Volleyball Injuries

Volleyball Injuries

Volleyball is one of the most popular sports in the world. Among the major sports, the injury rate for volleyball is relatively low. Players may sustain traumatic injuries to the upper extremity such as clavicle fractures and shoulder separations or dislocations. And to the lower extremity, including hip muscle tears or labral tears, knee ligament or meniscus tears, and foot and ankle sprains and fractures.

Due to the repetitive forces generated by both the upper and lower extremities in volleyball, overuse syndromes of both the upper and lower extremities like rotator cuff tendonitis, biceps tendonitis, elbow tendonitis, wrist tendonitis, hip tendonitis, patella tendonitis and Achilles tendonitis may develop. Lower back problems including strains, disc problems, and stress fractures may occur. Fingers are vulnerable in volleyball and are often injured, resulting in fractures and dislocations.

Common Volleyball Injuries

Ankle: Achilles Tendonitis | Fracture | Sprain

Elbow: Bicep Tendonitis | Lateral epicondylitis | Medial epicondylitis

Hand: Finger dislocation, fracture, tendon tears

Hip: Hamstring tendonitis tears | Iliotibial band tendonitis | Hamstring tendonitis tears

Knee: Patella femoral pain | Patella tendonitis | ACL & MCL tears | Meniscus tears

Lower Back: Strain | Herniated disc | Stress fracture

Shoulder: AC separations | Bicep Tendonitis | Clavicle fractures | Rotator Cuff Tear | Rotator Cuff Tendonitis | Shoulder instability

Wrist: Tendonitis