Learn Common Soccer Injuries and their Treatments soccer injuries Soccer Injuries football 2138381 640Playing soccer, like playing many other contact sports, can result in player injuries. Soccer is played from age 3 and up through adulthood. We treat athletes of any age and every skill level. Though most soccer injuries are to the lower extremity (knees, ankles, etc.), upper extremity soccer injuries are also a possibility. 

We can treat most soccer injuries and get you back to playing. Like most braces, we will need a prescription from a physician and an active insurance to submit a claim. If you have any questions about soccer injuries, feel free to call us or submit your question online.

10 Common Soccer Injuries and Treatments

ANTERIOR CRUCIATE LIGAMENT (ACL) SPRAIN: Caused by cutting, twisting, landing and deceleration of the knee is a common soccer injury. The ACL prevents the femur (thighbone) and the tibia (shin bone) from rotating or translating.

  • Post-Operative bracing (For after Surgery):
    • Breg G3
    • Breg Extender Plus
  • Functional Bracing (Used for Activity):
    • DonJoy Armor
    • Breg Fusion
    • Ossur CTi
    • Breg Axiom-D
    • Plus many more

ANKLE SPRAIN: Often caused by twisting the ankle, can range from Grade 1 ( a slight stretch of ligaments) to Grade 3 (complete tear of the ligaments). It all depends on severity as to what brace the doctor prescribes.

  • Walking Boot
    • DonJoy FP Walker™
    • Breg Genesis Boot
    • Ossur Rebound® Air Walker
    • Breg J Walker Plus
  • Ankle Brace
    • MedSpec EVO ASO
    • Medi Levamed

MEDIAL COLLATERAL (MCL) AND LATERAL COLLATERAL (LCL) LIGAMENT SPRAINS: May have pain on either inside (MCL) or outside (LCL) of the knee; caused by the knee being forced inward or outward.

  • Hinged Knee Braces
    • Breg Crossover
    • Breg Shortrunner
    • Corflex Wrap Around Hinged Knee Orthosis

QUAD CONTUSION: Occurs as the result of a direct hit or blow to the quadricep muscle (front of thigh). Symptoms include pain and swelling the site of the blow. There could be decreased range of motion for the athlete.

  • Thigh Sleeve

HAMSTRING STRAIN: The overstretching of the hamstring muscle (back of thigh). There are varying degrees of hamstring strains (Grade 1-slight stretch to Grade 3-complete tear). A grade 3 hamstring strain may require surgery.

  • McDavid Thigh Sleeve

HIP LABRAL TEAR: The hip labrum (acetabular labrum) is cartilage in the hip joint that helps keep the femoral head (ball of hip joint) in the acetabulum (socket of hip joint). A tear in the labrum is caused by repetitive motion or it is secondary to trauma (possibly hip dislocation). They symptoms include pain, clicking or popping with movement and limited range of motion (ROM) at the hip.

  • Crutches (to limit about of weight placed on the hip)
  • Breg T-Scope Hip Brace (typically used post-operatively)

ACHILLES TENDON RUPTURE: Occurs with a forceful push-off while the knee is extended. The Achilles tendon helps us point our toes. Surgery may be required.Learn treatments for many common soccer injuries soccer injuries Soccer Injuries soccer injury treatments

  • Breg J Walker Plus
  • DonJoy FP Walker™
  • Ossur Rebound® Air Walker
  • Breg Genesis Boot
  • Crutches

STRESS FRACTURE OF THE FOOT– The result of repeated trauma to the metatarsals (long bones) of the foot is treated with:

  • Walking Boot
    • DonJoy FP Walker™
    • Ossur Rebound® Air Walker
    • Breg J Walker Plus
  • Crutches

GLENOID LABRUM TEAR: The labrum is made up of cartilage that lines the socket of the shoulder joint.  A tear can be caused by anterior instability, degeneration, or trauma. Athlete may have popping, clicking, pain, weakness, and catching at the shoulder joint. Goalies may have these injuries, due to having to dive for the balls. Surgery is sometimes indicated for this injury.

  • Breg Slingshot 3
  • Breg Shoulder Immobilizing Sling
  • DonJoy Shoulder Sully (for functional activity)

PLANTAR FASCIITIS – This soccer injury is diagnosed when there is pain on the bottom of the foot near the heal. Can be caused by muscle tightness or by athlete’s foot alignment (pronator/supinator). Pain is most intense in the morning.

  • Custom Foot Orthotics
  • OTC Orthotics

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