Rehabilitation of Basketball Injuries

 

Basketball was created by James Naismith in 1891 in Springfield, Massachusetts as a means to occupy students at the Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) during the winter months. He developed a scoring method of shooting the ball into peach baskets suspended from the balconies [1]. From these humble origins, basketball has evolved into one of the most popular sports in the United States, and indeed the world [2,3]. It is an especially popular high school sport. Unfortunately, one consequence of the high level of participation is that the injury rate is extraordinarily high [3–5], with more than twice as many injuries as baseball and 40% more injures than football in one series [6]. These include injuries to the ankle (15.8%– 39.3%), knee (5%–20%), hand (8.8%–43%), head and neck (8%–36.4%), and lumbar spine (0%–11.7%).

 

Rehabilitation of Basketball Injuries

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