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Is it normal for me to get a mild headache after football practice. It goes away when I take Advil (ibuprofen) or alieve.?

Is it normal for me to get a mild headache after football practice.  It goes away when I take Advil (ibuprofen) or alieve.?

Drinking enough?: Are you drinking enough fluids? If you feel you are and you continue to experience headaches, you need to see a physician asap. It might be a good idea to have this checked out anyway. ...Read more

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Should I play football if I have migraine headaches?

Should I play football if I have migraine headaches?

Sure: Migraines can be optimally managed with the right strategies. Although exercise can trigger migraines, it doesn't always. Consult your neurologist or a pain physician. ...Read more

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What should I do? I got out of American football practice with a massive headache and dizziness. It can't be dehydration because my urine is clear.

What should I do? I got out of American football practice with a massive headache and dizziness. It can't be dehydration because my urine is clear.

Yes: You have symptoms that deserve a full exam and imaging if needed. It is ok not to play and see your MD. Severe headache and dizziness should be looked into asap. ...Read more

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In a football game I hit really hard with my head and ever since that game I get headaches every day?

In a football game I hit really hard with my head and ever since that game I get headaches every day?

Post concussion: Syndrome includes symptoms of recurrent headaches, temporary disorientation, deja vu moments, hallucinations, sometimes even psychosis. Concentration problems and memory loss are also very common. You really need to get yourself to a sports medicine specialist or neurologist to make sure no fractures or further injury occurred. Please do so immediately! ...Read more

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I am 35 years old. After many years I played football yesterday and started headache and dizziness .is it normal suggest me?

Poor condition: We don't know anything about your medical history, medications, BMI or physical conditioning. You are likely in poor physical condition and suddenly forced your body to engage in strenuous activity (adrenergic). Your body is not conditioned properly for this level of activity and you are experiencing the consequences. I encourage you to begin a medically supervised physical conditioning program. ...Read more

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I clashed heads playing football last saturday. The side of my head is really sore still and i still getting headaches should I get it checked?

I clashed heads playing football last saturday. The side of my head is really sore still and i still getting headaches should I get it checked?

Yes, Yes & Yes.: This is serious and you need neurological evaluation. Tell your coach that you have suffered a head injury. Never play with neurological symptoms. Do not return to the field until you have been medically cleared by a physician (i.e., a neurologist). ...Read more

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I play varsity high school football, sometimes When I do a play, I get a headache or head stings sensation that lasts 30-120 sec after impact. Help?

I play varsity high school football, sometimes When I do a play, I get a headache or head stings sensation that lasts 30-120 sec after impact. Help?

Concussion : The risk of head injury in football is real. Your helmet does not protect you from brain damage that can be permanent. It's hard to understand the gravity and reality of our brain injury when we are young. Learn to tackle correctly and don't lead with your head and you can minimize the risks. Be educated. Tbi and CTE start at head injury #1. See NFL head health challenge. Good luck. ...Read more

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Playing football 2 days ago in goal got kicked in the side head. I get the odd dizzy spell, headaches and swollen&sore ear. Advice? Or help what is it

Playing football 2 days ago in goal got kicked in the side head. I get the odd dizzy spell, headaches and swollen&sore ear. Advice? Or help what is it

Concussion: Please see a doctor as soon as possible. You are having symptoms of a concussion. Concussions can be deadly or disabling if you don't take care. Your brain needs time to heal. Do not play sports until you get this checked out. If you get another hit to the head before healing is complete, the risk of death is high. Good luck. ...Read more

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My son is 14 yrs he started to play football every day after practice he complains of headace a dizzyness it comes and goes is this normal?

My son is 14 yrs he started to play football every day after practice he complains of headace a dizzyness it comes and goes is this normal?

No: That makes me concerned. Is he suffering from minor concussions? Is he dehydrated? Is his blood sugar running too low? Does his helmet fit correctly? Does he like football? It's time to do some further investigation. These questions need to be asked and answered. Make these corrections if possible. If I can help, then join my care team and virtual practice at www.healthtap.com/dr-Clarkeholmes ...Read more

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What can I do to get fit enough to play football?

What can I do to get fit enough to play football?

See below: You need both aerobic and strength training for football. This should include weight workouts in the gym focusing on large muscle groups-squats, leg press, bench, etc. Aerobics should include some basic endurance with running but also has to include sprint work. ...Read more

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I play football and sometimes I get hit in the head and I end up seeing upside down for like 10 seconds. Is this bad?

I play football and sometimes I get hit in the head and I end up seeing upside down for like 10 seconds. Is this bad?

Concussion: Fullback, this is VERY serious. I'd urge you to consider some other sport that would keep you fit and happy without the very serious risk that even high school football presents. ...Read more

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What to do if I get tired so fast when I play football (soccer)?

What to do if I get tired so fast when I play football (soccer)?

It's all cardio: Soccer is a sport that requires superb aerobic fitness to play well as the sport entails nearly non- stop running w/ little 'break' time. Work on your aerobic (cardio) conditioning (start running 5-6 days a week) and u will find that your soccer endurance will increase dramatically. If not, see your primary care physician for evaluation. Best of Luck! ...Read more

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I get my wisdom tooth pulled out tomorrow and I play football so I would like to know when can go back to football and start practicing?

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I get my wisdom tooth pulled out tomorrow and I play football so I would like to know when can go back to football and start practicing?

Take it easy : Contact sports requiet proper healing of the tissue so it doesn't rip open on contact with other players. Usually it requires about one week for initial healing that allows you to work out but to avoid contact. Maybe another week for normal practice. Every one heals at different rate and depends on amount of surgery. Best to ask the surgeon before scheduling tthe surgery. ...Read more

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When can my nine yr old get back to football practice after hernia surgery above genital?

Soon: Hernia repair in a 9 yr old kid is a simple procedure, surgeon will give clarence as soon as wound heals, kid can get back to football. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of achilles' tendon pain? I play football and it hurts after every game and end up having to sit out some weeks.

How do you get rid of achilles' tendon pain? I play football and it hurts after every game and end up having to sit out some weeks.

Stretch!: Make sure you do your warm-up and cool down stretches consistently. Check your shoes and make sure they are not wore out. Adding an arch support or heel pad may be beneficial. Temporarily hold back on your exercise intensity or duration. If these things do not work, see a podiatrist. ...Read more

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When I play football I get breathless I use my asthma inhaler but doesn't have affect?

When I play football I get breathless I use my asthma inhaler but doesn't have affect?

Change timing?: If you know that every time you play football, or exercise for that matter, you get breathless, you may want to consider using your rescue inhaler before the exercise. Talk it over with your physician. ...Read more

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I get groin pain whenever I play football or run it will ache the next day with a limp. It eventually goes when rest. Also, I hear like a clik?

I get groin pain whenever I play football or run it will ache the next day with a limp. It eventually goes when rest. Also, I hear like a clik?

Athletic pubalgia: Groin pain in athletes is not uncommon, and can be due to hip problems, sometimes associated with a click. Could also be muscle or tendon problems with abdominal and leg muses (alprostadil) where they attach to the pelvis. Collectively, this group of problems is sometimes referred to as a "sports hernia", even though the majority of the time there is no hernia. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What can I do to avoid getting a headache when attending a football game?

What can I do to avoid getting a headache when attending a football game?

What triggers it?: First you need to figure out what contributes to it. In this case it could be alcohol, the Sun, stress, high decibel noises, the hot dog, tension or the lack of support your neck area. Does tylenol (acetaminophen) helps? ...Read more

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My son got his bell rung at football. They did 3 tests on friday. He failed all then one on sat failed and failed today. He just complaints headache?

My son got his bell rung at football. They did 3 tests on friday. He failed all then one on sat failed and failed today. He just complaints headache?

Concussion: Concussions are unfortunately becoming more common in sports. Depending on his age and athleticism, he may get a concussion from a head injury during a sport activity. It would be best to have him evaluated by his physician for a concussion. Sometimes with a concussion, the only complaint that the patient states is a headache. ...Read more

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After too much of exhaution like after playin football or swimming my body heats up more than usual resulting in immence headache.?

After too much of exhaution like after playin football or swimming my body heats up more than usual resulting in immence headache.?

Common: I have found this to be common in headache sufferers, most of which are prone to migraines. If it happens every time you exert yourself, may be a good idea to consider migraine prevention treatment, which I find usually avoids stimulous induced headaches. Doubt that your body is actually heating more than most people do, it is probably just your perception because of how you feel. ...Read more

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I was playing football and got hit in the nose hard. Since then, I have had a headache. What would cause that? It didn't bleed that much.

I was playing football and got hit in the nose hard. Since then, I have had a headache. What would cause that? It didn't bleed that much.

The : The bottom line here is that you could have sufferred a fracture (broken nose). You should see your doctor for an evaluation and possibly x-rays. A headache is common after a trauma to the head/face. In the meantime try Ibuprofen and ice your nose if swelling developed.
Please see your doctor.
Best of luck. ...Read more

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I received a concussion during football an ever since have had frequent really bad headaches. What could be wrong? What corse of action should I take?

I received a concussion during football an ever since have had frequent really bad headaches. What could be wrong? What corse of action should I take?

Football concussion: I agree w dr. Machanic. Please follow his guidance regarding medical evaluation. Ensure that your coach is aware that you continue to have neurological problems. Do not play with headache or other neurological symptoms. Do not return to playing football unless cleared by your dr, a sports medicine doctor, neurologist or neurosurgeon. ...Read more

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My son suffered a concussion from a helmet to helmet hit in football on Sept 3, 2014. How long will we see symptoms? He is still getting headaches and

My son suffered a concussion from a helmet to helmet hit in football on Sept 3, 2014. How long will we see symptoms? He is still getting headaches and

Current thoughts: Best to anticipate post-concussional symptomatology for about 6-8 weeks, and out of football for at least 8 weeks. But post-traumatic headaches can persist far longer, and he needs to go onto preventative medication to break up headache pattern. Indeed, migraine issues can follow bad head trauma. See headache specialist and get started. ...Read more

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I was hit in the back of the head a month go playing football and i still have really bad headaches. What should I be doing to reduce the pain?

I was hit in the back of the head a month go playing football and i still have really bad headaches. What should I be doing to reduce the pain?

Seek medical attenti: Seek medical attention immediately. Pain is a sign and should not be ignored. It deserves a full workup as directed by your physician. ...Read more

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What can I do to stop shoulder pain that I've had for 6 months but got worse 2 weeks ago (w/ headaches) when I fell on it/head while playing football?

What can I do to stop shoulder pain that I've had for 6 months but got worse 2 weeks ago (w/ headaches) when I fell on it/head while playing football?

Chronic pain: Hi Kylie, in order to help your shoulder to heal you should get a correct diagnosis. If your shoulder hurt after 6 months from the injury day that means you probably tore partially one of the ligaments or other anatomical structures and it can't heal on its own. I would recommend to see sports medicine doctor, get imaging and then treat it. And avoid activities that worsen your pain ...Read more

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I just recover from fever and playing football. Feeling a headache just after playing. Its like my will bust. Is it dangerous?

I just recover from fever and playing football. Feeling a headache just after playing. Its like my will bust. Is it dangerous?

Head trauma: If you sustained a blow to the head you may well have suffered a subdural hematoma (blood under the covering of the brain) which can be potentially fatal. Go to an er and get checked up now. Hope you are ok. ...Read more