Ankle injury in volleyball is the most common – almost half of the total number of injuries. Most often, such an injury occurs when landing after a jump, and on the foot of another player, often on the opponent’s foot, although such injury is much less common in beach volleyball. The reason for this, many experts call a smaller number of players on the court and sand instead of hard surface. Ankle injury in volleyball is most likely a sprain, and this is an acute injury.
The largest number of ankle sprains is a sprain of the lateral ligaments, and two ligaments are injured at once – the anterior talon-fibular and calcaneal fibular. Continue reading
Statistics show that back injuries in volleyball athletes occur in 9-17% of the total. Most often, athletes playing volleyball suffer from chronic lumbar pain due to a fatigue fracture of the vertebral arch in the area between the joints or in the area of the leg of the vertebral arch. This condition is called spondylolysis. It can occur in those sportsmen who perform intense extension in the lower back, as well as twisting. Another option – the athlete is subjected to excessive axial load. During the game, spondylolysis can occur during feeding and attack.
Spondylolysis followed by spondylolisthesis Chronic spondylolysis can occur with excessive physical exertion if there is a malnutrition of bone tissue and vertebral dysplasia. Continue reading