Each player's performance requires a good coordination of the hand with the whole body, so they can run, get the right position, swing and hit. Without enough flexibility and proper technique, injuries will be inevitable
New York, NY (PRWEB) August 02, 2013
With the growing popularity of tennis as a sport, the number of people practicing it as hobby has increased. But, tennis lovers are generally not fully aware how harmful this sport might be, as this sport might cause unpleasant swells and pain if people don't follow the basic rules.
According to Dr. Armin Tehrany, a board-certified orthopedic surgeon at Manhattan Orthopedic Care, tennis is a sport with a high impact on the shoulder and knee joints, ankles and wrists. With the repetitive stop and go movements, the injury risk might be very high.
“Being a big fan of tennis myself, I have to admit that it is a complex sport and demands a lot of practice. Each player's performance requires a good coordination of the hand with the whole body, so they can run, get the right position, swing and hit. Without enough flexibility and proper technique, injuries will be inevitable,” says Dr. Armin Tehrany, Assistant Clinical Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in Manhattan.
To further reduce the injury risk while socially playing tennis, Tennis Injury Watch, injury reports of the world's top 20 tennis players, highlights the most common tennis injuries, educating anyone practicing a game of tennis how to prevent themselves. The injures are known as: sprained ankle, shoulder pain, calf strain, stress fracture of the back and tennis elbow.
Depending on the injury complexity, the treatment options may vary. With the Tennis Injury Watch Manhattan Orthopedic Care stresses the most important parts of every recovery (i.e.good rest, applying ice packages to the injured area, doctor prescribed medicine and taking it easy during the recovery period).
“Education on any sport and its movements is the best way to prevent injuries. We encourage people who practice tennis as a hobby to read as much as they can before getting into a serious match. Additionally, we strongly advise them to contact an orthopedic physician the minute they feel any sudden pain, sourness, weakness, swelling or inability to move. Early intervention is crucial to prevent injuries develop into significant problems,” says Dr. Tehrany.
The Tennis Injury Watch follows the performance of the world's 20 best tennis players and reports on their injury and required recovery period, enabling tennis fans to stay informed about the recovery progress of the tennis stars. The full infographic is available at the following link.
About Dr. Armin Tehrany, M.D.
Dr. Armin Tehrany, M.D. is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon at Manhattan Orthopedic Care. Although he specializes in minimally invasive treatment of the shoulder and knee, he treats all types of orthopedic conditions, including those of the upper extremity, lower extremity, and spine. Dr. Tehrany serves on the Board of Directors for the New York State Society of Orthopedic Surgeons, as well as the Physicians Advisory Board for the New York County Medical Society. He also serves as Assistant Clinical Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in Manhattan. His current interests involve the development of minimally invasive techniques in the management of shoulder and cartilage disorders.