• Injuries with extreme swelling, severe bruising, or a complete tear of the muscle should be seen by a physician. • Activity should be limited until the pain has subsided when performing sport specific movements. Hamstring Strain
Knee Injuries. Knee injuries occur when ligaments or joints twist. The two most common knee injuries are ACL and MCL tears. Symptoms of these include swelling, pain, loss of full range of motion and tenderness.
As with all soccer injuries, prevention is better than cure. So it’s important to warm up properly and stretch before matches and training sessions if you want to avoid pulling a hamstring. If you do pull one, most types of injured hamstring can be treated by resting up, applying ice, and then compressing before elevating the leg above the heart to reduce the pain, swelling, and blood flow.
Osgood-Schlatter is one of the common soccer injuries. This *hard name* injury is a childhood repetitive use injury that causes a painful inflammation lump below the knee. It is more of a growing pain that some players, especially ages 9-18, have to deal with. Some players as young as 6 and adults as old as 40 can experience it as well.
Osgood-Schlaetter is the medical name for irritation of the tibial tubercle while pain at the lower patella is known as Syndig-Larson-Johanson syndrome. The diagnosis is pretty straight forward. The athlete can use a fingertip to point out the location of pain with local swelling, usually with more of a gradual onset.
Throbbing. Stiffness. Weakness. A feeling of instability in the ankle joint. After most sprains, you feel pain right away at the site of the ligament stretch or tear. Often, the ankle starts to swell immediately and may bruise. The ankle area usually is tender to the touch, and when you move the ankle, it hurts.
You’ll see significant swelling within 2 hours of the injury. Medial ankle sprain: Tender to the touch over the inside ankle ligaments. Pain/swelling over the inside of your ankle with bruising. Syndesmotic sprain: Pain and swelling over front/back ligaments and lower leg space. Recovery time is longer compared to other sprains.
Redness, heat, swelling and pain are associated with this first stage. Redness and heat are caused by increased blood flow. Swelling is the result of the increased movement of fluid and white blood cells into the injured area. The release of chemicals and the compression of nerves in the area of injury cause pain.
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