If you play tennis every chance you get, tennis pain may be hitting you hard—on and off the courts. These may be true of you:
What should you do next? In your mind quitting is just out of the question
Tennis uses all of the muscles of your body, which is one of the reasons it’s such a popular sport and why your body responds by getting totally fit. On the other hand, the very nature of tennis will cause all of your muscles to repetitively strain and cause pain from your neck to your toes.
Think of the repetitive movements of tennis:
When either your Infraspinatus or Pectoralis Major muscle is repetitively strained the pain in your shoulder can become so severe that you can’t play tennis, but fortunately they are both easy to self-treat successfully.
When these muscles are repetitively strained, a very common occurrence while playing tennis, you won’t be able to move your foot in the opposite direction from the pull of the muscle. This can cause you to sprain your ankle as you try to move and your ankle joint doesn’t go with you.
As you see, there are so many muscles that can be repetitively strain that it will benefit you by learning how to find and self-treat each of them.
To play tennis to your ultimate performance level you need to have all of your joints moving freely, and all of your muscles as strong and flexible as possible.
Exercise will strengthen your muscles, but you need to be proactive to release the spasms, they don’t just melt away on their own. Maybe the smaller, less complicated spasms will release as you have a hot shower, a massage, or you do some gentle stretching, but the more complicated spasms need more treatments that are focused directly on the knot.
But don’t wait until you are in so much pain that it threatens your ability to play tennis; remember Benjamin Franklin’s saying: An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!
You can easily treat yourself at home, at work, and at the tennis court. You can stop pain as soon as you feel it. Even more important, you can prevent pain from occurring by doing simple self-treatments on muscles you know you’ve been straining – like after playing several rounds of tennis.
Extensive clinical research on muscle spasms, repetitive stress injuries, and trigger point treatment is the basis for all of the Julstro self-treatments. Julstro efficiently eliminates trigger points (knots) and lengthens muscles for optimum performance.
Even if you have had limited range-of-motion for years, the odds are extremely high that you can work with your muscles and improve your range of motion.
When your muscles are tight you won’t be able to accomplish all the training techniques you’ve learned from your tennis pro, the multiple articles and books on improving your game, and the pointers you pick up from the people you play with regularly.
When you bring your arm back, the tight muscles in the front of your chest will prevent you from going all the way, and when you forcefully swing forward to hit the ball, the tight muscles in the back of your shoulder will lessen your power.
You need to release the tension in the muscle fibers so you can lengthen the fibers and go through your full range-of-motion, giving you more power than you’ve had in a long time.
Julstro shows you how to improve your game by increasing your range-of-motion and strength.
Quality of life! You want to play tennis, you want to enjoy your life, but pain will stop you in your tracks. Pain medications, muscle relaxers, and anti-inflammatory drugs may put a bandage on the problem, but they don’t solve the problem.
Tennis involves every muscle in your body so you need to know how to care for each muscle if you plan on staying active. This is more than just tennis (really, is there something “more” than tennis?), this is your everyday living that is being affected.
In fact, pain can threaten your financial security as you slide into limited productivity or even become permanent disability because of multiple repetitive strain injuries. Medical costs are climbing every day, and the price of pain can be exorbitant.
The good news is you can change that bleak future!
“Several years ago after yet another injury to my playing shoulder, my doctors told me that there was no surgical procedure that would help and suggested that I take up a sport other than tennis. Surprisingly, after a year of rest and physical therapy, I was able to return to the courts and play in a competitive 4.0 league. However, this proved to be only a temporary stay and within a couple of years my shoulder hurt too much to continue play. This time, even after a year of rest and physical therapy, it still hurt too much to play. After another six months of trying many other treatments including chiropractic and acupuncture, I thought my luck had run out and my doctors prediction had come true. Then, a tennis friend suggested I see you and… well, what could I lose?
After only one one-hour treatment, I was able to move my arm without pain for the first time in 18 months and I returned to the courts the very next day. More importantly, your self-help techniques have given me the confidence to face the few, seemingly inevitable, setbacks that result from the condition of my fragile shoulder (my doctor once said, “Your shoulder is nothing like God created”) and get back to playing. I don’t know how long this will work for me but you have been a God-send. Thank you.”
—C. Knoblock, New York