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Sports Injury

Injury during sports activities are quite common. Teeth fracture, sprain, strain, greenstick or stress fracture, injury to the spine, concussion, ligament injury, bruise, muscle tear, torn tendons and ligaments, frostbite, abrasions, and laceration are kinds of injuries in sports. Using protective gear, being careful, and performing adequate warm-up sessions are essential to prevent such injuries. A first aid team and kit near sports events and training sessions are necessary to prevent further complications of injured sportspersons.

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How can the muscle pain in fibula be cured?

Query: Hello doctor,Last week, I went to play basketball for 3 to 4 days and after playing, there was muscle pain in the fibula part of the leg. And if I take one day rest, and again go to play, then again the pain resumes. Please suggest me some cure.  Read Full »

Jay Indravadan Patel

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As this pain looks to be more of muscle fatigue. As the fatigue is going to set in because of a less muscular part in the leg region. Mostly the anterior portion of the leg pains which is the fascia pain. You can use icing to reduce the pain. For having good sports f...  Read Full »

Is there a possibility to get a complete cure of sports injury?

Query: Hi doctor, Two years ago, I felt a pop while playing football. My physiotherapist said I have torn my cartilage and so, he advised me to take rest. It felt good. After 18 months, when I played football again for half an hour, I felt the pain. So, I visited a different physiotherapist, and he advised...  Read Full »

Jay Indravadan Patel

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for providing a brief history. As you had this injury persisting for 2 years now, I will advise getting a proper examination with the physiotherapist you have been seeing for now and provide me the reports. Because the muscles must have got weaker an...  Read Full »

How can I manage burning pain in calves after exercising?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a constant problem with my calves whenever I do exercise, or even walk up the stairs. I am a keen field hockey player and can run very fast in short bursts, however, within five or so minutes my calves burn even though I do not feel tired. When I massage my calves, they also hurt ...  Read Full »

Jay Indravadan Patel

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As you mentioned about the calf muscle pain, this should be related to the footwear you been using. Are you having a flat foot? Also, what type of shoe you are using. As any shoe being used in sports should be flexible and also should be having good material. The har...  Read Full »

There is no movement in toe after foot injury while playing. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, Injured foot in football four days back, badly bruised, very little pain but now have no movement in the fourth toe.  Read Full »

Jay Indravadan Patel

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Sorry to hear about the injury. The first thing you should do now is to take an X-ray for a safety case. Ignoring cannot be beneficial. Usually, the fracture is uncommon but still have to take an X-ray to rule out any fracture possibility. Also, for now, do icing and...  Read Full »

What is causing the tightness and irritation in my lower legs?

Query: Hello doctor, I have chronic pain at the semimembranosus insertion points in both legs. I have had this for nearly 18 months. I am a runner who over-pronates. More recently I have had tightness and hyper irritation in my lower legs - shins, and calves. I have had a lumbar MRI for a bulging disc whic...  Read Full »

Jani Hemang Sudhakarbhai

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have understood your concern about the pain in the lower leg, semimembranosus. See, semimembranosus is the muscle of lateral hamstring. If you feel pain exactly at the tendon of it, our treatment will be different, like ultrasound therapy. As you mentioned you are...  Read Full »

Why do I have pain in leg on moving my foot up and down?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 19-year-old male. I was playing basketball with my friend and his knee went hard into the lower outside of my lower left calf. After that, it began to hurt and now it has been about six hours and I struggle to put weight on it. It sends pain down into my foot and ankle and movin...  Read Full »

K. Thomas Jefferson

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Start applying cold pack in the place where it hurts. Avoid weight bearing on the injured leg. Weight bearing will aggravate the injury to become more. Avoid movements in the left ankle joint. You might have injured several tissues when you got hit by your friend's knee...  Read Full »

Why is my shoulder not rotating fully?

Query: Hello doctor,I have been suffering from shoulder rotation and mobility issues when I play sports. When I throw a ball, my shoulder is not fully rotating. It is mostly the external rotation of my shoulder.  Read Full »

Sreenivasa Rao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your shoulder mobility issue could be mainly due to flexibility and stability issues associated with the shoulder girdle. This could be more pronounced, especially playing a sport involving throwing, as the flexibility is always compromised due to stability and more...  Read Full »

Why does my left arm keep twitching?

Query: Hello doctor, Recently, I have been playing quite a lot of sports. However, my left bicep seems to be going into spasm or twitching. There is no pain, but I cannot stop it. Please help. It is only on my left arm.  Read Full »

Nalia Raja Rajeshwar Rao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through the entire history of yours and my findings and suggestions are as follows: Muscle twitching is a common scenario in people playing sports, especially if you do strengthening exercises. You mentioned that you play sports, but I am not sure which...  Read Full »

I hurt my left ankle after playing a sport and it is not healing. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I got a wound on my left ankle two weeks ago, while playing kabaddi and it is not getting cured. I did the basic first aid but still, there is no improvement. Please give me the reason and suggestion.  Read Full »

Shah Krishna Sunil

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I would like you to describe your wound, whether it is an open wound or a closed wound with swelling and blood clots. Have you gone for an X-Ray or MRI? Did you experience any twisting in your ankle while getting injured? If it is an open wound, you will have to do ...  Read Full »

Did I damage my ligament while playing football?

Query: Hi doctor, I was just playing football and got stamped on rather severely. I always get studded, but this one is much worse than the rest. The top side of my foot and a bit to the right has large swelling and pain. Is there any ligament damage? I hope not as it was only the first game of the season....  Read Full »

Shakti Mishra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I think it might be a grade 3 strain and there is no such tear of ligament. But, it is always good to get confirmation about it. Have an x-ray as soon as possible. You can follow the mentioned points to reduce pain and swelling. Have a pillow under the affected ankle (two...  Read Full »

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