Knee injuries are perhaps the most common among volleyball players. They can be acute and fatigue, the second – more frequent. The most common knee fatigue injury in volleyball players is the patellar tendonitis, which is also called the “jumper’s knee”. At first, it is characterized by pain on the insertion site or in the quadriceps tendon in the region of the superior or at the lower pole of the patella, as an option – in the area of the tibial tuberosity (see figure). Then there is persistent severe pain, which is the reason for stopping sports activities, otherwise a complete rupture of the patella tendon may occur. With the “jumper’s knee”, pain can occur after physical activity, immediately with the start of the training, or immediately, but disappear as soon as the muscles warm up. Continue reading
The athlete must be able to fall correctly, this ability can prevent many injuries – both minor bruises and bruises, as well as more serious fractures, dislocations and subluxations, bursitis. In general, a fall is an extreme case in volleyball and applies only if the ball cannot be taken in any other way. It is not worth it to abuse frequent falls – this is not only harmful to the body, but also will not bring good results in the game.
In volleyball, you can “correctly” fall behind the ball in two ways.
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