Wrist injuries in tennis players are most often the result of overuse and improper technique and equipment. Excessive wrist motion during the stroke will predisposed a player to injury. Prevention should begin with appropriate grip size and stroke modification. If a new wrist pain develops, see a musculoskeletal specialist to help aid in the appropriate diagnosis, treatment, and prevention. Always consult with a physician for the best course of treatment for your condition.
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.
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Abstract. The wrist/hand complex forms the crucial final link in the kinetic chain between the body and the racquet and therefore has a number of important roles in the production of all tennis strokes. However, the internal and external loads that are created at the wrist during these strokes have the potential to contribute to pain and injury. Therefore, the purposes of this narrative review are to (1) determine the extent of the problem of wrist pain/injury in tennis players, (2) identify ...
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 ...
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.
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The predominant mechanism of injury in tennis players is the sudden reversal of momentum of the radius upon ball contact while the fixed ulna continues to travel in the direction of the swing. It occurs in the dominant wrist in the forehand and the non-dominant wrist in the two-handed backhand.
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A wrist tendinopathy is an overuse injury of one of the tendons around the wrist. Usually it involves the extensor tendon, which is located at the ulnar side of the wrist (Figure 1). Often, the injury occurs in the non-dominant wrist in players who use a double-handed backhand. Fig 1. Extensor tendon (located at the ulnar side of the wrist)