The Dutch Badminton Association was founded in 1931, and changed its name to Badminton Nederland in 2010. Some 85,000 members are active in the sport of badminton in the Netherlands. Experience has shown that when the level of badminton played is higher, relatively more overload injuries occur.
Below are a few points for attention regarding injuries in the sport of badminton:
- Around 1/3 of injuries are a repeat of an old injury
- 60% of acute injuries occur during training
- In 31% of injuries stumbling/twisting is named as the causal mechanism
(Source: Injury information system, TNO)
The knee and ankle are the most frequently injured body parts. On average diagnoses show that overload injuries are the most common.
In the top 10 diagnoses, ligament injuries and twists/sprains are well represented. Possible contributing factors are insufficient warm-ups, subfloor or unsuitable footwear. The use of a PSB Sports Brace can allow badminton players to play more safely from the point of view of prevention. Ankle and knee braces in particular can also encourage recovery following an injury.
As a result of the 'clacking' in of the foot, the ligaments on the outside of the ankle can become overstretched or even tear. Adequate protective equipment including a brace along with a proper warm-up is very useful.
Due to the multiple and repeated movements of the wrist, it is in particular possible that the wrist ligaments will become overloaded. The high capacity for