Top 5 Futsal Injuries

Top 5 Futsal Injuries

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Top 5 Futsal Injuries seen by a Podiatrist 

The top 5 Futsal injuries seen by a podiatrist will be discussed in this blog. It is easy to injure your foot or ankle playing Futsal. This is because the forces between your feet and the ground are amplified during this high impact activity.


  1. Blisters – A frequent foot injury in Futsal is the friction blister. It is caused by friction, like the repeated rubbing against the inside of the shoe. Wearing poorly fitting shoes can often set the athlete up for blisters.
  2. Ingrown or Black toe nails – Ingrown or bruised toe nails are another common complaint seen in the Futsal player. Once again, tight or snug fitting footwear are the culprits of these conditions.
  3. Plantar Fasciitis – The plantar fascia is a structure on the sole of the foot that runs from heel to toes. Running and sprinting with sudden change of direction puts tremendous load on this tissue and can cause it to become torn and inflamed.
  4. Shin Splints – Shin splint pain can be caused by stress on the muscles that attach to the shin bone, or by excess forces on the bone itself during running.
  5. Achilles Tendonitis – The last of the top 5 futsal injuries seen by a podiatrist involves the achilles tendon. The achilles tendon attaches the calf muscle to the heel bone. Futsal plays put high loads through this tendon with running and jumping and can often injure it.


The top 5 Futsal Injuries seen by a Podiatrist generally respond very well to treatment. Podiatric treatment includes assessment looking at posture and movement, and analysis of how movement of your feet affects your lower limbs.
Injuries can be caused by unnatural movement patterns that can be corrected by a number of strategies:
  • Custom Foot Orthotics to address faulty foot mechanics.
  • Footwear assessment and recommendations based on the athletes individual needs.
  • Corrective exercises to address muscle weakness or imbalances.
  • Minor surgery to remove damaged or ingrown nails.

CLICK HERE to find out what signs and symptoms to look for and if you potentially have an injury. 

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Seeing a Podiatrist can minimise your injury risk and maximise injury prevention.  We can help get you back on the field of play sooner and keeping you there. Contact us today. 
football and futsal injuries

Signs and symptoms of football and futsal injuries

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Signs and symptoms of common football and futsal injuries

In a previous blog, we discussed common football and futsal injuries. Injuries have different presentations based on whether they are muscle/tendon, bone, ligaments, or a combination as seen in growing pain.

So what do these injuries look like?

Growing pains

Growing pains can occur from conditions called Osgoode-schlatters or Severs. This is very common in young athletes who are growing but also training and playing at a higher intensity. With Osgoode’s we will experience pain at the front of the shin just below the knee cap. While Severs is a similar presentation in young athletes within the heel that can be recreated by grasping the heel itself. This pain is due to the bones growing faster than the tendons which is why this is a more common injury when an athlete is going through a growth spurt.

Bone futsal Injuries

Bones can be damaged from hard contact with a player or the ground in the form of a broken bone, but can also be injured from overuse in the form of a stress fracture. Pain from bone injuries can present as dull or (more likely) sharp, and can be reproduced with either movement, touch, or with increased activity.

Muscle/Tendon injuries

Muscles can be damaged from contact with other players, muscle tears or strains, or overuse which causes the tendon to take more stress. Muscle pains present with a dull ache and can hurt with touch or movement. Tendons can also be injured but are more likely to be caused from overuse.  Pain from tendon injuries can be reproduced with movement or increased activity levels such as running or jumping.

Ligament football injuries

Ligament injuries can appear similar to muscle injuries and can occur from repeated stresses or contact with other players.  Ligaments can be stretched or ruptured which can cause a sensation of instability within the joint.  Pain can feel dull or a burning sensation based on the movement and will also have an increase in swelling within the joint.

CLICK HERE to find out about football/futsal injury prevention and treatment. 

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As professionals its our job to diagnose and treat these injuries. Contact us at ACE today.