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After playing volleyball I feel pain at the bottom part of the neck on the back side where the spine starts. Pressing the spine bone is painful. Help.?

After playing volleyball I feel pain at the bottom part of the neck on the back side where the spine starts. Pressing the spine bone is painful. Help.?

Overuse injury: Their are several muscles that attach to that area that are involved in extending the head and reaching back at the same time. The action of hitting a spike uses muscles attached to this area. Repetitive use that injures this area can result in a type of injury similar to "tennis elbow" or "shin splints". Ice and rest is very important to prevent significant injury. See doc if not improved! ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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The inside my knee has been hurting. There is also a bone on outside th pops everytime I bend it 20-30°. No swelling. I play volleyball and dive alot?

The inside my knee has been hurting. There is also a bone on outside th pops everytime I bend it 20-30°. No swelling. I play volleyball and dive alot?

Patellar instability: Every time your knee bends, the knee-cap (patella) glides, hopefully smoothly, upward along a groove in the femur. If the support structures of the knee are weak or loose, it can shift to one side then "pop" back into the groove and cause discomfort. This can be diagnosed by a primary care doctor or orthopedist, and fortunately it can be fixed with physical therapy directed at knee support. ...Read more

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Should I be worried about the pain in my lower leg? I was playing soccer, and I was kicked on the outside of my lower leg. A little lower than midway. Where all the muscle is next to the shin bone. It hurt to walk on after it happened but went away as my

Should I be worried about the pain in my lower leg? I was playing soccer, and I was kicked on the outside of my lower leg. A little lower than midway. Where all the muscle is next to the shin bone. It hurt to walk on after it happened but went away as my

It's: It's possible you've fractured your fibula, which is the thin bone on the outside of your lower leg. If you haven't seen your doctor about this problem yet, I would recommend that you do so. An x-ray would determine whether you have a fracture; if that study is normal, you can treat your "soft tissue injury" (hematoma, contusion, etc.) with alternating ice and heat packs, range of motion exercises, over-the-counter pain medications (acetaminophen, ibuprofen, naproxen), and rest.
Good luck! ...Read more

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Hello doctor I'm a regular football player since I was 8. Yesterday I played a match and I feel pain. Near back bone a muscle and also my legs?

Hello doctor I'm a regular football player since I was 8. Yesterday I played a match and I feel pain. Near back bone a muscle and also my legs?

Muscle strain?: It is common to have muscle soreness after physical activity. And guess what, the older we get, the more we feel it! At age 22, you are now entering that phase in your life. Congratulations! ...Read more

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I play volleyball and I'm experiencing tailbone pain when sitting and occasionally when I rise from my sitting position I feel a popping sensation.

I play volleyball and I'm experiencing tailbone pain when sitting and occasionally when I rise from my sitting position I feel a popping sensation.

Some suggestions: Pain in the coccyx (coccydynia) area often results from a bruise, sprain or fracture of coccyx.

The popping sensation may be due instability of the coccyx with hyper mobility when the patient sits. Sometimes the coccyx moves out of place relative to the sacrum on sitting and snaps back into place on standing.

For more info See: bit. Ly/10en02W and bit. Ly/1wrroYd ...Read more

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Can wear my contacts for playing volleyball?

Can wear my contacts for playing volleyball?

Yes: Yes, we actually recommend most of our athletes with vision issues wear (disposable) contacts during sports. It's also a good idea to have a spare set handy if you lose one or need to replace one. ...Read more

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After the knee is drained can I return to play volleyball?

After the knee is drained can I return to play volleyball?

Yes: Whether that is immediate or after a period of time is up to your doctor, in some cases, the activity may keep recurring in which case you may have to decide whether or not to explore further surgery or not play. ...Read more

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What can I do to prevent knee pain from playing volleyball?

What can I do to prevent knee pain from playing volleyball?

Prevention: The best thing to do is stay in good shape by cross training and learn to jump and land without putting undo stress on your knee. ...Read more

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I play volleyball and am experiencing knee pain? What is jumper's knee.

I play volleyball and am experiencing knee pain? What is jumper's knee.

Jumper's knee: Jumper's knee is an alternate term for patellar tendinitis, the tendon
that connects the lower pole of the knee cap to the shin. It is subject to injury with repeated jumping. It is best treated with rest, anti-inflammatory medication, physical therapy, appropriate orthotics, warm ups and gentle stretching. ...Read more

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I play volleyball and am experiencing knee pain? What is the next step?

See your DR: When there is pain in the knee when playing, this means some wrong, it could minor or it could be major, so I advice you to check with your doctor. Thank you. ...Read more

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Is it possible to stop my legs from getting thicker when I play volleyball?

Is it possible to stop my legs from getting thicker when I play volleyball?

No: Hello:

i suspect your worry to overblown. There will be some muscle development but typically in a woman that is not significant to notice. The sport of vollyball by its nature does not develop large muscles in the lower extremity.

Play and enjoy.

Best regards:

mark reed, dpm
www. Footpain. Org. ...Read more

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Does playing volleyball could be the reason of recurrence of pilonidal cyst after 6 months of surgery?

Does playing volleyball could be the reason of recurrence of pilonidal cyst after 6 months of surgery?

No: Recurrence is one of the more common problems after pilonidal surgery. Every procedure that we offer for it has this risk.

At 6 months you should be 100% recovered. If this is happening, it sounds like you may have a recurrence.

See your doc for evaluation and possible re-excision. ...Read more

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I jammed my thumb on thursday playing volleyball and only iced it on saturday, and it still hurts the same could it be sprained?

I jammed my thumb on thursday playing volleyball and only iced it on saturday, and it still hurts the same could it be sprained?

Jammed thumb: Your thumb could be sprained but it could also be fractured. See your doctor on whether to have an xray to rule out fracture. ...Read more

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Hi I just found out 2 weeks ago that I got lumbar disc It is not too bad I don't feel if I don't work or play. So can I play Volleyball?

Hi I just found out 2 weeks ago that I got lumbar disc It is not too bad I don't feel if I don't work or play. So can I play Volleyball?

Disc Herniation?: Slip Disc or Lumbar Disc Herniation can restrict high Impact sports and exercise. If you do not have any radicular symptoms; good. But before playing Volley Ball I would ask the doctor who is treating you for this condition. He has the detailed history, and X-ray results and have examined you. ...Read more

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I was playing volleyball yesterday and it felt like my foot shifted. It doesn't hurt to walk on my foot but it hurts so bad to bend my foot down?

I was playing volleyball yesterday and it felt like my foot shifted. It doesn't hurt to walk on my foot but it hurts so bad to bend my foot down?

Torn ligaments: If you cannot plantar flex your foot, you probably tore your ankle ligaments. You should be examined by a sports physician or a Podiatrist. Use crutches and wrap up the ankle to help you ambulate. ...Read more

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I just found out I have a curve in my spine at a sports physical. How will this affect me? In general and as an athlete? I play volleyball and tennis

I just found out I have a curve in my spine at a sports physical. How will this affect me? In general and as an athlete? I play volleyball and tennis

Curvature is common: Curvature of the spine is a common finding and most people compensate in their stance and posture and never really have many problems. It should not affect you dramatically in the pursuit of sports unless it is a severe curvature. Focus on stretching and strengthening of your core muscles that support the spine. You may benefit from custom orthotics in your shoes to provide maximum support. ...Read more

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Pain in abs after playing volleyball?

Pain in abs after playing volleyball?

Exercise related: What you are experiencing is known as exercise related transient abdominal pain.
It is a well localized pain that may occur in any region of the abdomen, but is most common in the lateral aspects of the mid abdomen.
When severe it is mostly described as a sharp or stabbing pain, and in form of cramping, aching, or pulling when less intense. ...Read more

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What to do if I hurt my arm playing volleyball?

What to do if I hurt my arm playing volleyball?

Ice.: Ice for 20 minutes at a time, 4-5 times per day. Take an over the counter anti-inflammatory medication for the pain. See a non-surgical sports medicine specialist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Will playing volleyball make my arms get bigger?

Will playing volleyball make my arms get bigger?

Not to a great: Extent. These exercises help to build arm muscle: push downs, pin presses, dumbbell wrist curls, dips, rolling extensions, barbell wrist curls, preacher curls, chin ups, lying barbell triceps extensions, thick grip curls, concentration curls ; lying dumbbell triceps extensions. ...Read more

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Is it okay to still play volleyball with a broken wrist?

Is it okay to still play volleyball with a broken wrist?

No: Definitely not if your wrist is broken. It takes 8 to 12 weeks for bone to heal in an adult. ...Read more

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What to do about a thumb injury while playing volleyball?

What to do about a thumb injury while playing volleyball?

See your doc: Your physician can help to figure out whether the injury is bone related or soft tissue and whether a specialist is needed. ...Read more

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What could cause a reoccuring pain in my wrist when I play volleyball or am writing.?

Carpal Tunnel: Carpal tunnel syndrome is a thickening of the ligament that crosses over the wrist. When someone does repetative motion of the hand such as during sports or writing, this ligament can thicken and start to cause pain as well as numbness of the fingers. However, wrist pain can also be caused by a fracture of one of the bones of the wrist and from a strain or pull of another ligament in the wrist. ...Read more

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I rolled my ankle playing volleyball, what are some ways to recover as soon as possible?

I rolled my ankle playing volleyball, what are some ways to recover as soon as possible?

WentForARoll, Huh?: That depends mostly on the degree of injury. If real bad then you'll need a progressive program maybe involving physical therapy (assuming no fracture, which is a whole other story).If minor, maybe just carefully walking for a couple of weeks and not taking chances on the court. If you have a lot of swelling then get an exam. If little or no swelling and the bones aren't tender, maybe you could wait ...Read more

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Is decreasing fats (carbohydrates) and playing volleyball twice a week enough to lose weight?

Is decreasing fats (carbohydrates) and playing volleyball twice a week enough to lose weight?

It's a start: Decreasing your caloric intake and increasing your activity level are both necessary to losing weight. You simply have to determine how many calories you're taking in with your meals, and proceed to burn more than that in the form of exercise. ...Read more

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Playing volleyball yesterday, hit finger, the pain in finger kept escalating and cannot move it without pain, also swollen?

Playing volleyball yesterday, hit finger, the pain in finger kept escalating and cannot move it without pain, also swollen?

See physician: Most commonly is soft tissue injury. Sometimescan be subluxation or small fracture. Xray exam will demonstrate subluxation and fracture. Er physician will splint finger in proper position for healing of fracture and/or reduced subluxation. ...Read more

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Bad elbow pain? 2 wks ago my elbow hurt bad to straighten it then it's been ok until today and it started hurting bad, I play volleyball and softbal

Bad elbow pain? 2 wks ago my elbow hurt bad to straighten it then it's been ok until today and it started hurting bad, I play volleyball and softbal

Tendonitis: Likely tendonitis. I wonder about what's known as tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis), where the tendon that pulls the wrist upward gets irritated where it connects to the thumb side of the elbow. A splint that keeps the wrist from bending can help, as well as a tennis elbow band that goes around the upper forearm and reduces tension on the elbow. If these aren't helping, see a doctor. ...Read more

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I have shooting pain in my finger when I play volleyball. Why? What is it?

I have shooting pain in my finger when I play volleyball. Why? What is it?

Prob nerve: Nerve injury/stretch or what we call the volar plate and collateral ligament injury.
See a doctor but consider taping as well. ...Read more

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My tendon on pinky finger was severed. Will I be able to play volleyball again?

My tendon on pinky finger was severed. Will I be able to play volleyball again?

Maybe: Which tendon, palm side or nail side of the finger. Was it repaired? Can you move the last joint of the finger? Can you move either joint of the finger? ...Read more

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Wearing cardiac event monitor. Am I supposed to wear it while playing volleyball? Or should I take it off?

Wearing cardiac event monitor. Am I supposed to wear it while playing volleyball? Or should I take it off?

YES: Yes wear it with activity. This could be very helpful to establish a correlation with your symptoms and change in rhythm especillay if your symptoms are brought on with activity. ...Read more

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I play volleyball and the back and sides of my knee hurts. It hurts to bend it and go up and down stairs. What could it be?

I play volleyball and the back and sides of my knee hurts. It hurts to bend it and go up and down stairs. What could it be?

Many possibilities: In the absence of a trauma/injury, then abnormal tracking of the kneecap, called patellofemoral syndrome would be the most common cause of your pain. Cartilage problems (meniscus tear or osteochondral injury) would be other considerations. Finally, tendonitis of various tendons is another thought. If I can help, then consider an inbox consult- www. Healthtap. Com/dr-clarkeholmes ...Read more

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I play volleyball and the back and sides of my knee hurt when I bend it, sit down, get up, stairs, and play volleyball. What could it be?

I play volleyball and the back and sides of my knee hurt when I bend it, sit down, get up, stairs, and play volleyball. What could it be?

Knee pain: Few possibilities are : baker's cyst, tendinitis, ligament injury, referred pain from hip. Discuss it with your physician and get examined. Good luck! ...Read more

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I play volleyball and everytime I set the ball I get this feeling in my forearms similar to when I pull my hamstring. I'm wondering, what is wrong?

I play volleyball and everytime I set the ball I get this feeling in my forearms similar to when I pull my hamstring. I'm wondering, what is wrong?

Joint/muscle stress: The sudden rapid movement (flexion/extension) associated with setting a ball in volleyball is likely causing strain on your muscles/tendons/ligaments and joints (wrists/elbows)of your forearm-'pulling' them in a way that is similar to the movements associated with hamstring pulls. Make sure you warm your joints up before playing and continue to work on both strength and flexibility. ...Read more

Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more