March 08, 2021

More than 20 million girls and women from around the world, enjoy playing netball each weekend but unfortunately you can bet there will be injuries.

Recover quicker from a netball injury

From minor ankle sprains to serious tendon tears, no matter what your injury it’s always an inconvenience, painful and no fun at all, preventing you from competing on the court.  

Jumping, running and sudden changes in direction, place heavy pressure on your feet, ankles, muscles and joints. So, you need to be prepared and know what to expect in case you’re injured.

Common netball injuries

  • Ankle sprains
  • Blisters
  • Calluses
  • Patellar tendinopathy
  • Shin pain
  • Achilles tendinopathy
  • Knees damage
  • Bruising
  • Fractures
  • Dislocations

 Common causes

 There are many causes of netball injuries, including the following:

  • Awkward landings
  • Slips
  • Falls
  • Player collisions
  • Overexertion
  • Being hit by the ball

 What should you do if injured?

The initial treatment for netball injuries involves the RICE program; rest, ice, compression, elevation. For the best results and recovery, it’s important you follow this method for the first 48 hours after receiving the injury.  

Depending on the severity of the injury, a rehabilitation program may be prescribed by your physiotherapist before returning to netball. Treatment will include education on the injury and how it is managed, stretching and strengthening exercises and referral to any other appropriate health professionals if required.

Aussie Soles can help

The wrong footwear can put pressure on the injury, delay your recovery and even do more damage. But by wearing the correct orthotic flip flops and sandals, you can expect a smoother, quicker recovery.

Aussie Soles orthotic casual footwear are world renowned. Designed with leading podiatrists, your feet, shins and knees will feel more comfortable and better supported.

They offer vital arch support and anatomically correct heel cup. We believe they’re the best casual, fashion footwear on the market and after wearing them, you’ll agree. Popular with amateur and professional sporting teams, our casual footwear range is available in a variety of designs and colours.

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