Posts Categorized: Soccer Injuries

Nine Facts/Tips about Hamstring Injuries in Soccer Players

When it comes to sports injuries, hamstring injuries in soccer players are very common.  As a board certified sports medicine doctor, Stacie Grossfeld M.D. has treated many soccer players suffering from hamstring injuries. According to the American Journal of Sports Medicine, hamstring injuries are the most common type of sports injury. Hamstring strains are often caused… Read more »

Top 9 Things to Know About ACL Injuries

Anterior Cruciate Ligament, often referred to as ACL injuries, are the most common knee injuries athletes suffer. While an extremely active individual could possibly suffer this type of injury, an ACL tear is most common in athletes. This is because of the stop and start movements associated with sports such as football, basketball, hockey and more…. Read more »

Sports Concussions for Children and Teens

Management of Sports Concussions in the Pediatric and Adolescent Population There is an excellent review in the January/February issue of Orthopedics by Dr. Aaron Provance et al. which covers the management of sports-related concussions in the pediatric and adolescent population. Below is a summary of the key points in managing sports related concussions. Concussions make up nearly 10% of… Read more »

Facts about Concussions and Female Soccer Players

A concussion is a kind of brain injury that is typically caused by a fall, hit, or shake to the head.  The long-term damages caused by concussions are an increasing concern for athletes in many different sports, including female soccer players. Soccer is a popular sport for boys and girls across the U.S. with over… Read more »

Preventing Common Soccer Injuries

The Effectiveness of Preventive Programs on Decreasing the Risk of Soccer Injuries in Belgium The FIFA 11+ injury prevention program reduced soccer related injuries 21% in Belgium and has been reported to reduce injury rates 30-50 % in Norway. Dr. Bollar and colleagues from Belgium’s University of Leuven  published an excellent research project in the March 2014 American Journal… Read more »

Clavicle Fracture, Concussion, and ACL Injury

Contact High School Fall Season Sports Injuries: Clavicle Fracture, Concussions and the ACL Injury The training for the fall sports season officially starts July 15th. High School Fall Season contact sports (football and soccer) bring about many injuries ranging from bumps and bruises to more serious injuries requiring surgical intervention. Among the more common fall… Read more »

ACL Injury Risk and Soccer Players

Injuries to the anterior cruciate ligament or ACL injury risk is a common sports injury for many athletes, especially in certain sports. Soccer is a sport that has a higher than average ACL injury risk. Research led by Dr. Brophy and colleagues (2014) at Washington University Orthopedics examines the mechanisms of ACL injury risk for soccer… Read more »

Knee Function and Quality of Life after Bilateral ACL Injuries

The ACL injury is very common in certain sports such as soccer, football, and basketball. The data has revealed that 14 percent of patients with a unilateral ACL injury will go on to develop an ACL injury to the other leg. There is an incidence of 32 to 70 ACL injuries per 100,000 people per… Read more »

Common Pediatric Sports Injuries – An Overview of the Latest Sports Medicine Research

An excellent article comparing pediatric sports injuries to adolescence sports injuries was published in American Journal of Sports Medicine August 2013. Authors Dr. Andrea Stracciolini and Dr. Lyle Micheli et al. from Boston’s Children’s Hospital looked at two groups of athletes based on age: 5-12 years olds and 13-17 year olds. Over 2,100 children were… Read more »

Learn more about Hamstring Injuries from Louisville Sports Medicine Doctor

The Facts about Hamstring Injuries – Causes and Prevention Hamstring injuries are a very common type of sports injury.  If you are suffering from a hamstring injury, it can be very frustrating, since hamstring injuries may take a considerable amount of time to fully heal. Hamstring injuries also tend to be quite painful. Many people suffering… Read more »