Frequently Asked Questions
Volleyball is a limited contact sport, however contact with the ball can cause various hand injuries such as jammed fingers, tendon and ligament tears and wrist fractures. To prevent wrist injuries we recommend using the Sports Wrist strap. The medical-grade compression is engineered to target pressure to elevate oxygen levels in the muscles and decrease long-term straining. If you’ve injured your thumb from contact with the ball, we recommend the Rhizoloc orthosis which stabilises the thumb saddle and allows optimal healing.
Knee injuries in volleyball might be caused due to trauma to the muscle or due to muscle overuse. Traumatic knee injuries range from mild sprains to major ligament and meniscus tears. Mild sprains can be treated by R.I.C.E (rest, ice therapy, compression, and elevation) method and wearing the Genutrain. Genutrain diverts the pressure from the patella to the surrounding muscles, thereby decreasing the strain on the knee joint. To prevent knee injuries, we recommend stretching before the game and wearing knee sports support during the game.To treat overuse injuries such as patellar tendonitis, we recommend using Genutrain P3 as it specifically targets the patella through patella tracking. It also avoids traumatic volleyball injuries such as ACL and MCL injuries.
Volleyball players are common victims of chronic lower back pain. This pain can radiate further to lower extremities keeping players on the sidelines for long after a tournament. Volleyball players may also be at increased risk of stress fractures called spondylolysis. To prevent back injuries, we recommend using Sports Back Support. The support provides freedom of movement while supporting the back muscles through compression and padding. To recover from a back injury, we recommend the Sacroloc back brace. This brace provides medical grade compression which supports your pelvic region and aids in faster muscle repair. It relieves lower back pain by massaging your back muscles and correcting your posture.
Volleyball movements such as serving or spiking are likely to create stress in the shoulder muscles. This can cause shoulder injuries such as rotator cuff tendonitis, bursitis, SLAP tears or shoulder impingement syndrome. To prevent shoulder injuries we recommend shoulder strengthening exercises and stretching before playing. Using the OmoTrain shoulder brace can support and stabilise the rotator cuff muscles. It allows natural mobility of the shoulder joint, thus doesn’t interfere with the game. Bauerfeind’s medical-grade compression accelerates muscle regeneration and provides pain relief by allowing more oxygen and nutrients to reach the shoulder area.