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Playing soccer the other day I kneed myself in the calf and can't walk w/o a limp, should I go on crutches?

Playing soccer the other day I kneed myself in the calf and can't walk w/o a limp, should I go on crutches?

Crutches rest calf : You describe an injury to your calf (gastrocnemius) muscle. The blunt strike with your bent knee likely caused a local contusion or hematoma. This will magnify clinically with pain and local swelling. The muscle pain will cause irregular gait and a limp until the pain and swelling resolve. Most similar injuries heal fine but can be bothersome for several weeks. Seek eval if not better in 3 weeks. ...Read more

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I have a pain in my knee and whenever I put weight or walk on my leg the pain flares up. What do I do to heal it I was playing soccer and I had hit it harder and my leg started to hurt. That was 3 weeks ago and now that I have to run now it's going to be

I have a pain in my knee and whenever I put weight or walk on my leg the pain flares up. What do I do to heal it I was playing soccer and I had hit it harder and my leg started to hurt. That was 3 weeks ago and now that I have to run now it's going to be

In : In the setting of an acute injury, the inability to bear weight (walk) without significant pain is a possible symptom of a fracture, ligament tear (especially if the knee is unstable), bruise of the joint surface, or meniscal tear. Swelling of the joint is an additional symptom that would increase the likelihood of a more significant injury. These symptoms following injury should be evaluated by your sports physician. ...Read more

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Should i be worried about the pain in my lower leg? I was playing soccer, and I was kicked on the outside of my lower leg. A little lower than midway. Where all the muscle is next to the shin-bone. It hurt to walk on after it happened but went away as my

It's : It's possible you've fractured your fibula, which is the thin bone on the outside of your lower leg. If you haven't seen your doctor about this problem yet, I would recommend that you do so. An x-ray would determine whether you have a fracture; if that study is normal, you can treat your "soft tissue injury" (hematoma, contusion, etc.) with alternating ice and heat packs, range of motion exercises, over-the-counter pain medications (acetaminophen, ibuprofen, naproxen), and rest.
Good luck! ...Read more

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What should I do? I was playing soccer when my friend tripped me. I then fell on my ankle, which is the one that I sprained four months ago. I can't walk on it, or put any weight on it. I don't know if I should use crutches or not! Please help!

What should I do? I was playing soccer when my friend tripped me. I then fell on my ankle, which is the one that I sprained four months ago. I can't walk on it, or put any weight on it. I don't know if I should use crutches or not! Please help!

I : I recommend that you let your parents know what has happened. I recommend that you be seen by a medical provider to determine the extent of damage to your ankle. In the mean time, rest your foot and ankle,. Your parents can provide you with a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication like motrin, or if they don't have this type of medication, tylenol (acetaminophen) can help the pain. It would be helpful for you to elevate your foot. Prop it up on soft pillows to help prevent swelling. Icing it can also help. Do you have a bag of frozen peas or corn in your fridge — this can be used without cutting open the bag. Can put on your ankle for 15 minutes several times a day. A light bandage can be used for gentle (never overly tight) compression. I recommend that you get your parent's help with this. ...Read more

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Why do I keep pulling my calf muscle when playing soccer?

Why do I keep pulling my calf muscle when playing soccer?

Past injuries: Once you have injured a muscle, it is more likely to be injured in the future. You can lessen this chance by strengthening the muscle off the field and performing adequate stretching before playing. ...Read more

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Scared of DVT. I have this pain in my upper calf. It hurts when I stretch it when I walk or touch it hard. Played soccer but did not hurt at the time.

Scared of DVT. I have this pain in my upper calf. It hurts when I stretch it when I walk or touch it hard. Played soccer but did not hurt at the time.

If concerned...: Get a venous Doppler (a form of ultrasound). However, if you are active as your soccer reference implies then I seriously doubt you have a DVT ...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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Did I tear something?playing soccer and did something last night to ankle and this morning I can't walk on it at all. Hurts on side and middle ofankle

Did I tear something?playing soccer and did something last night to ankle and this morning I can't walk on it at all. Hurts on side and middle ofankle

Be seen: If you have injured your ankle badly enough that you can't walk on it, I would recommend you be seen to rule out a serious injury including a possible fracture. ...Read more

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I've been having a constant side stitch on my left side after playing soccer for 5 hrs straight. Why is this? The pain is whenever I walk or run Thanks

I've been having a constant side stitch on my left side after playing soccer for 5 hrs straight. Why is this? The pain is whenever I walk or run Thanks

Muscle: This would suggest a strain and microtears of muscle. It would take resting of that muscle body from vigorous exertion for 7-10 days for healing to take place. If symptoms persist or worsen see an orthopedic surgeon for evaluation. ...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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Tonight I hurt my ankle when I was playing soccer. I can move my ankle but it hurts when I walk no it. I don't know how I hurt my ankle. Bye?

Tonight I hurt my ankle when I was playing soccer. I can move my ankle but it hurts when I walk no it. I don't know how I hurt my ankle. Bye?

Ankle brace: I would suggest you pick up a good quality ankle brace with laces and straps that course across the ankle in a figure eight fashion. Ice if swelling is noted and rest is also advised. Follow up with a foot and ankle specialist if the ankle is still tender after a week. X-ray may need to be taken. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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I was playing soccer and someone stood on my foot. I dont think it's broken but it hurts everytime I walk for long periods or do any exercising?

I was playing soccer and someone stood on my foot. I dont think it's broken but it hurts everytime I walk for long periods or do any exercising?

Sounds: like a BRUISE although a hairline or "chip" fracture cannot be ruled out without a simple xray....Since it appears that you do not wish to REST/ICE/ELEVATE perhaps you should seek the xray to know WHAT you are dealing with. A contusion (bruise will be better in 10 days to two weeks a fracture 6-8 weeks!!
BE WISE BE WELL Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more

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Pain in the ball of the foot every time I play soccer and also when I walk sometimes but it gets worse when I play soccer which I play with cleats?

Pain in the ball of the foot every time I play soccer and also when I walk sometimes but it gets worse when I play soccer which I play with cleats?

Modify cleats: It does sound like metatarsalgia, this could happen in people with a very high arch or a very flat foot. Depending on the cleats, you can file the offending cleat(s) down 1/4in, or unscrew one or two. But it sound like you need custom foot orthotics. In the meantime an otc spenco(r) insole might help. ...Read more

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Will i be able to figure skate and play soccer on a sprained ankle I can walk as long as I don't bend my ankle I skate monday and play soccer on tues?

Will i be able to figure skate and play soccer on a sprained ankle I can walk as long as I don't bend my ankle I skate monday and play soccer on tues?

Depends: Difficult to say with the info given. If the sprain is just a day or two old with little swelling or bruising and it already feels better than a good taping and you're ready to go. On the other hand, if it's a more severe sprain that has not been examined and it's been more than a few days, then I would have your doctor see it first before you possibly make things worse by dong too much too soon. ...Read more

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I was playing soccer and a girl kicked the outside part of my left knee really hard and I can barely walk now. Did I tear something?

I was playing soccer and a girl kicked the outside part of my left knee really hard and I can barely walk now. Did I tear something?

Possibly: You may have swelling within the joint from damage to any of the structures within. Keep the leg elevated for now & you can wrap it in a pressure wrap. A cold compress can help with the pain & decrease the swelling. You need to set up a visit with your pcp in the next day or two to sort this out. Expect the swelling & pain to increase some if you are up on your leg. Find some crutches to get around. ...Read more

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Hey I'm Paul and 16 yrs. I was playing soccer and while running I hurt my toe it isn't swollen or red put hurts when I try to walk on it?

Hey I'm Paul and 16 yrs. I was playing soccer and while running I hurt my toe it isn't swollen or red put hurts when I try to walk on it?

Let it recover...: You need to stay off of it, apply ice to the area in question rest and elevate it. If the problem does not improve in a day, you should have it evaluated. If the toe improves, then you can hold off for another day or two. As long as the toe is improving with time, it is probably not seriously injured. To remove all doubt have your family doctor or a Healthtap specialist evaluate it. ...Read more

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Pain in interphalangeal joint of big toe a few weeks but playing soccer last night the pain has increased significantly. Hurts to walk on it. Help?

Pain in interphalangeal joint of big toe a few weeks but playing soccer last night the pain has increased significantly. Hurts to walk on it. Help?

Stop playing : Soccer and see a podiatrist for x-rays. It is possible it is something like a capsulitis or synovitis of the capsule that envelopes the toe joint. (think sprain). A fracture should also be ruled out. Inflammation of the extensor hallucis longus tendon is another concern.
You need to stop playing until this is healed.
The toe should likely be wrapped until you can see the doctor to prevent motion. ...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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I was playing soccer and changed direction in ward and heard a loud pop fell to the ground in severe pain. Not much swelling. Pain is better now a little swollen. I can walk fine. This happened 3 days ago. When to the ER. They did x-rays no broken bones

I was playing soccer and changed direction in ward and heard a loud pop fell to the ground in severe pain. Not much swelling. Pain is better now a little swollen. I can walk fine. This happened 3 days ago. When to the ER. They did x-rays no broken bones

Who, What, Where?: And just where, young lady, did the pop originate from? What was x-rayed? I think you will do pretty good without even knowing what was injured, just from your description. ...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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How can I heal my leg abrasion from slide tackling so that I can play soccer next week?

How can I heal my leg abrasion from slide tackling so that I can play soccer next week?

Clean and cover: Keep clean with saline and peroxide mix, cover with antibacterial ointment twice daily. ...Read more

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My uncle and I where playing soccer and He Smacked the ball hard at my Lower Leg when I bend my toes I have pain up the front of my leg?

Bruised shin: Hopefully your shin is just bruised. Try icing it and applying aspercream It might take a while, but if it doesn't improve, you will need to get a xray to make sure that it is not broken. ...Read more

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I was kicked in the leg playing soccer and now seem to have some broken veins that look like vericose veins. Can anything be done to fix this?

I was kicked in the leg playing soccer and now seem to have some broken veins that look like vericose veins.  Can anything be done to fix this?

See vein specialist : The best way to know what can be done for a vein problem like the one you describe is to see a vein specialist for an evaluation, including a venous ultrasound. Treatment might include sclerotherapy, phlebectomy, and/or endovenous theermal ablation--all of which are simple outpatient procedures that can be done in a docotr's office with minimal dscomfort and essentially no down time. ...Read more

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Pain on the outside of my left leg below my knee. I feel it every time I step with that leg. Can feel it all the way down to my ankle. I play soccer.

Pain on the outside of my left leg below my knee. I feel it every time I step with that leg. Can feel it all the way down to my ankle. I play soccer.

Muscle: Discomfort in this area of the leg is usually due to muscle strain. Rest the leg for a week or so to see if the discomfort improves. See your physician if discomfort persists. ...Read more

Crutches (Definition)

Crutches are devices held beneath the armpits to support the body in walking after an injury to ...Read more