This is a condition found in Volleyball players and other ‘overhead sports’ where the nerve that runs along the top of the shoulder blade becomes compressed. It is thought to be caused by the “floater serve” where the player must stop the overhead follow through immediately after striking the ball.
Hand injuries are common when attempting to block a a spiked ball. Sprains and strains are most common, followed by fractures and contusions and dislocations with the thumb and little finger being most at risk. The metacarpophalangeal joint of the thumb is the most commonly injured ligament in the hand (known as a thumb sprain ) along with finger sprain.
Patella Tendinitis (Jumpers Knee)
A common overuse injury resulting in pain on just below the bottom of the kneecap or patella. The patella tendon (or ligament ) connects the kneecap to tibia bone. Under extreme stresses such as those involved in jumping a partial rupture can occur. This can often lead to inflammation and degeneration of the tissue. Symptoms include pain when pressing in at the bottom of the patella, aching and stiffness after training and pain when you contract the quadriceps muscles or jumping.