Wrist Tendonitis - Tennis

Carl Petersen, physiotherapist, discusses wrist tendonitis in tennis.

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Carl Petersen, physiotherapist, discusses wrist tendonitis in tennis.
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Featuring Carl Petersen, BPE, BScPT

Duration: 57 seconds

Wrist injuries can be common in tennis 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 tennis, contact your local physiotherapist.

Presenter: Mr. Carl Petersen, Physiotherapist, Vancouver, BC

Local Practitioners: Physiotherapist

This content is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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