HOW AM I ABLE TO PREVENT OR AVOID AN ANKLE INJURY WHEN I AM PLAYING VOLLEYBALL?
Constant running, jumping and fatigue in volleyball can increase your risk of injury. Some volleyball players also suffer from unstable ligaments and tendons that work to support the ankle. Wearing a Bauerfeind brace or ankle support can reduce your chances of injury by enhancing stability, proprioception and medical-grade compression.
Some common forms of ankle injuries when playing volleyball include ligament tears and sprains, achilles tendonitis and inflammation. A Bauerfeind ankle brace and support will help to promote blood flow during volleyball with the use of medical grade compression, something not found when using simple neoprene sleeves and braces. The MalleoTrain S ankle support is ideal for volleyball injuries as an alternative to strapping. This added support will help stabilise your joint without limiting your ability to serve an ace and show off your attack.
HOW TO TREAT A VOLLEYBALL ANKLE INJURY
- Strains or Sprains. Many sprains and strains can be treated with the RICE method: Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation. A good physiotherapist can assist with the recovery however prevention is always better than cure.
- Ligament Tearing. Ligament tears generally always require surgery. A torn ligament rebuild uses a graft of tissue, as the ligament will not typically heal properly otherwise. Surgery is minimally invasive, however it can take time for the tear to heal.
- Achilles Tendonitis. Symptoms of Achilles Tendonitis such as pain and swelling above the heel often occurs in people whom have hiked for prolonged periods due to constant loading on the ankle. Adequate rest and non-surgical treatments can usually relieve these symptoms.
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