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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I have pinching at the front of my hip when getting into a deep squat position. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, Just to give you a bit of a background, I am a young male who is heavily involved in sports. Several months ago, I noticed my left (non-dominant side) hip internal rotation is very low or practically non-existent. I also noticed pinching at the front of my hip when getting into a deep ...  Read Full »


Shakti Mishra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is not possible to come to any conclusion without a proof. You need to do an X-ray of the hip and pelvic joint. There might be anterior tilting of the pelvis because of which movement of the hip joint is restricted during internal rotation. In that case, it will ge...  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 icliniq.com. I saw the photo that you have attached (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I think it might be grade 3 strain and there is no such tear of ligament. But, it is always good to get confirmed about it. Have an x-ray as soon as possible. You can follow the menti...  Read Full »

Why does my left arm keep twitching?

Query: Hello doctor,  Recently, I have been playing quite a lot of sport. However, my left bicep seems to be going into spasm or is 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 icliniq.com. 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 on...  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 icliniq.com. 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 »

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 Ihave torn my cartilage and so, he advised me to take rest. It felt good. After 18 months, when I played football again for some half an hour, I felt the pain. So, I visited a different physiotherapist, and he advi...  Read Full »


Jay Indravadan Patel

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

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 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 icliniq.com. 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 a good sports...  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 icliniq.com. 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 »

Why is my shoulder not rotating fully?

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


Sreenivasa Rao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 involved in throwing, as the flexibility is always compromised due to stability and mo...  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 which...  Read Full »


Hemang Sudhakarbhai Jani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 movi...  Read Full »


Thomas Jefferson K

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

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