Volleyball is a great sport for players of all ages and levels. But as with any sport, it can result in injuries. The majority of volleyball injuries can generally be classified as either chronic (overuse) injuries or acute (traumatic) injuries. Learn about the common injuries and see some tips on preventing them.
Foot and ankle injuries in volleyball can happen due to the quick changes in direction of the lower extremities coupled with the close contact at the net in indoor volleyball. Considering that in a given season, volleyball players conduct thousands of serves and landings, the potential for foot and ankle injuries is high.
What is the potential danger or injury in volleyball? The most common volleyball associated injuries are found in the ankles, fingers, shoulders, knees, and the back. These include rotator cuff tendonitis, ACL tear, patellar tendonitis, ligament tears or dislocation in fingers, ankle sprains, and low back pain associated with stress or a ...
Ankle Sprains. Ankle injuries are the most common injury to volleyball players and responsible for the most lost playing time. Ankle sprains should be immobilized for as short as time as possible to allow for quicker rehabilitation. Every ankle sprain needs an 8-week course of daily rehabilitation exercise to decrease the risk of re-injury.
Although volleyball accounts for just a small percentage of all organized sports injuries, participation in the sport is on the rise, and with that comes more potential for injury. Because volleyball players repeatedly use their shoulders for spiking and blocking, overuse injuries of the shoulder are common.
Ankle sprains and strain are the most common injury in volleyball, making up 23.6% of volleyball injuries. 4 They often occur at the net when an opposing player lands on another player’s foot. A sprain occurs if the ligament is stretched or torn while a strain occurs if a tendon or muscle tissue is stretched or torn.
We understand the unique body mechanics and potential injuries associated with volleyball. Convenient access: Most providers can see you within 24 to 48 hours, so you receive prompt care for your injury.
Volleyball Injuries. UR Medicine is a proud participant in the Stop Sports Injury Campaign. To help keep kids in the game for life, STOP (Sports Trauma and Overuse Prevention) targets the sports that have the highest rates of overuse and trauma injuries.
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