HOW CAN I PREVENT OR AVOID A SHOULDER INJURY FROM NETBALL?
Netball is one of Australia's most favourite sports played by people of all ages and skill levels.
Throwing and catching movements using the ball put a high impact on the shoulder muscles. Repeated movement can increase the risk of overuse injury and shoulder pain.
The two most common shoulder injuries which keep netball players on the sidelines are:
- Rotator cuff strain: The rotator cuff strain is a result of a microtears in the rotator cuff muscles in the shoulder joint.
- Rotator cuff tendonitis: The inflammation and degeneration of the rotator cuff tendons in the shoulder joint causes tendonitis pain.
Other common forms of injury while playing netball include shoulder dislocation, bursitis, rotator cuff tear, shoulder instability, Ankle Sprains, Achilles tendonitis, knee injuries such as ACL/MCL tear and Jumper's knee.
Wearing a Bauerfeind brace or shoulder support can reduce your chances of injury through increased stability, proprioception and moisture-wicking medical-grade compression.
Bauerfeind shoulder braces have a unique design that guides and centres the arm in the socket ensuring a stable shoulder, yet allowing full mobility.
A good shoulder brace for netball includes the OmoTrain, which relieves injured or strained shoulders. This added support will help stabilise your joint without limiting your ability to run down the court, defend or shoot a goal.
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