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Valley Stream/Wantagh (516) 887-5500
Brooklyn (718) 333-1500
Valley Stream/Wantagh Offices (516) 887-5500
Brooklyn Office (718) 333-1500

Common Soccer Injuries


Soccer injuries can be very common due to the amount of contact that occurs throughout the game. There are many reasons why a soccer injury can occur, however, it is a very physical game that does not have much protective gear. It is essential that if you suffer an injury from a sport you treat it properly and wait the appropriate amount of time for you to heal, especially in a sport such as soccer because every body part is used throughout the game. If you have recently suffered a soccer injury, visit our Brooklyn Orthopedist. Advanced Orthopedic & Joint Preservation will ensure that you heal in full and in a timely fashion.

Common Soccer Injuries 

There are a wide variety of injuries that soccer players can endure, however, some injuries are more common than others. Some of the most common soccer injuries are:

  • Knee Injuries
    • ACL- Front of the Knee
    • PCL- Back of the Knee
    • MCL- Inside of the Knee
    • LCL- Outside of the Knee
  • Ankle Sprains
  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture
  • Concussion
  • Pulled Groin
  • Hamstring Injuries
  • Pulled Calf Muscle
  • Shin Splints
  • Stress Fractures
  • Tendonitis

As it is clear, many types of injuries can come from soccer. If you suffer from any of these injuries while playing soccer, it’s crucial that you visit a doctor and get the proper care you deserve. If you have recently suffered from a soccer injury, come to our Brooklyn Orthopedist.

Ways to Prevent a Soccer Injury 

There are a few things that can be done to prevent a soccer injury from occurring this upcoming season. Some ways you can prevent one of the common soccer injuries are:

  • Maintain Fitness
  • Warm-Up
  • Cool Down 
  • Stretch
  • Hydrate (Before, During, and After you play)
  • Wear the Right Equipment
  • Ensure a Safe Environment
  • Prevent Overuse Injuries
    • Make sure you rest, opposed to constantly playing
  • Prepare for Injuries
    • Have a First-Aid Kit ready. 

These are some tips you can follow to make your soccer experience as safe as possible. 

Contact Us 

If you or a loved one has recently suffered a soccer injury, book an appointment with our Brooklyn Orthopedist at Advanced Orthopedics & Joint Preservation! Our goal is to make sure you are ready for the upcoming season!