When it comes to practicing any sports or artistic discipline, we cannot avoid injuries, whether in the short or long term.
In racquet sports such as tennis, paddle tennis, or even golf (although a racquet itself is not used), we can see common injuries due to wear and tear or repetition,
either wrong technique or just an accident.
These sports are prone to injury to the upper limbs: shoulders, elbows and wrists as well as spine, especially lumbar, knee and ankle.
On the one hand, we find supraspinatus tendinopathy, which produces a strong pain in the anteromedial aspect of the shoulder, ranging from the neck to the upper part of the back, sometimes it can reach the elbow.
Pain also occurs when the arm is laterally separated from the body, or when trying to raise the arm above the head.
In turn, we notice pain in the affected tendon when directly supporting or palpating it.
With this type of injury, the strength of the arm will decrease, being limited in simple activities.
Such an injury can lead to a rupture of the supraspinatus muscle and cause inactivity for months.
On the other hand, there is subacromial bursitis.
Persistent pain in the shoulder, which includes inflammation in the area, leading to numbness and / or tingling.
Especially at night or in a state of rest.
Epicondylitis, better known as tennis elbow.
It produces pain in the lateral or external area of the elbow, which cause discomfort when performing f.e grasping movements.
We will notice a stabbing pain on the outside of the elbow when palpating it.
At the ligamentous level, we could find acute pain in the hand that would be accentuated when we try to mobilize or support it.
This is because the injured and inflamed area is compressed.
These injuries are triggered by repetitive trauma, such as the impact of the ball on the racket.
Fortunately, these injuries are recoverable with proper and professional physiotherapy treatment.