INJURY PREVENTION AND RESPONSE FOR PLAYER

BY 

COACH KOBAYASHI OBALOLA 

Injuries are common in soccer. Top-class players have team doctors and trainers who can diagnose and treat them, but grassroots/training age players do not have team doctors. What should I do to prevent injury and what to do when I am injured?

Did you know that there are two types of injuries, trauma and disability?

Injuries are classified into two categories, trauma and disability. Trauma is an injury caused by a large amount of force applied from the outside, such as a bone fracture, sprain, bruise, or flesh.
Disorders are injuries caused by a light force continuously applied to the same site from the outside, and include fatigue fractures, arthritis and tendinitis. Since trauma and disability respond differently to each other, it is important to make a solid judgment as to whether the athlete has trauma or disability when he/she develops physical injury (injury).

Effective prevention methods

Effective warming up is effective for injury prevention and conditioning.
In order to exercise good physical activity in sports, it is necessary to perform core balance training and hamstring strength training. This is because the balance is poor during stop and turn movements, and if the body becomes loose, the knees and ankles will be overloaded, and the possibility of developing fatigue in the lower limbs, sprains, and ligament damage increases. Because it is considered.

Creating a body that is hard to hurt

Insufficient basic ability to move the body efficiently can lead to injury.
Enhancing the functionality of the body based on muscle flexibility and joint mobility is also an important factor in preventing injuries during the growing age.

Response when injured

Soccer injuries include bruises, sprains, flesh and fractures. If you look closely at the situation in which you were injured, you can predict which part was injured.
Stop exercising if you are injured and the pain is so strong that you can’t move, or if moving makes the pain stronger. Then do the following checks.
・No swelling
・No deformity ・
Whether it
can be moved by yourself ・Blood circulation

Then do the following:

ICE-

Resting Rest: Keep the affected area stationary

Icing Cooling: Cool the affected area with ice or running water (the cold ship feels cold, but the affected area does not cool)

Compression Compression : It compresses the damaged area, but if you have a strong swelling and you do not know where it is, you do not need to leave it alone.

・ Elevation Elevation: Raises the affected area higher than your heart, causing swelling.

Please see a medical institution after performing such a treatment.

Kobayashi
September 16, 2020

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