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When can I play football again after treatment for hand dislocation?

When can I play football again after treatment for hand dislocation?

Depends on the joint: "hand dislocation" is not specific enough to give you a definitive answer. The most common dislocation is of the middle joint of the finger. If it is a dislocation with no fracture and is stable after it is put back in place, then you can often resume sports with the injured finger "buddy" taped to the adjacent finger. If you have a more severe injury, it may take longer to return to sports. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Deberardino
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Dislocation (Definition)

Dislocation is a condition in which a bone has come out of place from a joint, usually due to a sports injury, a fall, a bike/car accident, or a birth defect. The dislocated joint can have its out-of-place bone put back into proper position, but further treatment may be needed ...Read more


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What to do if i hurt my hand playing football earlier and i can't clinch my fist now. Any ideas?

What to do if i hurt my hand playing football earlier and i can't clinch my fist now. Any ideas?

Family Medicine: I always think it is best to start in medicine with your family physician. This common problem is seen in every community where primary care medicine exists. I think you need to be seen and it may be easiest to contact your family physician first. ...Read more

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I think i broke my hand playing football about a month ago. What should I do?

I think i broke my hand playing football about a month ago. What should I do?

See your doctor: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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I was playing football and I was in goal and someone hit the ball at my left hand and my wrist bent back?

I was playing football and I was in goal and someone hit the ball at my left hand and my wrist bent back?

Wrist: Your wrist was hyperextended. If you have any pain ice it up and you might use an ace bandage or wrist brace. If you are in pain that doesn't improve see your doctor for an x ray to rule out a fractured wrist ...Read more

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Swollen palm son played football - swollen palm

Swollen palm son played football - swollen palm

If : If this occurred with sports then it would be reasonable to go get an x-ray, particularly if he has any pain, decreased range of motion (movement) than expected, or if there is warmth or redness to the area. ...Read more

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Hello!!! My foot got kicked while playing football and my toes are swollen and broozed??? What will help reduce the pain and cure it in home???

Hello!!! My foot got kicked while playing football and my toes are swollen and broozed??? What will help reduce the pain and cure it in home???

Ice and elevate: RICE therapy: rest, ice, elevation and compression. Also over the counter anti inflammatories such as ibuprofen can help. But I recommend you see a foot specialist for an xray to be sure you didn't break a bone. ...Read more

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What kind of treatment can I expect for a herniated disc at t7, and will I still be able to play football?

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

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When can I play football after a torn ACL and meniscus ?

When can  I play football after  a torn ACL and meniscus ?

It's Possible: After any surgery, it takes time to heal from it. Most people with ACL repair surgeries will take 3-4 months to feel like the knee feels stable and stronger as the graft sets in. Obviously following your doctor's orders are key and when rehab starts follow it to a T. You will do just fine. If you are concerned talk to your doctor. If surgery not planned consider Regenexx Stem Cell Therapies. ...Read more

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