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Tennis, Squash and Badminton Injuries

General Advice

Many injuries in tennis, squash and badminton involve the shoulder, elbow and wrist. Lower back problems are also frequent as are sprained ankles.

Repeated overhead arm movements in tennis and badminton to lob or smash contribute to shoulder impingement or shoulder rotator cuff problems.

An inappropriate racquet or poor grip technique in badminton, tennis or squash can lead to tennis elbow.

The rapid direction changing required in all three sports increases the likelihood of suffering a sprained ankle.

The alternation between high and low shots, rapid twisting and changing of direction and lunging all can contribute to the possibility of low back problems.

Every injury is unique, so to help you self manage your tennis, squash or badminton injury, we encourage you to first explore our injury advice and read our articles

To greatly improve your chance in succeeding the self management of your injury, our expert team of Chartered Physiotherapists can help. You can choose a physio, with the specialist skills to provide you with a personalised treatment programme


Articles

  • Big Toe Joint Pain

    by Jane Hodgson 18 January 2013

    Hallux Rigidus, or arthritis of the big toe joint is one of the commonest causes of big toe joint pain. Symptoms include pain and stiffness over the big toe. Treatments vary from choosing suitable footwear, using pain relief to having surgery.

  • A Common Cause of Pain Sole of the Foot: Morton's Neuroma

    by Jane Hodgson 16 March 2011

    Pain sole of foot between the 3rd and 4th toes, a sensation of walking on a pebble, foot pain worse on walking, all are symptoms of a common cause of foot pain termed Morton's Neuroma

  • Ankle Exercises for Weak or Unstable Ankles

    by Jane Hodgson 29 September 2010

    Ankle exercises  increase strength, stability and reduce pain. Up to 30% of ankles which have been sprained will go on have long term problems, ankle exercises can reduce these problems.

  • Achilles Tendon Exercises

    by Jane Hodgson 15 September 2010

    Eccentric Achilles tendon exercises have been constistantly shown by many research studies to provide the most effective treatment for Achilles tendonopathy.

  • Knee Pain Info. Pes Anserinus Bursitis a Common Cause of Medial Knee Pain

    by Jane Hodgson 19 May 2010

    Pes anserine bursitis is a common, but frequently under diagnosed, cause of medial knee pain. Causing pain, and sometimes swelling on the area at the top of the shin bone on the inside of the knee, frequent cutting and pivoting movements such as those used when playing basketball, football and rugby can make an individual more likely to develop pes anserine bursitis.

  • Uses and Benefits of an Exercise Disc Balance Cushion

    by Jane Hodgson 5 May 2010

    An exercise disc balance cushion, which is also sometimes known as a stability disc or wobble cushion, is used to improve balance, strengthen core stability and help children who have special educational needs.

  • Sprained Ankle Treatment

    by Jane Hodgson 5 March 2010

    A sprained ankle is one of the most common leg injuries. Getting the correct sprained ankle treatment will help the injury to heal quicker and prevent reoccurrence.

  • Wobble Board Benefits - Ankle Sprain Rehab

    by Jane Hodgson 9 January 2010

    Wobble board benefits include increasing ankle proprioception and ankle strength. Such post ankle sprain rehab decreases the likleyhood of repeated sprain.

  • Foot Pain : Plantar fasciitis

    by Jane Hodgson 5 October 2009

    Plantar fasciitis is the commonest overuse injury causing foot pain in middle aged to older adults. Affecting the sole of the foot it often causes heel pain, but sometimes pain is also felt on the middle or outside of the foot.

  • Achilles Tendon Pain Syndrome

    by Jane Hodgson 3 July 2009

    Achilles tendon pain is a common overuse injury, precipitated by a number of factors including change in training, inappropriate footwear, and altered foot pain it can be treated effectively with ice, stretches, and eccentric strengthening exercises.

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

    by Jane Hodgson 5 June 2009

    Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is compression of the median nerve as it passes through a tunnel at the wrist into the hand. Common symptoms include pins and needles in the hand and pain when gripping things.

  • Rotator cuff injury: A Cause of Shoulder Pain

    by Jane Hodgson 12 September 2008

    Rotator cuff is the collective name for the four muscles that attach the scapula (shoulder blade) to the humerus (upper arm bone). As a whole the rotator cuff stabilises the shoulder joint and facilitates its movement.

  • Tennis elbow and neck

    by Jane Hodgson 3 July 2008

    You get tennis elbow and neck from any repetitive action that uses the muscles which pull back and / or turn the wrist such as using a screwdriver, a computer keyboard or playing a musical instrument.

  • Sprained, swollen and turned ankle

    by Jane Hodgson 2 May 2008

    A sprained, swollen or turned ankle is one of the most commonly occurring injuries to the leg. Determining the severity of the sprain is the key to assessing the correct course of treatment.

  • Helping to heal an injury with ice

    by Jane Hodgson 20 April 2008

    It is common to help heal an injury with ice. Deciding whether you should apply ice rather than heat, and for how long can make the difference between helping to heal your injury and making it worse.


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