Most Common American Football Injury Types

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Most Common American Football Injury Types

February 19, 2020


American football is greatly popular in the United States. This is very dangerous as players are vulnerable to injuries. Here are some common injuries you need to heal with sports medicine.

Hamstring Strains

Hamstring muscles run from the buttock bottom to the knee back. A sudden sharp pain in your thighs while running, kicking, or stretching indicates a hamstring strain.

Muscle Strain

Muscle strain is not uncommon for players. This strain often comes from pulled or torn muscle. The hamstring muscles and quadriceps located at the front thigh are the common parts to get this injury.

Ankle Sprain

Another common sports injury is an ankle sprain. Depending on the severity of the injury, you would get mild or major pain. You can train or play under a mild injury, but doing this when you have major pain in your ankles, you may end up injuring yourself more and slow down your recovery speed.


The players have 75% of the chances of getting concussions. This is a traumatic brain injury that occurs when you get a blow on the head and it gets bruised. It can happen with man-to-man contact or if a player fails to tackle.

In case of concussion, the player should get immediate treatment to control long-term effects and safely return to normal life.

ACL Tears

An ACL tear can be quite devastating when not treated immediately. It impacts the ligaments that help knees stay stabilized. The injured player should have an exercise plan by a trained physiotherapist as a part of sports medicine that helps to rehabilitate the knee to normal condition and restore functionality.

Though every person is different, so as the injuries but the physiotherapist should know how to bring the knee back to normal working condition along with the surrounding muscles and balance.

Rotator Cuff Strains

Rotator cuff strains occur due to extensive muscle use and repetitive motion that hurt the muscles or throwing a ball or man-to-man contact. For playing in the Quarterback position, this injury can be tough, but with the help of a qualified physiotherapist, it can be healed.

The recovery rate for the patients from rotator cuff strain is 75%. When this injury is diagnosed, the player will be prescribed sports medicine and other treatments like stretching strengthening exercises, and deep tissue massage.

Reach OK Pain Doc for this treatment if you are injured on the field or want us to guide you with protective and preventive techniques.

**Disclaimer: This content should not be considered medical advice and does not imply a doctor-patient relationship.

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