FREE SHIPPING ON ORDERS OVER $50 AUD*

News + Reviews

Three most common netball injuries

With Netball being a fairly strenuous sport, it’s not surprising it has a range of common injuries, here are the top three and how they can be treated.

Ankle Sprain

An ankle sprain can happen when you “roll your ankle”, which over-stretches the ligaments. When ligaments are damaged, there is usually pain, swelling and sometimes bruising. Too much swelling can slow the healing process and pain is usually at its worst in the first two to three days.

How to treat an Ankle Sprain
Rest – Avoid activities that can cause potential pain
Ice – Apply ice cubes or frozen vegetables in a damp towel. Apply to the injured area for every 1 to 2 hours. Don’t apply ice directly to the skin.
Compression – Apply a firm bandage from the toes to above the ankle.
Elevation – While resting, elevate your foot so it is above heart level.

After 48 hours if the swelling has subsided, we recommended applying a topical pain relief such as the Better Nature Pain Relief Cream to help ease aches and pains.

Patellar Tendinitis

Also known as Jumpers Knee. An injury to the tissue connecting the kneecap to the shin bone. The patellar tendon helps the muscles extend the knee. This injury is most common in athletes who frequently jump, such as Netball and Basketball.

How to treat Jumpers Knee:
Rest – Avoid activities that can cause potential pain
Ice – Apply ice cubes or frozen vegetables in a damp towel. Apply to the injured area for every 1 to 2 hours. Don’t apply ice directly to the skin.
Compression – Apply a firm bandage from the toes to above the ankle.
Elevation – While resting, elevate your foot so it is above heart level.

Depending on the level of pain experienced, it’s sometimes best to consult your health care professional for a physiotherapy treatment as well as stopping in at your local pharmacy for pain relief cream.

Shin Pain

Shin pain is felt on or around the shine bone and it may be localised or can spread up and down the inside of the shin. This pain is usually associated with running and can persist for a period of time after the activity ceases.

How to treat Shin Pain
Rest – Avoid activities that can cause potential pain
Ice – Apply ice cubes or frozen vegetables in a damp towel. Apply to the injured area for every 1 to 2 hours. Don’t apply ice directly to the skin.
Orthotics – Use inserts in your shoes to help prevent and relieve pain
Topical Pain Relief – Apply Better Nature Pain Relief Cream for temporary relief from aches and pains.

For chronic pain sufferers and for anyone experiencing muscle aches and strains, we recommend using the Better Nature Pain Relief range. Better Nature is 100% naturally sourced, Australian made and provides fast pain relief.

www.betternature.com.au

Return to News + Reviews

Better Nature Better Nature Nature Enhanced by Science