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How long is a tailbone injury going to keep me out of playing football or soccer?

How long is a tailbone injury going to keep me out of playing football or soccer?

Depends: "tailbone" injuries can be very painful and for a very long time. Pain will probably dictate your return to your sports. Of course re-injury can occur but that is a risk you take. Work with your doctor, sports trainer and coach on when to return. You may need to see someone skilled in injuries in this area. Sometime it is necessary to remove a tail bone due to pain and to restore activity. ...Read more

Dr. Chad Levitt
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An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...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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How much time till I can start playing football (soccer) after I broke my fibula?

How much time till I can start playing football (soccer) after I broke my fibula?

8-10 weeks: A simple break of the fibula takes about 6-8 weeks to heal with 4-6 weeks of therapy afterwards to regain strength, range of motion and balance. The time it takes to return to sport depends on the type of fracture as well. I would expect at least 6-8 weeks of healing before returning to play. Once your strength and range of motion are equal to the good side, you can safely return to play. ...Read more

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How much time until I can start playing football (soccer) after I broke my fibula?

How much time until I can start playing football (soccer) after I broke my fibula?

Depends on the: Fracture. IF it needs surgery it will take anywhere from 8-12 weeks. If it is a simple non-dispalced fibula fracture at the distal ankle you may be back as early as 6-8 weeks. Fractures in general take 8 weeks to heal. ...Read more

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What to do if I get tired so fast when I play football (soccer)?

What to do if I get tired so fast when I play football (soccer)?

It's all cardio: Soccer is a sport that requires superb aerobic fitness to play well as the sport entails nearly non- stop running w/ little 'break' time. Work on your aerobic (cardio) conditioning (start running 5-6 days a week) and u will find that your soccer endurance will increase dramatically. If not, see your primary care physician for evaluation. Best of Luck! ...Read more

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Fell over playin football (soccer) and hurt my arm yesterday. It's now painful when I move it and is very bruised and swollen. Broken?

Fell over playin football (soccer) and hurt my arm yesterday. It's now painful when I move it and is very bruised and swollen. Broken?

Painful arm.? Broken: It is difficult to say if it is broken or not. You would need to see your doctor for more studies. Simple x-ray would be of benefit to determine if the bone is broken or not after examination. Hopefully that would address your concern
good luck. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how long to resume soccer/football after inguinal hernia repair?

Can you tell me how long to resume soccer/football after inguinal hernia repair?

Depending on size: And severity of hernia, usually at least 4-6 weeks or until pain is gone. Ask your surgeon for specific advice. It would also depend on how many minutes you plan to play. ...Read more

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My dad says I'm overweight. I run track, play basketball, soccer, flag football and I workout. I'm 5'4 1/2 and I weigh 130. am I truly overweight??

My dad says I'm overweight. I run track, play basketball, soccer, flag football and I workout. I'm 5'4 1/2 and I weigh 130. am I truly overweight??

Sounds ok: A teen girl 64 inches tall usually weighs about 105-135 pounds. It varies a lot depending on body type (slim, muscular, etc.) and the girl will also weigh more if she has large breasts. ...Read more

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What to do if I got hit in the eye at soccer/football training and now have blurred vision?

What to do if I got hit in the eye at soccer/football training and now have blurred vision?

Get checked: Call your ophthalmologist's office and discuss your symptoms. Even on a weekend their answering service will communicate your concern to them. There is a chance of retinal detachment or bleeding inside the eye after a hard blow. Most times the exam simply shows some irritation or inflammation which is relatively harmless, but it should be checked. ...Read more

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I have a torn acl, mcl, damaged meniscus, will I ever be able to play soccer/football again?

I have a torn acl, mcl, damaged meniscus, will I ever be able to play soccer/football again?

Most likely: You should be able to consider this activity between 6 months to 1 year after surgery. The graft should be adequately incorporated by 6 months, but you must work with therapy to regain leg strength. Strength is the most protective mechanism against re-injury. If you do not feel adequately strong, then continue working in the gym before returning to your sport. ...Read more

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What to do if I pulled calf muscle strain/tear when playing soccer/football?

What to do if I pulled calf muscle strain/tear when playing soccer/football?

Calf: See a physician for an evaluation first. You will receive a diagnosis and treatment plan. ...Read more

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I have recently started playing sport again after 7 years football (soccer). I have serious leg pain in my calfs and knees while running. What do I do?

I have recently started playing sport again after 7 years football (soccer). I have serious leg pain in my calfs and knees while running. What do I do?

Take it slow: Be sure you stretch often and a lot before any exercise. Take it slowly since you have not been physically active for seven years. If the pain is not improving with rest, stretching before exercise/activity, and even trying some otc nsaids to decrease inflammation, then seek a medical exam. Best wishes. ...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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What are the most common injuries seen in football players?

What are the most common injuries seen in football players?

Contusions.: Contusions, in other words, bumps and bruises are very common due to the contact involved in football. Sprains and strains to ligaments and muscles/tendons are very common as well. ...Read more

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What symptoms do I look for in head injuries from football?

What symptoms do I look for in head injuries from football?

See below: Concussions may present with: confusion, amnesia without loc, ha dizziness (vertigo or imbalence, lack of awareness of surroundings, nausea, vomiting, then later, mood and cognitive disturbances, light and sound sensitivity, sleep disturbances. More severe injuries may present with the above and slurred speech, memory deficits, loc, emotional lability, seizures or worse -a lucid period after loc. ...Read more

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How to rehabilitate a shoulder injury in football?

How to rehabilitate a shoulder injury in football?

Physical Therapy: There are of course many different types of injuries that can affect a shoulder. Appropriate evaluation by a trainer and/or orthopaedic surgeon will help direct treatment. Most injuries can be adequately treated with rehab and therapy. ...Read more

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Old injury from football. Will it ever go away?

Depends: Good question, but it really depends on what kind of injury, where it occurred, the severity, and the treatment process. We need a little more information. ...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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What football injury that can put you out of commission permanently?

What football injury that can put you out of commission permanently?

See below: There are many that I can think of just off the top of my head including: head injuries with head bleed, neck fracture, severe torn shoulder rotator cuff muscle, severe knee injury, any severe large joint injury, kidney injury resulting in loss of a kidney, liver injury, severe chest trauma. The list is very long. ...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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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 are some common spine/back injuries that football players have?

Herniated disc: Football players can get herniated disc in their neck or back, stress fractures in their lower back, slipped vertebra (spondylolisthesis). Also, burners and stingers. ...Read more

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What can be done to reduce the chance of injury when playing football on astroturf?

What can be done to reduce the chance of injury when playing football on astroturf?

AstroTurf: Astroturf has increased ankle and knee injury rates for football. Work on your conditioning, plyometrics, and adequate padding. ...Read more

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How should I treat an ankle injury from football?

How should I treat an ankle injury from football?

Ankle: R.I.C.E. This stands for rest, ice, compression and elevation. This should take place after an acute injury. Motrin/tylenol for pain/swelling if no medical contraindications/allergies. If there is instability with walking then an x-ray if recommended to rule out a fracture. ...Read more

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How do you prevent injuries while playing soccer?

Stretch/Warm up.: Stretching and warming up with a light jog is the best things that you can do. Also, make sure that you have all the proper protective equipment. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Heston
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