Tennis Injuries

General Injuries Related to Tennis Below

Abdominal Tendinopathy

The best treatment for abdominal tendinopathy is a progressive rehabilitation programme that allows the tendons to calm down and regain the strength they’ve lost as a result of the injury.

Achilles Tendinopathy

Achilles tendinopathy is an injury to the band of tissue (tendon) that connects the muscles in your lower leg to your heel bone. You may get pain, stiffness and sometimes swelling around your heel. It’s a common injury, especially if you’re very active or do lots of sports.

Distal (lower) biceps tendonitis

Distal biceps tendonitis typically affects people who do weight training in the gym, but it can also affect those doing certain other sports.

Your bicep is the muscle on the front of your upper arm. It has three tendons, two at the top Inserting in the shoulder, and one at the bottom, your distal biceps tendon, connecting your bicep muscle to your lower arm (forearm).

Frozen Shoulder

Frozen shoulder, also known as adhesive capsulitis, is a condition characterised by stiffness and limited range of motion in the shoulder. The condition is usually caused by shoulder impingement, which occurs when the bones in the shoulder rub together or compress the soft tissues. Frozen shoulder is a chronic condition, meaning it can last for months or even years.

The good news is that frozen shoulder is treatable. Manual intervention through exercise rehabilitation and massage therapy can help improve range of motion and reduce pain.

Golfers Elbow

Golfer’s elbow is a condition that causes pain where the tendons of your forearm muscles attach to the bony bump (epicondyle) on the inside (medial) of your elbow. The pain might spread into your forearm and wrist.

Golfer’s elbow is similar to tennis elbow, which occurs on the outside (lateral) of the elbow. It’s not limited to golfers. Tennis players and others who repeatedly use their wrists or clench their fingers, for example carpenters, plumbers, cleaners, can develop also golfer’s elbow.

Hip Bursitis (Trochanteric Bursitis)

Hip bursitis is often confused with other conditions that also cause outer hip pain, and sometimes it occurs together with one of these conditions. In this article, I explain hip bursitis symptoms and causes as well as how to treat it, including massage and which exercises to avoid. Remember, if you need more help with an injury, you’re welcome to book an in clinic, at home or on-line appointment with one of our sports and exercise therapists.

How to treat a muscle strain / tear

There is a basic treatment protocol that you can use to treat nearly any muscle strain or tear. Muscle tears can be graded from 0 to 5, but this is usually applied to elite sports performers. I’m going to simplify things and talk about Grade 1, 2, and 3 muscle tears.

I will talk specifically about:

  • Grading muscle tears
  • Recipe for treating muscle tears / strains
  • The golden rules when doing strength training for an injured muscle

Meniscus tears

A meniscus is a horseshoe-shaped piece of cartilage that forms part of your knee joint. It sits between the bottom end of your thigh bone (femur) and the top end of your shin bone (tibia). We have two meniscus in each knee – one on the inside of the knee (medial meniscus) and one on the outside (lateral meniscus).

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

Patellofemoral pain syndrome is pain at the front of your knee, around your kneecap (patella). Sometimes called “runner’s knee,” it’s more common in people who participate in sports that involve running and jumping.

The knee pain often increases when you run, walk up or down stairs, sit for long periods, or squat. Simple treatments — such as rest and ice — often help, but sometimes physical therapy is needed to ease patellofemoral pain.


Sciatica is a general term that refers to pain experienced in the area of the sciatic nerve (i.e. the buttocks, pelvis and legs), but it can arise from a variety of causes. The sciatic nerve runs from the lumbar spine, through the pelvis and into the legs. It can occur in either leg.

Tennis Elbow

Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) is a painful condition that occurs when tendons in your elbow are overloaded, usually by repetitive motions of the wrist and arm.

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