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Injury : significant bone and soft tissue of the left rib cage contusion, paravertebral lumbar area. Do you think he can play sports in a week?

Injury : significant bone and soft tissue of the left rib cage contusion, paravertebral lumbar area. Do you think he can play sports in a week?

It depends on how: Much he's healed. If still significant pain in a week, then no sports until the pain gone. Playing before he is healed, it could make the injury worse and cause chronic pain. ...Read more

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Left knee has a bone bruise. Its 6 weeks after incident/MRI and still in pain. How much longer can I expect to recover until I can play sports etc.?

Left knee has a bone bruise. Its 6 weeks after incident/MRI and still in pain. How much longer can I expect to recover until I can play sports etc.?

Rest it: The less you use it, the faster it will heal. This is one case where you should not "suck it up" and return to sports too early. Continued stress on a weakened bone can lead to displaced intra articular fracture and premature arthritis. Go with protected weight bearing until there is no more pain, then it should be fully healed. ...Read more

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I had ankle contusion and the pain is gone but there stil some swelling and the fluid around the tendon sheath can I play sport?

I had ankle contusion and the pain is gone but there stil some swelling and the fluid around the tendon sheath can I play sport?

In stages: You need to walk comfortably before you can run. Run straight ahead on a flat surface before you go on an irregular playing field. Be able to cut side to side and run tight figure 8 patterns before you return to sports esp. If it is contact. ...Read more

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Is it okay to play sports during a fever?

Is it okay to play sports during a fever?

Find out why first.: If you don't have a diagnosis yet, it's important to see a doc to find out why. Fever is your body's way to fight infection or inflammation. If you have a URI, you should sit out from sports so you don't infect your team mates. Athletic exertion can divert needed energy away from your natural defense mechanisms, so take it easy a few days and let your body fight the infection. ...Read more

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Is it okay to play sports with a torn tendon?

Is it okay to play sports with a torn tendon?

Depends: Which tendon and can it be protected during play in the sport? ...Read more

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Is it okay to play sports the day following a concussion?

Is it okay to play sports the day following a concussion?

Depends: The effects of concussions can vary and be unpredictable. It depends on the severity of the injury. The best thing is to give your brain complete rest. The more strain you place on your brain while it is attempting to heal, the more likely it is to slow down the healing process.

You should not return to your regular physical activities until your are completely symptom free and back to normal. ...Read more

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Is it okay to play sports with contact lens in?

Is it okay to play sports with contact lens in?

Absolutely...: One of the great things about contact lenses is the freedom they give you when playing sports. They can also improve your performance depending on what kind and how great your refractive error. Remember though, glasses do offer protection, especially in racket sports and other sports where there might be contact with flying objects, fingers, etc. Do not forget to wear eye protection as needed. ...Read more

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Is it okay to play sports after herniated disc surgery?

Is it okay to play sports after herniated disc surgery?

Yes you can.: Yes, following full recovery from surgery --- which can take anywhere from 4-weeks to 2-3 months, you will then be able to resume your sporting activities following herniated disc surgery. ...Read more

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Is it okay to play sports 2 days after wisdom teeth extraction surgery?

Is it okay to play sports 2 days after wisdom teeth extraction surgery?

The simple formula: Restrict your activities the day of surgery and resume normal activity when you feel comfortable. Hope it helps. ...Read more

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Is it okay that I play sports if I have asthma?

Is it okay that I play sports if I have asthma?

We should make it so: Asthma treatments have improved immensely since the days when asthmatics were told to "slow down"; this is no longer acceptable. Inactivity leads to deconditioning, adding to the work of breathing. It is still true that the vast majority respond to pre-sport use of a bronchodilator (albuterol/levalbuterol). Allergies, sinusitis, GERD, VCD, obesity can all complicate matters; many options. Get help. ...Read more

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Can I play sports with a hernia?

It depends: On which sport and how much pressure you put on your abdomen, assuming you are talking about an inguinal hernia. If it causes pain or discomfort, you should stop immediately. Definitive cure is surgical repair, which you will need for sure sometime during your lifetime. Better to get it done earlier than later, when hernia is larger and operation becomes more difficult. ...Read more

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Can I play sports if I think I have a hernia?

Can I play sports if I think I have a hernia?

Probably: If you have a hernia, let pain or discomfort be your guide. If it hurts, take it easy. If you find yourself limiting your activity because of a hernia, see a general surgeon it a consultation. ...Read more

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How long after a concussion can you play sports?

Caution is best: Our experience with professional sports injuries indicates a high incidence of post-traumatic encephalopathy due to repetitive head injuries. At one point we were far more lenient, but the consensus suggests it is safer to wait up to 4-6 weeks after a significant concussion. ...Read more

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Why do I start to twitch nervously after I play sports?

Why do I start to twitch nervously after I play sports?

Adrenalin?: Adrenalin is ramped up during vigorous sporting activities, or simple high intensity exercise (cardio or weights). Also, there may be performance anxiety. Other factors exist. Muscle fatigue, ie Lactic Acid build up. These are most common. ...Read more

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Why is it that I feel so weak and tired when I play sports?

Why is it that I feel so weak and tired when I play sports?

May be Endurance: Very commonly this is an overall conditioning or endurance issue. It's important to gradually work into an exercise program or conditioning schedule. You may feel tired simply because your body isn't used to it. Also can be a hydration or energy issue - want to make sure to stay well hydrated, eat well before exercise. ...Read more

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Any explanation for why I feel so weak and tired when I play sports?

Any explanation for why I feel so weak and tired when I play sports?

May be Endurance: Very commonly this is an overall conditioning or endurance issue. It's important to gradually work into an exercise program or conditioning schedule. You may feel tired simply because your body isn't used to it. Also can be a hydration or energy issue - want to make sure to stay well hydrated, eat well before exercise. ...Read more

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What to do if I tore my ACL when should I be ok to play sports again?

Depends...: Return to sport after an acl tear depends on if you are able to compensate for the torn ligament with strength of the surrounding muscles. You will be able to get back to in-line sports on even surfaces more quickly. A physical therapist can help guide you. If you are having episodes of instability, you are progressing too quickly. ...Read more

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Can I play sports on medication such as ondansetrom and famotidine?

Absolutely: This sounds like a great idea. I hope athletics will remain a lifetime source of enjoyment and health for you. ...Read more

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Following a whipple procedure how long before you can play sports again?

Following a whipple procedure how long before you can play sports again?

10-12 weeks: Whipple procedure is done for tumor in the head of the pancreas or duodenum and is a major procedure with a fairly high rate of complications. Most are done open but some are done laparoscopically or by robotic surgery. The recovery, assuming no complications that delay recovery, is 6-8 weeks, then gradual increase in activity. You do not state what sport, but play it safe, check with your md. ...Read more

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What can I do to reduce the effects of Kyphosis on me and still play sports?

What can I do to reduce the effects of Kyphosis on me and still play sports?

Depends: It depends in part on your age and the flexibility of the deformity. If it is flexible, then postural exercises emphasizing extension and also stretching can help; if it is rigid that is of limited benefit. Don't hesitate to be seen by a doctor to discuss further. ...Read more

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How long after dislocating a shoulder will you be able to play sports again?

How long after dislocating a shoulder will you be able to play sports again?

Depends on the sport: Typically 3-4 weeks of immobilization is needed after a dislocation, followed by physical therapy. Early return would be about 6 weeks. I would not recommend any contact for 3 months. A good guild line is symmetrical strenght and range of motion, without pain. ...Read more

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Where in dallas, tx can I take my son for a physical exam to play sports at school?

Where in dallas, tx can I take my son for a physical exam to play sports at school?

Any local Peds, FP: Unless there are heart or lung problems outstanding, . .. Any local docs should be able to sign off on your son's pe activities form! ...Read more

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Is it ok to play sports after having surgery and chemo if you believe you are fully recovered?

Is it ok to play sports after having surgery and chemo if you believe you are fully recovered?

Always ask your MD: There is no simple generic answer for this question. The answer needs to be individualized to your particular circumstances with regards to the nature and extent of your chemo and surgery. Some sports may indeed be allowed soner than other more aggressive sports. You should definitely have this discussion with your team of treating physicians. ...Read more

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What do you do to keep your eczema under control? Also, what do you do if you play sports and suffer eczema?

What do you do to keep your eczema under control? Also, what do you do if you play sports and suffer eczema?

Eczema: Over-the-counter products, such as Hydrocortisone 1% cream, or prescription creams and ointments containing corticosteroids, are often prescribed to lessen inflammation. In addition, if the affected area becomes infected, your doctor may prescribe antibiotics to kill the infection-causing bacteria. Moisturizers like cerave, aveeno, (oatmeal) cetaphil, and eucern are also helpful. ...Read more

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Can you be 100% after a fibula and tibia brake in 3 weeks and play sports at high momentum is that possible?

Can you be 100% after a fibula and tibia brake in 3 weeks and play sports at high momentum is that possible?

Probably not: It would be very unusual to be 100% after only 3 weeks, usually it takes 6 weeks or longer. ...Read more

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I have had concussions in the past but I was wondering if it would be alright for me to play sports again? If I do choose to play sports what could happen?

I have had concussions in the past but I was wondering if it would be alright for me to play sports again? If I do choose to play sports what could happen?

Concussions: Concussions can be complex injuries, and several classification schemes are used to evaluate the extent of brain trauma following a head injury. The centers for disease control and prevention tool kit on concussion for high school coaches (see link below) is one handy reference for evaluating traumatic brain injuries on the sidelines and for determining whether an athlete is ready to return to play. No matter what classification scheme or toolkit is used, however, no athlete should resume participation until he/she is completely symptom-free, meaning you can't have persistent headaches, dizziness, amnesia, impaired cognitive function, blunted affect, irritability, sleep problems, delayed verbal or ocular (eye motion) responses, impaired orientation, or any other condition associated with head trauma.
Athletes who return to sports before the effects of a prior concussion have resolved are at risk for serious brain injury, brain swelling, and death. Even if you have completely recovered from a prior concussion, repeated concussions over time can result in a condition called repetitive head injury syndrome, which is characterized by tremors, memory and cognitive impairment, and other long-term neurologic and functional problems (think muhammad ali).

http://www. Cdc. Gov/traumaticbraininjury/index. Html. ...Read more

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Are there any stretches or excersises that I can do to help my sciatica? I'm a very healthy 27-year old man. I am very active, as I reguarly go to the gym and play sports. Over the past year, I've been experiencing sciatica from time to time. At some tim

Are there any stretches or excersises that I can do to help my sciatica? I'm a very healthy 27-year old man. I am very active, as I reguarly go to the gym and play sports. Over the past year, I've been experiencing sciatica from time to time. At some tim

Core Exercises: Typically core strengthening exercises are the best to help relieve pressure and forces in the spine. I would try and google some or look them up on youtube to see descriptions. If you can do them yourself, wonderful otherwise ask your doctor to get a referral to a good physical therapist for further assistance. ...Read more

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Can I still play sports if I have bursitis?

Can I still play sports if I have bursitis?

See physiatrist: A physiatrist or sports med doc can evaluate you (in the context of what sports you play or activities you do for work) and can make recommendations to keep you active while fixing the problem. ...Read more

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If I have paget's disease can I play sports?

Absolutely: You probably do not want to play tackle for the nfl if your bones are somewhat more likely to break than the next person's, but you have a wide variety of sports to choose from. I love to swim; bicycling's another great low-impact sport, and your physician can help you weight the risk-benefit of medium-impact sports. The severity of paget's varies greatly. Good luck. ...Read more

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Should people with hemophilia exercise and play sports?

W mild to moderate: Hemophilia yes. One must be quite cautious with exercise with a severe condition. All forms of activity should be d/w the patient's physician beforehand. He following sports are considered safe if you have mild to moderate hemophilia: archery, aquatics, elliptical machine, stationary bike, frisbee, golf, hiking, tai chi, swimming & walking. Heavy exertion, power lifting & contact sports are not. ...Read more

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How can I stay in shape while I'm injured and can't play sports?

How can I stay in shape while I'm injured and can't play sports?

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 more

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Is it fair for little boys and girls to be forced to play sports?

Is it fair for little boys and girls to be forced to play sports?

No but yes!: Every child needs physical activity, not only for physical health, but also mental health. However, activities must be tailored to likes and dislikes. A quote of mine! "what is the difference between play and exercise? It is like sex versus artificial insemination. If you enjoy it, no one has to force you to do it! " it is important to enjoy physical activity, since it carries over to adulhood! ...Read more

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How can I help my son with dyspraxia play sports with his friends?

How can I help my son with dyspraxia play sports with his friends?

Practice: Work with him on his weaknesses, practice practice practice, focus on sports that he can keep up with better. Compare him to him only, and make note how he is doing better this week compared to last. Depending on the ages, it may be good to talk with the parents of some of his friends to explain to their kids to be patient with him and encourage him. ...Read more

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I play sports and excerise everyday! Why am I gaining weight? And how can I lose it?

I play sports and excerise everyday! Why am I gaining weight? And how can I lose it?

What are you eating?: You need a well-rounded plan that also addresses what your are eating, one that gives you high nutrient content (brightly colored fruits and vegetables) and not "empty" calories.

You need to see a doctor, though, for a full medical evaluation to make sure you are healthy, and not gaining weight because of a thyroid problem, for example. ...Read more

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What do doctors do when you get a physical so you can play sports? Are they just making sure nothing is broken?

What do doctors do when you get a physical so you can play sports? Are they just making sure nothing is broken?

Sports Physical: The medical exam that is done prior to participating in a sport or activity is helpful to determine if certain risk factors exist or an activity should be modified. The history of the patient is the most useful information because it can alert the doctor to a need for further testing or exams. A sports physical does not eliminate the potential for health risks but may help in preventing problem ...Read more