Full Elbow Helix

Elbow compression wraps provide pain relief and protection against injury when serving up powerful spikes on the volleyball court.

Full Ankle Helix

It is easy to prevent ankle sprains and other ankle injuries with the help of an ankle compression wrap.

Full Wrist Helix

Wrist wraps support and protect the delicate wrist tendons, while relieving pain from repetitive motions such as spiking the ball.

Full Knee Helix

Whether your knee is swelling or strained, knee support is paramount for regular volleyball players.

Volleyball: a sport for athletes of all ages and skill levels

There are many benefits of volleyball including improved hand-eye coordination, balance, and teamwork. However, all that back and forth on an indoor court, on the beach, or a grass turf can take a toll on the body for an athlethe that plays regularly or as part of a team.

In particular, volleyball can put a great deal of pressure on the shoulders, elbows, wrists, back and knees. Since the shoulders are repeatedly used to spike the ball and block, this area of the body often gets receives the most strain for regular players. While most injuries related to volleyball can be easily remedied, it is always a good idea for serious players to invest in sports equipment that can help prevent injuries on the court.

Brett Greiner Volleyball

Body Helix Brand Ambassador Brett Greiner

How can volleyball injuries be prevented?

When serving up powerful spikes on the volleyball court, the arms are dealing with a huge amount of force and pressure. This can often result in injuries to the elbows and wrists. The Elbow Helix has utilized the latest in compression technology to provide pain relief and protection against further injury both on and off the court. To relieve wrist pain and prevent severe injury, we suggest using the Wrist Helix wrap. These wraps use compression technology to support and protect the delicate wrist tendons, while relieving pain from repetitive motions such as spiking the ball.

With the help of Body Helix wraps, you get the best of both worlds in the form of pain relief and injury prevention. It is easy to prevent ankle injuries with the help of the Ankle Helix. Whether your ankle is swelling or strained, ankle support is paramount for regular volleyball players.

Black Full Ankle Compression Wrap

Volleyball Risks and Injury Prevention

If you have already suffered a traumatic injury from another sport, volleyball may be a better option to help you stay active. As with any sport, volleyball can be a fun but also poses several different health risks to players. Each year in the U.S. more than 460,000 high school students participate in volleyball and as participation increases, the number of reported volleyball injuries increases as well.

While volleyball ranks fairly low in overall injuries for organized sports, players are at risk for overuse and traumatic injuries. Since volleyball involves many repetitive motions such as spiking and blocking, players most often see overuse injuries. However, with the right support from Body Helix many of these injuries can be prevented.

Common Volleyball Injuries:

Rotator Cuff Tendonitis
Finger Dislocations/Fractures
Ankle Sprains
Patellar Tendonitis
ACL Injuries
Lower Back Injuries

High-impact on:

Shoulders
Elbows
Wrists
Lower back
Knees

Low-impact on:

Thigh muscles
Core

Some of Our Favorite Professional Volleyball Players

Kerri Walsh Jennings

Kerri started her volleyball career playing for Stanford but went on to become a four-time Olympian and three-time gold medalist. She has previously spoken out about severe shoulder injuries and eventually had to turn to surgery to repair her dislocated shoulder.

Ricardo Lucarelli

As a relatively new player on the Olympic scene, Ricardo has been racking up the world League medals and helped lead Brazil at the 2016 games. He has sustained minor overuse injuries over the years and has used a combination of rest and physical therapy to bounce back.

Misty May-Treanor

Misty is a four-time Olympian and a three-time gold medalist who dominated the game of volleyball for decades. While she never suffered a major injury on the court, she did have to undergo surgery for an Achilles tendon injury that officially sidelined her from the sport.

Volleyball Resources

Want more information on volleyball? Learn more about this awesome team sport and common injuries associated with volleyball by checking out the following resources online:

Team USA – This is your go-to spot for all the up-to-date information on USA Volleyball. Get the inside scoop on everything volleyball from a look at the best college players to a look ahead at the 2020 Olympic games.

NCAA Volleyball – Keep track of your favorite college teams, players and organizations with this informative website.

FIVB – The FIVB or International Volleyball Federation has all the information you need on indoor, beach and grass volleyball across the globe.