Ouch - I had cramps in my legs when I was pregnant at night - it was a horrible way to wake up!
An article from our Pain Management Center on muscle spasms, cramps, and charley horses reports that: In most cases, self-care measures are sufficient for dealing with muscle cramps, which typically go away within minutes. But if you experience them frequently or for no apparent reason, you should speak to your doctor. They could signal a medical problem that requires treatment.
Click the link above to read about causes and treatment. I think a call to your primary care physician could determine if a specialist is needed.
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This is absolutely a question for your doctor. Please check in with him about the possibility of playing this season. As the starting quarterback, I'm sure you are eager to get back on the field. I bet your team wants you back too! But please take the proper recovery time to heal so you can avoid future problems.
The good news is that with proper immobilization of the broken bones and good follow-up with a hand specialist, most people with a boxer's fracture have a good prognosis . Some will require physical therapy after the splint is removed because the muscles become weakened from not being used.
On page 4 of this article is information on when follow-up should occur and how to prevent future fractures: Boxers Fracture
Best of luck to you! I hope the rest of your year is injury free!
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As a family friend, you may not know details of her injury so the treament might seem extreme to you. However, every concussion is different - and treatment varies case to case. Here is some information:
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