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Is it safe to play football with spondy?

Is it safe to play football with spondy?

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

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Is it safe to play football with just my socks on?

Is it safe to play football with just my socks on?

Football: Unless both teams are playing with no shoes on, I would not advise it. ...Read more

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Is it safe to play football with a bad back iv'e had for 22 years?

Is it safe to play football with a bad back iv'e had for 22 years?

Need more info: In general yes. If you have spinal stenosis or a failed fusion then it is a very bad idea. Without more information it is hard to say. ...Read more

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Is it safe to play football with whiplash?

Is it safe to play football with whiplash?

That depends on: The degree of whiplash and whether it is correctly diagnosed as a whiplash and not another problem so you should either wait to play until the pain resolves or get cleared by a physician prior to playing ...Read more

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Is it safe to play football with spondylolysis?

Is it safe to play football with spondylolysis?

Yes: Most of the time, yes. If you have nerve symptoms (numbness, weakness, tingling) or severe pain you should see a doctor. ...Read more

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How can I wrap my arm cast so that its safe to play football?

How can I wrap my arm cast so that its safe to play football?

Not a good idea: Anything sufficient to protect your healing bone under the cast would be so inhibiting that your football skills would be minimal. Anything less would risk your healing and a non-union of a bone is an ordeal best avoided if possible. ...Read more

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Is it safe to play football with my knees hurting really bad and have worn out cartliage?

Is it safe to play football with my knees hurting really bad and have worn out cartliage?

No: Usually a significant knee pain may indicate simple sprain or significant ligamental injury hence evaluation by a physician before further games is prudent. ...Read more

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Is it safe to play football with long qt syndrome and icd implanted?

Is it safe to play football with long qt syndrome and icd implanted?

Football: The trauma of football is not a good idea with an implanted device and an arrhythmia risk. ...Read more

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I have a dental bridge, I've had the temporarys put in today, is it safe to play football tomorrow, what to do?

I have a dental bridge, I've had the temporarys put in today, is it safe to play football tomorrow, what to do?

Should be OK: Get "Home Care Instructions" for your Temporary Crown / Bridge and use a soft acrylic mouthpiece when involved in any form of contact sport. ...Read more

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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.

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

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Is it safe to play football while wearing a knee brace for a torn meniscus?

Is it safe to play football while wearing a knee brace for a torn meniscus?

Knee brace: A knee brace can limit some excursion of the knee but it won't prevent catastrophic injuries or tears. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Yes: Individuals who have undergone lasik vision correction can safely play football. Prk (laser without a corneal flap) may even be safer. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Is Ripped Muscle X safe to take for workouts? I'm 25 and play football

Is Ripped Muscle X safe to take for workouts? I'm 25 and play football

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

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Hi, I play football and I was wondering if there was some techniques to calm me down?

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

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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?

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?

No: 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

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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?

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

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Should I play football if I have osgood schlatters disease?

Should I play football if I have osgood schlatters disease?

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

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Can I play football with pneumonia?

Can I play football with pneumonia?

No: If someone really has pneumonia they are not likely to have the energy or aerobic endurance to play and sport while ill. ...Read more

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Is it ok to play football with osteochondroma?

Is it ok to play football with osteochondroma?

Probably: The size and location will determine if it will be a problem. If it is a large one on a small stalk, near a joint, then it may potentially be fractured if it is hit hard enough. That would be quite painful. Check with an orthopedic surgeon to evaluate it by xray and make recommendations based on what your goals are in relation to the tumor. ...Read more

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What can I do to get fit enough to play football?

What can I do to get fit enough to play football?

See below: You need both aerobic and strength training for football. This should include weight workouts in the gym focusing on large muscle groups-squats, leg press, bench, etc. Aerobics should include some basic endurance with running but also has to include sprint work. ...Read more

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How long should I wait to play football if I have bursitis?

How long should I wait to play football if I have bursitis?

It depends: How long has it been going on. What type of treatment are you receiving, how did it occur?
You should be able to resume play when the pain is gone. I would have the ankle taped if it is an ankle, or at least wear a brace. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I could play football with back problems?

Can you tell me if I could play football with back problems?

You Can: However, will you hurt afterwards that is the million dollar question. I would have you evaluated by a sports/spine physician who can give you the once over to get you the skinny you need to keep playing or not. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have broken my metatarsal about 2 months ago. I'm ok now. Can I play football again now?

I have broken my metatarsal about 2 months ago. I'm ok now. Can I play football again now?

Yes: Assuming the metatarsal has healed by x-ray and you have no pain with walking, your activities may increase. Monitor yourself for pain as you slowly increase your activities. Remember that with disuse your bones and muscles have weakened. It is important to give them a chance to get use to increased activities; just like starting a workout program. ...Read more

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I play football and sometimes I get hit in the head and I end up seeing upside down for like 10 seconds. Is this bad?

I play football and sometimes I get hit in the head and I end up seeing upside down for like 10 seconds. Is this bad?

Concussion: Fullback, this is VERY serious. I'd urge you to consider some other sport that would keep you fit and happy without the very serious risk that even high school football presents. ...Read more

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Why am I not getting ripped I do pushups pullups 5 days alternatively, play football but still don't have the results, diet is also good.

Why am I not getting ripped I do pushups pullups 5 days alternatively, play football but still don't have the results, diet is also good.

Diet and exercise: You must have your body fay content drop to around 5% of your total body weight to get "ripped". The average un-ripped person carries 10-20 % body fat so 5-15% of your current weight is the fluff you need to lose. Good workouts are fine to build muscle mass and strength, but it requires great dietary control to achieve this look. ...Read more

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I play football one day a week from 11 am to 3 pm after playing I notice a slight darkness of my skin not burnt does it a long term effect?

I play football one day a week from 11 am to 3 pm after playing I notice a slight darkness of my skin not burnt does it a long term effect?

Skin changes: Activities that you do in the mid-day sun will have a temporary effect of darkening the pigment in your skin, and if significant enough exposure over time can increase the risk of sun damage to the skin. Make sure you wear sunblock to reduce the effects of uv rays on your skin. ...Read more

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