Wear a Bauerfeind knee brace or support
the next time you play netball to help
prevent and treat common
netball knee injuries.
How to treat a netball knee injury
We recommend seeking treatment from a physiotherapist on treating a netball injury. They may recommend one the following treatments.
- Strains or Sprains. Many sprains and strains can often be treated with the RICE method: Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation. A physiotherapist can assist with the recovery as well. If the sprain is more severe you may require surgery.
- Jumper’s Knee. This is commonly known as Patellar tendonitis. Rarely does this condition require surgery. It can generally be treated using a combination of anti-inflammatory medications (such as ibuprofen) and exercise. A corticosteroid injection may also be used.
- Meniscal Tearing. Simple meniscal tears may be treated with the RICE method and anti-inflammatory medications. Advanced tears may require surgery. Muscle weakness or incoordination can predispose you to a ligament sprain or tear.
- Knee Ligament Injury. A netball ACL injury or other ligament damage will often require surgery. A torn ligament rebuild uses a tissue graft, as the ligament will not generally heal properly otherwise. For grade three knee ligament injuries a hinged knee brace is recommended.
Play it safe: Consult a doctor if you experience unusually intense and persistent knee pain.
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