Basketball is a frantic game, which involves moving the ball quickly, working as a team and ultimately, slam-dunking the ball into the net. This is a sport, which is played at a frenetic pace, and as such, injuries are fairly common. One of the most common risks is rolling your ankle whilst playing basketball.
How to protect yourself from rolling your ankle whilst playing basketball
If you’re playing basketball, you move very quickly, and often, you’re required to change direction suddenly to get past opponents and create space for yourself. Moving and turning rapidly can carry a risk of injury, especially in the ankles and knees. It’s common to end up with strains and sprains as a result of rolling your ankle whilst playing basketball. Wearing ankle and knee supports can help to protect you if you’re prone to injuries, and it’s also really important to make sure you have suitable shoes on. You need trainers that will give you grip and provide support for your ankles, as well as your feet. Make sure you play by the rules, and always warm up before you begin a training session or a competitive game.
Ankle injuries can occur as a result of rolling the ankle or landing awkwardly, but they may also arise through overuse. Make sure you cool down properly after playing and have at least one rest day per week. If you feel a twinge or your ankle is painful, take a break. If the pain gets worse or it’s not going away, seek medical advice.
Is it possible to make a claim for a basketball accident?
Basketball, like any sporting activity, carries a risk of injury. In most cases, there’s nothing you can do to stop a basketball accident, but occasionally, it’s possible to sustain basketball injuries as a result of using faulty equipment, poor instruction or refereeing or negligence on the part of an opponent. In this case, you may be eligible for compensation provided that you can prove that you were not at fault. If you’ve been involved in a basketball accident in the last 3 years and you sought medical advice at the time, call Accident Advice Helpline today to discuss your basketball injury claim in more detail. If you have a viable claim, your case will be passed to our expert personal injury lawyers. Our lines are open 24/7 on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone or you can take our 30-second eligibility test online.
Date Published: May 9, 2017
Author: Accident Advice