Insight into Football Injury Patterns: A look into community athletes

Soccer injuries, soccer training, knee injuries, hip injuries, football

Sport, especially Football is a global passion, and it extends far beyond the professional stage, engaging participants of all ages and genders. However, the research can often neglect amateur and female players. Addressing this gap, a recent study examined 462 male and female amateur footballers, uncovering crucial insights.

Key Findings were:

  1. Injury Prevalence: Nearly 78% of males and 79.2% of females reported previous or existing injuries. We often play with little niggles and pains.
  2. Weekly Injury Rates: Nearly 1 in 5 Males recorded and 1 in 4 females reported weekly injury prevalence. That is extremely high!
  3. Gradual Onset Injuries: Over half of male and female injuries resulted from gradual onset issues. It comes on subtly and the nit leads to injuries. Why we recommend listening to your body and report any early signs to your physiotherapists.
  4. Age as a Factor: Injury incidence increased by 7% for each year of age in males and 3% in females.
  5. Common Injuries: Hip/groin injuries topped males’ list, while knee injuries dominated females’.

Clinical Implications: 1 in 5 males and 1 in 4 females reported weekly injuries, emphasising the need for reducing individual injury risk, especially for those aged 25 and above or with pre-existing injuries.

This study underscores the importance of tailored injury prevention programs for diverse football demographics, ensuring a safer and more enjoyable experience for all players.

To reduce your risk of injury, call our clinic on 91168691 to book in with one of our experts for an individual program.


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