Football Injuries

August 9, 2015 | By | Reply

Football is a sport that involves a variety of movements like running, jumping, tackling, kicking and heading. Being a contact sport the incidence of injuries is very high.

Some of the common injuries seen among football players are:

  • Injuries to Head and Neck:
    – Concussion
    – Neck fractures, bulging discs, wry neck
    – Lacerations to the scalp, eyebrows and lips
    – Nose bleeds, nasal and cheek bone fractures
  • Injuries to Upper Back, Abdomen, and Low Back:
    – Cardiac arrest
    – Low back injuries
    – Damage to kidney from a blow under the ribs
  • Injuries to Upper Limbs:
    – Fracture of the collar bone, forearm and finger bones
    – Subluxation of shoulder joint
    – Rotator cuff tear
    – Muscle strains
    – Soft tissue sprains
  • Injuries to Lower Limbs:
    – Fracture of the shin
    – Ankle sprains & other soft tissue injuries
    – Muscle strains
    – Knee cartilage injuries

Common causes of injuries:

  • Direct blow or indirect methods.
  • Collision of the head with the goal post or
  • another player’s arm, head, etc leading to concussion
  • Muscular imbalances of strength and flexibility
  • Incorrect form
  • Sudden change & pivoting movements can lead to soft tissue injuries
  • Inadequate warm up or cool down
  • Incorrect technique
  • Uneven playing ground (90 percent of ankle sprains occur due uneven playing field)

At PHYSIOREHAB, our team of Physios are adept and skilled to help you make your sport journey injury free.

We offer the following services:

  • Diagnosis based on a detailed analysis of the injury and the possible cause along with advice on rehabilitation times and set goals.
  • We aim to rehabilitate the injury based on current trends within the physiotherapy practice. We also aim at restoring full flexibility, strength, balance & proprioception along with correction of any muscular imbalances which are contributing to your problem.
  • We use sport-specific functional testing and rehabilitation to ensure that you are ready to return to training and competition.
  • Discuss strategies to reduce recurrence of the injury.


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