Resource Library: Athletic Injuries, Prevention & Management

SportMedBC’s Athletic Injury, Prevention & Management articles are intended to be a resource for sport medical practitioners, coaches, parents and athletes to find information on common athletic injuries and conditions. This is by no means an exhaustive list and individuals should consult with their doctor or allied health professional before self-diagnosing or treating any injury or condition.

Muscle Cramps (Soccer)

Muscle cramps are painful contractions or spasms of a muscle usually caused by fatigue, water loss, or by inadequate stretching, conditioning, and/or warm-up during soccer

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Patellofemoral Pain (Soccer)

Patello-femoral pain is an irritation or inflammation of the tissues under or surrounding the kneecap. This condition is often inaccurately referred to as "chondromalacia". Chondromalacia

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Tendonitis (Soccer)

Inflammation of the tendon and/or tendon sheath is referred to as tendonitis. Small tears can develop causing inflammation that forms scar tissue (adhesions). These adhesions

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Bursitis (Soccer)

Bursae are small fluid-filled sacs lined with synovial membrane that are usually located in or close to joints. They function to reduce friction created by

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