The most common football kicking injury is straining or tearing the hip flexor and the acetabular labrum. Coach Brent discusses kicking injury prevention tips. The 5 Most Common Kicking Injuries and How to Prevent, Recognize & Heal! #1 Hip Flexor
female athletes have a much higher risk for knee injuries to the anterior cruciate ligament, or acl. to learn about those differences in soccer players, a team of researchers observed college men and women kicking a soccer ball. washington university sports medicine specialist robert brophy. (act) :17 o/c injury differences
Background and purpose: The majority of all soccer injuries affect the lower extremities. Regardless of whether the injured limb is an athlete's preferred kicking or stance leg, a lower extremity injury may affect their ability to impact the ball. Sport-specific biomechanical progressions to augment loading and gradually reintroduce a player to the demands of sport have been developed for upper extremity sports such as baseball, softball, tennis, and golf.
Soccer injuries are generally either acute or cumulative. Acute injuries are traumatic, often caused by a fall, blow, or collision between players. Cumulative injuries are those in which repetitive stress on a muscle, joint, or connective tissue triggers progressively worsening aches, pain, and physical impairment.
Injuries to the lower extremities are the most common in soccer. These injuries may be traumatic, such as a kick to the leg or a twist to the knee, or result from overuse of a muscle, tendon, or bone.
Things like that put you at risk of pulling any muscle, especially something like the quadriceps. Another way you can hurt your quadriceps is by kicking too much weight or lifting too much weight with that muscle. An example would be your leg is not ‘kicking conditioned’ and you’ve never worked that muscle hard before.
One injury fairly regular to soccer players and runners alike is the hamstring pull, marked by pain in the back of the thighs. Another is a pulled groin from sudden movements. Ample stretching and warm-ups should prevent these injuries. Overuse soccer injuries.
Due to the intensity of soccer’s kicking, sprinting, fast changes in direction, and contact and the increase in year-round competition, both traumatic and overuse injuries can occur. Most soccer injuries occur in the lower extremities, particularly to the ankle, knee, and hamstrings.