Knee Ligament and Meniscus Strain
Tennis requires a myriad of movement patterns including cuts, lunges, forward sprints, jumps, back peddling etc. Most knee problems occur when one is fatigue which leads to poor footwork and more use of the knee joint vs the muscles. The increase torque on the knee along with decreasing knee stability may lead to ligament and meniscus strains.
What can you do?
Consider wearing a sleeve brace to support fatigue muscles when playing long matches.
Stay light on the toes and try to minimize over reaching or over lunging for balls.
What can MyPhysio do?
We will usually start with some knee testing to see what structures are involved if there is no prior MRIs taken.
Next we check on your balance and foot structure.
Provide good advice on proper rest and certain strokes to avoid.
Our first goal is to get you pain free while concurrently improve on your knee mechanics to maximize usage of your knee musculature rather than your knee joint or ligaments. We go through footwork drills for all strokes to improve movement patterns and speed.