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Why Does My Forearm Hurt When I Play Basketball
My arm was pulled back playing basketball and my shoulder still hurts after two months. What should I do?
Labral injury: If your shoulder is still hurting after 2 months, you should be evaluated by your physician. A good physical exam should be able to determine if there is a serious injury. Based on the exam either more test may be required (MRI) or treatment can be rendered. The most common injury is a torn labrum with mechanism you described. ...Read more
Have ortho exam...:
You could have a simple muscle strain, or this could be pain coming from your shoulder. Many times a rotator cuff injury can cause pain radiating into the upper arm. If the pain persist, or symptoms increase please consult with an orthopedic to help you figure out exactly what is going on and your best plan of care for this pain.
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Probable overuse: The musculo-skeletal symptoms are likely due to overuse and you may wish to pace yourself. ...Read more
After playing basketball, my arm hurts from my fingertips up to my elbow. Does this sound serious?
Not normal: Maybe not "serious", but not normal and worth getting checked out. ...Read more
I was playing basketball today and my thumb went back toward my arm! And now my palm near my thumb hurts a lot. Injury?
Twitching arches of foot, quad. Floaters in eyes \u0026#40;just noticed\u0026#41; tingling, anxiety? Light cramps in forearm. Doctor google has me freaked out? I play basketball and no change help!
What to do if I have chest pain or anything my left arm is pretty weak. Cuz I'm right handed I play basketball once a week and I do have chest pain light ones?
Chest pain: This question, and the issues it might be are very complicated. You should see your doctor for evaluation. If this is an acute issue you might want to go to the emergency room at the hospital. ...Read more
I play basketball. My shoulder hurts when I pass, etc. Pushups are extremely painful. It's been about two weeks.?
You may want to rest: For a while but if pain persists I would recommend you see an orthopedist who specializes in shoulders. ...Read more
Can I use crutches for osgood schlatters disease. I play basketball and it hurts when I play. And I am in swimming &it hurts when I kick on kickboar?
Yes: You should back off to the point were it does not hurt. Crutches or a brace may be necessary. Continuing to play through pain may result in a disasterous fracture. Take heed, you are smart to ask. Once walking doesn't hurt than you may try to jog. Once that doesn't hurt then try to run. Really should consult with an orthopaedist. ...Read more
Not playing would be: The best advice as otherwise you are reinjuring it again & again. If you do have to play, then do check with your local Orthopod and Some Taping could be done to the affected area to give you some relief, which unfortunately will last only till some one bumps into that area or you hit it with your own hand or elbow. ...Read more
Get a good brace: Many patients have consistent ankle sprains throughout their lives...I recommend a supportive ankle brace that you can wear during rehab and when playing basketball once this sprain has healed. Make sure to stay off from it as much as possible, elevate, ice and use a topical natural anti-inflammatory. ...Read more
What do you recommend if I have had a ganglion cyst for 2 years and it's rock solid but small and hurts when I play basketball?
See a surgeon: You need to consult a surgeon in person to discuss options. ...Read more
I've had a ganglion cyst for 2 years and it's rock solid but small and hurts when I play basketball. Should I get it taken out?
You may want to: Get it looked at first. Some mistake a carpal boss or a small boney prominence for a ganglion. Other times a small cystic fluid filled structure is not a ganglion but a foreign body, an inclison cyst, a fibroma and evena giant cell tumor. Just because it is int he location of a ganglion doesn't mean ot is and if it is a ganglion for sure then it may not need tob e takenout unless it bothers you. ...Read more
I have osgood schlatters and it really is bothering me. I play basketball and it hurts really bad when I run. Can I use crutches?
Rest, ice, NSAID: Rest, ice, and antiinflammatories are the key for this syndrome. Your growth plates are not fully mature and you will have symptoms until they do. You have to learn how to manage your symptoms. Continue to strengthen and stretch your quads and hamstrings. Work on your balance and avoid (at all cost) hitting the front of your knees. Ouch! ...Read more
Probably.: There are lots of causes of ankle pain, but most problems are made worse by movement of the joint. If playing basketball increases your pain, wearing an ankle brace would be a very good idea. If you're truly injured, however, time off to rest and recover would be best, with the ankle brace used as support in future to prevent the injury from recurring. ...Read more
My knee hurts and is kind of stiff when I walk and play basketball. It hurts to bend and I have to straighten it slowly. What could it be?
Knee overuse issues: Strengthening the hips, knees, and ankles will often make it easier to play without pain. A good thing to do is see one's doctor, who may refer one to a physical therapist if needed. A patient can also get exercises off the internet. Be sure to have well fitting shoes, proper arch support, and exercise on a flat surface. Anterior knee pains and knee stiffness happen to many athletic teens. ...Read more
My right knee is like stiff and kind of hurts by not really when I walk and play basketball. It's like that most of the time. What could it be?
Many possibilities: There are many causes for knee stiffness/pain. If you play a lot of basketball you may have sprained one of your collateral ligaments, depending on where your knee hurts. If the pain is under the kneecap there is a condition called patellofemoral pain syndrome which is common in your age group. I would see your Dr or a Sports Med Dr if you play competitive basketball, before it gets worse! ...Read more
My thigh hurts almost all the time. It's a sharp pain and dull and achy. Coach said stretch, ice, and heat. What could it be? I play basketball.
Muscle strain: It looks not serious. Do what the coach told ...Read more
My foot hurts along. Side of KY foot and when I sit down I have more pain all around my foot? I play basketball but I don't remember every falling onit
Side of the foot: Pain is often either tendonous pain, i.E related to the peroneal muscles, or possibly neuritis of the sural nerve, or possibly fracture of the 5th metatarsal. A good clinical exam and history can help differentiate. See a podiatrist, who may also decide on getting x-rays depending on their clinical suspicion. ...Read more
Sprained my ankle like 2 to 3 months ago still a little swollen I could still play basketball but it's weak any little tweak & and it hurts is there a?
I am a healthy 16 year old girl and I active play basketball. But when weather changes my knees hurt and happening more often. What is it?
I rolled on my leftfoot playing basketball and the left side of it hurts right bellow my ankle and its swollen?
Sprain vs. Fracture: More than likely you have sustained an ankle sprain. A fracture is less likely. If you have bony tenderness or are unable to walk and bear weight on the injured foot, you may have a fracture. Sprains will swell but respond quickly to rest, ice, compression, an elevation (rice therapy). If you think you may have a fracture, you need to contact your physician to arrange an expeditious evaluation. ...Read more
My 17 yo son was hit in his private 2 weeks ago playing basketball. He said it still hurts. He said it's not swollen. Should it still hurt him.
Should be better....: ...If it was just a minor bruise. He needs to be seen by his pediatrician or family doctor to make sure he does not have a more significant injury or something else unrelated to the injury. ...Read more
My son is 13 and hit his head hard against a wall playing basketball. Is this serious as he has no symptoms and only has a lump that hurts when touch.
Keep watch x24 hours: Fortunately the brain fits more solidly inside the skull of a 13 y/o comparing to a 73 etc... So often bumping head against hard surface causes a big bruise/bump which will resolve. Since he has no other symptom, he should be ok. But, I would keep an eye on him--if has increasing headache, nausea/vomiting, dizziness over next 24 hrs, contact doc asap. Otherwise, he should do well. Good luck. ...Read more
My knee gave out and now it's in constant pain, is stiff, and keeps giving out. What did I do to it? I was playing basketball and I must have landed on it wrong because I got a sudden pain and my knee gave out and I fell. Now it is super stiff and it hurt
I think my 2nd toe is broken. I hurt it playing basketball when I landed on it weird. It didn't hurt too bad when it happened. It was tolerable pain. Last night the toe looked normal so I didn't think anything of it but now the toe is noticeably swollen co
If it just the toe that is swollen and painful you probably have either sprained the toe or broken one of the small bones there.
If there is pain at the base of the toe, where it joins the rest of the foot, I would suggest going to a Podiatrist as a fracture in this area may need medical attention and possible X-rays to check for a break and misalignment. ...Read more
Yes: First of all, if the injury was more than a week ago, get an X ray to be sure it isn't broken. Other than that, buddy tape it to the finger next to it, and when you are not doing activities, be sure to ice, elevate, and rest it. The pain should go away before too long. Hope this helps! ...Read more