BIOMECHANICS OF TENNIS ELBOW. ERICA MICHELLE FERNANDES Friday, 26 March 2010. INTRODUCTION: Incidence:. Constitutes a sizeable percentage of elbow injuries Elbow problems occur atleast once in 40% to 50% of tennis players (George, et al.,2006). INTRODUCTION TO THE ELBOW JOINT.
ERICA MICHELLE FERNANDES
Friday, 26 March 2010
Centripetal force = centrifugal force
Centripetal force > centrifugal force
Measured in Newton: 1N=0.225 lbs.
(R” = distance from wrist to axis of rotation+ distance from axis to balance point.
Early phase of rehabilitation
promote tissue healing, and retard muscle
atrophy. During the acute stage of your injury,
whether the medial or lateral elbow is affected,
follow the RICE principle:
A grip too large or too small lessens control and promotes excessive wrist movement. To measure an appropriate grip size for your hand see image below