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Most Common Soccer Injuries Exposed: Facts & Stats

Most Common Injuries Soccer EXPOSED! Facts & Stats Soccer Injury Statistics Up to of injuries are 35% caused by foul play Competition injuries accounted for 50.4% of the total, with 36% of these occurring in the last third of each half TOP5 Soccer Injuries 1. Sprains 50-80% 2. Strains 64 Percent 3. Fractures of soccer injuries affect the feet and legs Areas most commonly injured in the legs are the ankle, foot, knee, and lower leg 4. Knee Injuries of the injuries came from players putting out their arms to break their fall 5. Head Injuries Common Soccer Injuries Knee Head 70% of all ACL(anterior cruciate ? ligament) injuries happen without contact with another player A concussion is a brain injury that is feared because it may affect your memory, concentration problem-solving and more FIRST AID : Step-by-step guide for return to play following a concussion: Apply PRICE to the injured knee Common Knee Injuries (Causes) ACL Injury - - - (anterior cruciate ligament) Changing direction rapidly, slowing down when running, and landing from a jump 1. No activity, complete rest MCL Injury - (medial collateral ligament) 2. Light aerobic exercise such as walking or stationary cycling and no resistance training Direct blow to the outside of the knee PCL Injury - - -- (posterior cruciate ligament) Blow to the front of the knee or makes a simple misstep on the playing field 3. Sport specific training (e.g. skating in hockey, running in football) Torn Cartilage Twisting, cutting, pivoting, decelerating, of being tackled Treatment and Recovery 4. Non-contact training drills Grade III ACL or PCL Sprain 5. Full contact training after medical clearance TREATMENT : Surgery (Autograft / Allograff) Grade III MCL sprain TREATMENT : RICE, NSAIDS and physical therapy (Surgery for torn MCL) 6. Game play Grade III LCL sprain TREATMENT : Surgery(severe LCL Sprain) Simultaneous injury of multiple ligaments TREATMENT : Surgery Hamstring Strains Hamstring injuries occur without impact or contact with another player during sprinting or acceleration FIRST AID: Apply PRICE to the injured thigh (knee in maximal flexion) How is a Hamstring Strain Diagnosed? • Signs of pain on hamstring contraction • Reduced hamstring flexibility • Tenderness or a palpable lump or gap within the hamstring muscle bulk Treatment and Recovery Grade l RECOVERY: 1 to 3 weeks Grade II RECOVERY: 4 to 8 weeks Grade II RECOVERY: 3 to 6 months (May require Surgery) Ankle Most ankle sprains happen when the sole of your foot rolls under, damaging the ligaments on the outside of the ankle Commonly Sprained Ligaments Posterior Talo-Fibular Ligament (PTFL) Anterior Talo-Fibular Ligament (ATFL) FIRST AID : Apply PRICE to the injured Ankle Calcaneofibular Ligament (CFL) Treatment and Recovery Grade |- Mild RECOVERY: 2 to 3 weeks Grade Il - Moderate RECOVERY: 4 to 6 weeks Grade III - Severe RECOVERY: 6 to 12 weeks RESOURCES: http:/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gow/pubmed/15273188 dhealing/getcontentaspe?cid=13817 http:/ http:/ football-soccer-fact-sheet/ opmentimedial/playershealth/injuries/commoninjuries/head.html tballdevelopment/medical/playershealth/injuries/commoninjuries/ankle.html tballdevelopment/medical/playershealth/injuries/commoninjuries/hamstrings.html Your sports Therapy Shop

Most Common Soccer Injuries Exposed: Facts & Stats

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New infographic from exposes the most common soccer injuries for professionals and amateurs. Together with statistics, this infographic is an eye opener into how dangerous football (so...




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