Rotator cuff injuries in tennis

Tennis season is nearly here and that inevitably means shoulder injuries. For tennis players, it’s not uncommon to injure the rotator cuff. 

Whether you’re an experienced tennis player or simply enjoy a knock up on the weekend, it’s important to be aware of this common shoulder injury and how you can prevent it. Read on to learn more about rotator cuff tears and how physiotherapy in Twickenham can help you recover from it.  

Please bear in mind that although the information and tips in this blog are helpful when recovering from a rotator cuff tear, for specific advice and guidance, please contact a physiotherapist for a professional assessment.

Shoulder injuries in tennis

Rotator cuff injuries are a common problem for tennis players, and they often go hand-in-hand with a condition called impingement syndrome. 

Impingement syndrome occurs when soft tissues, including the rotator cuff, become pinched between the arm bone and the shoulder blade. This can lead to inflammation, pain, and weakness in the shoulder, and can make it difficult to perform overhead movements like serving.

Treating rotator cuff injuries

Physiotherapy is an effective treatment approach for rotator cuff injuries and impingement syndrome. Physiotherapists can use hands-on techniques and exercise programs to reduce pain, improve shoulder strength and mobility, and restore function. They may also recommend modifications to your training or playing techniques to help prevent future injuries.

In cases where conservative treatment approaches are unsuccessful, injection therapy or surgery may be necessary. In such cases, physiotherapists can provide appropriate referrals and work you to ensure you receive the care you need.

Here to help

Overall, physiotherapy is a critical component of rotator cuff injury recovery and the management of impingement syndrome. 
Our experienced physiotherapists at our Twickenham clinic can help you regain your shoulder strength and mobility and return to playing safely and confidently. To learn more about how we can help, call us today on 020 8898 1231 to learn more.