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Doctor insights on: Playing Sports After A Colles' Fracture

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I had my ankle fractured about 2 years back though it`s working decent for walking and jog but i`m unable to play competitvely in sports.

I had my ankle fractured about 2 years back though it`s working decent for walking and jog but i`m unable to play competitvely in sports.

Ankle fracture: Occasionally there is more damage than just to the bones when you fracture an ankle. There may be articular cartilage damage or lose pieces in the joint. The lining of the joint may also be very inflamed. I would see your orthopedic surgeon to let them know you ate having these kinds of symptoms. ...Read more

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Fracture (Definition)

A fracture is a broken bone. As there is cartilage at the end of many bones at the joint, a fracture may also include a break in the cartilage. Fractures and broken bones are the same thing. It seems that many believe that a "fracture" is a lesser injury or an incomplete break in the bone, but this is not correct. Fractures may be displaced or ...Read more


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Could i play sports in my fractured ankle and does icing it help?

Could i play sports in my fractured ankle and does icing it help?

Wait: Icing decreases inflammation- which eventually enables the body to heal- but there is no need to keep icing once the swelling is down. Depending on the site and extent of fracture, you may need a boot or modified weight bearing for a period of time. If something hurts (without medications) it means you are not ready to do that activity yet. A physical therapist can help rehabilitate correctly. ...Read more

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Is it possible to play sports on my hairline fractured ankle?

Not until: It has healed and no pain or swelling is present. You could do more damage and prevent healing if still in healing phase. ...Read more

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3 weeks ago I have fractured my 3rd metacarple. Today the xray showed that the bone had reattached around 60%. When can I play sport? Thanks

3 weeks ago I have fractured my 3rd metacarple. Today the xray showed that the bone had reattached around 60%. When can I play sport? Thanks

Wait: You gotta wait until complete unification has taken place. This usually takes 5 to 6 weeks. Then you may resume your normal activities. Sports clearance is usually given at that time as well, but i would probably not recommend full participation in any sport requiring prolonged running of foot involvement, as you may be sore and also prone to reinjury. ...Read more

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Pain in the outer portion of my right wrist. I have a history of fractures in both wrists. I play multiple sports making me active should I worry?

Pain in the outer portion of my right  wrist. I have a history of fractures in both wrists. I  play multiple sports making me active should I worry?

Usually not : Anything to worry about. Fractured wrist typically heal to the strength they were prior to fracture. If you had a simple fracture that was essentially just a crack and nondisplaced even less reason to worry. Could be a tendonitis most likely. Treat with ice, nsaids. ...Read more

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Is it a bad idea to play sports with a fractured toe?

Yes: A bad idea. If you really really really had to because you are a professional and you were in the super bowl or something they make turf toe plates which prevent bending in the forefoot and then you could wrap the toe in coban or coflex, but in reality, it is not a good idea. ...Read more

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Two ribs fractured my fibula and dislocated my ankle, how long will it be before i'm good enough to play sports?

Depends: It sounds as though you had quite the accident. Fractured ribs are painful enough, the fracture/dislocation of an ankle can have long rehabilitation schedules. In addition, of course, it also depends on what sports you want to play. You most likely had surgery on the ankle. I would ask the surgeon for his opinion, he would know better than anyone else. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have just been diagnosed with ehlers-danlos syndrome and have history of fractures. Should I stop playing contact sports?

I have just been diagnosed with ehlers-danlos syndrome and have history of fractures. Should I stop playing contact sports?

EDS: In the simplest terms ehlers danlos is a condition in which patients have exteme laxity. The condition is actually far more complex and there are several classifications of severity. We recommend the avoidance of contact sports due to the much higher risk of injury, including significant dislocations and fractures as the result of this process. Bracing of affected joints may also be considered. ...Read more

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My boyfriend has fractured his spine before . Unexpectedly he sometimes yells in pain that his wrist hurt . He plays sports i fear it's serious .

My boyfriend has fractured his spine before . Unexpectedly he sometimes yells in pain that his wrist hurt . He plays sports i fear it's  serious .

Maybe unrelated: Depends on what part of his spine was previously fractured, and what type of fracture he had. Was it a cervical spine fracture? If not, then the wrist pain is most likely unrelated to the prior fracture. Even if it was a cervical spine fracture, it may still be unrelated. He needs to get his wrist examined by his doctor. ...Read more

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How long can I keep playing sports with a stress fracture?

How long can I keep playing sports with a stress fracture?

Discuss with Surgeon: The general answer is at least 6 months. However, this depends on how well your rehabilitation has progressed. Sometimes it is not appropriate to return to full unrestricted sports for 9 to 12 months. ...Read more

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