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Most common injuries in football

Whether you play in an organised league or just with your friends, there are a set of common injuries footballers tend to get. You’ll want to know how to avoid picking these injuries up and what to do if you do develop these issues, so read on.

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Hamstring muscles strain is one of the most common issues footballers face. This issue happens when the hamstring muscle is forcibly stretched beyond its limits. A tear in the muscle is called a strain.

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You can prevent hamstring strains by warming up properly before the match. A good warm up increases the muscle’s temperature by 1 or 2 degrees which makes it more extensible.

Worst Football Injuries Ever

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You can prevent hamstring strains by warming up properly before the match. A good warm up increases the muscle’s temperature by 1 or 2 degrees which makes it more extensible.

Worst Football Injuries Ever

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An ankle sprain is another common soccer injury. The injury normally happens when the ankle is twisted inwards so this can happen when tackling or when taking a free kick or corner.

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The damage to the ligaments caused when your ankle is sprained can be prevented with taping or bracing. Research shows that the chances of picking up this injury are greatly reduced when you take this precaution. Without taping or bracing, statistics show that 33 out of every 1000 matches will end with this injury. With these precautions these stats reduce to 5 injuries or less per 1000 games.

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A torn cartilage injury appears fairly commonly in football. Around 12% of injuries in the Premier League are attributed to this. This knee injury can be very painful but the chances of ending your match with this issue can be reduced.

Worst Football Injuries Ever

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A torn cartilage injury appears fairly commonly in football. Around 12% of injuries in the Premier League are attributed to this. This knee injury can be very painful but the chances of ending your match with this issue can be reduced.

Worst Football Injuries Ever

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Training your Quadriceps and Hamstring muscles can help you prevent this one, but ultimately as it occurs when your knee is bent while bearing your weight there’s little you can do.

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A hernia or groin issue is another problem that often occurs when playing the beautiful game. Kicking, running and twisting put great pressures on this area of the body. Core Strength and Core Stability exercises are the key to preventing this injury so you’ll need to get yourself down to the gym.

Worst Football Injuries Ever

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A hernia or groin issue is another problem that often occurs when playing the beautiful game. Kicking, running and twisting put great pressures on this area of the body. Core Strength and Core Stability exercises are the key to preventing this injury so you’ll need to get yourself down to the gym.

Worst Football Injuries Ever

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