• Case Study: Freddie Ljungberg’s Calf Muscle Strain Injury

      The Injury Freddie Ljungberg suffered a Calf muscle injury during Sweden’s 2-0 Euro 2008 qualifier victory over Spain and was forced to miss several Premiership matches. Calf muscle injuries are common in sports such as football, basketball, and tennis, where there is a lot of running and jumping. The Treatment Freddie Ljungberg’s rehabilitation was … Read more

    Stretching For Prevention Of Muscle Injuries

    Hawkins et al., (2001) suggested that muscular strains are the single most commonly reported injuries in English professional soccer. This data is consistent with previous research, which reported similar findings (Hawkins and Fuller, 1999; Lewin, 1989; Ekstrand and Gillquist, 1983a, 1983b). This epidemiological research (studies of the incidence of injury) sought to identify the causes … Read more

    Muscle Injury In Sport

    John Orchard is a sports physician and sports injury researcher based in Sydney, Australia. He is a Conjoint Senior Lecturer at the University of New South Wales and a Senior Fellow at the University of Melbourne. Dr Orchard is Medical Director for the Sydney Roosters Rugby League Football Club. He is Injury Survey Co-ordinator for … Read more

    Growth Factors in the Treatment of Muscle Injuries in Soccer

    Introduction Muscle injuries account for around 30% of all injuries in the English Premier League. A muscle strain typically keeps a player out of action for 3 to 4 weeks and clubs employ full time medical staff in order to reduce this down time. Conventionally, this treatment comprises physiotherapy which uses prescribed procedures such as … Read more

    Iliopsoas Syndrome (Hip Flexor Muscle Strain) Injury Guide


    What is Iliopsoas Syndrome? Pain at the front of the hip may be due to a hip flexor muscle strain. The iliopsoas muscle is most commonly affected. The iliopsoas muscle is comprised of the Iliacus and psoas muscles. The iliopsoas muscle lies in front of the hip joint and sits quite deeply, below the surface … Read more

    Thigh Muscle Strain Injury Guide


    Medically reviewed by Katie Knapton, MSCP HCPC on 29th October 2021 What is a Thigh Muscle Strain Injury? A thigh muscle strain is quite common in sports like football, where kicking is repeatedly practiced. Cycling, rowing and downhill running are some other activities where the quadriceps can become overloaded and susceptible to injury. A Thigh … Read more

    Hamstring Muscle Strain (Pulled Hamstring) Injury Guide


    What is a Hamstring Muscle Strain? A hamstring injury is common in sports and are sometimes known as a ‘pulled hamstring’. The term ‘pulled muscle’ comes from the description of how the injury takes place. Usually, the hamstring muscle is forcibly stretched beyond its limits and the muscle tissue becomes torn. A tear in the … Read more

    Complete Guide to Calf Muscle Strain Injury


    What is a Calf Strain Injury? A calf muscle injury is common in sports. Calf injuries are sometimes known as a ‘pulled calf’. The term ‘pulled muscle’ comes from the description of how the injury takes place. Usually the calf muscle is forcibly stretched beyond its limits and the muscle tissue becomes torn. A tear … Read more

    Guide to the Prevention of Muscle Strains & Injuries

    Muscle Strain Prevention

    In a survey of injuries at a professional football club, it was reported that 26.8% of all injuries involved muscles and tendons (Lewin,1989). Muscles and their tendon attachments combine to form what are known as musculotendinous units. These musculotendinous units provide the force which is necessary for movement. Football is a dynamic sport which requires … Read more