COMMON INJURIES
(The information below has been provided to expand your knowledge of injuries)

COMMON INJURIES THAT AFFECT YOUNG PLAYERS 
 
What does it mean when someone says they have got a stitch? 
 
A stitch means a sharp pain in your diaphragm.
You get this pain when you have either suddenly started running after rest or you are running/swimming more than usual, or you've had too much to eat or drink before the session. 

 Simple solutions are to slow down your breathing to match your step, Exhale when the foot on the opposite side of the pan lands, Breathe in (Inhale) through your nose, exhale though your mouth. Bend over and push your fingers into the painful area.
 
Muscle injuries 
Muscles may develop small striations (tiny tears).
There may be accompanied swelling also. But usually tears are small striations that allow the muscle to grow. 

 For eg It's quite common when a player gets a knee into the thigh injury. This is very painful and can hurt for a few days. Some parents may advent total rest which is always good but in some cases, stretching or exercising may allow it to heal faster. After all, children are young and quick to heal.  
 
Plantar Fasciitis  
 In simple terms, the tissue (Ligament) connecting your heel to the toes. 
 Sometimes due to poor running/walking style (Excessive pronation), poor shoe support (tight shoes or worn out shoes), poor ground conditions, excessive upper body weight than lower body weight, calf muscle being stiff are the major reasons that can cause injury to the PF. Stretching is one of the most simplest ways to avoid this sometimes severe pain. This injury though generally attacks persons with Flat feet. 
 
OSGOOD-SCHLATTER DISEASE 
 This is NOT actually a disease in the disease sense! This is an injury that occurs in children that have sudden growth spurts and nearly always results in severe pain in a small area at the bottom of the knee. 
 
For more info, contact your Coach's at KFANDRA.

Adults

Plantar Fasciitis and Heel Spur
In simple terms, the tissue (Ligament) connecting your heel to the toes. 
 Sometimes due to poor running/walking style (Excessive pronation), poor shoe support (tight shoes or worn out shoes), poor ground conditions, excessive upper body weight than lower body weight, calf muscle being stiff are the major reasons that can cause injury to the PF. Stretching is one of the most simplest ways to avoid this sometimes severe pain. This injury though generally attacks persons with Flat feet. 
Heel spurs occur when calcium deposits build up on the underside of the heel bone, a process that usually occurs over a period of many months. Heel spurs are often caused by strains on foot muscles and ligaments, stretching of the plantar fascia, and repeated tearing of the membrane that covers the heel bone. Heel spurs are especially common among athletes whose activities include large amounts of running and jumping.

Tendonitis
Is the inflammation of a tendon.

Stress Fractures
These injuries occur due to repeated impact and overuse.

Nerve Entrapment/Impingement
Is when the whitish fibre or bundle of fibres in the body (Nerves!!) that transmits impulses of sensation to the brain or spinal cord, and impulses from these to the muscles and organs gets affected then you may get a bunch of symptoms like pins and needles in the specific area or numbness.