Working with Olympic level male and female volleyball players has allowed me a unique appreciation for common volleyball injuries and how to prevent them.
Tips for high school and college volleyball players and coaches on how to prevent the most common volleyball injuries.
3.1.1 Direct/Contact Injury. ... 3.1.2 Indirect/Non-Contact Injury.
Find out what the most common injuries are in volleyball and how to prevent them from a sports medicine expert.
Tight muscles can lead to poor performance and injury.
Shoulder Labrum Tears: An Overview. ... Tears to the specialized cartilage tissue in the shoulder known as the labrum can cause pain and instability in the shoulder.
The labrum is a ring of fibrous tissue within the ball and socket of the shoulder joint that helps with the stability of the joint.
In volleyball, players' bodies are constantly jarred by the high impact that results from jumping, landing, and diving.
A SLAP lesion is an injury in the shoulder that is characterized by a tear of the labrum and long head of the biceps tendon insertion (see image below)
The labrum is a piece of cartilage (called fibrocartilage), that is similar to the meniscus in your knee, which forms a cup within the joint for the humeral head to sit in.