Take a poll of what people think some of the most intense contact sports are and chances are lacrosse is going to be high on the list. Lacrosse (LAX for short) is technically a combination of three sports in one: basketball, soccer, and hockey. Popular at both the high school and collegiate levels, lacrosse involves a ton carrying a lacrosse stick as players dart across a field that measures 110 yards long and 60 yards wide. Oh, and the goals are 80 years apart. For reference, that’s even bigger than a football field.

With the equipment, the ability to make contact with other players, and the sheer physicality of the sport, it’s no wonder injuries are common in lacrosse. Some of the most common injuries in lacrosse include:

  • ACL tears
  • MCL tears
  • LCL tears
  • PCL tears
  • Meniscus tears
  • IT band syndrome
  • Knee dislocations
  • Ankle sprains
  • Hip labral tears
  • Hamstring strains
  • Quad tears
  • Concussions 

Don’t underestimate the power of a lacrosse player. Anyone who takes on this sport is in it to win it. That said, even the most dedicated lacrosse players get injured and have to be sidelined. To make sure that you don’t stay on the sidelines too long, Next Level Physio is here to help. We work with youth and college athletes all the time, which means we know the exact right sports physical therapy techniques that will help you get back on the field. Our goal? Have you return to LAX safer and stronger than ever. Reach out to us today and we’ll work with you.