Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injury. Like ankle sprains, most ACL injuries in volleyball players occur when a player lands awkwardly after jumping. Usually ACL tears are associated with a "pop" and immediate knee swelling. Examination by a physician and MRI are often used to confirm the ACL injury.
Like ankle sprains, most ACL injuries in volleyball players occur when a player lands awkwardly after jumping. Usually ACL tears are associated with a "pop" and immediate knee swelling. Examination by a physician and MRI are often used to confirm the ACL injury.
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Knee injuries are common in volleyball. When they occur they are typically either to the ligament or cartilage. Ligament Injuries: Ligament injuries to the knee are very common in sports that require stopping and starting or quickly changing directions. These extreme forces on the knee can result in torn ligaments.
Improper landing technique. Poor landing technique is the most common reason for knee injuries in volleyball players. Athletes should land with their knees over their toes and their hips back. Landing with an increased knee bend, or with the knees out of line with the toes, places more strain on the knees.
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Knee Injuries. The knees are another area commonly affected by strain and acute volleyball injury. ACL sprains and patellar tendinitis, described below, are two of the most common. Fortunately, knee rehabilitation exercises can help restore baseline function and prevent injury from recurring.
The ankle is the most commonly injured joint, but the knee, shoulder, low back, and fingers also are vulnerable. The shoulder in particular is subject to extreme torque when hitting and jump serving the ball. Some injuries have a predilection for those playing on sand versus those playing in an indoor court.
The repetitive jumping in volleyball often leads to pain in the front of the knee. Throw in frequent knee contact with the hard wood court surface and you have a recipe for knee problems. For healthier volleyball knees, pay attention to the following recommendations: Avoid landing on straight knees.