Here are a few crucial steps any tennis player can take to avoid wrist overuse and injury: Use wrist guards. Even the most basic wrist guards can help stabilize the wrist and absorb shock. Always, always warm up. Performing warm-up exercises for wrists in particular can go a long way in preventing ...
Your wrist can get quite a workout, which puts pressure on the tendon. It’s the same for both forehand and backhand. But wrist troubles are not a necessary part of the game. For amateur players, wrist injuries are most often the result of overuse or poor technique. In some cases, I see wrist injuries from a fall.
We see different types of wrist injuries for these styles: ECU tenosynovitis ECU tendinopathy ECU tendon instability/subshealth rupture TFCC injury De Quervains
Ulnar-sided wrist pain is the most common complaint of tennis players. The pain can be localized to the side of the wrist or in the palm, and it can present with a variety of symptoms ranging from clicking to pain. Ulnar-sided tendon injuries most commonly involve the extensor carpi ulnaris (ECU), which is the tendon lying across the edge of the wrist. Injury to this tendon can involve inflammation (tendonitis) or subluxation (partial dislocation) of the tendon.
Wrist injuries in tennis INJURIES INVOLVING THE EXTENSOR CARPI ULNARIS TENDON. A very common injury to the ulnar side of the wrist is tear or... TRIANGULAR FIBROCARTILAGE COMPLEX TEAR. The primary soft tissue stabiliser of the distal radioulnar joint is the... FRACTURE OF THE HOOK OF THE HAMATE. An ...
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Fig 1. Extensor tendon (located at the ulnar side of the wrist) The flexor tendon is also located lower down on the ulnar side of the wrist. This injury leads to complaints during serving and when hitting forehands and forehand volleys. The cause of the injury is the high loads that the tendons around the wrist have to deal with when the ball impacts with the racket.
The major cause of wrist injuries in tennis players is prolonged or chronic overuse of the wrist. Biomechanical studies on the serving techniques of tennis players showed that injured players demonstrated kinetics that overload the joints including the wrist.
Tennis and Wrist Pain. A radiating pain running down your forearm to your wrist and a weak grip are classic symptoms of tendonitis. In some cases, you may notice a slight swelling of your wrist and redness around the joint. Actions such as shaking hands, lifting a heavy object or turning a key can be very painful. Strengthen the Muscles