Wear the right tennis shoes with skid-resistant soles; Use good technique and play by the rules; Have a coach or trainer help you understand the physical demands of the sport; Clean off the courts before play and check for slippery spots or debris; Have a first aid kit on hand; Get adequate recovery; Stay hydrated; Keep exercising
Some tennis injuries may be random occurrences (such as those that are the result of a fall etc. this is way all tennis players should have a basic understanding of first aid). However, most injuries can be minimised or prevented entirely by proper conditioning, proper technique, appropriate equipment, and seeking medical attention for persistent, painful conditions in a timely fashion.
The aim of applying ice is to relieve pain. 20 minutes with an ice pack every other hour for a day or two has a good effect. Even though there are many commercial ice products available, the best solution is often a plastic bag filled with crushed ice and some water. Place a damp towel between the ice pack and skin.
Physical and occupational therapy are crucial to sports medicine, especially for tennis elbow patients. Learning to rest the elbow in a pain-free position will also mitigate pain. If this sports medicine approach is ineffective, then surgery may be the next step.
How To Prevent Tennis Elbow. Get your racquet with a perfect grip and comfortable string to reduce the stress on your elbow. And if you got hurt on your elbow then you should rub some ice there and take a rest. Use an anti-inflammatory cream there.
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Regardless of the severity of the condition, the R.I.C.E method could be used as a first aid response. R est – Support the affected area and avoid moving it for at least 48 hours. I ce – Apply ice to the joint, ankle, or muscle for 20 minutes every 2 hours for 2 to 3 days.
Use an elastic bandage and roll it out in a herringbone pattern. Start below the elbow joint and finish putting compression on above the joint. The compression bandage should be as tight as possible without cutting off blood circulation. The use of a pressure bandage should be continued for the first 2-3 days.