Soccer fever is in high gear this summer. A new generation of U.S. women’s soccer players triumphed at the FIFA World Cup in July, commanding the attention of young athletes everywhere and inspiring them with their grit, fearlessness, and star power.
Playing a sport can be so fulfilling — physically and mentally — but they also come with a risk of injury. Even if you take care to prevent injuries on the court, field, track or otherwise, unexpected events can occur.
Given the nature of the game, the most common volleyball injuries likely aren’t hard to guess: shoulder overuse, finger fractures and sprained ankles.
Injuries aren’t inevitable, and knowing how to prevent the new and treat the old can go a long way toward keeping young athletes off the bench and in the game.
Here's a brief overview of common volleyball injuries, as well as how to prevent and treat them.
Foot and ankle injuries are common. They can be caused by a serious accident, sports, work, or something that occurs in daily life. If not diagnosed in a timely fashion or thoroughly treated, they can be debilitating, inconvenient and costly. Serious injuries can result in time off of work and the need for significant rehabilitation.
If you've experienced one or more foot or ankle injuries, learning the causes, most common types, and how to effectively treat these injuries can help you get back to work, sports, and everyday activities.
Topics: Ankle Injuries