Handball Injuries – Heel pain

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 heel pain.

Heel pain

Injury from overstraining in the heel area is common in active children and adolescents aged 8-14. The injury heals of its own accord and the prognosis is good, but the healing period can extend over several years.

Possible Causes

  • The exact cause is not known, but the problem often increases with a lot of exercises without rest and recovery.
  • Too many workouts for the athlete’s age.
  • Overexertion

Symptoms

  • Pain during and after activity.
  • Heightened pain in the heel when it is put under pressure after a period of sitting.
  • Lameness when walking and running.
  • Sensitivity to pressure around the heel bone.

Treatment

  • Reducing the number of training sessions and competitions per week for relief and recovery for the body.
  • Varied exercise.
  • Good shoes.
  • Cushioning heel wedges.
  • Insoles
  • Stretching

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