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Doctor insights on: Football Weak Knee

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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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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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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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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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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