Tennis Players Can See Relief From Their
Sport Injuries With Chiropractic Care in Bethesda

Tennis is the kind of sport that involves repetitive and ballistic movements. The sport can cause systemic and local stress for the body. For that reason, there are about 15 million tennis players in the U.S., with about 65 percent of them ending up with one injury every year.

Some of the stresses the body faces include hard foot plants, which is linked to knee stress, ankle stress and foot stress. It can affect one side of the body due to the side-to-side forces and twisted movements. Stress on these areas is also caused by constantly starting and stopping movements, speeding up or slowing down, reaching overhead or hitting the ground.

Common Injuries Seen In Tennis Players

Therefore, it’s no real surprise that experienced tennis players suffer with injuries. The more commonly seen injuries are seen in the lower extremities:

  • Achilles tendonitis and twisted ankles – impacts calf muscle
  • Infrapatellar tendonitis (also known as jumper’s knee)

One of the biggest reasons these injuries occur is the quick deceleration in the game. Tennis players must put force in one direction and must suddenly quit. Thus, it can result in injury since the majority of the training techniques put attention on quickening, not slowing down.

Other common injuries seen in tennis players are:

  • Tennis elbow
  • Shoulder rotator cuff
  • Low back pain

A tennis racket can hit speeds of up to 300 miles per hour in a short distance. When a racket is constantly thrown overhead and the shoulder muscles are stretched, it causes the shoulders to have an imbalance.

How A Chiropractor Can Alleviate Injuries Related To Tennis?

When it comes to chiropractic care of tennis injuries, treatment is based upon both prevention and treating the injuries. A chiropractor can make regular adjustments to keep injuries from occurring and effectively treat issues that relate to the game. Such adjustments include:

  • Ankle manipulation
  • Elbow manipulation
  • Knee manipulation
  • Neck manipulation
  • Shoulder manipulation
  • Spine manipulation

Other treatments that may be offered include:

  • Hot/cold treatments
  • Laser therapy
  • Light therapy
  • Stretching exercises
  • Ultrasound

The chiropractor may also give advice about the appropriate movement mechanics, shoes, racket selection and size, support braces and playing surfaces. They may even provide tennis players with tips on how to better their game, care for an injury and keep an injury from occurring. For further information visit Montgomery County Chiropractic and take advantage of the new patient special offer.

Monday 10:00am - 8:00pm
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 10:00am - 8:00pm
Thursday 10:00am - 8:00pm
Friday 11:00am - 5:00pm
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Montgomery County Chiropractic
6931 Arlington Road T200
Bethesda, MD 20814
(301) 907-6533

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