Tennis injury- My hand/thumb
I played tennis for 3 hours Saturday, a very tough 5 set match.
Then Monday played an easy 6-0 6-1
Then Tuesday played a VERY tough 3 set match that lasted 2 1/2 hours
Then yesterday I played an easy 6-2 6-2 match.
Anyway, I've played a crapload of tennis lately. Now I have a terrible pain in my hand. It's definitely from holding the racket, it's in the lower part of my thumb. It just feels really tight and when I pull my thumb back or out at all it gets a really sharp pain.
It's not anything serious, but I don't want it to happen everytime I play a lot of tennis. Is there a name for an injury like this? I would imagine it would be pretty common among tennis players.
Is there anything I can do for it now? Like ice or heat or anything to make it more comfortable? And is there anything preventative I can do for the future? Wrap it somehow or do exercises to strengthen it?
I used to list my favorite tennis players here...
...then they all retired.I used to keep track of my rankings in fantasy games here...
...then I realized how much I suck.I used to update this signature, once in a while...
...then I realized no one actually reads it.