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How long must you wait until you can play sports again after swine flu?

How long must you wait until you can play sports again after swine flu?

No fever.: One hard and fast rule I like to tell patients is to not play sports when you have a fever. That being said, there's no mandatory waiting period for sports after having the flu, but if you're still feeling fatigued, don't have the same energy - you can expect that you won't perform as well... Your reflexes won't be the same and you'll be prone to injuries.

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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.

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Why is it not a good idea to play sport when suffering from flu?

Why is it not a good idea to play sport when suffering from flu?

Because body needs: To heal. If you have the flu hydrate well w water, herbal teas, soup or juice. Drink sufficiently to have pale to light yellow urine. You can use pain relievers like tylenol (acetaminophen) or nsaid’s. Rest a lot! In some situations antiviral medications (tamiflu, relenza, flumadine) may be prescribed within the first couple of days of symptoms to hasten healing or they can be used after flu exposure to prevent.

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Can I play sports with a hernia?

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Dr. Mark Diamond
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