Football requires aerobic fitness, coordination, endurance and ability to combine rigorous physical exercise with ball contact, player to player contact, and ability to play in all field conditions.
The most common injuries footballers endure are back, hamstrings, groin, achilles, calves, neck, ankle and knee. Injuries can occur from fatigue, overtraining, improper stretching technique, falls or impact affecting ligaments, muscles tendons, cartilage and biomechanical function.
What do you feel?
Symptoms can include restriction/stiffness, pain, cramping, pinching/catching, numbness, pins and needles, sharp shooting pain, burning, and weakness resulting in difficulty co-ordinating ball direction, tackling difficulties, instability in joints, difficulty running or affecting performance.
Improper mechanical use of the body can lead to shin splints, tendonitis, sprains and in children, growth spurts can lead to tightened muscles resulting in conditions such as Osgood Schlatters or pulled muscles.
What to do?
The practitioners at Chidi Lynn Proactive have helped many footballers recover from injuries such as recurring calf/Hamstring strain, ankle sprains through to optimising performance. Having worked with many football teams include Southampton football Clubs first team, she is well experienced in the injuries that can occur on and off the pitch. It’s not only about speeding up the recovery process, but improving your mechanics allowing you to be your best for you and your team and helping to avoid further unnecessary injury.
If your body is not performing how you would like, it is worth having a consult with us to establish the cause. If your pain is beyond the scope of Chiropractic or Osteopathy, you will be referred and advised accordingly for the appropriate therapy/investigations.
If it is within our scope, we can work with you to help restore your body to its natural mechanics and relieve the tightness enabling the body to self-heal and regulate; as well as discuss the best way to prevent re-occurrence.
We also work alongside KingsHill Football Club to optimise players performance and help them recover from injuries faster.
Call Future Proof Care at Kingshill, West Malling now, where either John Stewart or Chidi Lynn will be happy to assess you, to see if your pain is something we can help with. Tel: 01732 897550
What would it be like to be pain free, functioning and enjoying ‘normal’ again?