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Shin pain seriously hurts running in basketball games?

Shin pain seriously hurts running in basketball games?

Shin splints: This is traumatic compressive damage to the muscle running along the shin bone. The muscle is in a compartment and if it swells from the repeated banging of certain exercises, you will get pain that can be severe. You can use ice to help, pre treat with Ibuprofen in the future, and get some advice from an exercise therapist about how to minimize this in the future. ...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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My son fractured his tibia (spiral) playing football. How long until he can play basketball.?

My son fractured his tibia (spiral) playing football. How long until he can play basketball.?

8-12 weeks: It take that long for that fracture to heal, but if there is any coplications that time differ. ...Read more

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Is playing basketball a good exercise?

Is playing basketball a good exercise?

Basketball: Yes. Anything that gets you up and moving is good. Getting sweaty is even better so if you are playing hard enough to sweat that's great! ...Read more

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Can you play basketball witha sprained mcl?

Can you play basketball witha sprained mcl?

Not recommended: Grade i sprains usually would allow return to sports within 4-6 weeks with a hinged knee brace. Grade ii and iii sprains have a mandatory sports shut down period, up to 3 months for grade iii. ...Read more

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Should i play in my soccer game today if my ankle still hurts from my last game?

Should i play in my soccer game today if my ankle still hurts from my last game?

Depends: An ankle that is sore, but can be taped and you are functional can usually be played on. If you are unable to do your activities you need to do to compete then I would not play. ...Read more

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After having neck surgery can I ever play football again i injured it playing football

After having neck surgery can I ever play football again i injured it playing football

It depends: It depends completely upon the nature of the surgery itself. There are multiple players in the national football league that have had neck surgery or even multiple neck surgery. But there are also conditions in the neck that contraindicate any participation in contact sports. Your surgeon would almost certainly be able to tell you. Thank you for your question. ...Read more

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Broken ankle, when could i play sports again?

Broken ankle, when could i play sports again?

Depends: The answer depends on the extend of the injury. "broken" typically means a bone was fractured. There a 3 bones that make up the ankle - tibia, fibula and talus. Keep in mind, soft tissue is also disrupted with fractures in the ankle. See a doctor and ask the what your prognosis is. Don't try to treat it yourself; have it checked! ...Read more

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Broke wrist cast off play football?

Broke wrist cast off play football?

Fx's heal in 6-10 wk: Most fractures treated in a cast, whether fixed by surgery or not, take between 6 and 10 weeks to heal. After a brief period of rehabilitation out of the cast, normal activities can soon resume. Your treating orthopaedic surgeon will no best in your specific case when contact sports such as football can safely resume. ...Read more

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Could you get tennis elbow playing badminton?

Could you get tennis elbow playing badminton?

Start with RICE: Lateral epicondylitis (aka "tennis elbow") is a common overuse injury to the elbow. In order to treat the pain, i recommend you start with rice, follow with stretching/ strengthening (therapy), & consider couterforce bracing. If these treatments fail you may be a candidate for cortisone or prp injections. Some people end up needing surgery... http://drmarkgalland.com/category/elbow. ...Read more

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How do you prevent injuries while playing football?

How do you prevent injuries while playing football?

Stretch.: Stretch your muscles and warm up your joints with a light jog, or other calisthenics to "loosen you up". Also, when it comes to football, proper equipment and protective gear are obviously keys to preventing injury. ...Read more

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Calves hurt after playing basketball, what to do?

Calves hurt after playing basketball, what to do?

See below: Rest until soreness resolves. Stretching exercises before and after activity is helpful. Addionnally, try more supportive shoes and inserts. If still a problem, see Podiatrist. ...Read more

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Pain in abs after playing volleyball?

Pain in abs after playing volleyball?

Exercise related: What you are experiencing is known as exercise related transient abdominal pain. It is a well localized pain that may occur in any region of the abdomen, but is most common in the lateral aspects of the mid abdomen. When severe it is mostly described as a sharp or stabbing pain, and in form of cramping, aching, or pulling when less intense. ...Read more