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Play Football Torn
Yes: Cortisone and other steroids suppress the normal inflammation associated with an injury, including pain and swelling, so you can play on an injured knee with less discomfort and stiffness. It also suppresses both your ability to heal an injury/infection and to determine if you have a significant injury/infection, so these types of drugs should be used cautiously and only under a physician's care. ...Read more
It's Possible: After any surgery, it takes time to heal from it. Most people with ACL repair surgeries will take 3-4 months to feel like the knee feels stable and stronger as the graft sets in. Obviously following your doctor's orders are key and when rehab starts follow it to a T. You will do just fine. If you are concerned talk to your doctor. If surgery not planned consider Regenexx Stem Cell Therapies. ...Read more
Yes: At age 47 I'm assuming you are playing recreational football. If you have a well-fitted functional acl brace(don-joy defiance for example)and no other intrarticular injuries(meniscus tear) then u can try to play. Test it first by doing some hard 'cutting' on it at home or your local park. If it feels like it's going to "give way' then u shouldn't play and possibly consider having it reconstucted.! ...Read more
Not Recommended: Football is a contact sport. The risk of sustaining a subluxation (partial dislocation) event is high with cutting and pivoting. When this happens further damage can occur to the knee in terms of meniscal tears, cartilage damage, and tears of other ligaments. A brace won't protect you. ...Read more
No: I would strongly suggest that the tear be repaired and your post-op healing and rehab be complete before returning to the gridiron. ...Read more
My 17 yr old son tore his ACL and wants to play football. Ss it reasonable to play with a torn acl?
Risks worse injury: Playing with a torn ACL in sports that require cutting and rapid changes of direction is not generally recommended. The intact or reconstructed ACL allows a return to such sports, but more importantly, protects against further meniscal or cartilage damage. Your son risks further irreparable damage to his meniscii and joint cartilage if he tries to play with a torn acl. ...Read more
I've got a completely torn ACL. I'm 16 and 5"9. I want to play football. But 3 docs said that I can't play even after surgery. Can you help me doc?
I've torn my ACL but still play football now and then. Recently I twisted my knee while running & cutting & suffered same symptoms as first time?
Common with torn ACL: If your ACL is still torn or re-torn after a surgery, you will get the feeling your knee is giving out during running, cutting and twisting activities such as soccer, football, basketball, etc. It is not uncommon with a chronic ACL tear to develop arthritis or meniscus (cartilage) tears. You should see a medical provider to determine if an MRI is required to assess for a recent injury. ...Read more
Knee brace: A knee brace can limit some excursion of the knee but it won't prevent catastrophic injuries or tears. ...Read more
How long after knee arthroscopy can I start playing football I had the op 9 weeks ago for a torn meniscus?
Should ask your M.D.: You should definitely discuss any level of return to play with your surgeon. The answer will depend upon whether the meniscus tear was repaired or simply debrided. Debrided or partially removed meniscal tears usually allow for an earlier return to sports than does a repair. ...Read more
Football: Not sure if u r playing british football (soccer) or american football (like rugby), or what symptoms u r having. Please clarify & resubmit. ...Read more
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
I'm a 26-year-old man, 176cm and 64kg. I wish to gain weight but I find it not effective by eating more. I play football once a week. What can I do?
If healthy, protein: If you are feeling well, and ideally have been evaluated by a physician recently to be sure you do not have a metabolic condition (such as thyroid disease or diabetes) and are not taking stimulant medications, then adding a protein supplement to your regular diet--without reducing your usual intake--can help. This can be as a snack bar, meal-replacement bar, or powder you add to drinks. ...Read more
Probably: The size and location will determine if it will be a problem. If it is a large one on a small stalk, near a joint, then it may potentially be fractured if it is hit hard enough. That would be quite painful. Check with an orthopedic surgeon to evaluate it by xray and make recommendations based on what your goals are in relation to the tumor. ...Read more
How long has it been going on. What type of treatment are you receiving, how did it occur?
You should be able to resume play when the pain is gone. I would have the ankle taped if it is an ankle, or at least wear a brace. ...Read more
You Can: However, will you hurt afterwards that is the million dollar question. I would have you evaluated by a sport/spine physician who can give you the once over to get you the skinny you need to keep playing or not. Good luck! ...Read more
Yes: Assuming the metatarsal has healed by x-ray and you have no pain with walking, your activities may increase. Monitor yourself for pain as you slowly increase your activities. Remember that with disuse your bones and muscles have weakened. It is important to give them a chance to get use to increased activities; just like starting a workout program. ...Read more
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
I take half kg yogurt daily in the morning. Is it bad or good? Will it make me fat? I play football daily and workout?
Why am i not getting ripped I do pushups pullups 5 days alternatively, play football but still don't have the results, diet is also good.
Diet and exercise: You must have your body fay content drop to around 5% of your total body weight to get "ripped". The average un-ripped person carries 10-20 % body fat so 5-15% of your current weight is the fluff you need to lose. Good workouts are fine to build muscle mass and strength, but it requires great dietary control to achieve this look. ...Read more
I play football one day a week from 11 am to 3 pm after playing I notice a slight darkness of my skin not burnt does it a long term effect?
Skin changes: Activities that you do in the mid-day sun will have a temporary effect of darkening the pigment in your skin, and if significant enough exposure over time can increase the risk of sun damage to the skin. Make sure you wear sunblock to reduce the effects of uv rays on your skin. ...Read more
Can I play football however I have bodybuilding game every night for lose my wight, I heard from my friends that you can't play football with that.
See below: You should be able to play without a problem. Keep yourself well-fed and well hydrated. ...Read more
See below: Osgoodschlatter disease or syndrome (also known as tibial tubercle apophyseal traction injury and epiphysitis of the tibular tubercle) is an irritation of the patellar ligament at the tibial tuberosity. It is characterized by painful lumps just below the knee and is most often seen in young adolescents. I would listen to my body. If it hurts stop playing. ...Read more
Not impossible: Wpw can be associated with a risk of sudden death in some patients so a blanket answer is inappropriate. For an individual with WPW an evaluation by a cardiologist or electrophysiologic cardiologist may indicate either high or lower risk. An ablation procedure to remove the WPW may minimize the risk of sport if there is a great drive to participate. ...Read more
Do you mean?: Do you mean "spondylosis" or "spondylolithesis"? The most severe complication from spondylosis that I can think of would occur in the cervical spine and cause reduction in flow of the vertebrobasilar artery (due to arthritic processes) which feeds the brainstem. Of course, injuries and prolonged pain are likely more easily acquired playing in people who have spondylosis and play contact sports. ...Read more