone will stay in urine for 2-3 days, depending on how much you took how often for how long. It can be as much as 5 days with higher doses and more sensitive testing. If you are using it by prescription, testing shouldn't matter. If not, STOP and get help stopping if you need it. ...Read more
Eating before game: Give youself an hour before playing.Get a more detailed answer ›
Answered it yourself: My hope is that you will be grateful for the things that make your own life rich and happy and enable you to find peace and real warmth in a world where so many people lead empty lives. Let others profit by yours gentle example without being openly critical of others. Best wishes. ...Read more
Yes: Many rotator cuff tears can increase in size. However, many partial tears can remain the same size indefinitely. Many throwing athletes have partial tears that are physiologic (or normal for their sport). Many pitchers, for example, develop small partial tears that become part of the way their shoulders work and do not need to be repaired. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I cleanly broke my fibula last night in a football game. How long will it take to be back at one hundred percent?
I bent my back really far back while making a tackle in football and now it hurts to bends backwards , what is wrong ?
Likely strain: small muscle strain or ligament tear. If you are not having weakness/tingling below the injury, then this is most likely. Alternate warm/cool compress. Continue to stretch and be as active as possible. Consult your trainer, but practice should most likely be continued. Ibuprofen/Tylenol may help with post-practice pain. Good luck! ...Read more
My son just started football practices a week ago and he is complaining about pain in his ankles. What could be thereason?
Get him checked: It's important that you bring him in to a foot and ankle specialist to examine. You don't want him to continue with him being in discomfort, it can cause long term problems if not addressed. Talk also to the school's athletic trainer and many times they can coordinate care with the doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers