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How To Play Guard In Football
No Shortcuts: There is no fast way to get in shape, and, particularly in throwing sports, the throwing arm is at risk for injury if not properly trained. The "throwers ten" excersises are a great way to start and are available online. Also, simple jogging, use of an elliptical machine, etc., can be helpful for aerobic fitness.Lastly, do not forget stretching program to avoid hamstring, calf and achilles injuries. ...Read more
Stay fit: Jog/walk briskly at least 20 minutes most days a week, stretch most days and lift weights 3 days a week. ...Read more
Stress fracture : A stress fracture is a serious injury. These are related to over use. You should no consider playing for the next four weeks to allow complete healing of the fracture. If you are insistent in playing i would recommend seeing an orthopedic surgeon or physical therapist on techniques on taping and you may consider buying a bone stimulator. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Brace: Aside from wearing proper shoes for the sport, i would recommend wearing a lace up ankle brace. You can get these at most pharmacys. They should be slim enough to fit into your shoes and would give you added support to prevent some common ankle injuries. ...Read more
Pain : Injuries to the shoulder during activities such as indoor soccer will usually be recognized via pain. The severity of the pain and the ability or inability to move or use the shoulder/arm will usually be a guide to whether medical evaluation and treatment will be necessary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Incomplete tear?: If the tear is complete, forget it. If the tear is minor, sufficient rehab can be done and strength assured so that an athlete may feel confident to return to full participation. However, the risk of then suffering a complete tear would certainly be worth considering. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm active in sports especially football and I do wear glasses. Is lasic surgery safe for me to play football in future after the surgery?
Try other things: Work out the unaffected parts of your body. For instance if you hurt your right shoulder, then do more with your left arm and legs and do more cardio. Also it may be time to work more on a healthy diet to help you stay in shape. Keep a positive attitude, you'll be back on the field in no time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Preseason condition: I love football! unfortunately there are no exercises, braces, dietary supplements that can prevent injury in this game. Without a doubt the better condition you are in at the beginning and throughout the season will be helpful to get out of your stance, run, cut, make your play while hopefully avoiding injury. Aerobics, strength and flexibility are all important in injury prevention. ...Read more
Small chance: You want the tissues to heal and tighten so it doesn't keep reoccurring . Most tissue repairs take 6-8 weeks to heal at a minimum. If it is just an arthroscopic lateral release, possibly. If the ligaments are repaired or there is a realignment procedure i personally would work on my rehab real good an get ready for next season. ...Read more
ACL: You may be able to play at times but it is not advisable. Pivoting and jumping activities are likely to lead to further injuries which are not just painful and will result in the need for periods of recovery but also can lead to progressive damage to your knee and the development of arthritis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hydration, protectio: 2 hours or more before the game eat a good meal with adequate proteins etc. During the game small sips of gatorade, do not overload yourself with fluids. Protect yourself with knee guards long socks etc. Stretch and warm up before the game. Play smart, a avoid injury by opposition and to others. If a foul play is anticipated just get rid of the ball, quick short passes, do not hang on to the ball. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
About how long after plica removal will I be able to go back to playing contact sports? (Rugby and lacrosse)
4-6 weeks: 3-4 weeks assuming that nothing else was done. I would put no specific restrictions on you but would allow you to return to sports when you have full range of motion and no pain. Good luck ...Read more
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