How to prevent injuries in basketball
Check your program
The risk of injuries in basketball can be reduced. A good warm up program should be part of every training session and game. The exercises are aimed at preventing the most typical injuries in basketball, focusing mostly on those occurring to the knee, ankle and lower back. They will get you warmed up and ready for action, while at the same time improving your strength and movement control.
The most common acute injuries in basketball occur to the ankle, knee and fingers. Young female athletes are at high risk for major knee injuries. Some players are also at risk of pain in the knees, back and Achilles tendon. This are usually the result of overuse. Read about the most common basketball injuries below.