Lower extremity injuries are very common in soccer. Sprains and strains are the most common lower extremity injuries, and the severity of these injuries can vary. Overuse injuries of muscle, tendon, or bone are common in soccer as well. These injuries may be traumatic, such as a kick to the leg or a twist to the knee, or result from. Cartilage tears and ACL sprains in the knee are some of the more common injuries that may require surgery.
Shin splints, patellar tendinitis, and Achilles tendinitis (pain in the back of the ankle) are some of the more common soccer overuse conditions. Soccer players are also prone to groin pulls and thigh and calf muscle strains.
Wichita PT Group Physical Therapists have helped many soccer players rehab injuries and return to sport stronger and faster than before. Your clinician will not only help you recover from your injury…they will work to identify the movement patterns that may have led to the damaged tissues in the first place. Wichita PT Group Physical Therapists have developed advanced, sport-specific therapeutic exercises to help soccer players increase speed and power on the field, and (most importantly) to help prevent future injuries.