how bad are soccer injuries?
by: Juli Marquez
how bad are soccer injerys?
''Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome
This term usually refers to pain under and around the knee cap It is also called "Runner's Knee."
Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of pain on the bottom of the heel and usually defined by pain during the first steps of the morning
Pulled or Strained Calf Muscle
calf strain occurs when part of the muscles of the lower leg (gastrocnemius or soleus) are pulled from the Achilles tendon. It is similar to an Achilles tendon rupture, but occurs higher up in the back of the leg.
Shin Splints describes a variety of generalized pain that occurs in the front of the lower leg along the tibia (shin bone). Shin Splints are considered a cumulative stress injury.
Sprains and Strains
These are acute injuries that vary in severity but usually result in pain, swelling, bruising, and loss of the ability to move and use the joint.
Stress fractures in the leg are often the result of overuse or repeated impacts on a hard surface
Tendinitis and Ruptured Tendon
Tendinitis is simply inflammation of a tendon. It generally occurs from overuse, but can also occur from a forceful contraction that causes microtears in the muscle fibers. These tears can lead to weakness and inflammation.
Knee Injuries Common in Soccer Players
• Anterior Cruciate Lligament (ACL) and posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) injuries
• Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) and lateral collateral ligament (LCL) injuries
Ligament injuries to the knee are very common in sports that require stopping and starting or quickly changing directions.
Cruciate ligament injuries don't always cause pain".
Can Acute sports injuries be bad in life?
Acute injuries can occur to bones and joints or to soft tissue such as muscles, ligaments or nerves.
•Fractures: a break in a bone.
•Periostial contusion: bruising to the periostium or sheath surrounding the bone.
Osteochondral fracture: injury to the articular cartilage which protects the ends of bones.
•Dislocation: occurs when a bone is displaced out of its joint
•Subluxation: occurs when a bone partially displaces out of the joint.
•Strain: a tear to a muscle or tendon.Sprain: tear to a ligament
Contusion: a direct blow or impact to a muscle.
•Cramp: occurs when the muscle goes into involuntary spasm.
•Acute bursitis: inflammation or swelling to a bursa or small sack of fluid found in joints between a tendon and a bone.
•Neuroplaxia: is an injury to a nerve.
•Laceration is a cut to the skin.
•Abrasion is a friction injury to the skin.
•Stress fracture is a hairline fracture to a bone caused by repetitive strain or overuse.
•Periostitis is inflammation of the sheath surrounding the bone.
•Chondromalacia is a softening of the articular cartilage such as occurs under the patella.
•Synovitis is inflammation of the synovial membrane which holds the lubricating synovial fluid in joints.
•Osteoarthritis is wear and tear in the joints.
•Chronic compartment syndrome occurs when a muscle grows too big for the sheath that surrounds it causing pressure and pain.
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