Soccer Injuries

Soccer injuries occur predominantly in the legs, although occasionally injuries to the upper body do occur, often through falls or impacts.

Soccer injuries may be either acute - where there is one incident that clearly causes the injury, or chronic - where an injury develops gradually. The most common examples of acute injuries in soccer are hamstring strains and knee ligament injuries. Examples of chronic injuries include metatarsal stress fractures and jumper's knee.

Here we cover in more detail the most common soccer injuries and prevention strategies from warming up to wearing the right boots! We also look at supports and braces for soccer and how to maintain your fitness when you are injured. Finally, our experts give you some advice! Neal Reynolds is a Physiotherapist for Premiership team Norwich City. He talks to us about soccer injuries!

Injury prevention Injury prevention


Many football / soccer injuries are preventable with the correct warm up and conditioning.

Maintaining fitness Maintaining fitness


Maintaining aerobic fitness when injured is important. Follow our progressive aerobic fitness program.

Knee braces for football Knee braces for football


We look at knee supports suitable for playing soccer football in.

Ankle supports for football Ankle supports for football


Some ankle supports are designed to be used when playing soccer football.

Recognising overtraining Recognising overtraining


Premiership physiotherapist Neal Reynolds talks about recognising over training, particularly in children.

How to become a football physio How to become a football physio


Neal Reynolds talks about how to become a professional football physiotherapist.

More soccer football links:

  • Soccer drills - has dozens of free to view football drills for kids football and soccer coaches.