Soccer Foot Pain and Injuries

Jul 28th, 2014 by Jilna | 2 Comments So Far

Kick Soccer Ball Congratulations to Germany; the 2014 FIFA World Cup Champions!! Were you one of the 20 million daily viewers who tuned in to watch the #1 sport in the world? I must admit, I watched a game or two. Surprisingly enough, I’ve never watched the World Cup. So, I had to see for myself what all the hype was about. It was quite interesting to see 22 men on a field, chasing down a ball with their feet, with one goal in mind, winning the World Cup. I watched these men battle it out for 90 highly intense minutes shedding blood, sweat, and tears. It made me wonder, why is this sport so popular? Maybe professional soccer players are willing to sacrifice foot pain for World Cup glory. Most people don’t realize how much pressure professional soccer players put on their feet. It is extremely important that they properly care for and maintain their foot health. I mean, their feet are only worth millions of dollars.

Soccer has a higher injury rate when compared to many other contact and collision sports such as field hockey, rugby, basketball, and football. According to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, nearly 626,600 athletes were injured while playing soccer in 2012. With soccer gaining more and more popularity, the number of soccer related injuries continue to increase.

The most common lower leg and foot injuries associated with playing soccer are:

  1. Abrasions(Scrapes)
  2. Athlete’s Foot
  3. Blisters
  4. Calluses
  5. Contusions(Bruises)
  6. Loss of Toenails
  7. Plantar Fasciitis
  8. Bones Spurs
  9. Plantar Warts
  10. Bruised or Broken Bones

Before an injury most people will experience minor symptoms or ailments, and without proper care those symptoms will turn into something more serious. Taking the necessary steps to prevent an injury before it happens is always recommended. The most common ailments are foot and heel pain. Adding insoles to your cleats can help. If you have a child who complains of heel or foot pain, I recommend Kidzerts because KidZerts Insolesthey offer a full line of children’s insoles that will help eliminate foot pain and give your young soccer player the extra support they need in cleats. Remember to wear socks that will help keep your feet cool and dry, or try using PediFix Funga Soapthe Pedifix FungaSoap when washing your feet after a game to help reduce the risk of athlete’s foot. Make sure your soccer cleats fit properly. Wearing shoes that are too big or too small can cause you to develop calluses or blisters. Also, try using a foot cream, such as Foot Kinetics RunGoo, it will help reduceFoot Kinetics RunGoo friction between the sock and skin minimizing the risk of calluses and blisters. Most of these injuries are minor and can be treated with the foot care products we carry on However, some of the more serious injuries may require that you seek medical attention.

If you have a little one who is a beginner soccer player or if you’re old like me and enjoy a pick-up game every once in a while, remember to take care of your feet and they will take care of you!


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2 Comments on “Soccer Foot Pain and Injuries”

  1. Zee said:

    HI, do you ship to germany?

  2. Jilna Overstreet said:

    Hello Zee,

    Unfortunately, we do not ship internationally at this time. International shipping is a service that we may offer in the near future. Our international customers use mail forwarding services to have orders shipped to them. We apologize for the inconvenience.