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How can I help my wrist that i'd injured while playing soccer?

How can I help my wrist that i'd injured while playing soccer?

Evalutation: Difficult to say for sure. If you have a tendonitis, this should improve with rest, ice, time, and possibly a wrist brace. My concern is that you might have something more serious such as a fracture of a wrist bone which can start out as a nagging pain but become more severe. If it doesn't improve in 2 weeks I would see a doctor and get an xray. Good luck, . ...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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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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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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Can you get a concussion in soccer?

Can you get a concussion in soccer?

Yes: Any sport or activity in which a head injury can be sustained can result in a concussion. ...Read more

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What? Are the best orthotics for soccer shoes?

What? Are the best orthotics for soccer shoes?

Soccer boots: Do not have much room. Also, for the running and sudden changes of direction, there has to be some flexibility to the supportive shell. Orthotics come as rigid, semirigid, semiflexible and flexible. For soccer, i'd choose something semiflexible. Supportive enough without being overly rigid or overly flexible. Your podiatrist may have otc versions in stock or can make custom if needed. ...Read more

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What is subchondral edematous? Shoul id play soccer if I have it?

What is subchondral edematous? Shoul id play soccer if I have it?

More information: Sounds like you must have had an xray; underneath the cartilage there is some swelling which could be the results of trauma. Without more information about the area involved it's hard to say more. ...Read more

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Is there an effective treatment for cramps while playing soccer?

Is there an effective treatment for cramps while playing soccer?

Stay hydrated: Most cramps are from dehydration try and drink up and eat a banana to keep your potassium up drinks lots of water and stretch prior to warm up your muscles same as you warm up a car in winter. ...Read more

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What would happen to my heart if I played soccer while on cocaine?

What would happen to my heart if I played soccer while on cocaine?

DIE MAYBE: So Cocaine is a vasoconstrictor which means it causes blood vessels to constrict. Exercise needs lots of blood flow and oxygen. Two very competing activities and when Cocaine wins out you can die of a heart attack for instance. Has been known to happen to athletes. Get help and stop the drugs. ...Read more

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What to do if I rolled my ankle yesterday playing soccer (sprained?

What to do if I rolled my ankle yesterday playing soccer (sprained?

Cam Walker & PT: I use cam walkers and physical therapy you should get an x-ray I would not under treat this condition nsaids are also helpful for most patients riice = rest, ice, immobilizatiom, compression, elevation. Usually take 4 weeks to recover. May need an MRI see a podiatrist. ...Read more

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What if I taped my ankle while it was sprained could I play soccer then?

What if I taped my ankle while it was sprained could I play soccer then?

Ankle Reinjury: It is not wise to resume an explosive kicking pivoting sport like soccer with an ankle sprain and return to sport recommendations depend upon the severity of the sprain. In high grade sprains one or both lateral ligaments can be ruptured rendering the joint unstable. Continue ice and elevation and ankle support and protection using an ankle boot or at minimum a compression sleeve. ...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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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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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