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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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I had appendix surgery 2 wks ago and want to start running (playing soccer) but fewdays ago my larger incision bleed alittle is it still safe to play?

I had appendix surgery 2 wks ago and want to start running (playing soccer) but fewdays ago my larger incision bleed alittle is it still safe to play?

Maybe: Depends on the technique (laparoscopic or open), and how your clinical course was. Best to check with your surgeon to be sure. Call the office, I;m sure they'll take the call. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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It's been 25 days since I had my hydrocelectomy and I really wanna know when can I get back to lifting weights or running or even playing soccer?

It's been 25 days since I had my hydrocelectomy and I really wanna know when can I get back to lifting weights or running or even playing soccer?

The best: Person to answer this question is your surgeon (urologist) Only he/she knows the
degree of HERNIA associated with your hydrocoele!
(All hydrocoeles are accompanied by a hernia!)

Hope this helps!

Dr Z ...Read more

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What would be a reason for a 7 yr. Old girl to get stomach cramps when running or playing soccer?

What would be a reason for a 7 yr. Old girl to get stomach cramps when running or playing soccer?

It depends: Depending on other symptoms, it could bloating or constipation due to low fiber or fluids. If it persists you should see your pcp and have it evaluated. ...Read more

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What can I do to improve my asthma? I play soccer so we do a lot of running and I need to keep up and medicine isn't working for me that much

What can I do to improve my asthma? I play soccer so we do a lot of running and I need to keep up and medicine isn't working for me that much

Adding Singulair (montelukast): If you have used you proair or ventolin properly (inhale slowly in), you may try upping the dose to 4 inhalations. Otherwise consider a trial with singulair (montelukast). Be sure that the breathing problem is from asthma. If the onset is less than 10 minutes, you may have what one calls vocal cord dysfunction which would not usually be helped by a bronchodilator. ...Read more

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Hurt my knee playing soccer. Heard and felt loud pop when I turned while running. Swelled and feels very unstable. Frequently slips out of place?

Hurt my knee playing soccer. Heard and felt loud pop when I turned while running. Swelled and feels very unstable. Frequently slips out of place?

ACL tear: Sounds like an anterior cruciate ligament tear. You should see an orthopedic surgeon to discuss options. We are amidst an epidemic of female ACL tears especially among the young soccer players. This problem is a source of ongoing research with the current focus on pre-injury movement screening and corrective exercise for neuromuscular imbalances that seem to be common among female athletes. ...Read more

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Groin/ abdomen ache im 16 I play soccer and it aches when I sit or lay dpwn doesn't really affect me when I running or doing aomething? I had aphysical

Groin/ abdomen ache im 16 I play soccer and it aches when I sit or lay dpwn doesn't really affect me when I running or doing aomething? I had aphysical

Several Concerns: There are several things that could be causing pain. You said you just had a physical, did they know about the pain during the exam? The pain may not noticeable during activities, as you are not focused on the pain. Without an exam and additional info, it could be intestinal, muscle or ligment strain, inguinal hernia or sports hernia, testicular issue, etc. Get it checked, sooner if worse. ...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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Fractured tibia 11/17/13. Visited doctor today, said its good. To start running, what do you guys think? How much longer til I play soccer again?

Fractured tibia 11/17/13. Visited doctor today, said its good. To start running, what do you guys think? How much longer til I play soccer again?

That is about 10 we-: Eks ago, since you fractured the bone, so most likely its healed by now. Its healed if your doc told you so. I am sure he must have examined you and had xrays done.
You should do as he suggested and slowly build up the muscles and get the stiffness out of the joints, and over the next 2 months you should be able to start practicing and be ready for soccer in another 4-6 weeks. Check with your doc. ...Read more

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I injured my calve playing soccer about 4 months ago, doctor said it was a hematoma, the bump is gone but after running I still feel pain. Why is this?

I injured my calve playing soccer about 4 months ago, doctor said it was a hematoma, the bump is gone but after running I still feel pain. Why is this?

Hematoma: The hematoma may have been associated with a muscle tear and this often leaves the presence of pain for an extended period of time. I would slowly increase my exercise but only to the extent of not causing severe pain ...Read more

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Should you play soccer with a cold?

Should you play soccer with a cold?

Soccer: If you aren't having high fever or coughing phlegm, which can make you contagious to other players, and able to stay well hydrated then playing soccer with a mild cold would be ok. If you feel lightheaded or easily fatigued you should stop playing. ...Read more

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I play soccer. How can I improve my stamina?

I play soccer. How can I improve my stamina?

Stamina: There a few things you can do: sleep, rest and eat well. Exercise regularly and avoid harmful habits such as smoking or drinking excessive alcohol ...Read more

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When playing soccer, my stomah hurts. Why is that?

When playing soccer, my stomah hurts. Why is that?

Dehydration: When you get dehydrated the acididity in your stomach can go up a lot which causes it to hurt. Key is to stay hydrated. Also avoid spicy food, tomato based products, chocolate, vinegar, citrus juices or fruits, alcohol priot to or playing. If you take a zantac (ranitidine) over counter, 75 or 150mg, about 30 minutes prior to playing it will help also. ...Read more

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Hurt my tailbone playing soccer, could it be broken?

Hurt my tailbone playing soccer, could it be broken?

Yes, and no...: I don't know the mechanism of your particular soccer injury, but you can certainly injure the coccyx or tailbone playing any sport, especially if you fall directly onto it. The only definitive way to say if the coccyx is actually broken is to x-ray it or perform some other radiography such as ct/mri. ...Read more

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Thoughts? Could playing soccer help reduce my risk of a stroke?

Thoughts? Could playing soccer help reduce my risk of a stroke?

Yes: The cardiac activity is always good. But there is some risk of brain injury or blood vessel dissection especially with a lot of 'headers' so, at 49, moderate play is best. ...Read more

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I use to train everyday early morning for 30 minutes and play soccer afternoon,,,,,, am I overdoing it?

I use to train everyday early morning for 30 minutes and play soccer afternoon,,,,,, am I overdoing it?

Listen: To your body. If you are feeling run down and your athletic performance is worsening then you might need to lightening up your exercise regimen. Otherwise if all goes well, keep at it. Remember, it's OK to variability in the intensity of your workouts, as in some days intense and other days light. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I was playing soccer in the backyard, I felt faint but was playing extremely well, then I fainted?

What do you suggest if I was playing soccer in the backyard, I felt faint but was playing extremely well, then I fainted?

See doctor: Fainting (blacking out and falling to the ground) is never a good thing when you are exercising. It should be checked out thoroughly. It could mean may things like heart problem which develops over time. ...Read more

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Experienced few flutters when playing soccer. Getting seen soon. At my age, can this turn out to be benign, or with good prognosis? Is it common?

Experienced few flutters when playing soccer. Getting seen soon. At my age, can this turn out to be benign, or with good prognosis? Is it common?

Could be benign.: Your cardiologist has many outpatient noninvasive monitoring tools to decide if this is a real problem or not. (Stress testing, rhythm monitoring). Good luck. ...Read more

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Am young. When playing soccer felt few flutters. No other symptoms. Am gonna get seen soon. What are the chances at my age this is gonna turn out bad?

Am young. When playing soccer felt few flutters. No other symptoms. Am gonna get seen soon. What are the chances at my age this is gonna turn out bad?

Low, "flutters" does: Not necessarily mean cardiac arrhythmia; generally ≥30% of time, rhythm monitor recordings during flutter/palpitation sensations do not show any changes in heart rhythm. Thus best use event monitor (worn during time most likely to have symptoms) & be sure to record date&time of symptoms to correlate with the recording when reviewed later. The current best: http://goo. Gl/PFv86Y = both Holter&Event. ...Read more

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Young. Experienced few palps when playing soccer. Am gonna get checked soon. Freaked out this is gonna turn out to be very bad. Pls offer reassurance?

Young. Experienced few palps when playing soccer. Am gonna get checked soon. Freaked out this is gonna turn out to be very bad. Pls offer reassurance?

If you are able to: Play soccer it is unlikely you have any significant cardiac issues. The palpitations are probably from the caffeine you ingest. Calm down, we all have occasional palpitations. ...Read more

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How does playing soccer impact your health?

How does playing soccer impact your health?

Positively: Great sport, helps with aerobic conditioning, muscle and bone health, coordination, mental attitude and toughness, foot/eye coordination, flexibility and on and on. ...Read more

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Can I play soccer with a torn mcl?

Can I play soccer with a torn mcl?

No: As previous physicians have stated it is unwise to play with a torn mcl. The mcl, medial collateral, ligament, is a stabilizer for the inner side of your knee. It also helps to protect the acl (anterior cruciate ligament) which if torn does require surgical repair. Healing of a completely torn mcl ligament may take from 6-12 weeks. Lesser injuries to the ligament may result in less play time loss. ...Read more

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How can I lose weight to play soccer?

How can I lose weight to play soccer?

Weight loss: Plan for a workout regimen comprised of cardiac and non-cardiac elements. Eat a healthy diet. If you have not had a physical in past one year, see your physician. ...Read more

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