Tennis is an incredibly active sport that can span decades, even a lifetime, of play! Though recreational versus competitive players may experience a different intensity, the game requires strength, endurance, balance and involves many bursts of power and changes of direction. The repetitive motions, jumping and multiple weight changes can certainly lead to tennis injuries. Tennis Elbow may come to mind first, but more common are injuries like bursitis, rotator cuff tendonitis, neck pain, back pain, hip pain, groin strains and ankle sprains. Don’t let your pain keep you from enjoying your time on the court! Contact us Feldman Physical Therapy and Performance for a full evaluation by our Doctors of Physical Therapy. We will assess strength and mobility, determine if additional tests are needed and get a jump start on the best plan to begin recovery.
Some tennis injuries may only require ice and rest, others will require rehabilitation. Though we hope to avoid surgery with Physical Therapy, it may be required with severe injuries. Physical Therapy is integral for both rehab and prehab. There is no set timeline for recovery but, working with a Physical Therapist can certainly help speed it up. At Feldman Physical Therapy and Performance, you will experience one on one treatment with a Doctor of Physical Therapy to create a personalized plan that gets you meeting and even exceeding your goals with fewer visits. The immediate goals are to reduce pain and swelling. As rehabilitation progresses, you can expect tennis physical therapy exercises to improve range of motion, strength, balance, endurance, and flexibility.