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Safe Play Football
Do you mean?: Do you mean "spondylosis" or "spondylolithesis"? The most severe complication from spondylosis that I can think of would occur in the cervical spine and cause reduction in flow of the vertebrobasilar artery (due to arthritic processes) which feeds the brainstem. Of course, injuries and prolonged pain are likely more easily acquired playing in people who have spondylosis and play contact sports. ...Read more
Football: Unless both teams are playing with no shoes on, I would not advise it. ...Read more
Football: The trauma of football is not a good idea with an implanted device and an arrhythmia risk. ...Read more
I have a dental bridge, I've had the temporarys put in today, is it safe to play football tomorrow, what to do?
I had heart stress test and I reach 200bpm in just 10 minutes. Is it safe to play football? I'm worried because tha match will last 90 minutes.
Cardiology: First we do not know why a 20 year old healthy male had a cardiac stress test. That is not normal. Second, we would defer to your cardiologist there providing your care to the question you asked. None of us here would presume to speak for this professional in regards to your safety to play your sport. ...Read more
Knee brace: A knee brace can limit some excursion of the knee but it won't prevent catastrophic injuries or tears. ...Read more
I'm active in sports especially football and I do wear glasses. Is lasic surgery safe for me to play football in future after the surgery?
My son is 2 years removed from a L5 bi-lateral pars fracture. He's played baseball & baskerball with no set backs. Is it safe for him to play football?
No Reliable Answer: Football: routinely higher stress, higher impact ; more frequent impact activity than baseball or basketball. People with no recognized anatomic variations end up with major injuries playing football, as well as all sports. It is impossible for the most sophisticated orthopedic surgeon (bone carpenter) in the world to answer your question with any certainty. Also keep in mind its your son's choice. ...Read more
No way to tell: Unfortunately, dietary supplements are regulated as foods (as opposed to drugs). As such, they are not required to undergo the same testing (or prove their claims to be true). Also, since no third party testing of their product is required - the ingredients listed don't even have to match what is in the bottle. Wish I had a better answer. .. Good luck! ...Read more
What would be a safe protein supplement for a 15 year old male athlete? Athlete is very active, plays football and wrestling.
Football: Not sure if u r playing british football (soccer) or american football (like rugby), or what symptoms u r having. Please clarify & resubmit. ...Read more
My son is 14 yrs he started to play football everyday after practice he complains of headace an dizzyness it comes and goes is this normal?
That makes me concerned. Is he suffering from minor concussions? Is he dehydrated? Is his blood sugar running too low? Does his helmet fit correctly? Does he like football? It's time to do some further investigation. These questions need to be asked and answered. Make these corrections if possible. If I can help, then join my care team and virtual practice at
www. Healthtap. Com/dr-Clarkeholmes ...Read more
I'm a 26-year-old man, 176cm and 64kg. I wish to gain weight but I find it not effective by eating more. I play football once a week. What can I do?
If healthy, protein: If you are feeling well, and ideally have been evaluated by a physician recently to be sure you do not have a metabolic condition (such as thyroid disease or diabetes) and are not taking stimulant medications, then adding a protein supplement to your regular diet--without reducing your usual intake--can help. This can be as a snack bar, meal-replacement bar, or powder you add to drinks. ...Read more
See below: Osgood–schlatter disease or syndrome (also known as tibial tubercle apophyseal traction injury and epiphysitis of the tibular tubercle) is an irritation of the patellar ligament at the tibial tuberosity. It is characterized by painful lumps just below the knee and is most often seen in young adolescents. I would listen to my body. If it hurts stop playing. ...Read more