Football Injuries



The most common football injuries

February 20 2024 | Articles

Football is a dynamic and contact sport, so injuries to players are not uncommon. The most common football injuries are:

1. Ankle injuries:

  • Sprained ligaments
  • Ligament tears
  • Fractures

2. Knee injuries:

  • Stretching of ligaments
  • Ligament tear
  • Meniscus damage
  • Cruciate ligament damage

3. Muscle Injuries:

  • Muscle sprain
  • Muscle tear

4. Ankle Injuries:

  • Stretch of ligament
  • Ligament rupture
  • Fractures

5. Shoulder Injuries:

  • Dislocation of the shoulder
  • Ligament rupture
  • Damage to the articular lip

6. Head Injuries:

  • Concussion
  • Skull fractures

7. Facial injuries:

  • Nasal fractures
  • Fractures of the zygomatic bone
  • Abrasions, contusions

Factors that increase the risk of injury:

  • Inadequate warm-up
  • Improper exercise technique
  • Poor equipment
  • Contact with other players
  • Poor field conditions

Injury prevention:

  • Make sure you warm up before training and playing
  • Use quality equipment
  • Follow the rules of the game
  • Be careful and cautious
  • Seek medical attention at the first sign of injury

Treatment of injuries depends on the severity of the injury. In some cases, rest and cold are all that is needed. In other cases, surgery may be required.

After an injury, it is important to undergo rehabilitation. It will help you regain motor function and get back to playing.

The most common football player injury is a sprain in the leg. It can happen at low speed, when the ball is pitched incorrectly, when the ball is hit hard, during a fall.

Recovery time depends on the severity: mild, medium or severe.

General recommendations include:

  1. Rest: the first 2-3 days after the injury should be provided. This is to limit movements, reduce the load on the injured area.
  2. Cold: apply to the place of injury. This will help to reduce pain and swelling.
  3. Compression: use to reduce inflammation and fix the injured area.
  4. Elevation: elevate the leg to reduce swelling and improve blood flow.

Medications needed to treat sprains:

  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs):
  • Analgesics:
  • Ointments and gels with anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects:

Physiotherapy: prescribed after the injury has been treated:

  • Ligament strengthening exercises
  • Massage
  • LFK

Do not self-medicate: consult a doctor and do not rush back to training. Recovery can take several weeks to several months.

Important: do not overload the injured area.

By following these tips, you can heal your sprain quickly and effectively and get back to playing.



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