Preventing Tennis Elbow

As a tennis player, you can expect that you might be afflicted with tennis elbow. Fortunately, there are some treatments that canĀ  provide a lot of relief.

  1. Work on Technique. Technique and bio-mechanics are a big cause of tennis elbow. Early contact point, grip pressure, and the right grip all play a small roll in helping the aching joint. Summer is here and it is a great time to have a look at those small issues, to help you playing longer and cleaner.
  2. Stay in shape. Do not overwork your elbow if you have not played tennis for a while, take it easy. It may take a few weeks before you can play the kind of game you used to play. Strengthen the muscles of your arm, then they can take away some of the stress that would normally befall your elbow. Be sure to strengthen your shoulder and upper back, too.
  3. Use the right equipment. Use only equipment that is appropriate for your ability and your strength. Make sure that your technique is down, the better your technique; the less likely you are to injure yourself. The type of racquet also plays a vital role, so make sure the racquet is best suited for your style of play.