Tennis is hard on the knees, elbows, and shoulders

Topic Title: Tennis is hard on the knees, elbows, and shoulders
Created On: 04/01/2014 05:49 PM

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 04/10/2014 03:24 PM

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I've played years of tennis and I can confirm that they are very hard on your knees. You constantly turn on a dime, twisting around to go in the completely opposite direction. I don't know what kind of shoes are required to give your knees good support in that scenario. The ones I have keep me from slipping (which is always a good way to avoid injury!) but I don't know if having such good grip is actually worse on your knees since it allows you to stop and turn more suddenly. Anyone know more?

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It's odd, but I think tennis is actually one of the roughest sports for your lower body. Tennis elbow is common and dislocated shoulders are definitely a danger, but the lateral movements of running side to side puts your knees at serious risk.

Are tennis shoes actually designed to provide proper support, or are they just thin shoes designed to give you good grip on the court?

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