Lower extremity tennis injuries. Prevalence, etiology, and mechanism

J Am Podiatr Med Assoc. 1993 Sep;83(9):509-14. doi: 10.7547/87507315-83-9-509.


A retrospective investigation was undertaken to determine the prevalence of tennis-related lower extremity injuries in the San Francisco Bay area. A total of 376 participants at various Bay area tennis clubs completed a questionnaire before registering for tournament play. The results obtained from the survey indicate that 91.2% of this population had an injury to the lower extremity. A discussion of the etiology and mechanism of the various lower extremity injuries is presented.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Athletic Injuries / epidemiology
  • Child
  • Female
  • Hematoma / epidemiology
  • Humans
  • Leg Injuries / epidemiology*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Muscle Cramp / epidemiology
  • Prevalence
  • Retrospective Studies
  • San Francisco / epidemiology
  • Sprains and Strains / epidemiology
  • Tennis / injuries*