Dr. Erin Boynton discusses how compression can help aid in the pain of a thigh injury for tennis players. She covers what compression will do to provide relief from injuries like hamstring and quadricep muscle pain as well as how it helps with overall performance on the court.
A hamstring strain is the most common injury of the thigh (Figure 1). Symptoms are pain, tenderness, swelling, warmth and/or redness over the hamstring muscles at the back of the thigh. The pain is worse during and after strenuous activity. The player notes muscle spasms in the back of the thigh over the area of the strain. Fig 1. Hamstring strain
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A sudden sharp pain may be felt in the groin area or inner thigh. There may be tightening and hardening of the groin muscles. The adductor tendons or the pubic bone feel tender upon palpation. Contracting the groin muscles (pressing the legs against one another) is also painful.
Injuries to the hip and thigh in the elite tennis player are common and deserve great attention from both an injury prevention and rehabilitation standpoint. The modern game of tennis imparts repetitive stresses to the hip complex through multidirectional repetitive movement patterns required for successful elite-level performance.
Tennis upper thigh injury Question Hello I’ve recently got back into tennis and sorry if this shouldn’t be posted here but I was wondering what you fellow tennis players do routinely to prevent upper thigh strains,tears or overall injury.
If you’ve pulled your quadriceps -- the large muscle group that runs along the front of your thigh – your doctor might have prescribed compression wrapping as part of your treatment.
Talking of tennis injuries, James Ticehurst is back again to follow up from his blog on upper body tennis injuries, to discuss common tennis injuries found in the trunk and lower body. The trunk/spine. Research shows that the trunk/spinal areas have the highest injury prevalence out of all the areas of the body tennis can injure.
Tennis leg is not an injury that should require surgery–whether exploratory or for repair. In fact, if the injury is properly treated you’ll eventually be able to return to active play within four to six weeks. The best way to prevent tennis leg is to sufficiently warm up before playing.