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When the United States hosted the World Cup in 1994, it was the first real indication that Americans were ready to embrace soccer. Flash-forward more than 20 years, and soccer is no longer a foreign sport; it is the fastest-growing team sport in the US. Bay Area high school leagues and indoor league seasons are just getting underway now. Although soccer is a great form of exercise that promotes body coordination and balance, it takes a toll on the body, and just like any other physically demanding sport, can result in injuries especially when played consistently. The good news is that a significant number of soccer-related injuries are preventable if appropriate safety measures are implemented. Continue Reading »

San Francisco Orthopedic Surgeon Offers Advice

Soccer is the most popular sport in the world and the fastest growing team sport in the United States. San Francisco Bay Area residents can find pickup games and league play nearly every day of the week. Whether you are a casual player or a committed athlete, soccer injuries can occur, but many can be prevented. Continue Reading »