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I was playing soccer 3 weeks ago and was kicked just above ankle, bruising gone but still swollen/tender, how can I recover?

I was playing soccer 3 weeks ago and was kicked just above ankle, bruising gone but still swollen/tender, how can I recover?

Physical therapy.: That area contains many tendons that control ankle function. It is possible that they are weakened, after being kicked there. You may require physical therapy, to restore full function. ...Read more

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I was playing soccer 3 weeks ago and was kicked just above ankle, bruising gone but still swollen/tender, should I be worried?

I was playing soccer 3 weeks ago and was kicked just above ankle, bruising gone but still swollen/tender, should I be worried?

Probably Not: Contusions in this area often lead to a hematoma (collection of blood) which may be slow to resolve. Provided there is not any pain, the patient may return to activity as tolerated, taking care to protect the area with a pad/shell to prevent re-injury. ...Read more

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I got bruising on my right side of upper leg when I was knocked down while playing soccer. It has been a week still not recover yet? What should I do?

I got bruising on my right side of upper leg when I was knocked down while playing soccer. It has been a week still not recover yet? What should I do?

Give it more time: If you are functional (doesn't hurt to move or play sports) and you're still noticing bruising, just give it more time. A larger bruise may take more than a week to resolve (and you may notice the bruise moving down your leg a little, this is normal as the blood settles).
If it's still very tender or impairing you, get it checked. ...Read more

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After playing soccer, front of ankle hurts when pointing toes/foot up and down. Been a week and still hurts the same. Ankle is a bit swollen. Thanks?

After playing soccer, front of ankle hurts when pointing toes/foot up and down. Been a week and still hurts the same. Ankle is a bit swollen. Thanks?

You need to see a: Dr to assess what is wrong. First and foremost you need to stop playing nail you figure out what it is as you are likely making it worse by continuing to play. ...Read more

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My uric acid is 7.71 mg I play soccer and had many ankle injuries. I woke up with a swollen ankle with pain. This has happened couple of times?

Could be Gout: Need to see a rheumatologist, have the ankle aspirated and see if there are urate crystals. If this is [positive this is interval gout. If not then aspirate again with the next attack to see if this is gout ...Read more

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My cousin kicked me while we were going for the ball playing soccer my foot/ankle hurts severely some swelling no bruising happened 5 days ago?

My cousin kicked me while we were going for the ball playing soccer my foot/ankle hurts severely some swelling no bruising happened 5 days ago?

Show your parents so: That they can decide if you need medical care RCE. REST- the foot. Avoid activities requiring use of ankle. Can apply warmth since you are 5 days out. COMPRESSION- Wrap foot, ankle & lower leg w ace wrap. Make sure it is not so tight that it decreases your circulation. ELEVATE- elevate ankle above your heart. Can prop on pillow. ...Read more

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After getting kicked playing soccer my daughters ankle is very swollen and she has a very limited range of motion. Help!

After getting kicked playing soccer my daughters ankle is very swollen and she has a very limited range of motion. Help!

Ice, ice, ice: Start first with resting, staying off it completely. Wrap it with compressive wraps like an ace bandage, use lots of cold compresses or ice. Depending on her age, try antiinflammatory meds. If pain continues, make an appointment with your doctor for referral to a specialist. She may need x-rays and an off-loading boot or more. I hope this helps! ...Read more

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My tall 15 y.o. son gets sore ankles after running/playing soccer. He also leans forward from his waist to accelerate when runnng. What should we do?

My tall 15 y.o. son gets sore ankles after running/playing soccer. He also leans forward from his waist to accelerate when runnng. What should we do?

The feet/an less-: -need evaluation. The leaning forward in acceleration is good form. Just watch sprinter in an Olympic Games or a college track meet. The first 5 or so steps are very much bent @the waist & then they slowly get to an upright position. This allows for a fast start. ...Read more

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My daughter has hurt her ankle twice in one week playing soccer and it is swollen does she need an ex Ray?

My daughter has hurt her ankle twice in one week playing soccer and it is swollen does she need an ex Ray?

See doctor: And with 2 injuries in 1 week she needs to see a doctor and ice and rest the ankle and no soccer till it is completely healed. ...Read more

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Rolled over on my ankle while playing soccer yesterday. Today still really painful to move/walk, red, swollen. Should I get it checked?

Rolled over on my ankle while playing soccer yesterday. Today still really painful to move/walk, red, swollen. Should I get it checked?

Ankle sprain: For recovery, mild sprains can take 1-3 weeks, moderate sprains 2-6 weeks, severe sprains can take several months to recover. It would be better to see a doctor just to be sure as well as to recommend appropriate treatment. Xrays can exclude other injuries including fractures and bone avulsions. ...Read more

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My big toe has been swollen, red & sore for months. Doc thought fungal. Lost nail. 3 mts of terbinafine not helped. Pain persists. I play soccer!

My big toe has been swollen, red & sore for months. Doc thought fungal. Lost nail. 3 mts of terbinafine not helped. Pain persists. I play soccer!

Soccer toe: Pain under the toe nail can be due to worn out or poorly fitting soccer boots. Make sure you are fitted and padding the top of the toe can definitely help. Losing a nail due to a subungual (beneath the nail) hematoma is not that uncommon. Should these fail, see your doctor. ...Read more

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3 months ago I was playing soccer and someone stepped on my foot. My big toe and the middle toe became purple and were swollen. I applied ice and rested?

3 months ago I was playing soccer and someone stepped on my foot. My big toe and the middle toe became purple and were swollen. I applied ice and rested?

Treat broken toe: If there is a suspicion of broken toe, besides ice and rest, you can consider taping the injured toe to it's neighbor, "buddy tape" Use a guaze or cotton between the toes and use bandage adhesive to secure the two together, do this for up to 6 weeks to ensure bone healing, and if the bone is not broken, just pain subside. ...Read more

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She hurt her foot playing soccer, landing awkwardly. The pain is on the top / outside of her foot. There is really no swelling or bruising. It doesn't hurt to the touch. She can walk, but says she still has some pain. Does she need an x-ray?

She hurt her foot playing soccer, landing awkwardly. The pain is on the top / outside of her foot. There is really no swelling or bruising. It doesn't hurt to the touch. She can walk, but says she still has some pain. Does she need an x-ray?

How recent was this?: It would be unusual to have a fracture in the absence of swelling or bruising. That said, occasionally stress fractures can cause pain that is worse with running/activity and walking but with minimal or no swelling or bruising. If the injury happened recently the best thing to do is take a few days or a week off of playing and ice for 20 minutes followed by heat (after 48-72 hours with ice only.) ...Read more

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My son has a swollen toe and foot after playing soccer today. How can I tell if it's serious?

My son has a swollen toe and foot after playing soccer today. How can I tell if it's serious?

Bruising & incr pain: The real concern is whether or not the toe has sustained a fracture. Signs and symptoms of a fracture would be increasing swelling, bruising (broken bones bleed), and pain or crepitance (crunching sound) would all suggest possibility of a broken bone. If pain does not improve overnight, an orthoapedic evaluation may be warranted. X-rays would definitively confirm absence or presence of a fracture. ...Read more

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I was playing Soccer and one guy kicked my foot on the side really hard ; now its red, swollen and hurts a lot ; what should I most likely do?

I was playing Soccer and one guy kicked my foot on the side really hard ; now its red, swollen and hurts a lot ; what should I most likely do?

Foot injury: Get foot X-ray if you feel pain upon weight-bearing. Apply Ice, keep foot elevated, get it a rest for few days. Take Ibuprofen after meals. Need to caution you about Ibuprofen do not take for a prolonged time, limit it's use to three times a day. If you have stomach ulcers you should be vigilant for any abdominal pain or black stools.

If does not go away or subside seek medical attention. ...Read more

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What can help with your back when you kick with your leg while playing soccer? And thanks for helping me

What can help with your back when you kick with your leg while playing soccer? And thanks for helping me

Strong core: Loose hamstrings and strong core lImit back extension with kick which side of back hurts which leg do you kick with? ...Read more

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Hematoma in ankle is it okay to play soccer on it?

Hematoma in ankle is it okay to play soccer on it?

Probably...: If the hematoma is in the ankle, you better take some time off and get it treated. If it is on the ankle, just try and protect if from further injury. ...Read more

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I have ankle swelling and ankle pain. I did this playing soccer

I have ankle swelling and ankle pain. I did this playing soccer

Ankle swelling: And pain is a very common injury in those who play soccer. Frequently the supporting ankle ligaments are stretched, even injured, with rapid turns and pivots while running....let alone kicking. Elevate your ankle and apply ice (a bag of frozen peas works well) for 15 minutes 3 times a day. Brace for support. Avoid playing if painful. See Doc/Sports Med if persists 5-7 days. Stay well:) ...Read more

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I did an inversion sprain o my ankle last sunday and the swelling is practicly gone is it safe for me to play soccer again this sunday?

I did an inversion sprain o my ankle last sunday and the swelling is practicly gone is it safe for me to play soccer again this sunday?

Ankle sprain: Most commonly the ankle sprain heals in 3-4 weeks. You should stay away from soccer until your pain is completely resolved. Warming exercises before the game will be helpful. ...Read more

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What to do if I rolled my ankle yesterday playing soccer (sprained?

What to do if I rolled my ankle yesterday playing soccer (sprained?

Cam Walker & PT: I use cam walkers and physical therapy you should get an x-ray I would not under treat this condition nsaids are also helpful for most patients riice = rest, ice, immobilizatiom, compression, elevation. Usually take 4 weeks to recover. May need an MRI see a podiatrist. ...Read more

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What if I taped my ankle while it was sprained could I play soccer then?

What if I taped my ankle while it was sprained could I play soccer then?

Ankle Reinjury: It is not wise to resume an explosive kicking pivoting sport like soccer with an ankle sprain and return to sport recommendations depend upon the severity of the sprain. In high grade sprains one or both lateral ligaments can be ruptured rendering the joint unstable. Continue ice and elevation and ankle support and protection using an ankle boot or at minimum a compression sleeve. ...Read more

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