15 More Common Soccer Injuries Ankle Sprains. Ankle sprains occur when there is a stretching and tearing of ligaments surrounding the ankle joint. Achilles Tendonitis. Achilles tendonitis is a chronic injury that occurs as a result of overuse and is felt as pain in... Achilles Tendon Rupture. A ...
Bruise. . Another common injury that shouldn’t prevent you from playing soccer (apart from in the most extreme cases) is a bruise. Bruises occur all the time and come in a whole variety of different colours ranging from black and purple to yellow and red.
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Ankle sprain. An ankle sprain is an extremely common soccer injury. Inversion injuries (or what many people think of as... Jones fracture. The metatarsals are the long bones of the foot. A Jones fracture refers to a fracture in a specific... Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear. The anterior ...
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.
Upper Extremity Injuries. Injuries to the upper extremities usually occur from falling on an outstretched arm or from player-to-player contact. These conditions include wrist sprains, wrist fractures, and shoulder dislocations.
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With regard to musculoskeletal injuries, young females tend to suffer more knee injuries, and young males suffer more ankle injuries. Concussions are fairly prevalent in soccer as a result of contact/collision rather than purposeful attempts at heading the ball.
The Most Common Soccer Injuries and How to Prevent Them Head injuries. Bumps and bruises on the face and head are common in soccer. But the injury that’s the greatest concern... Knee and calf injuries. With the amount of running, twisting, and turning that soccer demands, the lower extremity... ACL ...
These injuries include lower-extremity sprains, strains, fractures, and concussions. Familiarity with the management of these injuries will aid the pediatrician in the care of this large and growing population of young athletes. ACL tears are a significant cause of morbidity in young soccer players, especially girls.