Medial Stress Syndrome: Hard Tissue Injury In Football

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Medial tibial stress syndrome is an overuse injurie occurred from repeated action. One of the most common injuries in Football (Soccer) is overuse injuries. Examples of overuse injuries are shin splints, patellar tendinitis (pain in the knee) and Achilles tendinitis (pain in the back of the ankle). Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome or better known as “Shin Splints” refer to a painful injury that develops along the middle to the lower third of the tibia. In another words, the “shinbone”. This injury occurs when the shinbone becomes weak and so it is difficult to distinguish injury from soft tissue injury. So therefore this injury is a hard tissue injury. Soccer players mostly experience shin splints during trainings or even during match. A sudden…show more content…
To prevent this injury or to reduce the chances of the injury, proper shoes should be worn. Special made soul plates are designed for different surfaces of the field. For example, metal studs are to be worn in wet grass condition and normal rubber suds are to be worn on dry grass. These are designed and tested to see the comfort of the boots from the bottom so it won’t hurt or cause any injury to the player. Important equipment is the shin guard. Shin guards are also important. A good quality shin guard will reduce the chances of shin splint by its solid support to the shin bone. Stats show that shin splints occur during the beginning of the football season because the player is beginning to load more stress on the shin bones. The key to prevent that or to reduce that is to keep good training exercises off season and stay consistent so that it merges what the player has trained and reduces the chances of the injury. There are many specific exercises that help reduce shin splints. Before the game exercises and before trainings as well. These trainings aim at muscle strengths and muscle coordination that work to help reduce the chances of the…show more content…
The athlete should also listen carefully to the coach so the athlete can perform the exercise properly which the athlete will be in benefit The preventive measures should be implemented before the game or season so the player is prepared beforehand. The risk of injury also reduces because the player is warmed up and stretched. Pre-game exercises are important to make the player active and ready for any sport specific movements. These exercises will result in increase of muscle temperature and metabolism which will reduce the player to get injured specially in the common area which is the shinbone Various running patterns are suggested like (forward, backwards, side shuffles, shuttles) are heavily emphasized. After a significant warm up, very light stretching may be performed approximately 5-7 minutes. Leg stretches will help reduce the shin splint injury. These exercises should be performed correctly in order to stay safe and away from the risk of getting

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