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If I have arthritis in my foot or ankle would it be smart for me to continue playing football?

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In brief: See below

Unless there is severe deformity of brittle bones, i don't see a problem.

In brief: See below

Unless there is severe deformity of brittle bones, i don't see a problem.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Dr. David Trettin
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: ? Arthritis

What kind if arthritis do u have? Post traumatic , rheumatoid.
.? And where ? This is a question that is hard to answer over the internet . See your ors for an eval. And he can guide you. If it is something you enjoy and " flag football" he/ she may say go ahead!good luck!

In brief: ? Arthritis

What kind if arthritis do u have? Post traumatic , rheumatoid.
.? And where ? This is a question that is hard to answer over the internet . See your ors for an eval. And he can guide you. If it is something you enjoy and " flag football" he/ she may say go ahead!good luck!
Dr. David Trettin
Dr. David Trettin
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In brief: Arthritis

As you can see , there are many factors to evaluate .
See your treating physician for an evaluation and consultation.

In brief: Arthritis

As you can see , there are many factors to evaluate .
See your treating physician for an evaluation and consultation.
Dr. Thomas Inwood
Dr. Thomas Inwood
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In brief: That's pretty young

...For ankle or foot arthritis.
It will only get worse with age - ask any former pro athlete. Many have had joint replacement surgery or some other reconstructive type of procedure on arthritic joints. Once the joint is destroyed, it's permanent. Are you on a collegiate scholarship? Do you plan to go pro? If not, quit playing competitively to preserve your joints.

In brief: That's pretty young

...For ankle or foot arthritis.
It will only get worse with age - ask any former pro athlete. Many have had joint replacement surgery or some other reconstructive type of procedure on arthritic joints. Once the joint is destroyed, it's permanent. Are you on a collegiate scholarship? Do you plan to go pro? If not, quit playing competitively to preserve your joints.
Dr. David Hettinger
Dr. David Hettinger
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