A 15-year-old male football player presented an acute onset of anterior hip pain provoked by striking a football. It was immediately painful and he could not continue.
This 13-year-old male player prevented with a history of recurring ankle sprains. At the time of his assessment his ankle ached at rest and his mother describes how he frequently walked with a limp.
While stretching is widely performed by players around the world there is very little evidence regarding its efficacy. In recent years there has been considerable debate about the relative merits of static vs. dynamic stretching. This study suggests that stretching, of any type, has no impact on short-term measures of performance.
A 16-year-old male player presented with a 6-week history of activity related right medial knee pain. He was a member of a professional football academy, participating in up to 10 training sessions per week.
A 26-year-old male professional football player presented with severe left arm pain. He was initially aware of some neck discomfort immediately following a match. Over the subsequent 48 hours he then developed severe left arm pain.
The results of a recent (relatively small) meta-analysis have suggested that early surgical treatment results in lower rates of re-dislocation, and better outcome scores, when compared with physiotherapy.