January 2016

Soccer – How to Prevent Knee Injuries

Soccer (also known as football) is an exciting and fast-paced game that requires teamwork, coordination, agility, and healthy knees. Unfortunately, soccer players have a higher-than-average risk of experiencing serious knee injuries because of the pivoting and quick direction changes required in the game [1]. The most common soccer injuries affect the lower body, and more specifically, the knee and ankle [2]. Here we focus on the most common types of knee injuries and how to reduce your risk.