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Dive injuries - knee wounds

Discussion in 'Injuries' started by Accordaz, Jan 24, 2013.

  1. Accordaz

    Accordaz Regular Member

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    Do you dive a lot too?
    Sometimes you do it because you're on fire. Sometimes it’s because you’re too late or too lazy to get in position.
    But what do you do to prevent these dive injuries?

    Of course not every dive ends with an abrasion(?). But it happens too often for my taste.
    I think I already know how to dive:
    Dive, stretch your whole body (especially your abs / sixpack and both arms), use your wrist in the almost last moment to play short or long, land with your both hands while keeping the whole body tension. If there was enough time to do a proper dive, mostly I land on tiptoes of both feets which allows me to get up pretty fast.

    They key is tension the body and keep the tension. The tension during the landing phase, which is very short :D, has to be focussed on your hands and on your feets because they are the first body parts which are landing on the court.
    If there’s something missing, let me know.

    But if it’s not the technique, how else to prevent such injuries? Do you use tapes? Or knee protection (similar as volleyball players)?
    What do you do after dive injuries? Do you stop diving? Do you use any special tapes? Or are there any special gels for knees to prevent knee wounds?

    (Excuse me if there are any english mistakes. Do not hesitate to correct me :))
     
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  2. amleto

    amleto Regular Member

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    why are you worried about knee scrapes if only your toes and hands touch the court? ;) :p
     
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    cappy75 Regular Member

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    When I saw an uncle wearing volleyball kneepads while playing baddy, I knew he was a diver :D.
     
  4. Accordaz

    Accordaz Regular Member

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    Because I already have several knee wounds caused by dives ;-/
    I'm not always able to make a proper dive in time. Sometimes they are executed too late. Therefore sometimes I scrape the knee(s) during the landing.

    From the recent matches and trainings I got 3 (!) knee wounds after diving too late.
     
  5. Mike1337

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    Perhaps you should stop diving and leave it to the professional footballers.
     

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