It is estimated that over one-quarter of a billion people play across the world. ~ www.drdavidgeier.com
6 of the most common soccer injuries are an Ankle’s Sprain, Jones Fracture, ACL Tear, Meniscus Tear, Adductor’s Strain, and Hamstring Strain.
The injury can cause a mild sprain that can keep an athlete our for a few days to a week. Or if it’s untreated can continue for 4 to 6 weeks.
The Jones Fracture most of the time occurs at the junction between the base of the bone and the midshaft. This fracture in order to heal requires surgery.
This tear is a injury that can occur from planting the foot to change directions or landing from a jump with the knee extended. The player will feel a pop in the knee. Soon after they will usually develop rapid knee swelling and have difficulty bearing weight. Surgery is needed ASAP.
The meniscus is the shock-absorbing cartilage between the femur and tibia that can be torn during a game. A repair of the tear includes a surgery that pulls back together.
An Adductor’s strain involves a stretch or possibly a small partial tear during play. The recovery process can cause pain. Activity modification, rest, and physical therapy can all help with the pain.
Hamstring injuries can occur from sprinting and overuse. They can require a 2- to 7-week absence from sports. Also its important to take time to heal. The reoccurrence rate is high once returning.
If you are suffering from this kind of injury or know anyone who is, call (323) 264-7600 for a consultation.