Its Wimbledon and Tennis Leg Injury

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Its Wimbledon and Tennis Leg Injury

Wimbledon Tennis starts tomorrow.  As such we are talking about none other…than Tennis Leg!

You are just about to serve an impressive overhead shot but suddenly you hear a snap crack and….pop but not the sort of pop you want!

Tennis leg is a specific injury that occurs in the calf muscle and typically involves a tear in the medial head of the gastrocnemius muscle, one of the major muscles in the calf.

Foot injuries are common and can range from minor issues like sprains and bruises to more severe conditions such as fractures and dislocations.  Strains and sprains are both very common and can happen through accidents at home, at work or while playing sport.

Wearing appropriate shoes for different activities is very important as such even Roger Federer has ‘the Roger’ a tennis shoe designed by Oncloud as tennis shoes go we recommend them but the Roger Federrer Pro 2.

Causes and Mechanism

Tennis leg usually happens during activities that require explosive leg movements, such as pushing off rapidly or making a sudden change in direction. The injury occurs when the calf muscle is overstretched or subjected to a forceful contraction, leading to a partial tear.

Symptoms of  Tennis Leg

Common symptoms of tennis leg include:

  • Sudden Pain: A sharp, stabbing pain in the back of the lower leg, often described as feeling like being struck by something.
  • Swelling and Bruising: Swelling and bruising in the calf area may develop soon after the injury.
  • Difficulty Walking: Pain and weakness in the calf can make walking difficult, particularly pushing off the injured leg.
  • Tenderness: The affected area is usually tender to the touch.

We wish an injury free and best of luck to all the tennis players  for the next two weeks ahead.

News in!  We are now independent prescribers able to prescribe any medication from the BNF relevant to the lower limb, foot and ankle.

Are you suffering from any foot condition?  At The Chelsea Clinic, we can help.  One of our podiatrist can assist and then recommend what treatments are best to get you back on track. Podiatrist South Kensington
Schedule an appointment here or you may call us at +44 (0) 207 101 4000


We hope you have a feetastic day!

-The Chelsea Clinic and Team



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