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Sharp Quad Pain Kicking Soccer Ball
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 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
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
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
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?
I hurt my leg playing soccer. The pain is on my front upper thigh. I run fine and go to the gym just hurts real bad when I kick the ball. How do I he?
X-ray: It sounds like you need to see your doctor. He may want to shoot an x-ray or two. ...Read more
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
What is the worse that can happen from a soccer ball being kicked into my head? Concussion or could it kill me?
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
2yo daughter was hit in chest by soccer ball which deflected 3 feet. It was kicked by teenager. She didn't cry but was scarred. Could anything happen?
Unlikely: Soccer ball injuries to the chest are rare. If she complains of pain or is SOB or passes out, have her seen. All the best. ...Read more
I injured my knee in the fall kicking a soccer ball. I tried playing through the injury for a few minutes before it was too much. A week later, I was on crutches for two months. I have done physical therapy, but my knee doesn't feel better. Advice?
Yes: Encourage you to follow up with your orthopedic surgeon and advise of your current status. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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?
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
I got hit by a soccer ball today and it left a giant bloody hyperpigmented area on my check. How long should to heal if I apply retin-A immediately?
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
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, more like the disk in the TMJ area was popped out and you popped it back in.
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Hi I have a little pain cuneiform zone, when I hit the soccer ball with cuniform zone I feel a pain for 1sec I think my bone is not hurt, is imposibble nerve or vein?!
See a doctor.: Please make an appointment to see a doctor if you are having pain. There are 3 cuneiform bones in your foot. ...Read more
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
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!
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
My 6 week old was hit on the side of the head with a soccer ball. He cried for a few minutes and is now sleeping, will he be okay? Do I go to er?
Have him checked: It would be wise to take baby to the ER to be checked. A soccer ball is a large object to hit a young baby. Have him checked ASAP. ...Read more
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
I got hit inthe eye with a soccer ball while my eye was open (few hours ago). Ithasn't stopped watering since and it hurts when I blink. What do I do?
Got to ED or optho: Please have eye evaluated as soon as possible. You may have a significant injury that needs attention of an opthalmologist ...Read more
I got hit with a soccer ball in my groin about a week ago, in continuous pain I've realized that I have swollen igunial lymph nodes. Is that the cause?
Get seen: Almost all young men have inguinal nodes. Get seen. I wouldn't want this to be the last days of one of your testes. ...Read more
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 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:
-changes in behavior such as increasing irritability or fussiness
-worsening coordination such as trouble walking or clumsiness
-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
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?
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
I took a soccer ball blow to the head last night. I was dazed, dizzy, and nauseous for a few hours and woke up light headed this AM. Concussion?
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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
My right wrist has a bruise no it. By hitting a soccer ball in gym class today. My wrist hurts and sore and it has a swelling no it. What is it bye
See details: Keep ice on it. It is likely a contusion. If the pain does not improve over the next few days, have the wrist evaluated. ...Read more
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