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What Kind Of A Shoe Does A Football Player Wear
What kind of medicine or crime will I use when sprain knee? How many day will it better? Can I play football again if it is better?
Rest: Avoid anti-inflamatories like Motrin or aleve if there is a sprain (with instability). Wrap the knee, ice and elevate periodically. Tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain should be sufficient for the pain. Any linament (greasy and warming) can stimulate blood flow for healing. See a sports doctor if the fluid and pain persist for 1 week. You will play again when healed and strong. ...Read more
What kind of treatment can I expect for a herniated disc at t7, and will I still be able to play football?
Time: 90% of thoracic disc herniations require no treatment. Tincture of time will be the number one treatment. I noticed that you are listed as 46 years of age, so what type of football are you playing? If just flag or touch football, then you can return once your symptoms have improved, but do so gradually. Make sure you tolerate running, changing directions, catching passes, etc. Before competition. ...Read more
I'm active in sports especially football and I do wear glasses. Is lasic surgery safe for me to play football in future after the surgery?
I have small growth on the interior of my upper eye lid. I play football and wear contacts it is painless as of right now. I am scared what is it.
Well: Could be a few things. You are best to just see your doctor. Have treatment and stop worrying ...Read more
I have turf toe what's the best plate insert to insert into my shoe to help reduce the pain when playing football?
Hello, today in football at school I got kicked on my big toe by a boy wearing studded shoes my toe is pointing inwards and I can't walk on it. It is?
I'm not sure what: Your question is, but if it is: Is it broken?, I would recommend that since it appears crooked and you can't walk on it, that you see your doctor or an orthopedist, so that you can get an X-ray to check. Meanwhile, you can ice it, elevate it, and if you don't have a medical contraindication to doing so, take ibuprofen for the pain. ...Read more
Yes. Means nothing: The "body mass index" categories were never even meant to apply to individuals, and the fad for using them for individual assessment is misguided. In fact, john cena is "obese". Back in the 1990's my city tried to send all the police officers who work out for treatment for "overweight". I intervened successfully. In fact, the new studies have "overweight" folks living longer & healthier. ...Read more
I have vertigo one to two days after strenuous workouts. I was a power lifter and football player up until I was 44-years-old.?
Better be checked: See your primary doctor, a simple physical and health status exam with routine tests according to your age would be helpful, might include ECG / blood work or other studies, best wishes ...Read more
I am just 18 years old, I was a football player but something out of my control happens and I stopped and started to smoke and cant quit, any help?
Smoking: Unfortunately nicotine is very addictive. I suggest you seek help from your doctor to begin medications that will help you quit rather than assuming you can do it " cold turkey". You are 18- you have a long life ahead of you. Smoking is so very very bad for you and the longer you continue the harder it will be to quit. ...Read more
I am stressed out every day at work and my husband is a football player could we possibly conceive a baby we have been trying for a year but no luck?
Still possible: Timing sounds like an issue for you. Be sure to concentrate your efforts to get pregnant on the second week after your period starts. You should be ovulating between 10 and 14 days after the first day of your period. Having sex every other day starting day 8 and ending around day 16 will give you the greatest chances. Over 95% of couples will get pregnant during the first 2 years of "trying.". ...Read more
Why do I feel physically tired all the time? I am an ex football player so I am always active, mentally im good, not just physically. I'm always tired.
Is the def of myopathy relative or absolute? E.G. A football player who normally lifts 35lb can now only lift 8lbs after meds, but is otherwise f (x)al
Why do I have bad piles and have continuous problems with them, but never had bleeding? Football player who needs to lift. I know about fiberdiet, etc
Hemorrhoid causes: The weight lifting for athletic training is likely a contributor to your piles. Piles or hemorrhoids are similar to varicose veins in the legs, a response to venous pressure/hypertension. If you have the other factors under control, (bowel movements twice daily) then get in to see your local doc and get referral to local surgeon. You may benefit from removal of piles. Sports are important. ...Read 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
Yes.: It is extremely common, especially if you were a young football player. There is a lot of pivoting in football, as well as strain on the knees. Minor injuries occur to the meniscus (cartilage) that accumulate over time. Good quad strengthening and hamstring stretches can stabilize the knee. ...Read more
Calories wrong Issue: Measured in calorie meter (by burning food in 100% oxygen to warm water); not by eating it & totally ignores huge complex issues of how different living creatures, & humans, with different body types & activities respond to the many different molecules within carbohydrates, proteins & fats. Study: http://goo. Gl/RPGWXs, http://goo. Gl/uDGIwD, https://goo. Gl/cMVAdj, http://nusi. Org & my many answers. ...Read more
Can you still lift weights with internal piles? What about abs and squats? Football player. I need help
Yes, usually: "internal piles" come in grades 1 to 4. One and two are minor, grade 3 needs to be pushed back in and 4 stays out all the time. If you have grade 3 or 4, check with a general surgeon. For grade one or two, lifting and exercise should be fine unless they prompt bleeding. Cut back on the Ibuprofen if that happens and use fiber supplements to bulk and soften the stool. See a surgeon if that fails. ...Read more
My brother is 12y-old football player. He sometimes has trobles with heart bumps cuz they go so fast. Is this a big risk or even a risk?
Commotio cordis: This is a condition if the chest wall over the heart is traumatized. It can be risky and has occasionlt proved to be fatal. ...Read more
I'm a football player and I need to shave but when I do I get acne which is really irritating on my chin strap. What do I do?
Is it acne?: This may actually be pseudofolliculitis barbae which is managed by altering shaving technique <a href="http://www. Webmd. Com/skin-problems-and-treatments/tc/razor-bumps-topic-overview" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://www. Webmd. Com/skin-problems-and-treatments/tc/razor-bumps-topic-overview</a> if this is real acne, topical benzoyl peroxide 5% 2x/day will probably keep you clear. Best wishes an. ...Read more
I am a football player, I have a groin pain in my right thigh it has persisted for 8 months now! I've tried resting, strengthning but in vain!
Football player with internal hemmroids, discomfort. Fiber, water, diet, witch hazel hasn't helped. I need to lift, what do I do? Band surgery help?
Yes: Banding is a good first step. A small, thin rubber band is placed on the dilated vein (hemorrhoid) and the vein dies off and drys up. This works fo many people. But if you continue to have problems you will need to have them excised (cut out). Try banding 1st-- a surgeon, colorectal surgeon or even some GI specialists will do that for you. Good luck. ...Read more
My friend suffers from pain between his right leg and his lower stomach or hips from 2 months. He's a football player.
My 16 years old son has AST level of 35, Bilirubin 3.8, phosphatase level of 166. He is athletic, playing baseball, lifting, and football player.
I am a 17 years old boy who wants to be a pro football player. Would lifting weights with arms affect my growth? What about legs or abs? (now 5foot7)
Unlikely: Most males finish their linear growth at 17-18.If you entered puberty later than your friends, you may have longer, and an x-ray of your wrist would reveal this. Weight training under a qualified supervisor would be fine. You are likely done growing taller but could put on muscle mass. If preparing for soccer, this is fine, American football would be a reach for someone 5'7". ...Read more
Better to wait: Of course you could play before it heals but that would not be best for your body. If you reinjure the area this could have further consequence creating more damage, perhaps permanent. ...Read more
Senior football player with apparent muscle strain to his right lower back including some knotted up areas and fluid. Treatment?
Heat, PT, massage: Muscle knots in your back can be painful, especially if they are big and aren't going away. Some knots may cause mild discomfort, while others may affect your ability to sleep, work and move. Try further exercises, heat pat, or physical therapy/massage. If they symptoms worsen, see your physician. Http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/myofascial-pain-syndrome/basics/definition/con-20033195 ...Read more
Hello doctor I'm a regular football player since I was 8. Yesterday I played a match and I feel pain. Near back bone a muscle and also my legs?
Muscle strain?: It is common to have muscle soreness after physical activity. And guess what, the older we get, the more we feel it! At age 22, you are now entering that phase in your life. Congratulations! ...Read more
I play football for several years but I have spina bifida occulta and the last year I feel fatigue in the spine. It is my dream to become fotbal player?
Now the story: Is slightly different from your previous question. Your spina bifida occulta May or may not keep you from your dream. In the majority of cases asymptomatic spina bifida occulta has no significant impact. However, you are now reporting back issues. That changes things. Only a thorough evaluation can sort this out. ...Read more
I have bicep tendon instability, icing and stem treatments do not help. What should I do? I am a college football player and have had two surgeries on my left shoulder to repair my labrum. Now II suffer from chronic pain in the front of my shoulder and co
A young athlete such as you can have a complex problem with the shoulder and is more likely to have recurrent shoulder joint instability than older patients. While long head of the biceps tendinitis and subluxation can be painful and causing your symptoms, this should be determined by a good shoulder specialist. He/she should have a sports fellowship focusing on shoulder injuries.
If the labral tear has healed well and there is no residual shoulder instability, the biceps tendon can be treated a few ways. Injections can be quite helpful by reducing pain and inflammation. Some surgeons will do a tenotomy (cut the tendon) and let it self-determine a new length as it scars. Other surgeons will do a tenodesis and anchor the tendon in a specific location.
Most importantly, though, is assuring a stable joint as a loose shoulder can cause problems now and in the future. ...Read more