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.
Common Volleyball Injuries: Tips, Prevention, and Treatment Volleyball has become an increasingly competitive and popular sport. Young players not only play for middle or high school teams, but also try out for traveling or league teams between seasons.
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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.
The sport of volleyball is a very physically demanding sport, regardless of what position you play. Across all positions, there are 4 common injuries that volleyball players suffer from. They are lateral ankle sprains, muscle strains, patellar tendinopathy or “Jumper’s Knee”, and shoulder overuse injuries.
Common Volleyball Injuries. Most injuries during volleyball are acute, such as dislocations or strains, or stemming from overuse of certain muscle groups. Ankles, shoulders, fingers, back and knees are areas most affected. Ankle Injuries. Ankle sprains are the most common injury a volleyball player could sustain over the course of his or her ...
Working with Olympic level male and female volleyball players has allowed me a unique appreciation for common volleyball injuries. Since there are six players on the court, I will identify six common volleyball injuries with a focus on key prevention tips for players of all ages.
Ankle injuries account for about 40% of all volleyball-related injuries, making them the most common acute injury treated in this population. 1 Unfortunately, preventing these injuries can be tougher than most. While some inversion ankle injuries occur during clumsy lateral movement, one study proved that the majority of injuries occur while ...
For volleyball players, constant pain in a specific area might be a sign of a more serious injury, such a rotator cuff injury, patellar tendonitis, or lower back injury. Since these injuries are not immediately noticeable, the best prevention is conditioning and learning good techniques.