Derived from the famous French ball and court game, the principle is simple: never touch the ball with your hands. The racket and its strings are all the tools you need to return the ball to the other side of a bigger string net behind which is a player with a racket and more strings... easy you say? Yes, even if this sport requires strength, precision and may cause overload problems of the upper limbs, especially the shoulder and elbow. Depending on the surface you can even slide and then immediately have to accelerate back to reach the net. Not easy!

You may have just changed your racket, or you may have decided to change your grip, that’s great. But you then start to feel pain in your elbow, rather outward, and the more you use it to pick up a drink, a pot, or even the phone, the more you hurt. Your physician will more than likely tell you that you have epicondylitis (tennis elbow), or inflammation of the muscle attachments of the arm bone, the lateral epicondyle. From this your physician may suggest that you use the Tennis Elbow Band with its two silicone pads to bring you the relief you are looking for in your everyday activities. You will also be informed that this product may not be effective for everyone, but nothing ventured nothing gained! In addition, you can use it while you’re playing, whether for your right or left elbow.

Your opponent wants to draw you in, forcing you to the net, any unusual acceleration for your foot, and you're suddenly with a pain in your calf. Once your physician has made a diagnosis, and likely that of a calf muscle tear, you’ll be advised to use silicone heel pads to relieve the muscle. You’d be surprised at the rapid decrease in pain and ease of walking. These heels are a great addition to the crutches your doctor will also advise you to also use. In addition, the support provided by the Calf Skin Band will bring some welcome relief to your pain and reduce the hematoma.

When we mix age with tennis, your shoulder may show signs of pain, especially in the tendons of the rotator cuff.

While your physician will recommend rest and physiotherapy as a first step, it is not impossible that surgery is also discussed. Depending on the opinion of the physician, but in the case of surgery, the abduction cushion shoulder splints may be also proposed and these will assist in putting the shoulder in a anatomical position for repair after surgery, much like a good little pillow to rest the humeral head!

Ah tennis, where you can be beaten on a ground, green as grass, hard as concrete, but the fact remains while not a sympathetic activity it is a sport that allows your body to move, and that is the most important thing!