Article by John Miller
Squash can cause injury to many parts of the body due to the high speed on racquet impact, repetition and use of your spine, legs and especially your dominant arm. This can predispose you to a variety of shoulder, elbow, wrist, knee, ankle, hip and spine injuries. Plus, those concrete or glass walls can be very hard when you collide with them!
The best-known squash injury is tennis elbow. It is less common in squash than tennis, but it can still hamper your squash play.
Common Causes of Squash Injuries?
Lower limb (ankle, knee, hip and thigh) injuries are the most common squash injuries. They are caused by the sprinting, stopping, pivoting, jarring and pounding nature of squash. Lower limb squash injuries are acute (e.g. ankle sprain) or chronic (e.g. knee tendonitis).
Upper limb (elbow, shoulder, wrist) injuries are usually caused by the high-velocity and repetitive arm movements required in squash. These injuries tend to be overuse in nature (e.g. tennis elbow). Shoulder injuries can occur during wall or player collisions.
Back injuries and pain are common due to the stooping motions required to reach low balls.
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Last updated 07-Jun-2016 05:10 PM
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