Tennis plays a role in holistic healthcare
By keeping you active and socially engaged, tennis does a lot for our well being. It is a low-impact sport that can be enjoyed at any ability, while also contributing to lower levels of anxiety. But tennis still has its risk factors, as up to 60% of regular players will suffer some form of injury related to their sport. The most common injuries in tennis are:
- Tennis elbow
- Sprained ankles
- Back sprains
- Tendinitis in the shoulder
The repetitive actions and motions involved in tennis lend themselves to wear and tear that can cause injury. If you want to prevent an injury from keeping you off the court, it pays to be proactive.
Being proactive about preventing tennis injuries
The repetitive nature of tennis means that the same parts of your body are being exposed to a disproportionate amount of stress. These highlighted regions include: the ankle and shoulder joints, hips, and back. Spinal joints are exposed to trauma from the ballistic movements involved in serving, returning and hitting; twisting motions take a toll on spinal joints while also exposing the ankles to higher levels of trauma; finally, stop and start motions can be traumatic for the body. On their own, these forces are relatively harmless. But put together and then repeated, often hundreds of times per game, your body becomes vulnerable.
Chiropractic prevents tennis injuries
At our office in Houston, we focus on helping tennis players get the most out of their game by focusing on spinal alignment and function of the spinal joints. With regular adjustments, your joints will retain their maximum range of motion, which leaves you less vulnerable to injury. From here we can focus on mitigating problems in the shoulder and ankle by focusing on tennis-specific biomechanics and posture. With chiropractic on your side, you can take your tennis game to the next level while leaving fear of injury in the rear view mirror. Give our office a call to schedule an appointment today.