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Doctor insights on: Playing Sports With Wrist Stitches

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Can I play soccer with stitches in my wrist?

Can I play soccer with stitches in my wrist?

Obtain MD clearance: The short answer is, "yes". But it depends upon the specifics of your wound severity. You should protect the wound from further injury, debris, dirt, and water, etc. The wound should be dry (biologically sealed) - not draining blood or fluid. A simple dressing and potentially an added protective wrap or pad may help as well. In the end, seek clearance from your treating healthcare provider first. ...Read more

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What to do if i broke my wrist and I am soon getting my cast off i want to play sports can I helpppp?

What to do if i broke my wrist and I am soon getting my cast off i want to play sports can I helpppp?

Sorry, not enough : info. Your physician knows what kind of fracture it was, if x-rays show healing etc. You didn't tell us what sport? The treating doctor is the person who needs to clear you for sports. I hope it is soon (: !! ...Read more

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I fell on my wrist playing sport. There was little swelling but a lot of purple/blue bruising could it still be serious?

I fell on my wrist playing sport. There was little swelling but a lot of purple/blue bruising could it still be serious?

X-ray to be sure: Unless there is an obvious deformity you may not be able to tell the difference with the naked eye. While a sprain is an injury to the ligaments of the wrist, and a fracture is damage to the bone, strains of muscles and tendons are also possible. In any case, common symptoms may be pain, limited strength/ motion, swelling, and/ or bruising. Have an x-ray to be sure! ...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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My right wrist hurts when I put weight on it. Should I wrap it to play sports, and how lonng should I wait before I see a doctor?

My right wrist hurts when I put weight on it. Should I wrap it to play sports, and how lonng should I wait before I see a doctor?

Pain wrist loading: can ber asing of several issues ranging from mild sprain to stress frecture, so see someon soon, do not wait ...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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Is it alright to play sports like volleyball and baseball with a nail left inside my wrist?(scaphoid fracture)my doctor says it need not be taken out.

Is it alright to play sports like volleyball and baseball with a nail left inside my wrist?(scaphoid fracture)my doctor says it need not be taken out.

Scaphoid fractures: can be treated with a screw that is commonly "buried' in the bone so that after it is healed and the OK is officially given ( that is VERY IMPORTANT ) one can use the wrsit and the hand normally. These screws are generally not taken out though sometimes screws can shift and fractures can settle a little but that is the exception. ANY SCAPHOID FRACTURE MUST BE OK'd by treatingDOC to resume activity ...Read more

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I get a stitch pain in my hip mainly after playing sports ?

 I get a stitch pain  in  my hip mainly after  playing sports ?

Possibly strain: Need to see orthopedic physician for complete evaluation. ...Read more

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I got 7 stitches on my index finger on my knuckle. How long do I wait to be able to play sports like basketball again which involve my index finger?

I got 7 stitches on my index finger on my knuckle. How long do I wait to be able to play sports like basketball again which involve my index finger?

Good question : This is a very good concern that you have, considering the importance of the index finger. This type of injury that involves a very active flexing/extending digit requires a longer rehabilitation, especially resuming athletics requiring use of your hands. Please ask the surgeon who repaired it your question, as it is best for recommendations to come from him/her based on type of injury. Good luck. ...Read more

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I hurt my hand playing sports and now i can't clinch my fist now. Any ideas?

Need to be seen: Do you your pain, you need to be seen by an orthopedic specialist and p. T. For evaluation if your damage is a strain to muscles in your shoulder. You hand situation is due to your back and shoulder muscles. ...Read more

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Just got 5 stitches on the top of my hand near the thumb due to a 3/4 in. in laceration about 1/8 deep. Can I play light soccer in 2 days?

Just got 5 stitches on the top of my hand near the thumb due to a 3/4 in. in laceration about 1/8 deep. Can I play light soccer in 2 days?

Thumb sutures: At your own risk! The healing phases are not completed til 3 weeks following injury. If you are a professional soccer player than OK. But if just for recreational activity I would wait at least 2 to 3 weeks... ...Read more

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I was wondering if I am amberdextrious. My left hand is stronger so I use it to play sports. My right hand ha better aim so I use it to write.?

I was wondering if I am amberdextrious. My left hand is stronger so I use it to play sports. My right hand ha better aim so I use it to write.?

Mixed-: Handedness is relatively cmmon; performing tasks equally with either hand define true ambidexterity: said to be 1%. Righties are left cerebrum dominant, not true for lefties (being right dominant) or mixed ambi's for either side. ...Read more

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Developed pain in left shoulder joint after playing sports, it persists even after 3 wks. While rotating hand, it hurts in a certain position, please adv?

Developed pain in left shoulder joint after playing sports, it persists even after 3 wks. While rotating hand, it hurts in a certain position, please adv?

See orthopod: Injury may involve the rotator cuff, a group of four muscles that work together to provide the shoulder joint with stability.. Injuries to tissue rim surrounding the shoulder socket, labrum, from acute trauma or repetitive shoulder motion.Many conditions have to be diagnosed presurgically by mri. Tear of muscle or tendon if repaired surgically, use minimally invasive techniques vs conservative rx. ...Read more

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My 10 year old son just diagnosed with hand foot mouth disease. He is generally feeling fine. He still play sports with his father twice a day. Okay?

My 10 year old son just diagnosed with hand foot mouth disease. He is generally feeling fine. He still play sports with his father twice a day. Okay?

Sure, but...: Hand/foot/mouth is a viral illness usually caused by a virus called a coxsackie virus. Usually we see this in our part of the country in spring/early summer, but we too have seen some cases in our office the past few weeks. Your body will fight this off on its own, so if he's feeling ok, he can be as active as he feels ok for. He is fighting an illness, though, so insure plenty of rest and fluids. ...Read more

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Is it okay to still play volleyball with a broken wrist?

Is it okay to still play volleyball with a broken wrist?

No: Definitely not if your wrist is broken. It takes 8 to 12 weeks for bone to heal in an adult. ...Read more

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How can I help my wrist that i'd injured while playing soccer?

How can I help my wrist that i'd injured while playing soccer?

Evalutation: Difficult to say for sure. If you have a tendonitis, this should improve with rest, ice, time, and possibly a wrist brace. My concern is that you might have something more serious such as a fracture of a wrist bone which can start out as a nagging pain but become more severe. If it doesn't improve in 2 weeks i would see a doctor and get an xray. Good luck, . ...Read more

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What could cause a reoccuring pain in my wrist when I play volleyball or am writing.?

Carpal Tunnel: Carpal tunnel syndrome is a thickening of the ligament that crosses over the wrist. When someone does repetative motion of the hand such as during sports or writing, this ligament can thicken and start to cause pain as well as numbness of the fingers. However, wrist pain can also be caused by a fracture of one of the bones of the wrist and from a strain or pull of another ligament in the wrist. ...Read more

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My right wrist has been hurting a little and i play video games what can i do to prevent it?

Rest : Any fall or trauma to your wrist? Rest your wrist use ice get a thumb spica wrist splint and wear it elevate it. See your MD if pain severe. ...Read more

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My wrist has been hurting for a couple of days now, I play video games and type on the computer occasionally. Could this be wrist syndrome?

My wrist has been hurting for a couple of days now, I play video games and type on the computer occasionally. Could this be wrist syndrome?

Gaming wrist.: It sounds more like you are developing a tendinitis from repetitive use of the mouse. There are a whole host of devices to help position the wrist while gaming. It the problem persists you will need to have your wrist evaluated before it leads to something more serious. ...Read more

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I got tendonitis when i had my wrist got stepped on playing rugby my wrist still has a fair amount of pain in it and also pops out of place why?

I got tendonitis when i had my wrist got stepped on playing rugby my wrist still has a fair amount of pain in it and also pops out of place why?

Get it evaluated.: Has the wrist been evaluated and x rayed? If not, have it done to rule out fracture or other more serious issues. ...Read more

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Broke my wrist two years ago and it still hasn't healed? It is painful after writing for more than 10 minutes straight, and playing tennis is painful.

Consultation time: If your pain persists 2 years after a fracture, it may be poor healing of the bones, ligamental injury or other problem. You should go to a specialist and start with a full complete re-examination and work-up, including MRI or CT with arthrogram to determine a cause of persistent pain. Then you can plan with your doctor for the appropriate therapy. ...Read more

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I was told i had wrist tendonitis when my wrist got stepped on playing rugby in october i did phiso but there is still pain and pops out of place why?

I was told i had wrist tendonitis when my wrist got stepped on playing rugby in october i did phiso but there is still pain and pops out of place why?

Tendinopathy: You may have a snapping tendon syndrome or tenosynovitis (swelling in the tendon sheath that surrounds the actual tendon). You may require further treatment. Speak to your orthopedist regarding your options. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my wrist has been hurting for a couple of days now, I play video games and type on the computer occasionally. do I have the wrist syndrome?

What do you suggest if my wrist has been hurting for a couple of days now, I play video games and type on the computer occasionally. do I have the wrist syndrome?

Overuse: Just take a break occasionally and it will improve, almost all overuse injuries are cured by rest, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory meds such as Motrin or Meloxicam, and time. Not sure what the 'wrist syndrome' you are you referring describes, but this us a good recipe for less pain ...Read more

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Four months ago I played rugby and after the game my right wrist started to pain until today?

Wrist pain : You may have had a wrist sprain or small ligament tear. If pain is better now then continue to observe. If pain recurs with activity then get an orthopedic evaluation. ...Read more

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About ago a week i was playing basketball and another ran into and i straight on my back wrist. I now have some pain.

About ago a week i was playing basketball and another ran into and i straight on my back wrist. I now have some pain.

Probable sprain: This may simply be a sprain of the wrist and cold applications and ibuprofen(if you can take them)help pain and inflammation. See a physician if there is swelling and severe pain. Ace wrap or wrist brace is a good idea if soreness persists. ...Read more

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Sprained my wrist playing hockey the other night, would i benefit from taping it for future games until its fully healed?

Sprained my wrist playing hockey the other night, would i benefit from taping it for future games until its fully healed?

Returning to play...: Before returning to play make sure you have full motion & good strength in your wrist. Once you are ready, taping/ bracing would be a good idea for extra support.

Keep in mind that there are several ways to tape a wrist & the best method for you should provide support for injured structures, not put excessive strain on them.

Remember: persistent pain may indicate that you need an x-ray/ mri. ...Read more