Indoor racquet sports injuries

Am Fam Physician. 1994 Aug;50(2):374-80, 383-4.


Family physicians can care for most patients injured while participating in indoor racquet sports. However, patients with injuries to the eye usually require ophthalmologic referral. The most common injuries that occur in persons participating in indoor racquet sports include contusions, sprains and strains, lacerations, eye injuries, bursitis and tendinitis. Musculoskeletal injuries that merit special consideration include lateral epicondylitis, DeQuervain's tenosynovitis, wrist intersection syndrome, patellar pain syndrome, meniscal injuries, Achilles tendinitis and plantar fasciitis. The family physician plays a critical role in providing patients with information about preventive measures.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal / therapeutic use
  • Eye Injuries / etiology*
  • Eye Injuries / prevention & control
  • Humans
  • Knee Injuries / diagnosis
  • Knee Injuries / etiology
  • Knee Injuries / therapy
  • Musculoskeletal System / injuries*
  • Racquet Sports / injuries*
  • Wrist Injuries / diagnosis
  • Wrist Injuries / etiology


  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal