Usually injuries can be treated nonoperatively with bracing and physical therapy or home rehabilitation exercises. Occasionally, though, ankle sprains can be associated with subtle fractures or cartilage injuries. Continued pain after several weeks should prompt further evaluation, including X-rays and/or MRIs.
Treatment can vary significantly depending on the injury. Ankle Sprains. Ankle injuries are the most common injury to volleyball players and responsible for the most lost playing time. Ankle sprains should be immobilized for as short as time as possible to allow for quicker rehabilitation.
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Depending on the severity of the injury, most ACL volleyball injury treatment will begin with variations on the R.I.C.E (rest, ice therapy, compression, and elevation) method. When more conservative methods fail, surgical procedures may be recommended.
Squats. Tuck jumps. Strength training for the rotator cuff and scapular muscles of the shoulders also is important to prevent overuse injuries in volleyball. It increases the stability and strength of the shoulders, which is necessary for the repetitive movements of hitting, serving, and spiking the volleyball.
Knee Injuries. The knees are another area commonly affected by strain and acute volleyball injury. ACL sprains and patellar tendinitis, described below, are two of the most common. Fortunately, knee rehabilitation exercises can help restore baseline function and prevent injury from recurring.
If shoulder soreness or pain persists, icing, stretching, and taking some nonprescription anti-inflammatories may be all you need to recover. However, persistent pain may require a trip to the doctor and possibly physical therapy. In PT, exercises to balance the shoulder strength and flexibility will likely be given.