Blog Post by Martin Asker PhD

The burden of shoulder problems in handball players and how can we minimize it

Handball is a physical demanding sport with a lot of sprints, side cutting movement, jumps, tackling and wrestling and on top of that a very specific repeated movement; throwing (1-3). In this short blog I will give an overview of the burden of shoulder problems in handball players, why they often get injured and what we can do to reduce the risk of developing shoulder problems.

The prevalence of shoulder problems

If we look at the data register from insurance companies we see that shoulder injuries are very rare in handball. But anyone who has worked with handball players knows that this in not... Read more


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