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Play Contact Sport
Depends: This depends on many factors. This includes what part of your arm was broken as an example was it the shaft was it a part of your joint. How was it treated with cast immobilization or surgery. How far out are you from your injury and healing. In general i tell my patients that they may resume contact sports 4 to 6 weeks after removal of their cast or brace. Again this is a complicated question i would refer you back to your provider to answer this. ...Read more
I have a mild numbing around a small area above my left knee (vastus lateralis). Will playing contact sport increase this damage ?
Probably not: Your symptoms sound like meralgia paresthetica. Are you wearing a leather construction tool belt? Are your jeans too tight at the waist? If persists you might see a neurologist. Cause of meralgia p. Is constriction and bruising of a femoral cutaneous nerve that crosses the pelvic brim on way to anterior thigh skin. ...Read more
F. Played contact sport. And now when I run or stretch I get a really bad pain in my lower right abdomen between my ribs and hip.
Muscle or hernia: You do not say what contact sport you played and what injury you might have received. The area you describe is where you might have developed a inguinal hernia. This is where the muscle is weak and some of the intestine pushes out through the muscle. If have a bulge that comes out in that area this would be a hernia. If this is not present most likely you pulled a muscle. If pain continues see MD. ...Read more
I fractured my L1 (wedge vertebra fracture). Its been 5 years since my injury. Can i play contact sport again?
I am a fit 25 year old
Usually yes: Need to be sure there is no spinal cord impingement or damage from fx. Need to make sure the fx is completely healed and stable. If everything is fine should be no problem. ...Read more
I fractured my L1 (wedge fracture). I have mild numbing above my left knee in a small area. 5 years has past since my injury. Can i play contact sport?
Yes: If you need the lenses to see clearly, it might help your playing. If you depend upon the lenses then it is a good idea to have a spare pair on the sidelines because sometimes you might have the lenses knocked out in play. Overall it is likely to be safer as you can detect trouble better with good vision. ...Read more
Probably not : A good idea. You can worsen your injury and prevent its healing. ...Read more
I play a full contact sport. Last couple of months I have had a stitch like feeling under left rib that radiates around the side and up to my left sho?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: I think so- as long as you continue to follow your doctor's recommendation on the management of your kidney disease. If that is declined due to dehydration, then you should make sure that you hydrate your self well-especially with your active lifestyle. If that is due to your high blood pressure or diabetes- you need to make sure you follow up your doctor;s recommendation on that issue. ...Read more
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
My lower back and the middel of my back is allways hurting also I have a hollow pain in my chest aswlwel I've played allot of high contact sports?
Back pain in young: Young patients rarely need further evaluation for back pain as it is usually self-limiting. For mild symptoms, muscle pains are most common. Consider also disc herniation which may cause pain without sciatica. Stress fracture occurs in 5% of the population without any symptoms. If symptoms persist, then see your doc for a more specific evaluation. ...Read more
I've had 4 concussions in the past year from playing contact sports. I've noticed some memory problems as well. Is it time to stop contact sports?
I had a very very mild concussion (no blacking out) 11 days ago.Last symptoms 9 days ago. PT said I can play contact sports again. Am I safe to drink?
Drinking after concu: Yes, you should be safe to drink but NOT excessive. ...Read more
What do you advise if I'm wearing glasses, I'm planning to wear contact lenses because can play sports with them and etc. please read below.?
Get evaluated: An ophthalmologist can tell you whether or not you can wear contact lenses. There are a variety available and almost certainly one which will help you athletic needs. ...Read more
Weeks to Months: Generally most people can get relief from herniated disk pain doing the conservative care within 3-6 weeks. If it persists after that, it can take up to 6 months to heal by itself. You may still be a candidate for epidural steroid injections that may help relieve the pain while your body heals itself. You may make things worse with the contact sports. Recommend at least feeling better first. ...Read more
I have a ruptured eardrum. Wondering if I would be alright to play contact sports with the rupture?
Avoid contact sports: You do not want to get middle ear infection . ...Read more
I broke my nose last week, i'm due in to have closed reduction. How long until i can play contact sports again?
6-8 weeks: Tell the bone heal.Get a more detailed answer ›
After a retrognathism surgery to forward the jaw, will it weakened your jaw to contact, preventing to keep playing sports as you used to for example?
I have just been diagnosed with ehlers-danlos syndrome and have history of fractures. Should I stop playing contact sports?
EDS: In the simplest terms ehlers danlos is a condition in which patients have exteme laxity. The condition is actually far more complex and there are several classifications of severity. We recommend the avoidance of contact sports due to the much higher risk of injury, including significant dislocations and fractures as the result of this process. Bracing of affected joints may also be considered. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a ruptured ear drum. Just wondering whether it would be ok to play contact sports with the rupture?
Not safe: It is not safe as a reinjury could exacerbate the problem. Best to see an ENT ...Read more
If i have a chairi 1 malformation how long is the recover period till i can play contact sports also how big is the scar and how for hospital stay?
Depends on: the procedure used. Your neurosurgeon can best tell you what your specific restrictions will be. Contact sports are high risk after surgery and should generally be avoided until and if the neurosurgeon give the OK. Return to normal functioning can take weeks to Most scars are not readily visible to the casual observer and many are under the hair line. Detailed description is here:http://www.mayfieldchiaricenter.com/chiari_surgery.php ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Plan ahead: The night before hydration and rest. I'm sure you realize as you get older the recovery period takes longer than when you were younger. Plan ahead and hydrate before and after. Depending on where these aches and pains come from, you may need bracing or strapping to prevent injury . Hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You choose: "whatever looks and feels right to you" is still the best answer even if your athletic days are over. A man doesn't need any more body fat on his torso than is on the back of his hand. Even though you're not playing sports any more, you have asked a health-focused question and perhaps you're also staying fit in some aerobic or strength-building activity. Build & trim your body as feels best. ...Read more
Is there any were in tucson i get get a free sports physical by monday i need it by monday so i can play a sport
Not that i know of.: I'm not aware of any at this time. ...Read more
Heyi am a 20y old young student. I have played sports at high level my whole life but i quit since two years. I am experiencing heartskips. Any help?
OK if no pain: Osgood schlatter's syndrome occurs when the forces through the patellar tendon overcome the healing forces of the tibial tubercle to normally unite at the growth plate linking the tubercle to the tibial bone. With rest, ice, nsaids, and stretching, the vast majority of such cases resolve spontaneously over time (months). Once the area is nontender and painless, sports can safely resume. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer