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Will soccer players ever wear helmets?

Will soccer players ever wear helmets?

Concussions Tragic: As a player& doctor i think the legacy of soccer concussions are potentially destructive over a lifetime for players just as we have seen in the nfl. Girls playing through college may be at higher risk. Current gear does not have strong proof of protection. Let's worry more about the players' brains & lives then if we can properly see them on the pitch. Better soft head wear may be out there yet. ...Read more

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Should skateboarders wear helmets?

Should skateboarders wear helmets?

Of course!: Helmets save lives, on bikers, skaters, roller bladers, hockey players, football players, any sport with a risk of serious head injuury.... Basically any activity where there's a risk of serious head injury. ...Read more

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Broke wrist cast off play football?

Broke wrist cast off play football?

Fx's heal in 6-10 wk: Most fractures treated in a cast, whether fixed by surgery or not, take between 6 and 10 weeks to heal. After a brief period of rehabilitation out of the cast, normal activities can soon resume. Your treating orthopaedic surgeon will no best in your specific case when contact sports such as football can safely resume. ...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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My son fractured his tibia (spiral) playing football. How long until he can play basketball.?

My son fractured his tibia (spiral) playing football. How long until he can play basketball.?

8-12 weeks: It take that long for that fracture to heal, but if there is any coplications that time differ. ...Read more

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After having neck surgery can I ever play football again i injured it playing football

After having neck surgery can I ever play football again i injured it playing football

It depends: It depends completely upon the nature of the surgery itself. There are multiple players in the national football league that have had neck surgery or even multiple neck surgery. But there are also conditions in the neck that contraindicate any participation in contact sports. Your surgeon would almost certainly be able to tell you. Thank you for your question. ...Read more

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Torn ACL will i be able to play rugby again?

Torn ACL will i be able to play rugby again?

Unlikely: Without surgery the knee is not likely to be stable enough to play a sport such as rugby. ...Read more

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Can i play hockey on a torn acl?

Can i play hockey on a torn acl?

Possibly: Go see an orthopedic specialist for surgical options or consider stem cell therapy options. Check out Regenexx.Com. You may need a brace to help decrease movements at the knee. ...Read more

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Can i play football on a minorly sprained ankle?

Can i play football on a minorly sprained ankle?

It can be: If there is no significant swelling or pain, and you are on the recovery side of the sprain it might be. You might need to use an elastic brace for support. Listen to your ankle. If starts to hurt, stop. If you have pain and difficulty with walking and everyday activities, do not play and see a podiatrist for treatment and specific guidelines. ...Read more

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What's a good knee brace for football players?

What's a good knee brace for football players?

What position??: I believe that all linemen should wear hinged knee braces. For ball carriers, the use of any brace may slow down one performance and would probably only be worn if required by team physician. ...Read more

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Should i play pond hockey without a hockey helmet? Does it matter whether I have boots or skates on?

Should i play pond hockey without a hockey helmet?  Does it matter whether I have boots or skates on?

Helmet recommended: Wearing a helmet may help in preventing some injuries to the head. It will not completely prevent concussions, but it may help in decreasing the impact from a stick or fall. Depending on how aggressive you play it probably doesn't matter boots or skates. Of course you have to be careful of thin ice. ...Read more

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Best way to prevent ankle injuries when playing field hockey?

Best way to prevent ankle injuries when playing field hockey?

Brace: Aside from wearing proper shoes for the sport, i would recommend wearing a lace up ankle brace. You can get these at most pharmacys. They should be slim enough to fit into your shoes and would give you added support to prevent some common ankle injuries. ...Read more

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Can wear my contacts for playing volleyball?

Can wear my contacts for playing volleyball?

Yes: Yes, we actually recommend most of our athletes with vision issues wear (disposable) contacts during sports. It's also a good idea to have a spare set handy if you lose one or need to replace one. ...Read more

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Should I wear a knee brace when returning to soccer after ACL injury?

Should I wear a knee brace when returning to soccer after ACL injury?

Depends: Many sports physicians do recommend a custom acl brace when returning to soccer after acl injury. It often depends on the severity of the injury and whether or not there was any other associated injury. Many athletes find them cumbersome and when they get their confidence no longer use them. ...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 mouthguards be required for children playing basketball?

Should mouthguards be required for children playing basketball?

Absolutely: Anything that can help prevent potential traumatic injury to the teeth should be used. ...Read more

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