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Netball injuries

General Advice

The most common netball injuries include:

  • knee injury- patella tendonitis which is also known as jumpers knee is one of the most fequently occuring netball injuries. A strong tendon called the patella tendon attaches the knee cap and thus the quadriceps muscle to the tibia (shin bone). It has to work hard when jumping and landing and repeated stress can lead to pain. Meniscus (cartilage) injury or damage to the anterior cruciate ligament can also occur, usually from landing then pivoting on a fixed foot
  • sprained ankle - often called a twisted ankle, it is more normally the ligaments on the outside of the foot (the lateral ligament complex) which are strained. This usually happens due to a bad landing, often landing on the edge of another players foot. Proprioceptive exercise is important in the prevention of and recovery from a sprained ankle.
  • finger injury - sprained or sometimes fractured or dislocated fingers occur from a catching injury.

Every injury is unique, so to help you self manage your netball injury, we encourage you to first explore our injury advice and read our articles.

To greatly improve your chance in succeeding the self management of your injury, our expert team of Chartered Physiotherapists can help. You can choose a physio, with the specialist skills to provide you with a personalised treatment programme


Articles

  • A Common Cause of Pain Sole of the Foot: Morton's Neuroma

    by Jane Hodgson 16 March 2011

    Pain sole of foot between the 3rd and 4th toes, a sensation of walking on a pebble, foot pain worse on walking, all are symptoms of a common cause of foot pain termed Morton's Neuroma

  • Ankle Exercises for Weak or Unstable Ankles

    by Jane Hodgson 29 September 2010

    Ankle exercises  increase strength, stability and reduce pain. Up to 30% of ankles which have been sprained will go on have long term problems, ankle exercises can reduce these problems.

  • Knee Pain Info. Pes Anserinus Bursitis a Common Cause of Medial Knee Pain

    by Jane Hodgson 19 May 2010

    Pes anserine bursitis is a common, but frequently under diagnosed, cause of medial knee pain. Causing pain, and sometimes swelling on the area at the top of the shin bone on the inside of the knee, frequent cutting and pivoting movements such as those used when playing basketball, football and rugby can make an individual more likely to develop pes anserine bursitis.

  • Uses and Benefits of an Exercise Disc Balance Cushion

    by Jane Hodgson 5 May 2010

    An exercise disc balance cushion, which is also sometimes known as a stability disc or wobble cushion, is used to improve balance, strengthen core stability and help children who have special educational needs.

  • Sprained Ankle Treatment

    by Jane Hodgson 5 March 2010

    A sprained ankle is one of the most common leg injuries. Getting the correct sprained ankle treatment will help the injury to heal quicker and prevent reoccurrence.

  • Foot Pain : Plantar fasciitis

    by Jane Hodgson 5 October 2009

    Plantar fasciitis is the commonest overuse injury causing foot pain in middle aged to older adults. Affecting the sole of the foot it often causes heel pain, but sometimes pain is also felt on the middle or outside of the foot.

  • Achilles Tendon Pain Syndrome

    by Jane Hodgson 3 July 2009

    Achilles tendon pain is a common overuse injury, precipitated by a number of factors including change in training, inappropriate footwear, and altered foot pain it can be treated effectively with ice, stretches, and eccentric strengthening exercises.

  • The Anterior Cruciate Ligament

    by Jane Hodgson 12 January 2009

    It is one of the main stabilising ligaments of the knee and injury to the anterior cruciate ligament will lead to feelings of instability in the knee. Symptoms can be helped with strengthening and exercises

  • Rotator cuff injury: A Cause of Shoulder Pain

    by Jane Hodgson 12 September 2008

    Rotator cuff is the collective name for the four muscles that attach the scapula (shoulder blade) to the humerus (upper arm bone). As a whole the rotator cuff stabilises the shoulder joint and facilitates its movement.

  • Sprained, swollen and turned ankle

    by Jane Hodgson 2 May 2008

    A sprained, swollen or turned ankle is one of the most commonly occurring injuries to the leg. Determining the severity of the sprain is the key to assessing the correct course of treatment.

  • Helping to heal an injury with ice

    by Jane Hodgson 20 April 2008

    It is common to help heal an injury with ice. Deciding whether you should apply ice rather than heat, and for how long can make the difference between helping to heal your injury and making it worse.


Useful links

Information Sources 

  • Netball on line Independent website with lots of information on Netball around the world, links to clubs and a forum

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