FITNESS: AVOID TENNIS INJURIES THIS SPRING

FITNESS: AVOID TENNIS INJURIES THIS SPRING
—KEVIN PLANCHER, M.D.,

Leading New York-area orthopaedist and founder of the ORTHOPAEDIC FOUNDATION FOR ACTIVE LIFESTYLES:

“As spring welcomes the outdoor season, tennis enthusiasts potentially face unwelcome injuries if they do too much too soon and fail to take proper precautions to transition from indoor to outdoor play. Each year, more than 78,000 tennis-related injuries are treated in hospitals, doctors’ offices, clinics, ambulatory surgery centers and hospital emergency rooms, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. The key areas tennis players need to watch out for are the upper body, particularly the shoulders, wrists and elbows, and the lower body, especially the hamstrings, knees and Achilles.”

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