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The physical characteristics of the young tennis player mean that unique demands are placed on the developing athlete which can, in turn, be associated with different types and patterns of injury. The most common types of injury in tennis players of all ages are muscle sprains and ligament sprains secondary to overuse.
There are many more Chronic / Overuse Injuries that often afflict tennis players. Here is a partial list of some of the more common ones: Frozen Shoulder / Adhesive Capsulitis (not as common) IT Band Syndrome (not necessarily an injury, per se) Plantar Fasciitis (a foot injury or pain syndrome) Shin Splints (leg injury pain / syndrome)
An Achilles tendon rupture is a common acute injury in tennis players 19,30 and occurs usually through a push-off mechanism, a sudden and unexpected dorsiflexion of the ankle, or a violent dorsiflexion of a plantarflexed foot. 12 Given the sudden multidirectional movement changes in tennis, unexpected ankle dorsiflexion or sudden push-off can occur abruptly. Interestingly, only 45- to 65-year-old men had a complete Achilles tendon lesion.
Sometimes called jumper’s knee, patellar tendonitis can affect tennis players. While jumping and landing repetitively, it’s common for tennis players to place immense stress on the knee. Landing on especially rough surfaces (such as cement) and taking your activity to the extreme can contribute to this injury.
Tennis Knee Injuries (one of the most tennis common injuries) Knee injuries are a very common injury in tennis. In tennis, a tennis player has to run, jump over and over again and also bend his knee so many times. That’s the reason why knee injuries are a very common injury in tennis. Most probably two types of knee injuries happen. Jumpers Knee
Even more common than wrist injuries, though, is tennis elbow. In fact, Venus Williams, Bjorn Borg, Aleksandra Wozniak, Andy Murray and Juan Martin Del Potro have all suffered from it. Over time, if players overuse their forearm muscles or don’t follow proper hitting techniques, they’ll experience tennis elbow pain.
Players Ravaged By Injuries. Brian Baker was a highly touted American junior, he won the 2002 Orange Bowl and at 2003 French Open juniors he beat Tsonga and Bagdhatis before losing the final to Wawrinka. He beat 9 seed Gaston Gaudio at 2005 US Open. In 2007 he endured five surgeries (three hip, one elbow, one sports hernia) and missed six years.