We’ve all been there: You injure yourself and then agonize over whether or not to see a doctor. Some of us take the ultra-tough approach, convinced we can power through on our own; others run to the doctor’s office at the first sign of discomfort. Chances are, you’re somewhere in the middle.
Tennis is an exciting and fast paced sport, and while it’s not considered as “high impact” as other sports like football or soccer, the quick and forceful movements involved can definitely be taxing on the muscles, joints and bones in the body. Almost 18 million Americans play the game annually, and according to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, up to 78,000 seek medical care for an injury sustained on the court. How can you work on your backhand without becoming a scratch for the season?