Tennis and its impact on the lower limb - how an insole could help you!
Tennis is an intense sport, requiring both strength and endurance. It involves making sudden movements and sharp stops, increasing the risk of injury to players. Common tennis injuries include, bursitis, patellofemoral pain syndrome, patella tendinopathy and ankle sprains.
Bursitis: Pain and inflammation of the fluid filled sac, located behind the kneecap. Often associated with trauma, or overuse due to repetitive movements.
Patellofemoral pain syndrome: Pain directly on and around the kneecap, this can range from mild to moderate.caused by physical activities which involving repeated loading through the knee, ie. sprinting round the court to return the ball.
Patella Tendinopathy: An overuse injury, caused by stressing the patella tendon which originates from the quadriceps muscle (quadriceps tendon), joins to the knee and inserts at the top of the tibia (shin bone). Repetitive explosive contractions where the knee is having to extend and flex, such as jumping and landing, can cause the patella tendon to strain. If the tendon does not have time to repair, it can result in patella tendinopathy.
The main causes associated with the three tennis injuries mentioned above are, trauma from having to absorb shock and repetitive stress and loading of the knee. With the use of certain insoles, the risk of developing a tennis injury can be greatly reduced.
Enetor have a range of insoles which can be used to help with shock attenuation and reduced loading through the knee. Enertor insoles use D30 technology to help with impact protection. There are also insoles with supportive technology providing stability and support, reducing the risk of ankle sprains when performing sharp twists and turns on the tennis court.
About Enertor advanced technology insoles - Enertor insoles are designed to prevent a number of common running associated injuries and provide greater comfort. Designed by leading podiatrists to reduce risk of injury, the unique design features support your foot throughout training. Enertor insoles are enhanced by D30 impact protection technology, providing greater shock absorption than any other insole. Our expertise, combined with the patented D30 shock absorption technology ensures enertor delivers the most advanced injury prevention insoles on the market today. Enertor insoles are available to buy from our online shop.
Whilst Enertor has over 18 years orthotics experience, our blog content is provided for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for medical advice from a health care professional. Enertor advises anyone with an injury to seek professional medical advice - and do not make any health or medical related decisions based solely on information found on this site.