Football Injuries

Common football injuries we treat are:

Anterior cruciate ligament sprain

The anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL, is like a strong elastic band inside the knee which helps to stabilise the knee joint on many movements. The most common way of spraining or tearing this ligament is through twisting and is why it is more prevalent in sports that involve a lot of changes of direction such as football, rugby and skiing. Completely ruptured ligaments often require surgery followed by an extensive rehabilitation period. However, if there is a smaller tear or mild sprain, conservative treatment such as physiotherapy can often be successful. It will generally require a lot of stability work, involving balance and strength exercises. However, improvign the strength and stability of the ACL and surrounding knee structures prior to injury means you are less likely to injure it in the first place!

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Hamstring strain/tear

The hamstrings are the group of muscles on the back of your thigh. There are 3 on each leg and they travel downwards from the pelvis to just below the knee. Their primary functions are bending the knee and extending the leg behind you. Commonly these are caused by overstraining or overstretching, and frequently occur in sports where there is sprinting involved such as football, athletics and rugby.

The aim of treatment initially is to minimise pain and restore movement before progressing to strengthening and rehabilitation exercises. .

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