A big congratulations to Roger Federer for his win at Wimbledon today! In honor of Sunday at Wimbledon, we wanted to share some tips and tricks to help tennis enthusiasts prevent and manage tennis-related injuries.
Tennis is a full body sport, incorporating leg, chest, shoulder, arm, wrist, back, neck, and abdominal muscles.
The most common tennis-related injuries include:
In order to prevent and/or manage some of these more common injuries, exercises aimed at stretching and strengthening are essential. Here at Tiyaga Health, we did some research on tennis injury prevention and management and here is what we found:
- Tennis.com says Save the static stretches for after your match and warm up with dynamic stretching followed by an on court warm up.
- Brigham Health offers tips to help prevent and treat common tennis injuries: tennis elbow, rotator cuff tendonitis and ankle sprains.
- Shoulder injuries are very common in the sport. com offers some suggestions on The Best Exercises to Prevent Tennis Shoulder
- com outlines 5 Foam Rolling Exercises to Prevent Common Tennis Injuries related to prevention and management of common upper body tennis-related injuries.
- The UK National Sports Medicine Institute article on tennis injuries explains causes, symptoms, and common treatments for tennis elbow, ankle sprains, stress fractures, shoulder pain and injuries, wrist injuries, knee injuries and leg injuries.
We hope these tips and tricks help you get back on the court quickly!
Wishing you an easy and fast injury recovery!
-The Tiyaga Health Team
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