Tennis is a sport that can be played and enjoyed whatever your age or skill level. However, Adam Rocchi, Chiropractor, Perth reports that people often pick up an injury playing tennis which could have been prevented.
The most common Tennis injuries are:
2. Calf Strain
3. Knee Injury
4. Wrist Sprains
5. Tennis Elbow
6. Shoulder Pain
7. Back Injuries
The Sports Chiropractors at Adam Rocchi’s Spinescan Practice in Perth, have some helpful tips to help you avoid these injuries. Here are their top tips:
Wear the Right Gear!
Choose good quality tennis shoes that correctly support your feet. Get extra support for your ankles with padded socks or even wearing an ankle brace if you are prone to sprained ankles or are recovering from one.
Muscle injuries are most likely when your body is low on fuel. Plenty of carbohydrate-rich foods before playing tennis and drinking a good quality sports drink during play will keep your body’s fuel stores topped up.
Don’t Keep Going if it Hurts!
At the first sign of pain, stop! This will avoid making the injury worse. Using ice packs, heat packs, anti-inflammatory gels and resting the affected part will help healing and speed up recovery time.
Choose the Right Racquet
The right racquet size, weight and in particular, grip size will help prevent wrist injuries and increase your enjoyment of the game. You might also need to protect the wrist of your racquet arm with a wrist support.
Warm Up Before Your Game
Making sure that you warm up, and stretch, before your game is very important to ensure your muscles are warm when you begin. Your sports Chiropractor will be able to advise you on putting together a short routine for before the game and equally important, a short warm-down sequence for afterwards.
Build Up Your Muscle Strength and Flexibility
Having strong core muscles to protect and support your spine and strong muscles around vital joints such as shoulder, wrist, elbow, knee and ankle is vital for preventing injury. These muscles have to be built up gradually over time, your Chiropractor Perth, can help you devise an exercise regime that will not only help you reach your fitness goals, but also help to keep you injury free.
Whether you have already picked up an injury that is spoiling your enjoyment of the game, or you want to protect yourself from injury, Spinescan Chiropractic can help. Call the practice today on either (08) 61508785 Scarborough or (08) 61508783 Mount Pleasant. We can help you enjoy your tennis from on-court instead of the sidelines!