All About Football Injuries
American football is played all over the world ranging in all ages and skills from kids in Pop Warner, to High School, College, NFL and even adult recreational football leagues. The sport continue to rises and so does the rate of injury. Some of the most common injuries include concussions, sprains, ligament tears, dislocations, hyperextension, with knee injuries being the most common.
This hard-hitting sport has many points of high-impact from tackling, falling, and even going up to defend or receive the ball. Combining high speeds and full contact, the injury rate is high, especially in youth under 18. Traumatic injuries are the most common, although overuse injuries can also occur. With such a high-incidence in injury, it is crucial for players to focus on being conditioned during the season and during the off-season and having adequate recovery time after each session. Taking preventative measures with bracing and supports is key in helping protect the body during practice and games.
Common Football Injuries
Learn more about common football injuries and what you can do to prevent, recognize the symptoms, and treat them. Be conscious of pain and rest if you are injured. Utilize ice therapy to reduce inflammation and swelling and to alleviate pain. Always seek a physician for professional, medical advice.
Part 1 of 3 of a series on common football injuries. 1.2 million football-related injuries occur a year. Almost every move in football can lead to some sort of injury, be it from overuse or sudden impact. Learn about common football injuries and what to do about them from Dwayne Treolo, former Athletic Trainer and Dr. David Chao, orthopedic surgeon and former head team physician for an NFL Team.Read More