Soccer Injuries: Prevention and Treatment

Soccer Injuries: Prevention and Treatment

by Ralf Meier, Andreas Schur

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Overview

At both grassroots and Major League level, soccer players' legs are both precious and injury-prone items. One false step, tiredness, lack of concentration or a rough tackle are all it takes to overstrain muscles and tendons, leading to week-long lay-offs from training and matches. Physicians, physical therapists and coaches work together to keep these injury breaks as short as possible. This book describes modern methods of treatment for soccer-specific injuries and shows how training can be better structured to try to avoid risk factors in the future.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781841262376
Publisher: Meyer & Meyer Sport
Publication date: 03/28/2008
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword     5
Many Types of Injuries     8
Bruises     10
Sprains     11
Dislocations     12
Ligament Ruptures     12
Fractures     12
Tendon Ruptures     13
Goalkeeper's Thumb     14
Finger Extensor Tendon Rupture     14
In Focus     16
Treatment of Common Injuries     18
Skin Injuries     20
Abrasions     20
Skin Detachment     21
Lacerations     21
Heat Exhaustion     24
Heat Stroke     24
Heat Cramp     26
Muscle Injuries     27
Muscle Bruising     28
Muscle Fiber Tears     30
Muscle Ruptures     31
Muscle Cramps     32
Muscle Soreness     34
Head Injuries     35
Nosebleeds     35
Nasal Bone Fracture     36
Concussion     36
In Focus     38
Upper Extremity Injuries     40
Shoulders     42
Collarbone Fracture     42
Dislocation of the Acromioclavicular Joint     43
Dislocated Shoulder     45
Arms     47
Fractures of the Head and Shaft of the Humerus     47
Dislocated Elbow     48
Radial Fractur     49
Radial Shaft Fracture     50
Wrist Fracture     51
Metacarpal Fracture     52
Finger Injuries     52
In Focus     54
Lower Extremity Injuries     56
Hips and Pelvis     58
Bruises and Fractures     58
Thigh     59
Adductor Tears     60
Avulsion Fractures at the Muscle Insertion     61
Achilles Tendon     62
Tendon Inflammations     62
Tendon Ruptures     66
Lower Leg     68
In Focus     70
Problem Areas: Knee, Ankle and Foot     72
Knee     74
Bruises and Sprains     75
Lateral Ligament Injuries     76
Cruciate Ligament Ruptures     78
Meniscus     81
Patella Injuries     82
Ankle and Foot     84
Bruises and Sprains     85
Ligament Ruptures     86
Malleolar Fracture      88
Tarsal and Metatarsal Fracture     92
Toe Fractures     93
In Focus     94
Physical Therapy Measures     96
Muscular Imbalances     100
Muscle Training     103
The Fear Factor     107
In Focus     108
Equipment and Emergency Procedures     110
Always Well-equipped     112
RICE     114
Emergency Procedures     115
Cardiovascular and/or Respiratory Arrest     117
Profuse Arterial Bleeding     120
In Focus     122
At a Glance     124
Photo & Illustration Credits     126

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