A COMPREHENSIVE ANALYSIS OF SPORTS INJURIES IN A PROFESSIONAL HANDBALL CLUB

Authors

  • Hristijan Stojanovski Higher Medical School - Bitola
  • Denis Arsovski Higher Medical School - Bitola

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.20544/NEWHORIZONS.1.1.24.P05

Keywords:

sports rehabilitation, handball club, physiotherapy, rehabilitation

Abstract

Sports injuries pose a significant challenge to the performance, well-being and career longevity of athletes. This research delves into the field of sports injuries in the handball club RK Eurofarm Pelister, including 20 athletes in the period from July 25, 2022 to December 17, 2022. The research was conducted by an experienced physiotherapist and lasted five months with the primary goal of identifying the most common diagnoses among the athletes in the selected handball team. Methods: A physiotherapeutic approach was used to assess and document the injuries sustained by the athletes during the specified period. Through detailed examination and analysis, the research aimed to define the frequency and nature of injuries within the professional handball club. Results: Findings reveal a spectrum of injuries prevalent among handball athletes, with the most common diagnoses including ankle sprains, muscle spasms, patellar tendinitis, and anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) ruptures. Ankle sprains emerged as the leading injury, highlighting the vulnerability of the lower extremities in handball players. Muscle cramps and patellar tendinitis were also common, highlighting the impact of high-intensity and repetitive training. The occurrence of ACL tears highlights the inherent risks associated with the dynamic and physically demanding nature of handball. Conclusion: This research provides valuable insights into sports injuries within the professional handball club Eurofarm Pelister. The prevalence of ankle sprains, muscle spasms, patellar tendinitis, and ACL ruptures underscores the need for focused preventative measures and rehabilitation strategies tailored to the specific demands of handball. Addressing these common injuries can improve athlete well-being, optimize performance, and extend career longevity, ultimately benefiting both the athletes and the overall success of the handball team.

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Published

2024-04-12

How to Cite

A COMPREHENSIVE ANALYSIS OF SPORTS INJURIES IN A PROFESSIONAL HANDBALL CLUB. (2024). New Horizons - Journal of Student Research, 1(1), 53-62. https://doi.org/10.20544/NEWHORIZONS.1.1.24.P05