Squash is a fun game for people of all ages, sizes and skill levels. Playing squash can help you maintain weight, improve cardiovascular health, and increase endurance and flexibility. Common squash injuries include piriformis syndrome, bicep tendonitis, calf strains and plantar fasciitis. Talk to your local sports provider to choose the right squash equipment for you.
Loading the player...Pelvic Malalignment - Squash Carl Petersen BPE, BScPT, discusses pelvic misalignment syndrome in squash.
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Wrist injuries can be common in squash just because of the speed of the wrist movement as they're flicking the shuttle cock.
Wrist tendonitis can affect any of the muscles that run from the forearm up into the hand because they form tendons in this region here. Because of the nature of the forehand and backhand strokes, you'll get some overuse in those tendons and those muscles, you'll develop some swelling. There may also be redness over the area and it will be quite painful to touch.
If you suspect you have wrist tendonitis, obviously you're going to want to in the first 24 to 48 hours follow the PRICE or the RICE principle. So that means applying ice to the area on a regular basis by utilizing an ice pack or some other form of cold implement.
But what's most important I think is if you suspcet you have problems is go see your physiotherapist. Presenter: Mr. Carl Petersen, Physiotherapist, Vancouver, BC
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In squash, pelvic malalignment syndrome can occur due to the rotational forces and deceleration nature of the sport. Pelvic malalignment syndrome is one of the most common injuries that we see with our sports. If some structures are abnormally tight, the body's ability to adapt becomes overwhelmed.
Around the pelvic area and pelvic girdle, there are about 36 muscles that are attached. Often times due to the rotational natures of the sport, there will be an anterior torsion of one half of the pelvis and a post tertorsion of the other part of the pelvis.
By seeing a qualified physiotherapist, they can one, diagnose the type of malalignment problems that you have and the soft tissue structures that are involved and they can give you the proper corrective exercises. As well they can give you some symmetrical stretches to try and help minimize the tension on those abnormally tight muscle tissues. Presenter: Mr. Carl Petersen, Physiotherapist, Vancouver, BC
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