A sudden sharp pain in the calf muscle followed by difficulty using it usually a give away for a calf strain. The most common place to get this injury is at the muscle – tendon junction of the Gastrocnemius roughly half way between the knee and the heel. You can test for this by contracting the muscle against resistance with the legs straight.
Many volleyball injuries can be prevented by following proper training guidelines and these tips: Use proper strength training techniques for the lower back, shoulders, and legs. Use an external ankle support, such as an ankle brace or taping, to prevent the ankle from rolling over, especially if you have had a prior sprain.
In this video we offer a new taping technique for achilles tendon and calf volleyball injuries using a new type of tape called bio-mechanic tape by dynamic t...
Common Knee Injuries in Volleyball Players: Patellofemoral Pain (Pain Around the Knee Cap) What are the Risk Factors? Muscular imbalances throughout lower extremity Tight quadriceps, hip flexors, and calf musculature; Weak posterior chain — Gluteals and Hamstrings; Poor lower extremity and lumbopelvic control Decreased core and gluteal muscle strength
Below are some of the most common injuries connected to volleyball. #9: “Sand Toe” Although the most widespread type of volleyball injury overall is ankle sprains, beach volleyball in particular has its own set of unique concerns. In addition to issues caused by foreign bodies in the sand (such as lacerations to the foot and toes caused by shells or glass), “sand toe” is another cause for concern.
A long or vigorous game or volleyball practice can lead to a buildup of lactic acid in your legs that causes soreness and pain. One remedy to this soreness is taking a bath after your volleyball...
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.
A powerful calf muscle, but one that is tight, is the perfect recipe for an achilles tendon injury. Serving and spiking happen very often in a game of beach volleyball, and that repetition can cause trouble in your shoulder and the rotator cuff muscles if you’re not careful.