Studies on volleyball injury incidence during training and match play, however, have mainly been retrospective, and reliable information from season-long prospective studies is scarce. 2, 5, 6, 8– 12 From these previous studies on volleyball injuries it is known that ankle sprains account for up to half of all acute injuries, with an estimate of one sprain per 1000 playing hours. Consequently, preventive strategies should focus mainly on this injury type.
Injuries in volleyball are commonly due to jumping and landing as well as from hitting and blocking the ball. The ball can reach speeds of 80 mph and can cause significant injury should the ball strike an unintended area of a player’s body. Certain positions are associated with specific injuries . More injuries occur during hitting and blocking than during passing or setting.
Ankle sprain is the most common injury in volleyball, accounting for 41% of all volleyball related injuries. Previous injury seems to be an important risk factor for an ankle sprain. Injury prevention programmes should focus on ankle sprains and concentrate on players with previous ankle sprains.
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.
volleyball has relatively low rates of injury compared to other sports, such as football, basketball, or soccer, but injury rates are on the rise according to a recent study (Eerkes, 2012, p. 251). A
An observational study in volleyball players. The mSEBT should be employed in male volleyball players with a history of musculoskeletal lower limb injuries to better assess postural balance control alterations. Moreover, the decrement of the dynamic balance performance may indicate that, before returning to competitions, the rehabilitation prot …. The mSEBT should be employed in male volleyball players with a history of musculoskeletal lower limb injuries to better assess postural balance ...
Common Volleyball Injuries and Conditions Sprained Ankle. The ankle joint is held in place by ligaments which stabilize it. When these ligaments are stretched beyond what they can bear from a sudden twist, turn or rolling of the ankle, the result is a sprain. Depending on the severity, this could even include the ligament being torn. Learn More
For instance, Hall and colleagues showed that the risk of developing anterior knee pain was four times higher among “early specialized” female basketball, soccer and volleyball players. 12 However, despite the Hall study, little is known about the long-term effects of antecedent sport participation from an epidemiological perspective. In this regard, prior research suggests there is a need to improve our understanding of acute and overuse injury patterns among high performing athletes.