A 14 year old female volleyball player was performing lateral slides when she experienced a single sharp pop in her left hip. She had immediate pain, fell and was unable to bear weight. She was placed on crutches and examined the following day. At that time she was still unable to bear weight but had no associated back pain or radicular symptoms.
Volleyball is a great sport for players of all ages and levels. But as with any sport, it can result in injuries. The majority of volleyball injuries can generally be classified as either chronic (overuse) injuries or acute (traumatic) injuries. Learn about the common injuries and see some tips on preventing them.
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Hip pain is a common cause of discomfort in athletes and can be a frustrating problem to treat. In the past, just about any hip pain symptom was attributed to a "muscle strain"-type injury. While this can be a very common cause of hip pain in athletes, there are many other conditions that can sideline a player as well.
Hip pointer injuries are common in athletes who play contact sports, such as football and hockey. It can also happen to volleyball players or other athletes who often fall on their hip or side. You can reduce the risk of a hip pointer by wearing proper protective gear while playing sports.
Volleyball-related back pain can come either from leaning forward (passing or following through on a serve/hit) or leaning back (setting or initiating a serve/hit). Pain that is more with leaning forward could cause issues with the discs between the bones of the lower spine. Pain leaning back could lead to stress injuries of the bones or joints.
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Volleyball Injuries. UR Medicine is a proud participant in the Stop Sports Injury Campaign. To help keep kids in the game for life, STOP (Sports Trauma and Overuse Prevention) targets the sports that have the highest rates of overuse and trauma injuries.
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.
A 2017 study on injuries in collegiate women’s volleyball did a four-year retrospective analysis of injury data from on 20 athletes and found similar results. The knee, shoulder, and ankle were the most frequently injured body areas. 15. Volleyball Injury Statistics. Learn more about volleyball injury statistics from these infographics!