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Soccer Vs Football Injuries Statistics
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
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
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
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
3-4 weeks: Best is to ask your surgeon.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can intense athletes have bad eye sight? If so do they use lenses? - such as soccer, football, rugby, fighting and more.
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
Hey doc...I have a problem with my knees and leg muscles, it happens every time after my football (soccer)matches and it's really annoyingwhatshouldido?
Muscle soreness: If it is just muscle soreness, this happens when you play intermittently. So you should practice regularly to avoid this. ...Read more
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??
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
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
Calf: See a physician for an evaluation first. You will receive a diagnosis and treatment plan. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Yes: Reinjury before it is healed could cause permanent damage. ...Read more