Tennis is a popular pastime in Naples and throughout Southwest Florida. Many home and condo communities include some really great tennis courts – attracting pros, amateur enthusiasts, and everyone in between. Adding tennis to your active lifestyle is a great way to stay in shape, but it’s important to remember that both the professional and the casual tennis player is susceptible to tennis related injuries.
Common Tennis Sports Injuries
Also called lateral epicondylitis or lateral epicondylopathy, tennis elbow often occurs when repetitive movements are executed without the training required to perform them properly. This can be avoided by learning proper techniques that include stretching and muscle strengthening. This type of injury rarely requires surgery but should still be treated by a sports medicine physician to determine a proper treatment plan.
Similar to tennis elbow, a rotator cuff injury often occurs to tennis players who have not been properly instructed in correct movement. Also, like tennis elbow, most of these types of injuries can be treated without surgery.
Ulnar Wrist Pain:
The wrist motions associated with tennis as well as the aggressiveness with which you swing can result in ulnar wrist pain. This can be caused from a variety of issues such as overuse or wear and tear.
Of course, these are just a few of the most common tennis injuries, which can range from a scraped knee to a serious bone break. As with any sport there is always a potential for injury – with training, practice and the assistance of a Sports Medicine Physician you can help reduce injury and recover properly.
Naples Sports Medicine Physicians get you back to into the Swing of Life
The sports medicine physicians of ORTHOCOLLIER treat all tennis related injuries in Southwest Florida. Treatment plans are tailored to each individual patient with an emphasis on exhausting non-operative measures prior to consideration of surgical intervention.