Musculoskeletal injuries in tennis

Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am. 2006 Aug;17(3):609-31. doi: 10.1016/j.pmr.2006.05.005.


Tennis is popular in the United States, with millions participating in the sport. Unlike many other sports, young, middle-aged, and elderly persons are actively playing tennis. Most injuries that are seen are secondary to overuse. Faulty stroke mechanics are often involved in the development of specific injuries seen in tennis players. Fortunately, most injuries respond to conservative treatment and do not require surgery. Most players are able to return to their previous level of activity after appropriate treatment.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Low Back Pain / diagnosis
  • Low Back Pain / etiology*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Musculoskeletal System / injuries*
  • Tennis / injuries*
  • Tennis Elbow / diagnosis
  • Tennis Elbow / etiology
  • Tennis Elbow / therapy