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How much time till I can start playing football (soccer) after I broke my fibula?

How much time till I can start playing football (soccer) after I broke my fibula?

8-10 weeks: A simple break of the fibula takes about 6-8 weeks to heal with 4-6 weeks of therapy afterwards to regain strength, range of motion and balance. The time it takes to return to sport depends on the type of fracture as well. I would expect at least 6-8 weeks of healing before returning to play. Once your strength and range of motion are equal to the good side, you can safely return to play. ...Read more

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How much time until I can start playing football (soccer) after I broke my fibula?

How much time until I can start playing football (soccer) after I broke my fibula?

Depends on the: Fracture. IF it needs surgery it will take anywhere from 8-12 weeks. If it is a simple non-dispalced fibula fracture at the distal ankle you may be back as early as 6-8 weeks. Fractures in general take 8 weeks to heal. ...Read more

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What to do if I get tired so fast when I play football (soccer)?

What to do if I get tired so fast when I play football (soccer)?

It's all cardio: Soccer is a sport that requires superb aerobic fitness to play well as the sport entails nearly non- stop running w/ little 'break' time. Work on your aerobic (cardio) conditioning (start running 5-6 days a week) and u will find that your soccer endurance will increase dramatically. If not, see your primary care physician for evaluation. Best of Luck! ...Read more

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How long is a tailbone injury going to keep me out of playing football or soccer?

How long is a tailbone injury going to keep me out of playing football or soccer?

Depends: "tailbone" injuries can be very painful and for a very long time. Pain will probably dictate your return to your sports. Of course re-injury can occur but that is a risk you take. Work with your doctor, sports trainer and coach on when to return. You may need to see someone skilled in injuries in this area. Sometime it is necessary to remove a tail bone due to pain and to restore activity. ...Read more

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I have a torn acl, mcl, damaged meniscus, will I ever be able to play soccer/football again?

I have a torn acl, mcl, damaged meniscus, will I ever be able to play soccer/football again?

Most likely: You should be able to consider this activity between 6 months to 1 year after surgery. The graft should be adequately incorporated by 6 months, but you must work with therapy to regain leg strength. Strength is the most protective mechanism against re-injury. If you do not feel adequately strong, then continue working in the gym before returning to your sport. ...Read more

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What to do if I pulled calf muscle strain/tear when playing soccer/football?

What to do if I pulled calf muscle strain/tear when playing soccer/football?

Calf: See a physician for an evaluation first. You will receive a diagnosis and treatment plan. ...Read more

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My dad says I'm overweight. I run track, play basketball, soccer, flag football and I workout. I'm 5'4 1/2 and I weigh 130. am I truly overweight??

My dad says I'm overweight. I run track, play basketball, soccer, flag football and I workout. I'm 5'4 1/2 and I weigh 130. am I truly overweight??

Sounds ok: A teen girl 64 inches tall usually weighs about 105-135 pounds. It varies a lot depending on body type (slim, muscular, etc.) and the girl will also weigh more if she has large breasts. ...Read more

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I have recently started playing sport again after 7 years football (soccer). I have serious leg pain in my calfs and knees while running. What do I do?

I have recently started playing sport again after 7 years football (soccer). I have serious leg pain in my calfs and knees while running. What do I do?

Take it slow: Be sure you stretch often and a lot before any exercise. Take it slowly since you have not been physically active for seven years. If the pain is not improving with rest, stretching before exercise/activity, and even trying some otc nsaids to decrease inflammation, then seek a medical exam. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is it necessary to wear a jockstrap while playing football / rugby?

Is it necessary to wear a jockstrap while playing football / rugby?

Yes: Hello:

most football associations require the use of a protective cup period. This is no joke in that permanent injury can occur for a "low blow" that is easily prevented.

Best regards:

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

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Hi, I play football and I was wondering if there was some techniques to calm me down?

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

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İ m playing football amouterly and my thumbnails pits 5 6 times in a year, what could be reason of that?

Pitting can be: A sign of a disease like psoriasis or habit related. Maybe you are rubbing it a certain way during a certain activity...Say when you play football etc.... ...Read more

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Am having waist pain, but I do exercise (playing football) atleast once a week. The pains started 4 days ago. What do I do?

Am having waist pain, but I do exercise (playing football) atleast once a week. The pains started 4 days ago. What do I do?

Stretch first: You need to stretch before playing the pain on your side is over worked muscle it is like a cramp to the waist muscle instead of the calf
Hydrate well stretch before you play and take ibuprofen if not any better you need to see a doctor ...Read more

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My son is 14 yrs he started to play football everyday after practice he complains of headace an dizzyness it comes and goes is this normal?

My son is 14 yrs he started to play football everyday after practice he complains of headace an 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

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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?

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

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I have pain in my back from 2 months and I got this injury by playing football. I have consulted to doctors two times but it again starts so pls tell?

I have pain in my back from 2 months and I got this injury by playing football. I have consulted to doctors two times but it again starts so pls tell?

See Spine Specialist: There are a lot of reasons for back pain. A Spine/Pain Specialist should be able to help evaluate and give you the right info on what acre needs to be given. ...Read more

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What can be done to reduce the chance of injury when playing football on astroturf?

What can be done to reduce the chance of injury when playing football on astroturf?

AstroTurf: Astroturf has increased ankle and knee injury rates for football. Work on your conditioning, plyometrics, and adequate padding. ...Read more

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I have little belt fat and iam playing football weekly. But it doesn't change. How can I remove the belt fat with simple exercise?

I have little belt fat and iam playing football weekly. But it doesn't change. How can I remove the belt fat with simple exercise?

A problem: I am not aware of any exercise that can result in removal of localized fat deposits. The best reason for liposuction is "a localized fat deposit that doesn't respond to diet and exercise." you may want to investigate this with a surgeon certified by the american board of plastic surgery if the belt fat is bothersome enough to you.

Good luck! ...Read more

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Can I play football with pneumonia?

Can I play football with pneumonia?

No: If someone really has pneumonia they are not likely to have the energy or aerobic endurance to play and sport while ill. ...Read more

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Is it ok to play football with osteochondroma?

Is it ok to play football with osteochondroma?

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

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What can I do to get fit enough to play football?

What can I do to get fit enough to play football?

See below: You need both aerobic and strength training for football. This should include weight workouts in the gym focusing on large muscle groups-squats, leg press, bench, etc. Aerobics should include some basic endurance with running but also has to include sprint work. ...Read more

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How do you prevent injuries while playing football?

How do you prevent injuries while playing football?

Stretch.: Stretch your muscles and warm up your joints with a light jog, or other calisthenics to "loosen you up". Also, when it comes to football, proper equipment and protective gear are obviously keys to preventing injury. ...Read more

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Should I stop playing football if I have shoulder pain?

Should I stop playing football if I have shoulder pain?

Maybe: I would recommend you see a shoulder specialist to get a clear reason for your shoulder pain and depending on the true diagnosis, you may have to consider modifying your activities. ...Read more

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How long should I wait to play football if I have bursitis?

How long should I wait to play football if I have bursitis?

It depends: 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

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Can you tell me if I could play football with back problems?

Can you tell me if I could play football with back problems?

You Can: However, will you hurt afterwards that is the million dollar question. I would have you evaluated by a sports/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

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How do I relieve the pain in my groin area after playing football?

How do I relieve the pain in my groin area after playing football?

Ice, rest nsaids: I would start with ice, rest and an NSAID medication
if the symptoms do not resolve within a few
days you should be examined
some of the severe groin injuries can take
6-8 weeks to heal. ...Read more

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I have severe upper left back pain after I fell on my back playing football?

Before returning to-: -any contact sport you should have this evaluated by your PCP or an orthopedic surgeon to find a cause. If it's just bruised from the fall, it should clear rapidly, but to be on the safe side get in for evaluation. ...Read more

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My nephew is playing football and has too high of a protein count. How can we lower it?

My nephew is playing football and has too high of a protein count. How can we lower it?

Where?: Physicians on the site are better able to give you answer when you provide enough basic information.Protein is a normal building block of the body. It's presence in different areas like blood, urine, spinal fluid, lymphatic fluid, stool are all expected. Since you have not provided better information, no clear answer is possible. ...Read more

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