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I play soccer and i got kicked very hard on the arch of my foot. It has happened 2 times now and now the veins are buldging out. Is sumthing wrong?
I have dents on my lower leg. When I stretch my leg and bend over to touch my toes, something bulges out and forms a lumps. Fascia defects? Soccer?
Aboligothalomatubro!: I have the same thing and it's a lethal terminal Aboligothalomatubro tumor. JUST KIDDING! But I do have the same thing. You are correct, most probably a defect in the fascia and the muscle bulges out a little. Shouldn't be a big deal unless it bothers you. It can be surgically corrected but has never seemed worth it to me and I'm three times older than you and still doing lots of sports, etc. ...Read more
Exercise: Soccer is a fun way to exercise requiring significant running, some degree of flexibility and the ability to improve your skills and push yourself in a competitive and fun atmosphere. Soccer is also low impact and so the degree of injury is minimized except at the highest level. ...Read more
Soccer injuries: Like any vigorous sport injuries range from trauma due to falling, getting spiked or tripped leading to swelling, contusion, laceration sprains, breaks in bones. Conditioning and proper attire and protective gear can help minimize the occurrance of such things. Consussion is probably one of the more popular injuries that require complete shutdown and time away from the game for proper healing. ...Read more
Most of time: In a soccer match there are different levels of exercise. Most of the time is in the cardio level, but it also has sprint runs in between. In the training for this sport, both the aerobic and anaerobic capabilities should be trained to perform better. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Concussions Tragic: As a player& doctor i think the legacy of soccer concussions are potentially destructive over a lifetime for players just as we have seen in the nfl. Girls playing through college may be at higher risk. Current gear does not have strong proof of protection. Let's worry more about the players' brains & lives then if we can properly see them on the pitch. Better soft head wear may be out there yet. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fitness base: Your body at 40 will not perform the same as it did at 20. Sorry. So develop a good fitness base of running longer distances (2-4 miles) and then do active stretching. Do 10-15 minutes of agility or ball work in circuits. Then rest. Use ice liberally after working out. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Cardio.: Soccer is a very engaging sport in regards to your cardiovascular fitness. So your best bet would be to train primarily with cardio - running, jogging, swimming, elliptical, cycling - and supplement this with weight training. Diet should include complex carbohydrates to power you through practices and games and protein to feed the muscles after training. ...Read more
Stretch!: Stretch your whole body, with special emphasis on your legs, before and after every workout; this will help minimize injury and strains. You should feel very stretched out before and after every work out. Good exercises include jogging, running, cycling, and anything that puts impact on your legs. Weight training for your legs is good as well. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not Recommended : Wait until you have a day off from strenuous activity. Giving blood can make you feel light headed and you might fall. ...Read more
Depends: It really depends of the specific ligament and the severity of the tear. Some ligaments like the mcl heal well on ther own, others have a much smaller blood supply adnd take longer to heal. It also depends on the rehab you have participated in thus far. Coordinating with your sports medicine specialist will be key to make sure you are going back at the appropriate time and avoiding injury. ...Read more
Well,...: It is not a bad thing to work out 3x/week. Stay healthy, eat well, stay well hydrated and be well. Best wishes. ...Read more
You can't: It depends on location of wound. If incision is on the legs and were recently removed its better to wait until the incision is sealed and water tight. Even though the stitches were removed the strength of the underlying tissue woud not withstand significant shear force. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer