The Hernia Guide for Tennis Players
Tennis players are aware that common injuries of their game can include rotator cuff tears, stress fractures, ankle sprains, patellar tendonitis, and of course, tennis elbow. But tennis can also cause another very painful—albeit lesser-known—injury: the Sports Hernia.
What is it, exactly? And how is it different than a regular hernia?
A regular hernia happens when intestines push through a hole in the muscles. The resulting bulge that can become painful.
However, a Sports Hernia occurs when there is a tear of adductor longus tendon or a tear of one of the oblique muscles. These tears develop from sheer forces that high-intensity and twisting movements develop. High level tennis players are prone to this type of injury.
Why are tennis players at risk of a Sports Hernia?
Tennis is one of the biggest triggers for Sports Hernias because of the repetitive twisting and turning…