Ask a Vail Sports Doctor: What are common tennis injuries?

By Melanie Wong

Q: With spring just around the corner, I am looking forward to getting on the tennis court again. Can you tell me about common tennis injuries and how to treat them?A: As with other overhead sports, the upper extremities are usually affected by chronic overuse injuries, while there can be more acute injuries of the lower extremities. In tennis, serving places the highest physiological loads on the upper extremity, particularly of the shoulder, elbow and forearm. As serving speed increases, these loads increase. However, players who more effectively utilize their lower body to generate force in their upper extremity can …

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