Sorry for the slow reply, but now 4 days later I hope he is improving. Closed head injuries are a major issue in sports particularly with children. Concussion is what we call a closed head injury and managing patients both in the initial post injury period and the ensuing days to weeks can be challenging. Obviously if his symptoms progressed or worsened I hope you took him in for an evaluation. As for post concussive symptoms. Headache, concentration problems, dizziness, sleepiness, and a whole bunch more are all symptoms that can be present. For how long is very individual. People need to be symptom free at rest before the begin resuming ANY exercise program or sporting activity. This is even more important in kids as they are still developing their brains. There are more and more docs now who specialize in both concussion management and helping getting people back to normal activity. If your son is still symptomatic I would get him seen by a local sports medicine doc who is knowledgeable in concussion.View Thread
Could be a tendonitis or a ligament strain. Hard to say from you description however from what you have described it is unlikely you will end up in a cast for your trip. Get a doc to take a look so you can play freely on your vacation.View Thread
Not likely dying but in need of a little more investigation maybe. With a resting HR in the 80's if your max HR is 200 140 might be pretty low intensity especially if you are not very fit right now. However, I am always weary of the "panic attack" diagnosis. You could have palpitations from any variety of reasons including thyroid problems, benign valve prolapse, underlying arrythimia, from some medication you are taking or from a much longer list of possible etiologies. Get an ECG and a proper evaluation t make sure you are safe for aerobic high intensity exercise.View Thread
Tread Carefully here. Tennis is a common cause of achilles tears. Go get this looked at. If you have a tear and puch back too quickly you may take a simple injury and make it a lot more complicated.View Thread
if the pain is in the front you may well have strained a quad but without knowing more about severity and degree of disability it would be impossible to tell you how long it will take to rehab this.View Thread
Adhesive capsulitis need more aggressive treatment. We typically inject the joint the push into PT, sometimes a surgeon will take you to the OR and do a manipulation under anesthesia to break up the adhesions and get your shoulder moving.
As for the nodule, we used to think these were fluid, muscle etc but with musculoskeletal ultrasound it appears that these may be tendonitis of the insertion of the deltoid muscle and they respond very well to a accurately placed steroid injection.View Thread
There are a variety of bones that could be injured in your hand and despite common lore you cannot separate out broke from not broke based on how much it hurts. If it is an intra-articular fracture that could be fixed and you wait, you risk long term joint pain and disability.View Thread
An MRI will answer this. ACL tears can be seen on MRI as can bone injury. At 13 he could have injured the bone at the growth plate, the ACL or other intra-articular structures. Treatment varies depending on what he injured. If it is only the bone he will be back much sooner than if he tore his ACL, particularly if it gets reconstructed.View Thread
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