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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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Will my jaw swelling from a skiing injury go off with drugs?

Query: Hello doctor,I met with an accident and hit my jaw while skiing yesterday. I have a headache, and my cheek or jaw is still very swollen. I can chew normally but cannot open my mouth wide while yawning. I consulted a dentist for minor teeth chipping, and they did an X-ray. The dentist said that he co...  Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Gayakwad

Answer: Hello, Welcome to From the attached images (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), I can see that you suffer from contusion of the soft tissue around the jaw with a sprain in the temporomandibular joint ligaments. You do not have any bone injury because you can chew f...  Read Full »

I have sharp neck pain after a fall. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I fell to the ground landing on my neck and head area while playing a sports match. Since then, I have had a dull ache. When I move my neck, I get a sharp pain that worsens in the evening. I struggle to move my neck to the right and experience the most pain on the right side. Please h...  Read Full »

Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. By your history and description, the possibility of musculoskeletal pain is more likely. So, I suggest you take a painkiller like Paracetamol (analgesic). Apply a warm water pad and ice packs on the affected are...  Read Full »

I injured my finger while playing football. It is swollen and bruised with no pain. Please suggest some home remedies.

Query: Hi doctor, Yesterday, while playing football I injured my finger. Now it is swollen and bruised, but it does not hurt. What should I do? Please suggest me an at-home remedy. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. I would suggest you do an X-ray of your hand once to check if there was any injury to the bone and ligament. Because in the picture (attachment removed to protect the patient’s identity) it looks like there is a sever...  Read Full »

I am suffering from an anterior talofibular ligament tear. Is it safe to continue playing sports with this injury?

Query: Hello doctor, Can you provide information on a full-thickness tear of the ATFL (anterior talofibular ligament)? Additionally, I would like to know if it is safe for me to continue playing sports with this injury and what is the typical healing timeline?. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Ahmed Aly Hassan Mahmoud

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I understand your concern. In the case of a full tear of the anterior talofibular ligament (ATFL), it typically requires a longer time to heal. Conservative treatment for approximately six weeks is often recommended to reduce the need for s...  Read Full »

I am a boxer and practice Krav Maga and I have sharp pain on touching a point of my middle knuckle. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, When I directly touch the point of my middle knuckle I feel a sharp pain. I should make inform you that I box and practice Krav Maga, and this pain started the next morning after an evening session of training moreover that night I felt no pain whatsoever. The pain is only on the direc...  Read Full »

Dr. Sharoff Lokesh Mohan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. This can be due to sports injury to the head of the third metacarpal bone, or injury to the tendon. You need to do an X-ray of the affected hand - AP oblique view. I would like to suggest you stop boxing till you get th...  Read Full »

I got a sprain in my ankle while playing soccer. Kindly help.

Query: Hi, I sprained my ankle while playing soccer. The ball hit the outside of my foot, causing my ankle to turn inward, and it popped few times. I also landed on it sideways in the same position. They took me to the hospital, where they told it was a moderate sprain. At first, it hurt to walk, but it di...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It isvery unlikely to be dislocated. The ankle joint is a very stable joint, and it will not be dislocated. And, the major fracture would have been much painful, and there would have been an inability to walk. So do not worry, I think it is just a feeling, not an actu...  Read Full »

My knee hurts on making movements after a sudden jerk while playing football. Please help.

Query: Hello, Yesterday while playing football, my right knee twisted outwards due to a sudden jerk. As a result, I have pain in the inner side of my right knee (MCL region). I have pain and difficulty in walking or making movements. But my knee is fully mobile and can function properly if I move slowly. W...  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. The knee may be fine, and there is only a grade 1 or 2 strain of the medial collateral ligament (MCL). If you do not have knee joint swelling, the knee does not buckle or give way, and you feel confident that the knee is strong enough, you can...  Read Full »

What is the possible treatment for a rib injury after a fall?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been suffering a sports injury following a fall. I suspect it to be a combination of muscle strain and separated false rib cartilage that has slipped up behind another rib only on my right side. I also noticed a visible lump on my right chest wall when my ribs are contracted or ...  Read Full »

Dr. Anuj Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Kindly add more about the following; 1. What is your age? 2. When did this injury happen? 3. Has your pain reduced since the injury? Also, please attach the X-rays to analyze the condition better. Revert with th...  Read Full »

What causes the jammed finger unable to bend even after putting braces?

Query: Hello doctor, I jammed my finger two months ago while playing flag football. I cannot bend the tip of my ring finger even after putting it in braces and constantly icing it. It is still swollen, the amount of swelling went down very little since the time of injury.  Read Full »

Dr. Saseendar. S

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand you had direct injury to your ring finger two months back, and that you are not able to bend your finger even after two months. However, I need you to answer a few questions, So I can help you. What is your age? Was an X-ray taken for your finger? Are yo...  Read Full »

My sister suffers from severe back pain. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, I am posting this query for my sister. She is 13 years old. Her lower back hurts at the spine and it feels like some kind of pulsating. It started hurting a couple of weeks ago; however, it was not constant. But, this weekend it has been more constant and hurts almost every time. It hu...  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 1. I am an athlete and I had suffered the same twice so I can understand the kind of pain your sister is going through. 2. It is the kind of pain that keeps irritating all the while and increases when you bend forwards. 3. Complete bed rest is advisable for at least tw...  Read Full »

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