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Anterior Cruciate ligament injury and how to prevent it for female athletes.
Many female athletes face the risk of a season-long injury which could affect their performance during the sports season. Anterior Cruciate ligament injury is a serious injury that affects many athletes today. Women are not also safe from the problems these injuries can bring. It is important for us to find out how to prevent injuries to your Anterior Cruciate Ligament so as to enjoy a successful season without that problem.
It is important to carry out some important basic activities when you want to curb this menace of Anterior Cruciate Ligament injury from your female athletes.
Never you as a coach risk your female athletes when they start to feel pains in their knee region so as not to complicate issues and cause a complete test of the ligament.
Prevention is the best form of treatment. So together with the athlete or player take good supplements and healthy diet which would in no way affect the muscles, bones and ligaments.
Watch with your female athletes stretching activities and other conditioning exercises which would prevent an injury to your Anterior Cruciate Ligament.
Let us now focus on the prevention of injuries on the Anterior Cruciate Ligament.
Research has shown that female athletes have a greater chance of experiencing a tear on the Anterior Cruciate Ligament when compared to male athletes. Some statistics put it at eight times more likely than male athletes. Further numbers also show that young female athletes between the age of 15-25, that are actively engaged in sports which may require them to carry out activities that could involve a quick change of direction, running with speed, jumping, landing heavily on the feet have a greater incidence of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tear.
Many top coaches start their prevention techniques by engaging their athletes in drills which focuses on safety first. They also teach their female athletes important techniques, how to maintain their form, proper and safe footwork, training of strength through slow movement, making good use of repetitive exercises and also good time management and productivity. One of the best ways to prevent injuries is by mastering agility and proper footwork exercises. The footwork exercises which are very beneficial includes puppet landing techniques, jumping, mastering the art of starting and stopping. Mastering the landing technique is very important because so many injuries take place because when an athlete lands, the weight is not properly and equally distributed within the foot. This poor landing leads to countless issues which could affect the ACL of the athlete.
To also prevent injuries to the Anterior Cruciate Ligament, the female athlete should train her body balance more, develop a better movement technique and also train her muscle strength which most importantly involves the hamstring. Mechanisms such as the straight knee landings, the art of landing and cutting, engaging in dynamic flexibility and other plyometrics are important and effective ways to not only prepare female athletes for games but also prevent the risk of Anterior Cruciate Ligament injury.