Female soccer players are three times more likely to suffer a non-contact anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear compared with male soccer players. Several ACL injury prevention programs have been developed and are used to reduce injury risk. However, to date there is limited information on how such programs affect physical performance.
Soccer injuries are generally either acute or cumulative. Acute injuries are traumatic, often caused by a fall, blow, or collision between players. Cumulative injuries are those in which repetitive stress on a muscle, joint, or connective tissue triggers progressively worsening aches, pain, and physical impairment.
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Ankle sprain. An ankle sprain is an extremely common soccer injury. Inversion injuries (or what many people think of as rolling the ankle) can injure the ligaments on the lateral side of the ankle, causing an ankle sprain. The injury can be a mild sprain that causes the athlete to miss a few days or a week or two.
Most soccer injuries can be categorized as either traumatic injuries (getting slide tackled late, rolling an ankle, pulling a hamstring etc.) or overuse injuries (tendonitis, shin splints, stress injuries etc). Here at BIA, we can help get you “Back in Action” quicker and safer. About 42% of injuries while playing soccer come from contact with another player.
Contusions (23%) were the most prevalent TLI, followed by ligament sprain injuries (17%), growth-related injuries (16%), and functional muscle disorders (15%). Frequency, prevalence, and incidences per squad-season for injury types and injury locations were stratified by skeletal maturity status and are shown in Tables 3 and and4 4.
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Sinding Larson syndrome. Sinding-Larsen-Johansson syndrome (distal patella apophysitis). At the bottom of the patella (kneecap), where the patellar tendon inserts is a small growth plate (apophysis). Sinding-Larsen-Johansson syndrome is irritation and inflammation of this growth plate.
Sprains and strains are the most common lower extremity injuries. The severity of these injuries varies. Cartilage tears and anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) sprains in the knee are some of the more common injuries that may require surgery. Other injuries include fractures and contusions from direct blows to the body.
The injury will cause you to pull up short as you can no longer continue. Varying from micro-tears to partial tearing and complete ruptures, it is one of the most common injuries in soccer. How to Treat a Pulled Calf. The treatment for a pulled calf is the same as many of the other methods listed above.