WHAT ARE SOME COMMON Soccer INJURIES?
Lower Extremity Injuries
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.
Overuse Lower Extremity Injuries
Shin splints (soreness in the calf), patellar tendinitis (pain in the knee), and Achilles tendinitis (pain in the back of the ankle) are some of the more common Soccer overuse conditions. Soccer players are also prone to groin pulls and thigh and calf muscle strains.
The Good News??
Most of these injuries can be prevented with a proper training program AND all of these injuries can be treated by a physical therapist.
In the state of WV you can go directly to a physical therapist without first going to your primary care doctor. What this means for you is quicker access to rehab and quicker return to play.
Good luck this season! If injury happens, please reach out ASAP for treatment.