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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. For more info: http://drmarkgalland.Com/category/shoulde. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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.
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