PHYSIOTHERAPY FOR TENNIS INJURIES
With Wimbledon in sight this month I thought Tennis Injuries would be a good topic for discussion. There are many common injuries experienced by Tennis players:
Neck Pain: a lot of quick movements with rotation of the neck are required which may cause pain and stiffness.
Shoulder Pain: Rotator Cuff Tears and Impingement Problems causing pain, loss of movement and strength.
Tennis Elbow: pain on outside of the elbow and loss of strength at wrist
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Pain in forearm, wrist hand and fingers and often pins and needles in fingers.
Low Back Pain: Tennis involves a significant amount of lumbar spine mobility from bending forwards to extending backwards and both often involving an element of rotation which may lead to pain and stiffness
Groin Pain: Muscle strains around the hip joint, in particular the muscles on the inside of the thigh due to sudden stops or overstretching, .
Knee Pain: Patellar Tendinopathy, Patellofemoral Pain, Meniscal/Cartilage Injuries and Bursitis
Calf Sprain: quick sudden changes of direction may cause a muscle tear
Achilles Tendinopathy: pain at back of leg around the calf and ankle
Shin Splints: pain on the front of the lower leg.
Ankle Sprain: most commonly lateral ligament sprains on the outside of the ankle caused by the foot being suddenly forced inwards.
Plantar Fasciitis: pain on underside of the foot from the heel to the instep.
Tennis players can sustain injuries from their head to their toes! They can all be helped by Physiotherapy in many different ways from exercises and advice to soft tissue work, mobilisation techniques, taping, ultrasound and acupuncture.
So, if you are experiencing any of these problems please give me a call on 01234 881400 or email me firstname.lastname@example.org, I will be only too happy to help.