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I have spondylolysis. When can I start playing sports again?

I have spondylolysis. When can I start playing sports again?

After rehabilitation: It depends on your symptoms. If the spondylolysis is acute, a period of rest, perhaps bracing may let the bones heal. If chronic, exercise and therapy may reduce or eliminate the pain so that you can resume sports and other activities. ...Read more

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Dr. Justin Esterberg
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Spondylolysis (Definition)

Spondylolysis is a condition in which there is a specific defect in the connection between the bones that make up the spinal column. Symptoms range from having none to having low back pain that may worsen ...Read more


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Is it safe to play football with spondylolysis?

Is it safe to play football with spondylolysis?

Yes: Most of the time, yes. If you have nerve symptoms (numbness, weakness, tingling) or severe pain you should see a doctor. ...Read more

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How often does bilateral spondylolysis at l5 occur. No trauma, no sports, no providers can think of the cause. More to the story?

Fairly common: And is caused by a genetic defect in one of the parts of the vertebral bone allowing the vertebra to slip. This is genetic (you were born with the defect) and you did not cause it. Mostly bad luck. That's probably what the docs are telling you. Many people live with this with no problems whatsoever. Others learn to cope with strengthening exercises (yoga), safe pain relief, and good posture. ...Read more

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Torn deltoid ligament & bone bruise on ankle. When can I start playing sports again?

Torn deltoid ligament & bone bruise on ankle. When can I start playing sports again?

Depends on severity: This depends on the severity of injury. If you have a total tear of your deltoid ligament with associated ankle instability you may need surgery and/or an extended period of time immobilized in a cast. If it is only a partial tear you may be able to get back to athletics sooner. ...Read more

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What are some ways to build up stamina for playing sports?

What are some ways to build up stamina for playing sports?

See below: Cardiovacular exercise such as fast walking, running or swimming. Weight training will tone you up and increase strength along with muscl endurance. Proper stretching and balancing exercises will also help condition you. ...Read more

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Why might someone faint when playing sport?

Why might someone faint when playing sport?

Heart Dr. can check: While playing sports, a person could faint for several reasons. He could be overheated or maybe was not drinking enough fluids. In those two situations, he will feel faint while standing or when quickly rising to a standing position. He could have a heart malformation or an abnormal heart rhythm. In these two situations, the symptoms may occur more randomly. A cardiologist's evaluation is helpful. ...Read more

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How do I deal with stress when playing sports?

How do I deal with stress when playing sports?

Not sure: Can you be more specific? Do you mean the psychological stress of competition? Physical stress? What is causing you to feel stressed? ...Read more

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Why is it that i get spasms when i play sports?

Why is it that i get spasms when i play sports?

Several reasons: Depends on where you get them and if any other symptoms or underlying condition. Simple muscle spasms can be due to tight or deconditioned tendons and muscles, lack of hydration or electrolytes. Sometimes it can be a secondary, reactive issue due to an underlying problem such as nerve irritation. ...Read more

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What kind of sports can I play to lose weight fast?

What kind of sports can I play to lose weight fast?

Alot: Any type of aerobic activity is good for weight loss. You have to also remember to monitor your weight and intake. Your metabolism can be tricky when you begin to workout and you have to supply your body with the proper nutrients to continue to burn calories or run risk of going into a storage mode. Swimming is very good as both aerobic and anaerobic activity. ...Read more

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What is the correct way to strap ankles to play sport?

What is the correct way to strap ankles to play sport?

Not really helpful: Others may have differing opinions, but there is no proof i'm aware of that taping an athlete's ankles reduces the incidence of injury or protects an already injured ankle. Weak ankles are best treated with rehabilitation exercises. There are also sports braces which can protect an injured ankle and help prevent further injury. My advice is to consult a physical therapist. ...Read more

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