How to play football with a fractured finger - Doctor answers
POssibly, it depend: Upon the type, location and severity of the injury. But don't do what one division 2 player did a few years ago, he chose amputation to get back into the game sooner rather than surgery for a fracture http://usatoday30.Usatoday. Com/sports/college/football/2008-10-13-wikre-pinky_n.Htm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
2-6 wks: A nasal fracture is the most common facial fractures and is common in contact sports. There is usually pain and deformity and often bleeding. Treatment will consist packing the nose to prevent further bleeding and correcting the deformity. Participation in contact sports needs to be restricted from 2-6 weeks unless the fracture can be protected by a shield or face mask. ...Read more
My son has fractured maxilla almost close to his nose, how long will it be before he can go back to play football?
Not this season: It will be a minimum of 6-8 weeks for a maxillary fracture to be healed enough to go back to a contact sport, and sometimes as long as 12 weeks depending on the extent of the fracture. Count him out for this season. ...Read more
I fractured medial mallioues 8weeks ago I'm now out of plaster and would like to know when I could play football again and wot support you recommend?
Would you give permission for your 15yr son to play football if he had been released from a L5 bilateral pars fracture by a spine dr.?
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
8-12 weeks: It take that long for that fracture to heal, but if there is any coplications that time differ. ...Read more
Can someone help please? My toe top got hurt while playing football but there is no swelling is there any chance of fracture in my toe?
Yes: There is a chance - go get it xrayed. ...Read more
Talk with surgeon: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more
How long does it take for a hairline fracture in the shin to stop hurting because I was playing football got hit in the shin and couldn't walk and I iced it and it didn't help at all but when I got to my house I iced it again and took perscription pain re
I broke me fibula by my ankle. The top of my foot hurts, bruised, and swollen. Could I have fractured my foot also? I was playing football
Possibly: Have your doctor evaluate the X rays to see if that was included in the X ray films. Sprains of the soft tissue and accumulation of swelling can also cause pain. Good luck ...Read more
My son broke his finger. H e will require pins in it. Can the finger be casted and allow him to play football.
No: Allow the finger to heal first. It is likely in addition to the pins, he will have a cast. It is difficult to see a talented kid sitting out because of a fractured finger. Talk to his orthopedic doctor or his plastic surgeon for advice. Make sure the finger is well healed before returning to contact sports. ...Read more
I played football 2 or 3 weeks ago and tweaked my ring finger. Now it bothers me when I type. Not sure if its just a spraign or something worse?
I jammed my finger while playing football and it is swollen and really hurts bad! It happened when my brother throw it and it hit the end of the finge?
My son has come home saying that his finger got bent back and kicked whilst playing football. It is slightly swollen but not discoloured. Is it broke?
Played football, knuckle under ring finger hurts when I move that finger. When I tried pushing it down to crack it, it got stuck and I snapped it back?
It depends: A fractured finger needs to be evaluated by a doctor with experience with these kinds of injuries. Some seemingly innocent finger fractures can have long-lasting negative results. If it is truly minor, a simple finger splint may be appropriate or even just buddy taping the finger to an uninjured neighbor. ...Read more
6-10 weeks.: Assuming it is a simple fracture, they usually take 6 -10 weeks to get all your motion and function back. ...Read more
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