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How to rehabilitate a shoulder injury in football?

How to rehabilitate a shoulder injury in football?

Physical Therapy: There are of course many different types of injuries that can affect a shoulder. Appropriate evaluation by a trainer and/or orthopaedic surgeon will help direct treatment. Most injuries can be adequately treated with rehab and therapy. ...Read more

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Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more


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How to avoid shoulder injuries while pitching in baseball?

How to avoid shoulder injuries while pitching in baseball?

Stretch.: A muscle stretching regimen, primarily for the rotator cuff and other surrounding shoulder musculature is important. See a Certified Athletic Trainer for a thorough program. ...Read more

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Can hits to the head in non athletic situations affect your concussion recovery (Ex. Bumping head on wall, smack in the head, etc.)?

Can hits to the head in non athletic situations affect your concussion recovery (Ex. Bumping head on wall, smack in the head, etc.)?

All additive and: needs to be evaluated by a sports med doctor, who is conversant with knowing latest concussion protocol, working with neuropsychologists, who may use ambient hyperbaric oxygen chamber therapy (HBO), and rehab therapy or osteopathic manipulative treatment to decompress vector forces. This can affect cognitive abilities years later, and prevention starts now. Take advantage of the newest technology. ...Read more

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Shoulder muscle hurts from football and basketball back in high school. Who can evaluate?

Shoulder muscle hurts from football and basketball back in high school. Who can evaluate?

HAND SURGEON: Hello: please make an appointment with a hand surgeon who is an orthopedic specializing in hand, elbow and shoulder conditions and injuries. Best regards: mark reed, dpm www.Footpain.Org. ...Read more

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Does the helmet really prevent concussions in sports?

Does the helmet really prevent concussions in sports?

Helmets: Helmets are use in football and other combat sports to prevent fractured skulls. The have never been nor have they been determined to prevent concussions. The energy developed by a head to head or head to body collision when the head stops and the brain continues to move is the source of the concussion. Not hitting with your head is the answer. We are teaching not to do this in combat sports. ...Read more

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Which sports causes the most sports concussions?

Which sports causes  the most sports concussions?

Football: Collision sport athletes are the most likely to suffer from concussions. This especially includes athletes playing football, but concussions are also quite common in hockey, soccer, men's lacrosse, boxing, mixed martial arts, etc. ...Read more

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How to prevent head injuries in little league baseball?

Helmet or stop: The child should be made to wear a helmet. The other obvious fix is not to allow the child to participate in a sport where people get hit in the head. ...Read more

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What causes the joint stiffness after a sports injury?

What causes the joint stiffness after a sports injury?

Scar tissue.: You may have arthrofibrosis (scar tissue), within the joint. Sometimes it can be treated with medication, and sometimes it requires surgery, to remove scar tissue. ...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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Sir/ma'am, my dad had sports injury that caused PCL tear in the left knee suggest any remedy.

Sir/ma'am, my dad had sports injury that caused PCL tear in the left knee suggest any remedy.

PCL tear: With isolated PCL tear, current recommendations are physical therapy with quadriceps and hamstring strengthening. If he has a concomitant acl tear, he may need a reconstruction of both. If there is pre-existing arthritis with malalignment of his knee, he may require a total knee replacement. It can be a complex algorithm depending on the alignment of his knee and what his x-rays show. ...Read more

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Injury : significant bone and soft tissue of the left rib cage contusion, paravertebral lumbar area. Do you think he can play sports in a week?

Injury : significant bone and soft tissue of the left rib cage contusion, paravertebral lumbar area. Do you think he can play sports in a week?

It depends on how: much he's healed. If still significant pain in a week, then no sports until the pain gone. Playing before he is healed, it could make the injury worse and cause chronic pain. ...Read more

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How to speed up recovery of a dislocated shoulder injured in august in a wrestling practice?

How to speed up recovery of a dislocated shoulder injured in august in a wrestling practice?

MRI: You have a reasonably high chance of having a rotator cuff tear or a labral tear following a glenohumeral (shoulder) dislocation. I would recommend you see a local orthopaedic surgeon and based on your exam you should have an MRI or an mr arthrogram to evaluate your injury. ...Read more

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My boyfriend got hit in the head with a baseball bat in 2003 . Can a head injury cause binge drinking.

Yes : Head injuries can lead to changes in personality that may manifest as substance abuse. Unfortunately after 10 years is unlikely that any issues surrounding his head injury will change. I suggest you discuss this with him and possibly see a counselor. ...Read more

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Can having an internal head injury (skull fracture) cause behavior problems in children?

Can having an internal head injury (skull fracture) cause behavior problems in children?

Yes: If a child had a skull fracture, they may have had an internal bleed as well or a shearing injury or other brain injury. Behavioral problems can occur after any serious head injury. Seek help from a neurologist. ...Read more

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What can you do to prevent head injuries while playing sports?

What can you do to prevent head injuries while playing sports?

CONCUSSION: Can't be prevented but risk can reduced. KNOWLEDGE- education of players, parents, coaches in the league Coordinators about concussion injury recognition. TECHNIQUE- regardless of the sport, teaching proper technique is critical in reducing risk. PREPARATION-teaching better upper body and neck strength/control. POLICY- considering when we permit youth to participate in collision sports ...Read more

Dr. Eric Weisman
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Head Trauma (Definition)

Any injury to the face, skull, or brain as a result of blunt force, or penetrating trauma. It can also occur due to rapid ...Read more


Dr. William Singer
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Traumatic Brain Injury (Definition)

Damage to the brain after trauma, meaning direct hits to the head, or a shockwave to the ...Read more