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I have a fracture in my right hand. Can I still play golf with my friends?

I have a fracture in my right hand. Can I still play golf with my friends?

When healed: I wouldn't recommend playing while you are in a cast as this may cause problems with the bone healing properly. Not to mention your game will be affect and not for the better. If you must go out with your friends to the golf course just volunteer to drive the cart. ...Read more

Dr. Katharine Cox
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Fracture (Definition)

A fracture is a broken bone. As there is cartilage at the end of many bones at the joint, a fracture may also include a break in the cartilage. Fractures and broken bones are the same thing. It seems that many believe that a "fracture" is a lesser injury or an incomplete break in the bone, but this is not correct. Fractures may be displaced or ...Read more


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How long does it take for a 14 year old to play golf again after a open repair of a clavicle fracture?

How long does it take for a 14 year old to play golf again after a open repair of a clavicle fracture?

Depends: Depends upon how severe the injury and the extent of the repair. Your orthopedic surgeon can give the best answer to the question. May take several months to full recovery. ...Read more

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17 yr-old competitive golfer with right low back deep burning pain on and off for 7 months. CT and 2 MRIs were negative. What to evaluate next.....?

17 yr-old competitive golfer with right low back deep burning pain on and off for 7 months. CT and 2 MRIs were negative. What to evaluate next.....?

Nerve root: Although CT/MRI are good for obvious nerve damage, muscular and soft tissue injuries are not as easily to pinpoint, as well as stretching of nerve roots and the resultant pain - I suggest symptomatic treatment including appropriate physical therapy, rest, and medication, if appropriate from your provider if choice ...Read more

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I have trigger finger (little finger) after over practicing golf. Slowly healing w anti inflammatories.: 1- can ostheopathy help? 2- can I play golf?

I have trigger finger (little finger) after over practicing golf. Slowly healing w anti inflammatories.: 1- can ostheopathy help? 2- can I play golf?

It is inflamation of: Tendon sheet, in your case aggravated by golfing, you should use pad that over that area and continue use the medications tell it heal. No osteopathic help in this matter. Thank you. ...Read more

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Just got splint off for a metacarpal fracture 2 days ago what can I do for my hand to get back to golf as quick as possible?

Just got splint off for a metacarpal fracture 2 days ago what can I do for my hand to get back to golf as quick as possible?

Once given the GREEN: Light from your provider for gentle motion start with putting and gripping the club. A stress ball that is small also helps with grip. Begin with putting and then progress to chipping once you are cleared for full force. Finally when your strength is back begin driving the ball but don't go and hit 300 balls start with 50. ...Read more

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I fractured my 4th metacarpal playing rugby and got it casted. I want to be a firefighter and need my hands in best condition, do I need surgery?

I fractured my 4th metacarpal playing rugby and got it casted. I want to be a firefighter and need my hands in best condition, do I need surgery?

It will: Depend on the displacement of your fracture, if you have rotational deviation or angular deformity that could cause impairment. Talk to you doctor about that. ...Read more

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Golfing injury of left hand, pain for 4 weeks in region of ulnar nerve...Could it be fractured hamate?

Golfing injury of left hand, pain for 4 weeks in region of ulnar nerve...Could it be fractured hamate?

Wrist pain: It's hard to know, but if you are right handed, a tendon or ligament injury is the most likely. An exam and an xray would help. Good luck and get better! ...Read more

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Am a professional pianist. Fell on my hands&knees 11wks1/2ago. Hurt my wrists esp. Left wrist. X-ray of left wrist shows a suspicion of fracture but pain has improved. Can I play piano again now? Shld I wear a hand brace when play? Do I need an orthopedist?

Seek further care: Hand and wrist fractures can be tricky to diagnose and treatment can vary quite a bit, depending on which bone is fractured. Suspicion of a fracture in the hand requires more investigation, including a possible CT or MRI (depending on the suspected injury) and care from a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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My son has a buckle fracture of his left thumb can he do more damage to it if he plays baseball?

My son has a buckle fracture of his left thumb can he do more damage to it if he plays baseball?

Dent fracture: The buckle is basically a dent or irregularity in the bone surface. It is painfull but does not reduce the integraty or strength of the bone significantly. These do not have to maintain a strict allignment because they are not out of allignment. Splinting is for comfort. Other than aggravating the pain, playing should have no negative effect. ...Read more

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I was playing rugby yesterday and I soon realized that my finger next to the pinky started hurting, is it fractured?

I was playing rugby yesterday and I soon realized that my finger next to the pinky started hurting, is it fractured?

Possibly: Provided you injured it. Suggest you get it seen if pain persists. Broken fingers are very easy to treat. ...Read more

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Is it okay to play football with a fractured wrist?

No it is not safe: When break your wrist usually you have a cast on or you have surgery and cast after that, football is very physical sport you may get injured or injure some body. ...Read more

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I think I fractured my left wrist playing baseball, do I need to get a CT scan?

I think I fractured my left wrist playing baseball, do I need to get a CT scan?

Probably not.: If you happen to be a professional player, then maybe. Otherwise, plain x-rays will show most fractures. If you have persisting pain with no visible break on x-ray, a ct scan may be considered to take a closer look at the structures of the wrist. If this is the case, then an MRI may also be considered, which can better show the soft tissues (like tendons and ligaments) if there is a sprain/strain. ...Read more

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Whydo other doctors let other kids play soccer with broken bone and icant like a kid broke his shoulderand another person broke their wrist and played?

Whydo other doctors let other kids play soccer with broken bone and icant like a kid broke his shoulderand another person broke their wrist and played?

Return to play: Depends a lot upon what type of fracture there is. There are many variables such as location degree of displacement age of the injured treatment that is needed risk for repeat injury and the list goes on. Even a fracture in the same exact spot for example a thumb fracture may be treated differently. To an observer it may seem similar but likely it is not. ...Read more

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My left thumb got fracture, so how much time it take to recover and am having tournment in november 1st weak so what u say can I play...?

Depends: It depends on what type of thumb fracture and location. Is the fracture displaced or angulated? Is there an associated ligament tear? Does the fracture involve a joint? What type of tournament? Is this your dominant hand? Can you wear a protective brace during the event? Most low-risk fractures heal in about 6 weeks. Your physician should be able to help you with these decisions. ...Read more

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Sore right thumb for over 3 weeks now. Injured playing basketball, swelling has gone away after a week. Pain still persists. Chances of fracture?

Sore right thumb for over 3 weeks now. Injured playing basketball, swelling has gone away after a week. Pain still persists. Chances of fracture?

Yes.: Yes. Chance of fracture, or ligament/tendon injury. Three weeks is long enough -get it checked out by your doc or a hand orthopedist. You are young and thumbs are critically important - you don't want to miss an injury that could have long term consequences. ...Read more

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I have what looks like two hairline fractures in my pinky finger based on x-rays. Sustained while playing basketball. Do I need to see an Orthopedist?

I have what looks like two hairline fractures in my pinky finger based on x-rays. Sustained while playing basketball. Do I need to see an Orthopedist?

Probably not: If they are just hairline fractures your primary care doctor can take care of that. Usually an orthopedist is only necessary if there is a displaced fracture where there is a complete break and poor alignment or if surgery is required to stabilize the fracture. Hairline fractures of the finger usually will heal fine with splinting. ...Read more

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My boyfriend has fractured his spine before. Unexpectedly he sometimes yells in pain that his wrist hurt. He plays sports I fear it's serious.

Maybe unrelated: Depends on what part of his spine was previously fractured, and what type of fracture he had. Was it a cervical spine fracture? If not, then the wrist pain is most likely unrelated to the prior fracture. Even if it was a cervical spine fracture, it may still be unrelated. He needs to get his wrist examined by his doctor. ...Read more

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I have fractured my thumb at the joint playing volleyball. How long will it take to heal and what should I do and what things do I need to take care o?

I have fractured my thumb at the joint playing volleyball. How long will it take to heal and what should I do and what things do I need to take care o?

What kind?: If it is not dislocated, then splinting the thumb may do the job. However, it needs be adjusted if there is any non-alignment. An uncomplicated takes about 6 weeks to heal but you should really consult an orthopedist to avoid ending up with a malformed finger particularly the thumb. Better be safe than be sorry. ...Read more

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Pain in the outer portion of my right wrist. I have a history of fractures in both wrists. I play multiple sports making me active should I worry?

Usually not: Anything to worry about. Fractured wrist typically heal to the strength they were prior to fracture. If you had a simple fracture that was essentially just a crack and nondisplaced even less reason to worry. Could be a tendonitis most likely. Treat with ice, nsaids. ...Read more

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Is it alright to play sports like volleyball and baseball with a nail left inside my wrist? (scaphoid fracture)my doctor says it need not be taken out.

Is it alright to play sports like volleyball and baseball with a nail left inside my wrist? (scaphoid fracture)my doctor says it need not be taken out.

Scaphoid fractures: Can be treated with a screw that is commonly "buried' in the bone so that after it is healed and the OK is officially given (that is VERY IMPORTANT) one can use the wrsit and the hand normally. These screws are generally not taken out though sometimes screws can shift and fractures can settle a little but that is the exception. ANY SCAPHOID FRACTURE MUST BE OK'd by treatingDOC to resume activity ...Read more

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I fractured my wrist 6 weeks ago (fracture right distal radius). I had a below-the-elbow cast which came off yesterday. I am wearing a splint Would you advice to play soccer on Saturday? What can I wear to protect my wrist further?

I fractured my wrist 6 weeks ago (fracture right distal radius). I had a below-the-elbow cast which came off yesterday. I am wearing a splint Would you advice to play soccer on Saturday? What can I wear to protect my wrist further?

Ask your orthopedist: In a young healthy person, at 6 weeks, a fracture is usually healed. However, I do not know the details or severity of your injury. It is easily possible to fall playing soccer and reinjure it, which would be horrible. You need to follow the advice of the person who knows the details of your injury - your orthopedic doctor. ...Read more

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Can I play golf with bursitis?

Can I play golf with bursitis?

Bursitis: Possibly. If you are pain free with activities of daily living, try going to the driving range. If this does not flare up your symptoms, try 9 holes. Then progress to 18. If you are unable to golf without pain you may need physical therapy and/or a steroid injection. ...Read more

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Can you play golf after a lumbar microdisectomy?

Can you play golf after a lumbar microdisectomy?

Most likely.: You should be able to play golf following microdiscectomy. It would be more predictable if you have no other surrounding factors, such as arthritis, spinal stenosis or other disc involvement. ...Read more

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I have golfers elbow in both arms but I don't play golf. I do play a racket sport (right arm only) and do weights. What is cause and how to get rid?

I have golfers elbow in both arms but I don't play golf. I do play a racket sport (right arm only) and do weights. What is cause and how to get rid?

Elbow pain: This is irritation caused by elbow use from any sport and will respond to a tennis elbow support 1inch application below the elbow, an anti-inflammatory daily and rest for 10 days ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Broken Bone (Definition)

Is it broken or fractured is a question I am often asked. The answer is basically that a broken or fractured bone is the same thing. A fracture means a break in the cortex or the strong layer of outer bone cells. In an adult the average time for that to heal varies greatly but is often considered to ...Read more