What is your sport: Soccer

Soccer is a game played on a grass field with a round ball. Each team has 11 players on the field at a time. No player can touch the ball with their hands or arms during play – except for the goalkeepers. The objective of soccer is to score in the opposing team’s net.  

Soccer players refine many skills. A lot of the game is spent running after the ball, while maintaining their set position on the field. Other skills include passing, kicking, and dribbling.  

Main Muscles Used in Soccer

Soccer Injuries

Common Muscle Injuries from Soccer

The most common soccer injuries include: 

  • Ankle Sprain: Rolling the ankle is common is soccer due to the quick change in direction during running. 
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Tear: An ACL tear frequently happens during soccer when a player goes to quickly change direction or pivot. It results in the inability to weight bear and often immediate swelling.  
  • Meniscus Tear: A meniscus tear is another injury that is common with a quick change in direction.  
  • Adductor Strain: The muscles of the inner thigh can also become stretched or torn due to these quick pivots. 
  • Hamstring Strain: This type of injury occurs due to an lack of flexibility or strength in the hamstring muscles. It can happen during high running bouts or sprinting. 
  • Achilles Tendonitis: This is often an overuse injury and may be due to an increased amount of running in soccer. 

How Can You Alleviate Your Soccer Injuries?

Our team at Athlete’s Choice Massage strives to create exceptional therapeutic options for all kinds of athletes. For common soccer injuries, our clinics offer massage therapy, acupuncture, sport taping, manual osteopathy, and orthopaedic assessments. Get back to your sport, injury and pain free. Contact us today to find out how we can help you best.  

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