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The 3 Most Common Tennis Injuries and How You Can Avoid Them

Tennis Injury

Is Tennis your favorite pastime but you’re sick to death of having to bow out due to reoccurring pain or an injury?

Tennis is a fantastic sport that offers a combination of athleticism, agility, and adrenaline rush. It can be played at any age, provides an excellent workout, and keeps the mind and body healthy.

However, players who overstrain their muscles or overdo their exercise might experience training-related injuries that can adversely affect their performance on the court and their overall well-being.

This blog sheds light on the three most common tennis injuries, how to prevent them, and how physical therapy can help.

Shoulder Pain

Tennis players who repeatedly use their shoulder joints for serving, forehand, and backhand shots can develop shoulder pain or rotator cuff injuries.

Symptoms include tenderness, stiffness, pain in the shoulder, and having difficulty lifting objects. In some cases, players might experience shoulder dislocation or frozen shoulder, which can make simple tasks like combing your hair difficult or even impossible.

Prevention Method:

Prevention of shoulder pain includes warming up before playing tennis, exercising regularly, and using the proper technique while playing.

Wearing proper tennis shoes that provide cushion for jumps and pivots is also beneficial. If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, and they do not improve, reach out to a physical therapist.

For additional expert information about your shoulder pain, what it means, and how to find relief, why not download our Free Expert Report written by the owner and founder of KinetikChain Physical Therapy, Jamie Bovay? Get a copy delivered directly to your inbox by clicking the link below:

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Tennis Elbow

Tennis elbow is a common condition that causes pain and inflammation in the outer part of the elbow.

This typically occurs due to overuse of the forearm muscles and tendons that attach to the outside of the elbow. Symptoms of tennis elbow include pain or burning on the outer part of the elbow and difficulty making a fist or gripping things.

Tennis players who use their backhand shots excessively are more prone to develop tennis elbow.

Prevention Method:

Prevention of tennis elbow includes stretching exercises before and after playing tennis and using proper equipment such as a tennis elbow brace. If you experience symptoms of tennis elbow, it’s best to consult with a physical therapist.

sports physical therapist can advise you on appropriate exercises and treatment options to help alleviate your pain and prevent future injury.

Knee Pain

Knee pain is another common injury among tennis players, often due to overuse or trauma.

The nature of tennis, with sudden stops, pivots, and lateral movements, can put a lot of pressure on the knee. Symptoms of knee pain include cracking, swelling, or stiffness in the knee joint.

In severe cases, tennis players can experience inflammation or ligament tearing.

Prevention Method:

Prevention of knee pain includes doing regular stretching exercises, using proper footwear, and avoiding excessive running between points.

Physical Therapy is a perfect solution to recover from knee pain and prevent further damage. A physical therapist can provide you with appropriate exercises and treatment modalities to alleviate your symptoms and help you get back in the game.

To find out more about what a physical therapist can offer why not download our tried and tested Free Report, which has helped thousands of patients find relief from their knee pain and get back to the things they love. Download your own copy below:

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The Injury Prevention Method All The Professional Athletes Are Using

Tennis injuries can derail your on-court performance and ruin your overall quality of life. Pain management and timely intervention are key to avoiding permanent damage or recurring injuries.

Did you know all professional athletes use Physical Therapy to vastly reduce their recovery times while also preventing future injuries? Consulting with an experienced physical therapist can help you identify the root cause of pain and develop an individualized treatment plan to help you recover and stay pain-free.

KinetikChain has skilled physical therapists who specialize in sports injuries, including tennis. That is why so many people including pro athletes use KinetikChain as their go-to place for reducing pain and preventing injuries, and now with our Free Pain and Performance Assessment, it is easier than ever.

Our free pain performance assessments can help you identify and address your tennis injuries quickly, and answer any of your questions. Contact us today at (720) 651-0674 and book your appointment to get back on the court and in control of life outside of tennis.

Struggling To Make The Move Towards Physical Therapy?

Embarking on a physical therapy journey can seem daunting.

At KinetikChain Physical Therapy, we understand this and want to ease your concerns. That’s why we offer a Free Telephone Consultation service. You can schedule a call with one of our professional physical therapists without leaving your home.

This is a great opportunity to ask questions, voice any concerns, and understand what physical therapy involves – all at no cost. It’s a step towards recovery, taken at your own pace.

So why wait? You’ve got nothing to lose.

Arrange your Free Pain and Performance Assessment or your Free Telephone Consultation NOW!

Additional Free Advice To Help Get Back On The Court

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