Carl Petersen, BPE, BScPT, talks about badminton and wrist tendonitis.
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Wrist Tendonitis in BadmintonCarl Petersen, BPE, BScPT, talks about badminton and wrist tendonitis.
Featuring Carl Petersen, BPE, BScPT
Duration: 54 seconds
Wrist injuries can be common in badminton just because of the speed of the wrist movement as they're flicking the shuttle cock.
Wrist tendonitis can affect any of the muscles that run from the forearm up into the hand because they form tendons in this region here. Because of the nature of the forehand and backhand strokes, you'll get some over use in those tendons and those muscles.
A player will develop some swelling. There may also be redness over the area and it will be quite painful to touch.
If you suspect you have wrist tendonitis, obviously you're going to want to follow the PRICE or the RICE principle in the first 24 to 48 hours. That means applying ice to the area on a regular basis by utilizing an ice pack or some other form of cold implement.
If you have questions about wrist tendonitis in badminton, contact your local physiotherapist.