Monday, January 17, 2011

 When it comes to playing tennis, you must be aware of several things. Our bodies are prone to so many different potential injuries thus it is very important to be careful about how you play so that you can avoid as many injuries as possible. Having said that, even the most careful tennis player will likely experience some form of injuries at some stage. Learning how to avoid most injuries and which are the most common ones will give you the added advantage for a fast treatment, which will ultimately lead to a quicker recovery process 

 The number one most common type of injury that occur to a tennis player is Tennis Elbow. This is an injury that occurs to the upper arm on the inside close to the elbow itself. This tends to create problems with the way that you use your arm overall and it can be painful and if you are not careful you can badly injure your arm even further. The best way to prevent this in my opinion is some rest as well as ensure that you are stretching thoroughly both before and after any game that you play. Even if you are only playing for a short period of time, you should always stretch in order to avoid such injury. 

 Another highly common problem is Tendinitis. There are several different types that tend to strike at tennis players and they include Shoulder Tendinitis, Rotator Cuff Tendinitis, Achilles Tendinitis and even Wrist Tendinitis. So what is Tendinitis? It is defined as inflammation of the tendons. This means that for each area where Tendinitis can occur for a tennis player that the tendons have become inflamed, irritated or even swollen. The exact amount of time it takes for tendinitis to heal generally varies greatly but it can be anywhere from a couple of days to several weeks.

 Another highly common problem is Osteoarthritis that occurs in the knee. During a game of tennis, player sustain huge amount of impact to the knees thus it is very essential to ensure that they strengthened as well as to wear a pair of proper tennis shoes to absorb the impact. If you wear shoes without proper cushioning and do not take good care of your knees then you are at a much higher risk for Osteoarthritis.

 Another important thing that you need to always keep in mind is that most tennis injuries are either acute or cumulative. This means that either they occur over time due to the body parts being over used or they occur suddenly due to trauma. Regardless of the exact type of injury, you should take the necessary precautions and these includes wearing the appropriate sports wear and protection guards like a pair of good tennis shoes, elbow guards and wrist guards, etc. These will enable you to avoid as many injuries as possible.

 It is also a good idea to look into finding a good sports medicine doctor that can work with you in the event that you get an acute injury such as a Torn Rotator Cuff, Shoulder Dislocation or even an Achilles Tendon Rupture. Administrating proper treatment to injuries quickly is very important, so knowing exactly who you will be seeing in the event of an injury is a must and this will help you to stay as safe and healthy as possible and continue to enjoy this beautiful game.

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1 comment :

  1. Thanks.Very informative post. I got it very useful.