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Part 4 – Table Tennis Injury Treatment

Common Table Tennis Injuries & How To Prevent.

This is the research of table tennis injury, including 4 parts.


Table Tennis Injury Treatment

part 4 - injury
part 4 – injury

Lesions and tendons injury result from repetitive joint overload is often difficult for physicians because of the complex interplay between soft tissue anatomy. For the treatment, you need to ask for advice of physicians and doctors. I would say get surgery is the last option because our body has its own mechanisms to heal itself. Take time so your body can recover!

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Upper limb lesions - understanding the biomechanics to reduce the injury risk
Upper limb lesions – understanding the biomechanics to reduce the injury risk

However, when it takes a too long time (more than 6 months), you need help from conservative treatment. Operational management is considered after trying a conservative treatment but should be approached with caution as favorable results may not be realistic and may not return to the previous level of play. Here is some possible solution that may help you:

Stop playing

If you have a wrist injury, it is imperative to rest your wrist. If the pain is really important, a removable thermoformed wrist splint can be helpful which is prescribed by a doctor.

Resume gradually!

To resume training, you must wait no longer to feel pain for at least a week. If you have elbow injury, you can play mainly by rotating your body, using mainly the waist rotation. Don’t use too much elbow in your stroke, but generate the power from your body (called rotation axis).

Practice the feeling, play close to the table avoid hitting hard. You can also use a lighter racket which will help.



It is during this recovery that it may be wise to buy an elbow bracelet in pharmacies. Worn about a centimeter below the elbow, it can protect the elbow and reduces the shock.

Aircast Pneumatic Armband: Tennis/Golfers Elbow Support Strap
Aircast Pneumatic Armband: Tennis/Golfers Elbow Support Strap (more info)

 

Kunto Fitness Elbow Brace Compression Support Sleeve for Tendonitis, Tennis Elbow, Golf Elbow Treatment - Reduce Joint Pain During Any Activity! (Medium, White-Gray
Kunto Fitness Elbow Brace Compression Support Sleeve for Tendonitis, Tennis Elbow, Golf Elbow Treatment, Table Tennis Elbow Pain – Reduce Joint Pain During Any Activity (more info)

Knee Strap

Knee Strap is a good way to prevent knee injury in table tennis. Top players like Wang Hao, Zhang Jike often wear a knee strap.

Far Infra Heat

When you have the tendon and shoulder pain problem which can last very long to heal. You can help the body to heal faster by increasing the blood flow. This will bring in the building blocks to restore the damage.

Heat does this, and direct heat pressed against the injury site to a reasonable temp for 30-minute intervals is something to consider. So using Far Infrared Heat can heal your pain faster. This method is effective for shoulder FIH heating and back FIH heating.

 

CREATRILL Far Infrared Shoulder Heating pad, 3 Temperature Setting Heated Brace Wrap for Rotator Cuff, Joint Capsule, Arthritis, Tendonitis, Frozen Stiff A.C Joints, Pain Relief Hot Therapy image attachment (large)
CREATRILL Far Infrared Shoulder Heating pad, 3 Temperature Setting Heated Brace Wrap for Rotator Cuff, Joint Capsule, Arthritis, Tendonitis, Frozen Stiff A.C Joints, Pain Relief Hot Therapy (more info)

 

ARRIS Lower Back Heating Pad/Heating Waist Belt Wrap w/7.4V Rechargeable Battery Far Infrared Heat Therapy, Pain Relief for Back Waist Abdominal Stomach Lumbar Thigh Muscle Strain, for Men Women image attachment (large)
ARRIS Lower Back Heating Pad/Heating Waist Belt Wrap w/7.4V Rechargeable Battery Far Infrared Heat Therapy, Pain Relief for Back Waist Abdominal Stomach Lumbar Thigh Muscle Strain, for Men Women (more info)

 

Far Infrared Heat is effective at getting the heat to penetrate deep into the tissue to stimulate increased blood flow. Magnets also do this. There are many FDA approved back braces that have a series of magnets in the brace to perform the same function as Far Infrared Heat.

 

[New 2019] MESAKI Posture Corrector for Women Men | FDA Approved | Effective Comfortable Adjustable Posture Correct Brace - Posture Support - Back Brace - Kyphosis Brace (25"-50") image attachment (large)
[New 2019] MESAKI Posture Corrector for Women Men | FDA Approved | Effective Comfortable Adjustable Posture Correct Brace – Posture Support – Back Brace – Kyphosis Brace (25″-50″) (more info)

Ice the elbow

You are hurt in the elbow after the training session? As soon as possible, freeze your elbow for a minimum of 20 minutes. The challenge: do not let the pain settle down.

Ice cubes in a plastic bag do the trick first.

Bagtron 100 Ice Bags 5LBS 9 x 18 BPA Free, LDPE, Clear with Twist Tie image attachment (large)
Bagtron 100 Ice Bags 5LBS 9 x 18 BPA Free, LDPE, Clear with Twist Tie (more info)

Then, to renew the operation several times a day, you can use a bag of frozen peas or buy in the pharmacy “pack-cool”.

Ease the pain

Different drugs can be less painful: paracetamol if the pain is important, or local anti-inflammatory, to be applied by massage. The gel diclofenac, the topical gel is often advised.

Arnica Gel Cream - with Menthol and MSM Pain Relief for Joint, Tendon & Muscle Pains Chosen by sufferers of Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Plantar Fasciitis, Knee, Shoulder, Neck, Back Ache
Arnica Gel Cream – with Menthol and MSM Pain Relief for Joint, Tendon & Muscle Pains Chosen by sufferers of Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Plantar Fasciitis, Knee, Shoulder, Neck, Back Ache (more info)

 

Extra Strength Topical Gel - Roll On Applicator image attachment (large)
Extra Strength Topical Gel – Roll On Applicator image – for joint pain (more info)

 

Flexit Pain Free Jet Plantar Fasciitis Spray Free Ankle Compression Support Stop Pain Sport Spray for Arthritis, Topical Analgesic, Fast Acting Cooling Pain Reliever for Muscle, Joint,Back Pain, image attachment (large)
Flexit Pain-Free Jet Plantar Fasciitis Spray Free Ankle Compression Support Stop Pain Sport Spray for Arthritis, Topical Analgesic, Fast Acting Cooling Pain Reliever for Muscle, Joint, Back Pain (more info)

Hydration and Nutrition

Important: do not forget to hydrate yourself.

“A lack of hydration can indeed promote tendinitis,” says Dr. Jacqueline Jan.

Also, avoid alcohol and high protein diets for 48 hours. Cod liver oil and fish oil can be beneficial for muscles, blood vessels, and joints. These oils are essential for senior and veteran table tennis players. Using a good Omega fish oil will reduce the risk of ankle, and a knee injury (providing enough “joint liquid” – lubricating synovial fluid).

 

Amazing Omega Norwegian Cod Liver Oil 1000 Mg, Softgels (Lemon, 250 Softgels) image attachment (large)
Amazing Omega Norwegian Cod Liver Oil 1000 Mg, Softgels (Lemon, 250 Softgels)  (more info)
Barlean’s Fresh Catch Fish Oil, Omega-3, 1000mg EPA/DHA, Orange Flavor, 250 softgels image attachment (large)
Barlean’s Fresh Catch Fish Oil, Omega-3, 1000mg EPA/DHA, Orange Flavor, 250 soft gels (more info)

And if that does not happen?

If the pain persists despite stopping table tennis, local care, and hydration beyond 4 weeks. Or the pain is annoying in everyday life or prevents you from sleeping, it is best to consult a doctor who can refer you to a physiotherapist.

 

Koki Niwa - Warm up is the best way to prevent injury in table tennis
Koki Niwa – Warm up is the best way to prevent injury in table tennis


The end

This is the end of my researches about the table tennis injury.



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