Injuries - Types and Rehabilitation

Tibia fibula fracture & recovery

As mentioned in earlier articles, Goalden is an educational soccer blog where the writers write on a variety of soccer topics to promote the game. The idea was never to write about us but instead on other people and how they achieved their ambitions in soccer. In the end we are hoping to inspire others. With that being said, this summer I had friends and family document my rehabilitation after my tibia fibula fracture in an Ontario Cup soccer game. The footage was used to track my progress for myself as well as for those that assisted in my recovery. 

The video below will provide you with some ideas as to what’s ahead in case you experience a similar injury. It does not include all the details that occurred in the early weeks but still includes many of them.  Lastly, recovery is on schedule so the video can be used as a guideline.

By Philip MacDonald

The idea for Goalden is to help other soccer players of all ages improve the many different aspects of their game. We began coaching youth teams and watching youth soccer all over Ontario. We watched semi-professional and professional teams and noticed how far the game still has to develop here. From that, we decided we want to help others obtain the best information as early as possible in their soccer careers. We want to educate readers about the game of soccer and the fine details that are often overlooked by coaches in North America.

One reply on “Tibia fibula fracture & recovery”

Hi all, my name is Dino (37 years old) and I had similar tibia/fibula fracture playing indoor soccer. After having surgery where they placed rod inside my tibia. I recovered well and quickly. However, after 10 years I started having excruciating pain in the broken spot. Pain seems to increase especially when running, to the point where I cannot run. Please email me and let me know what I should do to reduce the pain or remove it altogether if possible.

I really appreciate your advice.

What do you think?