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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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