Avoiding Tennis-Related Back Injuries

If you’re an avid tennis player, you may be familiar with back pain. The swinging action involves making quick, explosive motions in your spine that can often result in injuries. When you play tennis, consider the following tips to decrease your risk of hurting yourself:

  • Get the right racquet. If your racquet is too flexible, you will have to swing more to hit the ball effectively. Have a professional help you find a racquet with appropriate firmness, properly sized to your hand to reduce the strain on your back.
  • Try to favor a slice serve over a kick serve. This requires less of an arch motion in your spine.
  • Make sure you are using proper tennis form. Bend at your knees, holding in your abdominal muscles.
  • Have a tennis instructor assess your form. Sushi a person should be able to advise you on how to prevent unnecessary back pain.
  • Work out your core muscles so that they are less prone to pain and injury.
  • 29You can also benefit from regular back massages or chiropractic examinations. Consult Nu Star in Edmonds to learn more.