How to play football with a fractured finger - Doctor answers

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Can I still play football with a broken finger?

Can I still play football with a broken finger?

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 more

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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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Is it okay to play football with a fractured wrist?

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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My son has a fractured nose how long will it be before he can play football?

My son has a fractured nose how long will it be before he can play football?

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

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My son has fractured maxilla almost close to his nose, how long will it be before he can go back to play football?

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

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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?

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?

Not just yet: You should discuss this with your orthopedic surgeon
certainly not before 3-4 months with a sig fx
many medial malleolus fx's need surgery
need ankle rehab
i usually use an ankle brace called an aso-evo which has helped pts for many years now. ...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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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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Will I be able to keep playing football after a greenstick fracture (collar bone)?

Will I be able to keep playing football after a greenstick fracture (collar bone)?

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

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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

How about 6-8 weeks: If you have any fracture in your tibia, you
really have to assume that it will take at
least 6-8 weeks to heal
time factors include your age, activity, overall
health and any possible medical problems. ...Read more

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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

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

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My son broke his finger. H e will require pins in it. Can the finger be casted and allow him to play football.

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

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I think I have a mallet finger from playing football. What should I do?

I think I have a mallet finger from playing football. What should I do?

Orthopedic hand MD.: See an orthopedic specialist who focuses on hand and finger. You may require surgery, depending on what the specialist determines. ...Read more

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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 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?

Suggest exam/ xray: If your finger is still giving you problems after 3 weeks I would
suggest an exam and possible xray
you may have a small fracture or possible tendon or ligamentous
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Best way to treat a minor fractured finger?

Best way to treat a minor fractured finger?

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

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How much time would it take to rehabilitate a fractured finger?

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