MSG Network spoke to Ryan J. Lingor, MD, primary care sports medicine physician at HSS, during the Invesco Series Hawaii Champions Cup semifinal to discuss common injuries he observes with treating tennis players. “Well with the older athlete, we see a lot of upper extremity things such as the shoulder, elbow and some of the wrist and hand, they are really common,” said Dr. Lingor. Additionally, Dr. Lingor suggested tips for non-professional tennis players to prevent injury, stating, “The best thing I think with over extremity stuff, is building a strong core. Upper back strength can really help, as well as with the wrist and hand. Sometimes you have to get a wider grip on the racket so you’re not having the death grip, and that can prevent some of these things.”
This segment aired on July 13, 2019.