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I experience a sharp burning pain on the front of my knee next to my knee cap when I kick a soccer ball with my laces or closer to top of big toe. Wh?

I experience a sharp burning pain on the front of my knee next to my knee cap when I kick a soccer ball with my laces or closer to top of big toe. Wh?

Varies: There are multiple potential causes: patellofemoral disease, inflammation at the tibial tubercle, plica syndrome, retinacular strain among other possibilities. Don't hesitate to be seen for a specific diagnosis and treatment options. ...Read more

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I get a sharp pain on the inside of my knee only when kicking a soccer ball, I have no pain when putting weight on it or bending it, advice please?

I get a sharp pain on the inside of my knee only when kicking a soccer ball, I have no pain when putting weight on it or bending it, advice please?

Likely plica: Tissues in the knee right next to your knee cap can become swollen and inflamed. This will cause a pinching sharp pain on the inside of the knee cap with certain movements. This is very common with soccer. Try ice, Ibuprofen and some rest. It usually will pass. If symptoms change, such as it becomes painful to walk or bend, and swelling develops, then seek further evaluation. ...Read more

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When I kick a soccer ball too much or too hard my foot drops, I literally can't walk because my foot doesn't lift upward. Why is this, what can I do?

When I kick a soccer ball too much or too hard my foot drops, I literally can't walk because my foot doesn't lift upward. Why is this, what can I do?

Foot drop: Lack of ability to maintain muscle tone after repetitive activity may be from issues with the metabolism, nervous system or the muscles themselves. See a doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Sprained my ankle due to soccer about 2 months ago. It got better than it was at first but it is still swollen and it hurts when I kick a soccer ball.

Sprained my ankle due to soccer about 2 months ago. It got better than it was at first but it is still swollen and it hurts when I kick a soccer ball.

Sprained ankle: If you are still having swelling and pain two months after your injury, then it may be more than a sprain. Were you seen by a doctor for your injury? If you were then you should get a follow up exam. If you have not seen a doctor then it would be advisable to see an orthopedic doctor that works with athletes. ...Read more

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Sprained my ankle 6 weeks ago it still hurts a lot to run and kick a soccer ball it also hurts to walk there is also a bump+swelling what to do plez?

Time: It may take more time to heal, meaning more rest may be needed, however swelling is not normal and may indicate further pathology in your ankle. You may need advanced imaging to detect any joint damage. For now, try doing activities with a brace. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Is it possible to pull your hamstring if you kicked a soccer ball too fast?

Is it possible to pull your hamstring if you kicked a soccer ball too fast?

Yes: The hamstring contracts to flex the knee and to extend the hip. It also contracts when slowing the leg down. So, yes, one may pull a hamstring during kicking. ...Read more

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Soccer ball kicked hard into my head, right away have headache and dizziness. Concussion?

Soccer ball kicked hard into my head, right away have headache and dizziness. Concussion?

Post traumatic: A concussion involves loss of consciousness, loss of memory, or combination of both. Regardless, sounds like your closed head injury may have affected the inner ear. To be safe, have a doctor look at you to make certain that no persistent issues need to be managed. ...Read more

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My son hurt his pinky when it got kicked instead of the soccer ball, the joint area is blue and purple and it doesn't have the full range of motion.

My son hurt his pinky when it got kicked instead of the soccer ball, the joint area is blue and purple and it doesn't have the full range of motion.

Go to ER/urg care: You need to make sure there is no bone fracture by having x-rays done promptly. Early intervention will ensure proper healing if fractures are discovered ...Read more

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After being kicked in the ankle going for the soccer ball my ankle/foot hurt it is slightly swollen but no bruising is it broken thank you?

After being kicked in the ankle going for the soccer ball my ankle/foot hurt it is slightly swollen but no bruising is it broken thank you?

Can't tell: We can't tell 100% without an x-ray. If it is only swollen a little, you can bear weight and there is no bruising it is unlikely that there is a fractured bone. The only way to be sure is to have an x-ray done. ...Read more

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What should I do to it and approximately how long should I rest it? I have kicked a soccer ball not stretching properly and I feel my inner thigh muscle so tight from my knee to my hip. I feel lil contraction lifting my knee toward my chest

What should I do to it and approximately how long should I rest it? I have kicked a soccer ball not stretching properly and I feel my inner thigh muscle so tight from my knee to my hip. I feel lil contraction lifting my knee toward my chest

You: You are most likely having a severe muscle spasm. You can try ice, advil, (ibuprofen) and very gentle stretching. A physical therapist may be helpful. The other thing we always worry about with leg pain however I will mention, and that is a blood clot. If you have any history of clots, or have swelling, severe pain, increased pain when the leg is down, chest pain, or shortness of breath, then you must go to the er to evaluate it. ...Read more

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Hit in the eye by soccer ball, should I be concerned?

Hit in the eye by soccer ball, should I be concerned?

Eye injuries: Eye injuries are common in sports. In general, one should be concerned if there are any visual disturbances, painful eye movements, bleeding into the eye, or severe pain of the eye just to name a few. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a toddler to hump a soccer ball?

Is it normal for a toddler to hump a soccer ball?

Toddlers: Toddlers only know to do things that feel good. It is vital that no one makes a big deal of this. It is perfectly common and fine. If it is embarrassing perhaps laughing and distracting them is a way out of the situation. ...Read more

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I got a soccer ball to the face two days ago and I still have moments when I feel very dizzy. Should I be worried?

I got a soccer ball to the face two days ago and I still have moments when I feel very dizzy. Should I be worried?

Dizzy after trauma: Dizziness after trauma may be from a concussion, but as you didn't mention blacking out or having a headache, I think a concussion is less likely. If the dizziness is more of a transient spinning sensation lasting less than a minute, it is most likely that some inner ear crystals got knocked out of place. A simple procedure at the ENT office can cure this type of dizziness. ...Read more

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I was hit in the neck with a soccer ball last night, and now I have an annoying phantosmia. How long could it take to go away?

I was hit in the neck with a soccer ball last night, and now I have an annoying phantosmia. How long could it take to go away?

Direct trauma: To the olfactory nerves is a rare cause of phantosmia and it makes sense that the duration will be the length of time it takes for these nerves to heal from the trauma. I'm afraid a NEUROLOGIST should be the expert to evaluate your problem and make sure there is not another cause.
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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I got hit in the side of the head by a soccer ball. What are the chances of permanent damage without symptoms.

I got hit in the side of the head by a soccer ball. What are the chances of permanent damage without symptoms.

I don't get it: Where did this soccer ball come from? Was it shot out of a cannon or something? To cause damage, it would have to be. Second, why would you worry about "damage" that causes no symptoms? Is that really the question you meant to ask? ...Read more

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I got hit in the jaw with a soccer ball and afterwards my jaw did not align correctly and so I pushed on it and it popped back in. Was it dislocated?

I got hit in the jaw with a soccer ball and afterwards my jaw did not align correctly and so I pushed on it and it popped back in. Was it dislocated?

Yes: Yes, more like the disk in the TMJ area was popped out and you popped it back in.

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Why my big left toe is still swollen for 3 years from playing a soccer game? What happen was me and this other girl was going for the soccer ball?

Why my big left toe is still swollen for 3 years from playing a soccer game? What happen was me and this other girl was going for the soccer ball?

Swelling toe: There may have been an underling fracture? You may want to have it examined and get an XR. It is not normal to have that much swelling from a bruise or contusion. All the best. ...Read more

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Does hitting a soccer ball with your head cause brain damage?

Does hitting a soccer ball with your head cause brain damage?

Yes: There is medical evidence that over years, repeated mini-concussions from heading soccer balls can cause brain damage. ...Read more

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Hey doc. I'm having giddiness and headache after after I hit my head with a soccer ball and it continues from 2 weeks ago!

Hey doc. I'm having giddiness and headache after after I hit my head with a soccer ball and it continues from 2 weeks ago!

Get evaluated: You should not be having these symptoms this far out. Please get evaluated by a neurologist and get a ct scan as well. Don't wait through the weekend. Go to the er in case you have a mild brain bleed. Better safe than sorry. ...Read more

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After shooting a soccer ball I now have a pain on the left side of my right knee just below the joint. What happened and what should I do?

After shooting a soccer ball I now have a pain on the left side of my right knee just below the joint. What happened and what should I do?

Tough to tell: What were the circumstances of your injury? Did you feel a pop or tear? Are you able to bear weight on the affected leg? The answers to these questions are clues. You may have injured a ligament, tendon, muscle or cartilage. Consider seeing a doctor if you have severe pain, limited range of motion, or are unable to bear weight. ...Read more

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Eye was hit by a soccer ball 2 weeks ago. Since seen an ophthalmologist, all ok. Still experiencing flickers of light when I move my eye up and down?

Eye was hit by a soccer ball 2 weeks ago. Since seen an ophthalmologist, all ok. Still experiencing flickers of light when I move my eye up and down?

Need reevaluation: You should see the same, or another ophthalmologist. Retinal tears or detachments can take place weeks to months after blunt ocular trauma ...Read more

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Son was hit hard by a soccer ball and apparently blacked out for brief second. Side of face swollen and feels like vomiting. What should I do, if anything.

Son was hit hard by a soccer ball and apparently blacked out for brief second. Side of face swollen and feels like vomiting. What should I do, if anything.

The: The american academy of pediatrics recommends that you call your child's doctor for advice for anything more than a light bump on the head. If your child is alert, moving normally and responsive to you, then it's most likely a mild injury and you can follow up with your child's doctor in a day or two. It's ok to let them sleep/nap at this point if they are tired. If your child worsens, however, then that would be a reason to go to the emergency room.

Other reasons to seek emergency care are:
-vomiting
-worsening headache
-confusion
-slurred speech
-changes in behavior such as increasing irritability or fussiness
-worsening coordination such as trouble walking or clumsiness
-seizures
-changes in pupils such as one larger than the other
-lasting or recurrent dizziness
-blood or fluid coming from the nose or ears
- large bumps or bruises on areas other than the forehead - especially in infants

a good rule of thumb is when in doubt, get it checked out!

legal disclaimer: I am providing this general and basic information as a public service and my response to this question does not constitute a doctor-patient relationship. For any additional information, advice, or specific concerns, please speak with your own physician. The information provided is current as of the date of the answer entry. ...Read more

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Daughter got hit in the head with a soccer ball in a game-says Her head hurts bad-can't remember getting hit-didnt eat dinner-concussion mabye?

Daughter got hit in the head with a soccer ball in a game-says Her head hurts bad-can't remember getting hit-didnt eat dinner-concussion mabye?

Meet doctor: You have to go to doctor, the hit might have caused traumatic brain injury, a ct-scan on brain will be the best to check for brain injury. Symptoms of TBI includes seizures, vomiting nausea dizziness ...Read more

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After a session of shooting a soccer ball, I have a pain on the left of my right knee just below the joint, every time I shoot. No sound or tear, why?

After a session of shooting a soccer ball, I have a pain on the left of my right knee just below the joint, every time I shoot. No sound or tear, why?

Bursitis: Pes Anserinus bursa is located at the insertion of the medial collateral ligament, as well as the common tendon insertion of the Sartorius muscle and Obturator muscle. Excessive repetitive usage can cause inflammation of the bursa, leading to bursitis and pain at the pes Anserinus region of the knee. ...Read more

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Recently I played soccer and headed a rock solid indoor soccer ball hard. After that I felt winded, come home n get a massive headache, concussion?

Unlikely: Concussion by definition involved loss of consciouness so if you did not pass out you likey do not have concussion. If the headache is in the back of the head it it probaly due to muscle spasm in your neck. If your headache is in front of the head then it is little more concerning. Try taking hot shower if you have masage shower the trying massage the back of your neck hopefully that will help. ...Read more

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I got hit in the eye on Sat with a soccer ball. Since I have had symptoms of Iritis but it seems to be getting better. Should I still go to doctor?

I got hit in the eye on Sat with a soccer ball. Since I have had symptoms of Iritis but it seems to be getting better. Should I still go to doctor?

Good idea: While hits from soccer balls, rarely cause problems to the eyes due to the size of the ball and the absorption of energy by the bones around the eyes, you have described that the hit disturbed the inside of the eye enough to cause iritis. While unlikely, this could lead to a detachment of the retina. Especially if the vision is changed, you are seeing light flashes or many spots, see ophthalmol ...Read more

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I got hit in the ear with a soccer ball today, but I can hear just fine. The area below my jaw hurts when I chew or open wide. Should I be concerned?

I got hit in the ear with a soccer ball today, but I can hear just fine. The area below my jaw hurts when I chew or open wide. Should I be concerned?

Not yet: It may take some time to return to normal as the swelling goes down. Take an NSAID such as Ibuprofen (motrin) to alleviate the discomfort and apply warm compresses. If the pain continues longer than a week consider seeing a doctor. ...Read more