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My son fractured his tibia (spiral) playing football. How long until he can play basketball.?

My son fractured his tibia (spiral) playing football. How long until he can play basketball.?

8-12 weeks: It take that long for that fracture to heal, but if there is any coplications that time differ. ...Read more

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Broke wrist cast off play football?

Broke wrist cast off play football?

Fx's heal in 6-10 wk: Most fractures treated in a cast, whether fixed by surgery or not, take between 6 and 10 weeks to heal. After a brief period of rehabilitation out of the cast, normal activities can soon resume. Your treating orthopaedic surgeon will no best in your specific case when contact sports such as football can safely resume. ...Read more

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Why don't autistic kids pretend play?

Why don't autistic kids pretend play?

Good question: Typical 1-year-olds feed a doll with a bottle, representing an act from the environment. Even at 3-4 years, kids with autism put the tip of the bottle in any indentation on the doll's body, sensorimotor play. Despite overdeveloped rote memory, they can't "get" concepts- things you can't see or touch-because of their concrete thinking. That's why therapy has to be intensive & repetitive to work. ...Read more

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Will playing video games help my autistic son?

Will playing video games help my autistic son?

Sometimes: Sometimes this can help with hand eye coordination and be used as a diversion. And give a sense of accomplishment. Beware though that some children can hyperfocus on the video game and almost become addicted to it. 1 university level education expert suggested no more than 10 hours of 'screen time' a week for kids. This would include tv, dvd, computers and video games. Remember moderation is good. ...Read more

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Can you play basketball witha sprained mcl?

Can you play basketball witha sprained mcl?

Not recommended: Grade i sprains usually would allow return to sports within 4-6 weeks with a hinged knee brace. Grade ii and iii sprains have a mandatory sports shut down period, up to 3 months for grade iii. ...Read more

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My son 10 year old son just had open heart surgery. How long does recovery take so he can start playing outside? Riding his bike & playing football?

My son 10 year old son just had open heart surgery. How long does recovery take so he can start playing outside? Riding his bike & playing football?

Talk to MD: The surgeon will be the one to best gauge the rate of recovery. This can depend on type of surgery, underlying defect and recovery from surgery. Best case with the information you have provided is months before even thinking about football. ...Read more

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My 12 yr. Old son falls asleep doing schoolwork, homework, and chores; but is alert when watching t.V. Or playing video games, is this adhd?

My 12 yr. Old son falls asleep doing schoolwork, homework, and chores; but is alert when watching t.V. Or playing video games, is this adhd?

Maybe: Tv and video games are geared for a 4 second attention span. Most 2 year olds have longer attention spans than that. The 4 second attention span keeps your son alert via a neural reflex. It also lowers his attention span for the real world. Research states of those who watch 1 hour a day 9% will lower their attention span to add levels. 2 hours lowers 18% and 3 hrs 27%. Limit both to 45 min/day. ...Read more

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Calves hurt after playing basketball, what to do?

Calves hurt after playing basketball, what to do?

See below: Rest until soreness resolves. Stretching exercises before and after activity is helpful. Addionnally, try more supportive shoes and inserts. If still a problem, see Podiatrist. ...Read more

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Is playing wii fit good exercise for my 11 ye old son?

Is playing wii fit good exercise for my 11 ye old son?

Yes: But make sure , as others have mentioned, that the mechanics are proper and it is done with the right level of moderation. ...Read more

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Is playing video games all day unhealthy?

Is playing video games all day unhealthy?

Yes: One would hope for a more-than-cyber experience of life -- allowing real-time relationships with actual people, with all their challenges and rewards. Playing video games all day leaves no room for this, or for interests outside of video games. One's awareness would be extremely narrow. Also, unless you land a job as a tester of video games, it's hard to imagine earning a living that way. ...Read more

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5yrold boy,16kg wt.having both knee jnts,elbow jts,wrist joints,cervical,metatarsal jt aches.he plays footballand does cycling smtimes.plays lego.wat?

5yrold boy,16kg wt.having both knee jnts,elbow jts,wrist joints,cervical,metatarsal jt aches.he plays footballand does cycling smtimes.plays lego.wat?

Joint pains : Your son is suffering from multiple joint pains. He needs to be evaluated by his pediatrician or a rheumatologist for proper diagnosis, work up & treatment. It is good he is active but be careful, may be he is overdoing it with all these activities, that might aggravate his joint pains, do it in moderation. I hope he feels better soon. ...Read more

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My son is 2 years removed from a L5 bi-lateral pars fracture. He's played baseball & baskerball with no set backs. Is it safe for him to play football?

My son is 2 years removed from a L5 bi-lateral pars fracture. He's played baseball & baskerball with no set backs. Is it safe for him to play football?

No Reliable Answer: Football: routinely higher stress, higher impact ; more frequent impact activity than baseball or basketball. People with no recognized anatomic variations end up with major injuries playing football, as well as all sports. It is impossible for the most sophisticated orthopedic surgeon (bone carpenter) in the world to answer your question with any certainty. Also keep in mind its your son's choice. ...Read more

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How tall are those olympic girl volleyball players? What about 30 years ago?

How tall are those olympic girl volleyball players? What about 30 years ago?

Very Tall: American female volleyball doubles players: k.Walsh – 6’3’’, may- treanor – 5’9’’, j. Kessy – 6’0”, a. Ros- 6’1”. I don't know the heights from 30 years ago. ...Read more

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My lowerback/hip (im unsure) was injured doing abwheel exercises.Now anytime i play intense basketball or football it hurts really bad.Can it heal ?

My lowerback/hip (im unsure) was injured doing abwheel exercises.Now anytime i play intense basketball or football it hurts really bad.Can it heal ?

Back strain likely: If the pain does not resolve in 1-2 weeks, you should seek medical evaluation by your primary care physician. Physical therapy and decreased activity may be indicated along with a course of anti-inflammatory medications. ...Read more

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Will soccer players ever wear helmets?

Will soccer players ever wear helmets?

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 more

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