Addressing potential barriers for footballers seeking care for mental health symptoms

Addressing potential barriers for footballers seeking care for mental health symptoms

This FastFact highlights the recently published International Olympic Committee (IOC) consensus statement on the mental health of athletes1. While this comprehensive review gives an overview of the issues relating to the mental health of elite athletes, this FastFact investigates some of the barriers to footballers seeking help when problems arise. Mental health symptoms are often [...]
Tibia fracture

Tibia fracture

Case A 23-year-old recreational player presented with lower leg pain after a heavy tackle. He described being kicked in the lower leg and experiencing immediate pain. He was however able to get up and limp off. He was seen at a local emergency department where he was diagnosed with a contusion. Three weeks later he [...]
Taping, bracing and exercise can all help prevent ankle sprains

Taping, bracing and exercise can all help prevent ankle sprains

This FastFact showcases a clinical guideline which explores the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of lateral ankle sprains. It was created by a multi-disciplinary team of experts and is evidence-based1. Ankle sprains are among the most common injuries in football. They can have significant morbidity and can be associated with recurring instability. One of the stated [...]
L3 Radiculopathy

L3 Radiculopathy

Case A 48-year-old male football coach presents with a four-month history of right sided buttock, hip and anterior thigh pain. It had not improved despite rest and physiotherapy treatment. He was found to have a positive femoral nerve stretch test, 4+/5 weakness of right hip flexion and knee extension and an absent patellar jerk. Findings [...]