Soccer Injury Rehab and Prevention
Playing soccer puts a lot of stress on the lower body, mostly the knees and ankles. This means that soccer players often experience a number of overuse, contact, or other injuries. Some of the more common ones are:
- Overuse injuries
- Knee injuries – like ACL, MCL, or Meniscus injuries
- Shoulder/arm injuries
- Ankle/wrist injuries
Soccer injuries can range from mild to severe enough to require surgery. Simple overuse injuries like shin splints can be treated easily by a short period of rest. More serious injuries can often be treated successfully with therapy. An ACL tear can be especially difficult, as they do not heal on their own and surgery is often required. Keep in mind, though, that even a simple injury can turn into a serious issue if not treated quickly and properly.
Early detection and treatment can keep both youth and adult athletes on the field and off the sidelines. However, the best treatment is prevention. Physical therapists can show you how to avoid overuse, as well as more serious, injuries. Using proper form goes a long way towards injury prevention.
Physical therapists can guide your recovery when you have been injured, and teach you to prevent injury from occurring. Don’t sit on the sidelines any longer, contact any of our clinics for a free 15 minute injury screening.
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