Injuries in football

Association Football or 'Soccer' is the world's most popular sport. There are over 240 million registered players worldwide and many more recreational football players however it is common for players to pick injuries like pulled Hamstring, sprained ankle and concussion.

Risk Factors of injuries and how to prevent it

Here is a video of Thierry henry injuring his hamstring in a game against New England Revolution in the video you clearly see that his is injury. The clear signs of the injury the players constant attention to the leg, player limping and being help off the pitch by the team doctor and other players.

Depending upon the severity of the Hamstring injury, the leg must be rested from sporting activity for between a couple of weeks and 3 months.

To prevent future hamstring injuries is to do a warm prior to the match or prior to coming off the bench.  

Common injuries in football

1. Sprained Ankle

A sprained ankle is one of the most common injuries in football. It refers to soft tissue damage (mainly ligaments) around the ankle, usually caused when the ankle is twisted inwards. As well as damage to the ligaments, the capsule which surrounds the ankle joint can also be damaged. The damage causes bleeding within the tissues, which produces a swollen ankle and ankle pain.

Taping and bracing the ankle can help to reduce the risk of ankle sprains. In the first few days following an ankle sprain it is important to follow the PRICE protocol protection, rest, ice, compression and elevation. Rehabilitation with a chartered physiotherapist significantly improves the level of ankle function.

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