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 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.
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.
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