Handball Injuries – ACL Injuries

Handball has always been a high impact sport but over the years it has developed into a sport characterized by a noticeable increase in speed, intensity and force – with more injuries as a result. In Rehband’s “Complete Guide – The 11 Most Common Injuries In Handball” you can learn about the most common injuries in handball today. What are the causes and symptoms, and what can you do to prevent injuries and alleviate pain if you’re affected?  This article is focused on ACL Injuries. 

ACL Injuries

One of the most common and toughest knee injuries occurring in the sport. Correct diagnosis at an early stage is important in order to begin adequate treatment. Occurs primarily in sports such as football, handball, floorball and downhill skiing.

Possible Causes

  • Twisting, the foot gets stuck in the ground and the knee is turned inwards.
  • Collisions in contact sports.
  • Overstretching in the knee joint.

Symptoms

  • Immediate pain in connection with the injury.
  • Difficulty bearing weight.
  • Swelling of the knee due to bleeding and effusion.
  • Instability when bearing weight.
  • Reduced mobility and muscle function.

Treatment

  • Emergency treatment according to PRICE
  • Consult a doctor for correct diagnosis and care.
  • A gradually intensified rehabilitation programme with a doctor or physiotherapist.
  • Knee protection to facilitate activity and rehabilitation.

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