Sports Injury Questions

Since 2007, Sports Injury Info has provided answers to general sports injury questions, and a community for Sports Injury Info visitors to find and communicate with others suffering from similar injuries. There are over 500 questions, answers, stories, and injuries submitted to the site. Chances are, your question may already be here.

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Unfortunately, I am no longer able to keep up with the volume of visitor submitted questions, and have been forced to stop accepting new submissions.

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  • Knee Questions
    This section is dedicated to questions about the knee. If you are looking for answers about your knee injury, this is the best place to start. Included are general questions about knee injuries

  • Patella Femoral Syndrome Questions
    Dedicated to questions relating to patella femoral syndrome - treatment, rehab, prevention, and diagnosis. Also includes questions about surgical procedures like lateral release, arthroscopy for chondromalacia, and others.

  • Knee Ligament Questions
    Questions about the ACL, MCL, PCL, and LCL - treatment, prevention, diagnosis, and surgery.

  • Ankle / Foot Questions
    From ankle sprains and fractures to tendonitis and surgery, this is the place to for your ankle and foot questions.

  • Shoulder Questions
    Includes questions about shoulder dislocations, rotator cuff tears, shoulder surgery, and all other shoulder injuries.

  • Hip / Back Questions
    Hip flexor injury, hamstring strains, and many other injuries are all included in the hip questions section of the site.

  • Elbow / Wrist / Hand Questions
    Find questions about the elbow, wrist, and hands.

Other Questions and Answers

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2 weeks post-op, knee feels unstable 
I had ACL reconstruction and a meniscectomy on December 4th 2009, today about two weeks after surgery my knee still feels as unstable as it did prior to …

how long until i can walk normally 
First, thank you for taking the time to answer so many questions throughout the world, its a very kind act and whether you believe in God or whatever I'm …

Post -ACL Surgery Band of Tightness Below Kneecap 
I injured my knee August 2009 while playing soccer. I am 54 years old but was very active and fit. I had ACL surgery using an autologous hamstring graft …

should i fix a complete acl tear 
I am 48 years old, I injured my ACL about 5 years ago, down hill skiing. I finally had an MRI and it revealed a complete ACL tear. I have been functioning …

Walking after ORIF surgery, fractured distal fibula  
I broke my left distal fibula and my 3rd metatarsal on Sept 12, 2009. I then had surgery on October 2. Had to wait so long due to swelling and doctors …

My knee hurts when I tried to jump rope, I have complete ACL tear... 
I have a complete ACL tear on my left leg, got it about 6 years ago. It has never been repaired. It never hurts, only gives out sometimes when I go too …

Question - ACL Injury (medial knee pain 4 months post-op) 
Hi, I am now 4 months post op after having an ACL Hamstring reconstruction (23 April 2008). The original injury was done playing football back in 1992. …

My AC Seperation - (Football injury) 
My name is Casey McDonald and i separated my AC about 22 days ago on the 6th. I separated my shoulder in football and I had a Grade 1 or 2 my doctor said... …

Hip and Core Strengthening Exercises 
Do you have any good recommendations on hip/core strengthening exercises? My daughter is in physical therapy now and they are working on strengthening. …

Knee Possible Meniscus Detachment?? 
I was playing hockey goal and went across in the butterfly. I am a 35 year old female. I heard a popping in my knee and some pain. After this I was …

Question - Patella Femoral Syndrome (recovery, rehab, rebuild, race) 
I have just completed my first 1/2 iron man however came out with Patella Femoral and IT Band Syndrome. I have had X-rays and an MRI and have seen a …

Question - Standing Hamstring Stretch 
Reference the standing hamstring stretch posted on this site...the foot on the chair / table / couch, etc....does it matter if the toes are pointed out …

Question - Lateral Release Surgery (returning to paramedic job) 
I'm a 15 year veteran paramedic and I had a posterior horn tear in 2006. 25% of my meniscus was removed and I never felt 100% better post surgery. I was …

Question - Leg Muscle Injury 
I work out a lot, my friend says too much, but it is how I deal with stress. I have an injury that is causing significant pain, but because I NEED to work …

Question - Rehab After Ankle Sprain 
Hi! I've been reading all of your great information on ankle sprains and rehab. I fell from an 8 foot ladder a week ago. I got ice on it within 3 minutes …

when can i stand and walk after tibial fracture 
I had met with an accident 3 months back. Upper end of tibia intercondylar fracture. Was immobilized in a plaster of paris cast for 2 months. When should …

Question - Hip Pain (pain in the front of the hip) 
If I have hip pain in the front what would be the best way to see what it is? an MRI? and if I do have a hip flexor strain wouldn't it be better by now? …

Question - Loose Screw? (ACL Reconstruction) 
I am 7 months post-op (ACL Reconstruction) and am starting to train again in competitive sports. I am experiencing the "normal" pain, stiffness, etc. that …

Question - Shoulder Injury (dystonia) 
My 9 year old daughter was diagnosed last year July with Dystonia, a neurological condition that affects the muscles of the body. In her case, the condition …

How to treat recurring, long term hamstring issue? 
Three years ago, had a severly pulled/strained hamstring (discoloration, etc). Went to doctor, then did a good job of resting and rehab (professional …

Question - ACL Recovery Timeline 
I had a patella graft ACL reocnstruction 4 weeks ago. I am 41 years old. My knee flexion is 105 degrees after 4 weeks, and my knee extension was good, …

How to apply (gel) ice pack properly 
Hi, stumbled upon your site while trying to find the correct way to apply my ice pack to a persistent "shoulder" injury. I already bought a rectangular-shaped …

Question - Biceps Tenotomy (pain after surgery) 
I have had chronic right shoulder pain for 3 years due to a left shoulder fusion. I had my shoulder scoped two years ago and all they found was some significant …

A non-union of my Jones fracture 
I have had a Jones fracture since September 14, 2008 which is not healing. I was under treatment with an orthopedic foot spsecialist who took x-rays and …

Chest Injury 
I'm a 45 YO female, top physical shape (a personal trainer, boot camp instructor, fitness competitor) and have had my share of injuries in the past (i.e. …

Question - Rotator Cuff Tear (subscapularis) 
I'm 35 yrs old. Pretty good physical condition. I took a hard fall and felt pain immediately in my dominant right arm. Dr. originally diagnosed impingement …

Question - Jones Fracture after the cast (swelling) 
Hello, my question is, after 12 weeks in the cast for a jones fracture and now exactly one week since it was removed, is it common for my leg and foot …

Question - Ice pack directly on skin 
I put an ice pack directly on my arm for 20 mins. after doing physiotherapy for the tendonitis in my arm. I now have "freezer burn" marks. Will the marks …

Question - Wrist sprain 
I fell on my left wrist 6 weeks ago mountain biking. I had x-rays done by both my primary doc and a specialist. No fracture was shown, but my specialists …

Question - ACL Surgery (when can I walk without crutches?) 
I am going to get surgery on my ACL in 2-3 weeks. After the operation I know that i am going to need crutches I want to know if in 3 weeks I will be able …

Swollen ankle...one year..7 months.. 
Over a year ago I sprained my ankle. I went to the hospital got the xrays and they said it was a sprain. They said to do the normal ice it, keep elevated …

Elbow injury due to hyperextension (I think) (radial head fracture) 
While not directly a result of a sports activity, this injury may affect my recreational sporting-- golf, fishing, paddling etc. I am a 58y/o male. …

Question - Rotator Cuff Injury (pain for how long) 
Could the pain ease up in a few days after you have had extreme pain in your shoulder from a torn rotator cuff?

Frost Burn From Ice Pack 
I used a commercial ice pack with gel for about 20 minutes. I hadn't read you needed to put something between the ice pack and my leg. I now have a red …

EJ giving up soccer 
Thank you very much for putting up this site and being willing to help. More than trying to get free advice, I'm trying to get some hope for my injury. …

Question - Injuries (Importance of Rehab) 
What is the importance of going to rehab after a sports injury?


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