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As an old football player, is a weak knee normal?

As an old football player, is a weak knee normal?

Yes.: It is extremely common, especially if you were a young football player. There is a lot of pivoting in football, as well as strain on the knees. Minor injuries occur to the meniscus (cartilage) that accumulate over time. Good quad strengthening and hamstring stretches can stabilize the knee. ...Read more

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How can you strengthen ligaments and knee for football?

How can you strengthen ligaments and knee for football?

See details: You cannot strengthen ligaments but you can strengthen the muscles that support the knee. Weight training your legs will help. ...Read more

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What are ways to treat knee pains from too much football?

What are ways to treat knee pains from too much football?

Football knee pain: It depends upon the cause and location of the pain. Initial rest, ice, elevation, compression may be helpful. Proper conditioning and equipment is a must. Also consider crosstraining, yoga, pilates, ham and quad flexibility. See your orthopedic surgeon, coordinate with your trainer. ...Read more

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I have had my football knee injected several times with so so results. Will a guided injection give me better success?

I have had my football knee injected several times with so so results. Will a guided injection give me better success?

Maybe: A guided injection will ensure that the medication is all delivered to the desired location. It is important to evaluate what was injected. You should not have too many corticosteroid injections in one joint. Depending on diagnosis, other injections may have less long- term risks (i.E viscosupplementation, prp- still being researched). All should be done with core/hamstring/quad strengthening. ...Read more

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I worked at a college football game yesterday and i burned the back of my knees and it really hurts. How would i treat this?

I worked at a college football game yesterday and i burned the back of my knees and it really hurts. How would i treat this?

Sunburn: Sunburn is a real burn. That's why doctors encourage sunblock. But you can make it feel better while you're waiting for it to heal. Try Ibuprofen (if you can tolerate it), over-the-counter Hydrocortisone ointment, soaks in oatmeal bath, and an anti-itch cream that contains menthol and/or pramoxine. If you backed into a grill and you have blisters, see a doctor. ...Read more

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What is done for a torn ligament and locked knee from football?

What is done for a torn ligament and locked knee from football?

Surgery: The locked knee is generally a meniscus tear that can be trimmed arthroscopically and a torn ligament may need to be reconstructed if it is the acl or sometimes if it is the pcl. If it is an mcl or lcl these are commonly treated without surgery. ...Read more

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How do you prevent knee injuries in football?

How do you prevent knee injuries in football?

Preseason condition: I love football! unfortunately there are no exercises, braces, dietary supplements that can prevent injury in this game. Without a doubt the better condition you are in at the beginning and throughout the season will be helpful to get out of your stance, run, cut, make your play while hopefully avoiding injury. Aerobics, strength and flexibility are all important in injury prevention. ...Read more

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What's a good knee brace for football players?

What's a good knee brace for football players?

What position??: I believe that all linemen should wear hinged knee braces. For ball carriers, the use of any brace may slow down one performance and would probably only be worn if required by team physician. ...Read more

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I got injured in a football match bt now i cn move my knee cap forward n backwards?

I got injured in a football match bt now i cn move my knee cap forward n backwards?

Knee cap: There are a variety of injuries that can involve the patella. This includes but is not limited to contusion or bruise, fracture, cartilage injury, tendon injury or tear above (quad tendon) or below (patellar tendon) the knee cap, and dislocation/subluxation. See a doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Collided with someone else play I football. I got a knee to my thigh and my knee has a little discomfort on the side. Is it something serious?

Collided with someone else play I football. I got a knee to my thigh and my knee has a little discomfort on the side. Is it something serious?

Knee pain: it could be serious, or not. It sound like one of your collateral ligament is injured. The problem with these injuries is they can lead to other knee injuries if not treated properly and if you okay without proper equipment. Ni suggest you see a sports medicine specialist or orthopedist for evaluation and treatment before you play or practice. ...Read more

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I twisted my knee playing football. The pain occurs when i rotate my knee left to right and when i bend it too much, its weaker. What have i done?

KNEE PAIN: Knee injuries are a combination of sprains (injury to ligaments connecting bones to each other) & strains (injury to tendons connecting muscles to bones). First treatment R.I.C.E. (rest, ice, compression w/ ace bandage, elevation). If competing at a high level or if RICE not successful; consult trainer/physician prior to resuming training or competition. INBOX me for more in depth assessment. ...Read more

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Yesterday in a flag football game I jumped up to catch the ball and was slammed into the wall...burning sensation right above knee on contact thismorn

Yesterday in a flag football game I jumped up to catch the ball and was slammed into the wall...burning sensation right above knee on contact thismorn

Knee injury: You had a bad knee injury, and you mention that by touching the skin you feel pain/burning of the skin. If is the skin only is an abrasion, with some Aleve (naproxen) for pain you will be fine. If the pain is deep and bad, say 5-7/10 in intensity you will require imaging studies to rule out any fracture. You should see an orthopedic surgeon, or make an appointment with me and go over all issues. All the best ...Read more

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Bumped the inside of my knee with another player in football, pain is only on a specific part of knee bone and has a sort of prickly poking feeling.. ?

Bumped the inside of my knee with another player in football, pain is only on a specific part of knee bone and has a sort of prickly poking feeling.. ?

Get a checkup: Localized pain in the area that was bumped could be just a bruise in the soft tissue (ligament ,bursa) or even in the bone. A fracture is even possible. If your pain is persistent, see an Orthopedist for an evaluation and Xray. Good Luck! ...Read more

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I went in for a tackle at football and my left knee bent inwards. I heard a small crack. I have pain on the inside of my knee and a little bit of swel?

MCL, Fracture: You want to go to a sports medicine specialist asap. You need to have your knee examined and possibly an MRI done after xray. The crack could hvae been a pop and may be an acl or maybe a small fracture. You may have gotten lucky and only injured your mcl as well. You could have subluxed your patella as well. Too many possibilities without more info. ...Read more

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What knee injuries are commonly sustained in football?

What knee injuries are commonly sustained in football?

Bruises, sprains, ..: Bruises, sprains, torn cartilage. The most common ligament injury is a sprained medial collateral ligament (mcl) which usually is treated without surgery. The most common surgical knee injury in football is a torn anterior cruciate ligament (acl). Meniscal (cartilage) tears are also common, often requiring surgery. ...Read more

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