Injury Prevention for Football Related Injuries


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The preseason has begun for football and with it comes the possibility of injury to its players. Knowing which common injuries can occur and ways to prevent can greatly determine if an athlete can stay in the game.

ACL Injuries:

This injury occurs when the anterior cruciate ligament is torn in the knee, limiting mobility and often requiring physical therapy. Depending on the severity of the injury, common symptoms can be knee swelling, pain and instability.

Torn Hamstrings:

This is an injury that occurs in the back of the thigh that has a strain or torn tendon, it can come in three forms of severity. Ranging from a mild strain to a complete muscle tear, this injury could take a few days to a few months to completely heal.

Shoulder tendinitis:

This injury is the swelling of the tissues around the muscles in the shoulder and is caused by the overuse of the arm by throwing frequently and results in rotator cuff tendinitis. Signs often point to stiffness and a dull aching pain in the area and has to be diagnosed and treated by a medical professional.

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A concussion can occur by a violent blow to the head or sever shaking of the head and body. This diagnosis is usually easy to treat by limiting strenuous activities and getting a lot of rest. The symptoms include fatigue, headache, nausea, and dizziness.

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Want to know what other injuries are common for football players? Already have an injury you want a consult over? Contact the Vereen Center now for more information!


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