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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?

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

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Is soccer good exercise?

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Is soccer good exercise?

Soccer: Excellent, for any age & with no physical limitations otherwise. ...Read more

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How soccer help your health?

How soccer help your health?

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

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What could cause pain in my butt after soccer?

What could cause pain in my butt after soccer?

Piriformis pain: Smart high school coaches make their kids do piriformis stretches before soccer practice. Try them. ...Read more

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Can you name soccer injuries and their causes/symptoms?

Can you name soccer injuries and their causes/symptoms?

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

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Please explain what exercises would be best for soccer players?

Please explain what exercises would be best for soccer players?

Exercise: Soccer is one of the most physical demanding sports in the world. It requires coordination, strength and substantial endurance. The best exercises would include a combination of distance running, sprinting, and strength training. ...Read more

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Is soccer a good cardio workout?

Is soccer a good cardio workout?

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 more

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Will soccer players ever wear helmets?

Will soccer players ever wear helmets?

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 more

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Are there any guidelines for veteran soccer players?

Are there any guidelines for veteran soccer players?

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 more

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What do you do for head injuries on the soccer field?

What do you do for head injuries on the soccer field?

Depends!: Any injury which involves a loss of consciousness, change in mental status, vomiting, lacerations or large hematomas will require removal from the game and evaluation by a physician. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could get fit diet / for soccer?

Can you tell me how I could get fit diet / for soccer?

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

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What type of exercises should I be doing as a soccer player?

What type of exercises should I be doing as a soccer player?

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 more

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Is it possible for me to give blood if I have a soccer game?

Is it possible for me to give blood if I have a soccer game?

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

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Please help! I have a physical exam for soccer I'm so scared! What do they do?

Please help! I have a physical exam for soccer I'm so scared! What do they do?

Exam for soccer: Relax. It is a very easy exam. Stop the panic. Just do it. ...Read more

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How long should I wait after tearing a ligament to go back to soccer practice?

How long should I wait after tearing a ligament to go back to soccer practice?

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

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Is it good if I'm doing full body workout 2-3 times a week? I'm a soccer player.

Is it good if I'm doing full body workout 2-3 times a week? I'm a soccer player.

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

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How can I protect myself during a soccer game when my stitches were recently removed?

How can I protect myself during a soccer game when my stitches were recently removed?

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 more

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I've had soccer practice this whole week except sunday and then I started to feel a pain in the pubic area while I try to sprint or when kicking.

I've had soccer practice this whole week except sunday and then I started to feel a pain in the pubic area while I try to sprint or when kicking.

Aches and Pains: It sounds like you may have strained or injured a ligament and/or muscle in your groin. If the pain becomes severe or doesn't improve with rest, see your family doctor for an exam. Ice, rest, anti- inflammatories may help as well. Good luck! ...Read more

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How does playing soccer impact your health?

How does playing soccer impact your health?

Positively: Great sport, helps with aerobic conditioning, muscle and bone health, coordination, mental attitude and toughness, foot/eye coordination, flexibility and on and on. ...Read more

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Why do so many soccer players tear their acl?

Why do so many soccer players tear their acl?

Nature of the sport.: The nature of soccer requires twisting and pivoting on your legs, which puts your ACL at risk for tearing. Females are tearing their ACL's in soccer at a 3 -5 times rate, compared to males. ...Read more

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How do you protect a child from harm in soccer?

How do you protect a child from harm in soccer?

Variety=Fun & Safe: Agree with dr. S's great tips. Also would add: variety. Mix up activities. Do other things besides soccer. Follow the seasons & play other sports. Kids who play only one sport year round use only certain sets of muscles and are more prone to injure themselves [like acl tears of their knee]. Also they may burn out. Let's keep it safe and fun. ...Read more

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How long will an MCL injury take me away from soccer?

How long will an MCL injury take me away from soccer?

Several: First what is the severity? Step one after injury is ice, elevation and compression. Crutches may be necessary if your a limping. Next, obtain pain free range of motion. Progressive strengthening follows with closed chain exercises and open chain. Once your strength is 80% of the normal side you can begin jogging then a running progression. How long it takes to get back depends on the severity. ...Read more

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Is good to take a ice bath night before a soccer game.?

Is good to take a ice bath night before a soccer game.?

No: Haven't heard of any time that would be good to soak one's whole body in a tub of ice water. Doesn't sound like a good idea at all. ...Read more

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Which sport is healthier; do you prefer soccer or rugby?

Which sport is healthier; do you prefer soccer or rugby?

Soccer or rugby.: While both would give you quite a cardiovascular work-out, you may be more susceptible to injury playing rugby. ...Read more

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Do you think is best to steer a child toward football or soccer?

Do you think is best to steer a child toward football or soccer?

Not that simple.: Even in football alone, different positions require different body types and different talents. Decision between several types of sport is even more individual. ...Read more

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What to do if I have to miss entire soccer season due to injury?

What to do if I have to miss entire soccer season due to injury?

Alternative,: It is not the end, use this time, to do other things, that will help your development in other fields, try reading, a satisfying option would be go to nursing homes and read to the elderly, you will be surprised how many things you may have been missing, during your soccer season, catch up!!! ...Read more

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What can I do for to breath better during a soccer match in winter?

What can I do for to breath better during a soccer match in winter?

That depends...: If you have asthma it can be triggered more easily in the cold weather, and (if this is why you are asking about the cold in particular) it can help to take an inhaler before your game. It should protect you do a large degree. If you are having trouble breathing during exercise, see your doctor and ask. They can probably help you. ...Read more