The 8 Most Common Football Injuries

By Kelly Hansen | Jun 17, 2013

Like with all sports, football comes with the risk of injury. In fact, football has the highest risk of injury compared to other sports. One of the reasons for this elevated risk is that football is a high-impact sport. Tackling, blocking, and other physical interactions between players can result in contusions, concussions, and other common injuries.

Another reason football injuries are so common is simply the nature of the game. Players must frequently pivot and change direction, increasing the likelihood of injuries to the joints and other tissues. Sudden bursts of speed can cause muscle damage if the player is not properly warmed up. Overuse injuries are also common, particularly for quarterbacks.

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Musculoskeletal Injuries & Wellness: Understanding Treatment Options

By Kelly Hansen | May 09, 2013

Are you surprised by the fact that musculoskeletal conditions impact over 1.7 billion people globally? A recent study of worldwide disease factors found a 45 percent growth in musculoskeletal disease over the past 20 years. These can be disabling injuries and conditions, and experts in the field stress the need for greater attention to effective treatments such as rehabilitation and wellness programs.

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