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Doctor insights on: What Does Upheld Mean In Football

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I don't know if am pregnant but a few nights ago it felt like some thing was playin football inside me. What does that mean?

I don't know if am pregnant but a few nights ago it felt like some thing was playin football inside me. What does that mean?

Pregnancy test?: It would be unlikely for you to feel the baby kicking until after you had missed 4-5 menstrual cycles! If you are not pregnant, it could be 'gas' or a mild gastro-enteritis (intestinal flu) among other things... If it happens repeatedly, please see your healthcare provider! ...Read more

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When I urinate I also have intense gas. I mean, intense. Like a football game crowd! Is this bad?

When I urinate I also have intense gas. I mean, intense. Like a football game crowd! Is this bad?

Yes: If the gas is coming from urine, you may have fistula and need to see urologist. If its coming from rectum, we'll just call it character. ...Read more

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Old injury from football. Will it ever go away?

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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How did so many really tall football players get fat and stay fast?

How did so many really tall football players get fat and stay fast?

Work: These professionals consume 2 to 4 thousand calorie diets at each meal and then spend extensive time working out daily. They are weighed twice daily and monitored by multiple trainers and exercise therapists routinely. Also note the life expectancy and frequency of surgeries and number of joint implants these people get. Live a normal life and enjoy it. ...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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I'm trying to gain weight for football, what foods do you recommend eating?

I'm trying to gain weight for football, what foods do you recommend eating?

Protein: Protein helps to build muscle mass while you are doing weight training and cardiovascular exercise. Eat a well balanced diet and make sure that you are eating and drinking enough to keep you fueled and hydrated. Good luck, play smart, and listen to your coach and your local doctor about how you can stay safe on the field. ...Read more

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My son is 54 inches and 11 years old is it healthy to lose 4 pounds for football?

My son is 54 inches and 11 years old is it healthy to lose 4 pounds for football?

Yes: If his diet otherwise healthy, he will not really miss the 4 pounds. The sport will be good for him! Keep hydrated well and stretch out good before and after practice and games. Be well and keep active! ...Read more

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My son is 17 and has started his two a days for football. This am before practice he weighed 261 after practice 251 is this ok?

My son is 17 and has started his two a days for football. This am before practice he weighed 261 after practice 251 is this ok?

Mild dehydration: The body is roughly 70% water & shifts of this amount 10lb in 260lb person amounts to less than 5% of his body weight. Although troubling, this is something he should be able to tolerate. Fluid loading prior to workouts & drinking more during breaks could avoid the weight loss. Failure to keep up with his fluids can lead to dizziness, declining performance & heat related illness. ...Read more

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My son weighs 84 pounds and is 11 years old. He turns 12 on december 25 2014. is it healthy for him to lose 4 pounds for football?

My son weighs 84 pounds and is 11 years old. He turns 12 on december 25 2014. is it healthy for him to lose 4 pounds for football?

Height?: Courtney, to determine healthy weight ranges it is also necessary to know the height of your son. Either way, I'd be cautious about getting into the habit of losing weight just for football. This can set up a lifetime of bad habits and an unhealthy relationship with food. Teaching and modeling good nutrition and healthy habits will serve your son better than learning to lose weight for a game. ...Read more

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In football....What is a stinger?

In football....What is a stinger?

Not a neck injury: A "stinger" is a transient injury to the brachial plexus (this is a group of nerves after they have left the spinal cord/neck). There should be no neck pain associated. Usually you get a "dead arm" sensation on one side only. It may last a few seconds to days. Weakness is the predominant feature. Some discomfort may be present. If recurrent or weakness persists you need thorough evaluation! ...Read more

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Are there health benefits of gaelic football?

Are there health benefits of gaelic football?

Same as any sport...: It is a demanding sport that requires a lot of running and ball handling skills. The exercise alone is a health benefit. ...Read more

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What is good to eat before a football practice/game?

What is good to eat before a football practice/game?

Carbs before games: You would want to eat a high carbohydrate (c) meal before any athletic competition. C's are a good source of energy which your muscles will need during the work out they get during competition. Depending on how vigorous your activity is, you will likely not gain weight from your c intake. ...Read more

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What can I do to improve speed and strength for football?

What can I do to improve speed and strength for football?

Strengthtraining: Strength training for football depends on your position played, age, development, and where you are now. Off season, you want to increase strength, size, and power.

I'd include bench, squat, clean/jerk, snatch, and medicine ball work. Work on core strength.

For explosive ability and speed, include plyometrics and ballistics. ...Read more

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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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What is the best food to eat after a football match? Thank you

What is the best food to eat after a football match? Thank you

Soccer: Anything the athlete wants. Not sure why you need to ask the doctor this question. Doctors should not be the ones to tell you how to live your lives. Athletes need more calories, especially after a match. But, hydration is just as important as well. ...Read more

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Pain during my football games. How long does endocet stay in your system?

Pain during my football games. How long does endocet stay in your system?

Many days: If you are a football player (and 41 is a tad old for that), and you are being drug-tested, hydrocodone will stay in urine for 2-3 days, depending on how much you took how often for how long. It can be as much as 5 days with higher doses and more sensitive testing. If you are using it by prescription, testing shouldn't matter. If not, STOP and get help stopping if you need it. ...Read more

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I have back spasms, and I was wondering, how long I should sit out for football?

I have back spasms, and I was wondering, how long I should sit out for football?

Variable: Back spasms can follow a straining injury, after lifting/twisting or with impact to back area. Ideally, they will resolve with rest, massage, heat or cold and motrin. Sometimes back injections are needed to bring severe pain under control. ...Read more

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What are the most rabid football fans those without much else going for them in life?

What are the most rabid football fans those without much else going for them in life?

Answered it yourself: My hope is that you will be grateful for the things that make your own life rich and happy and enable you to find peace and real warmth in a world where so many people lead empty lives. Let others profit by yours gentle example without being openly critical of others. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Fave football player has a partial torn rotator cup, is that something that can tear more?

Fave football player has a partial torn rotator cup, is that something that can tear more?

Yes: Many rotator cuff tears can increase in size. However, many partial tears can remain the same size indefinitely. Many throwing athletes have partial tears that are physiologic (or normal for their sport). Many pitchers, for example, develop small partial tears that become part of the way their shoulders work and do not need to be repaired. ...Read more

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I cleanly broke my fibula last night in a football game. How long will it take to be back at one hundred percent?

I cleanly broke my fibula last night in a football game. How long will it take to be back at one hundred percent?

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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I bent my back really far back while making a tackle in football and now it hurts to bends backwards, what is wrong?

I bent my back really far back while making a tackle in football and now it hurts to bends backwards, what is wrong?

Likely strain: Small muscle strain or ligament tear. If you are not having weakness/tingling below the injury, then this is most likely. Alternate warm/cool compress. Continue to stretch and be as active as possible. Consult your trainer, but practice should most likely be continued. Ibuprofen/Tylenol may help with post-practice pain. Good luck! ...Read more

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My son just started football practices a week ago and he is complaining about pain in his ankles. What could be thereason?

My son just started football practices a week ago and he is complaining about pain in his ankles. What could be thereason?

Get him checked: It's important that you bring him in to a foot and ankle specialist to examine. You don't want him to continue with him being in discomfort, it can cause long term problems if not addressed. Talk also to the school's athletic trainer and many times they can coordinate care with the doctor. ...Read more

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