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Dr. Ples Latson Kujawa, MD

Sports Medicine Specialist

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36 years Experience
Dr. Ples Latson Kujawa, MD
  • San Antonio, TX
  • Univ of Tx Med Sch At San Antonio, San Antonio Tx
  • Accepting new patients

I have sore knees from running. Will ice compression help?

For sure ice and compression for the acute symptoms. A non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (Advil, Aleve) also or an alternative anti-inflammatory. Big question is, what is causing READ MORE
For sure ice and compression for the acute symptoms. A non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (Advil, Aleve) also or an alternative anti-inflammatory.
Big question is, what is causing it? Arthritis? Meniscus tear?
Also, consider running shoes. They should be in good condition and a proper balanced fit for your foot.

How long should I wait before eating after finishing a game?

No set answer here. Just when you feel comfortable enough to eat something and are okay with fluids.

My husband has a sharp pain in his feet from playing football. What can he do?

First thought is shoes. Football cleats generally have little arch support. Consider adding an arch support. Can be found in any decent running store. Take football shoes and fit READ MORE
First thought is shoes. Football cleats generally have little arch support. Consider adding an arch support. Can be found in any decent running store. Take football shoes and fit support inside. Other options may be a locked up joint in the foot. A proper manipulation by an experienced manipulative PT or possibly a chiropractor. Options past that would be to consider degenerative changes.

While swimming I hit my head on the wall. What should I do?

As long as you are thinking, seeing, and otherwise feeling okay, there's nothing to do except be careful next time.

How can I treat cramps while running?

Most likely shoes and arch supports are the problem. This is dependent on how Your foot is shaped, thus I am at some disadvantage here. That said, I would take Your running shoes READ MORE
Most likely shoes and arch supports are the problem. This is dependent on how Your foot is shaped, thus I am at some disadvantage here.
That said, I would take Your running shoes and go to a legitimate running store. In San Antonio, I prefer Fleetfeet.
Other less likely less causes would be back / nerve issues, medical conditions or exercise induced compartment syndrome where muscles are not receiving enough blood flow due to swelling.

What does sports rehabilitation include?

Rather general term this one, however sports specific rehab will typically focus on what is needed specifically for that sport in line with the injury. I tend to obviously focus READ MORE
Rather general term this one, however sports specific rehab will typically focus on what is needed specifically for that sport in line with the injury.
I tend to obviously focus on the specific injury, but on the whole person as well for a proper return to activity with less chance of re injury.

Should PT be recommended in any sport for any age?

Maybe. A really skilled PT who can accurately asses muscle balance and strength would have some benefit. That PT is one of a few, however. Having said that, muscle or alignment READ MORE
Maybe. A really skilled PT who can accurately asses muscle balance and strength would have some benefit. That PT is one of a few, however. Having said that, muscle or alignment imbalance, if detected early and corrected, would be helpful with preventing injuries. Mostly, I would suggest that you always compete within your limits.

My son complains of headache after playing sports. What could be the reason?

First best option is that he is getting dehydrated. A neck locked joint (facet joint) can give symptoms as well. These would tend to be on one side for the most part. Rarely, READ MORE
First best option is that he is getting dehydrated. A neck locked joint (facet joint) can give symptoms as well. These would tend to be on one side for the most part.
Rarely, more severe or worrisome conditions could cause such.

Is it okay to exercise with mild knee pain?

Absolutely! I would, however, suggest smooth, in-control activities rather than heavy impact ones. Avoid sharp or worsening pain. Make sure he is in a solid, stable shoe. Generally READ MORE
Absolutely! I would, however, suggest smooth, in-control activities rather than heavy impact ones. Avoid sharp or worsening pain. Make sure he is in a solid, stable shoe.
Generally speaking, motion and strength far outweigh the problems of a weak knee.

I got hit in the nose by a ball, pretty badly. What should I do?

Sure could be. It's not dangerous as long as there is not a hematoma or blood clot against the cartilage or soft part of the nose.

Is it advisable to wear knee pads while running?

Knee pads are only if one would be kneeling or otherwise putting direct pressure upon the knees. By far, the best thing for knees in runners is a very stable, balanced shoe. If READ MORE
Knee pads are only if one would be kneeling or otherwise putting direct pressure upon the knees. By far, the best thing for knees in runners is a very stable, balanced shoe. If one's foot "wobbles" around, it causes the knee to twist side to side. Knees do not like twisting side to side.

How can I increase my daughter's muscle strength?

Really cannot actually strengthen a 5-year-old girl. Hormones and such just are not available yet. What is very important, however, is not to overly focus on a single specific READ MORE
Really cannot actually strengthen a 5-year-old girl. Hormones and such just are not available yet. What is very important, however, is not to overly focus on a single specific sport so young. Multiple sports and skills, thus "cross training" so she is well-balanced with all of her skills is the best way to develop a well-balanced, safe athlete.