The knee is the most frequent site of injury in volleyball players. More than 40% of high level players suffer overuse injuries during this activity; this particularly painful syndrome is caused by the amount of jumping typical in volleyball play, and in its training which aims at strengthening the quadriceps muscle.
Knee Injury. Because volleyball involves a lot of explosive jumping, injuries to the knee, particularly to the tendons surrounding the patella, is quite common. Jumping repeatedly on hard surfaces can cause impact stress on your patellar tendon, the tendon that’s connecting your kneecap to your shin bone.
Other typical injuries include: Shoulder tendinitis, bursitis, and impingement syndrome Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) Bursitis of the elbow Wrist tendinitis Achilles tendinitis Osteoarthritis of the knee Muscle strains of the back Low back pain
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.
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Common volleyball knee injuries include: Jumpers Knee – extreme stress caused by jumping ruptures the tendons that connect your tibia bone to your kneecap leading to degeneration and inflammation of the knee.
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.
Injury 4: Knee Injuries (Jumper’s Knee/ACL Tears) Causes. Jumper’s knee (aka patellar tendonitis) is an overuse injury that causes tears in the patellar (knee) tendon. The repetitive, explosive jumping in volleyball can put a lot of stress on your patellar tendon leading to injury.