Strawberries and Scream

Time to settle down to two weeks of of big slams, grunts and screeches - no not Love Island, Wimbledon.

For those of you that are fed up with the increased use of the "grunt" in tennis this year viewers with BBCi can press the red button and mask grunts with alternative noises such as "take that", "good shot", "whew" or mute it entirely. If only. You can get all the results at

Foot strain and pain
Foot strain and pain can be caused by lots of standing, walking or running on hard surfaces in shoes with inadequate cushioning or in hard studded boots..... [More]

Heel pain (plantar fasciitis)
Using your foot too much in various sports involving running and jumping causes aching and pain in the sole of the foot. This injury is more common in athletes running on hard surfaces wearing shoes that cushion the foot inadequately.... [More]

Knee cartilage (meniscal) tears
The symptoms range from minimal aching to a painful, locking knee. There may be clicking and swelling. The knee can also give way in various positions and the range of movement of the joint may be limited.... [More]

Tennis Elbow
Tennis elbow, rowing elbow, or lateral epicondylitis to give it itís medical name (meaning inflammation of the outer part of the elbow), is a fairly common condition affecting about four adults per thousand annually.
Symptoms include pain over the outer side of the elbow which may be worse on gripping or lifting any object such as a kettle or racquet handle... [More]

Tennis Fever
Tennis Fever usually presents in annual cycles. For most sufferers this starts in late June but more acute forms can start a few weeks earlier. Some poor souls experience it all year round.
It can present in one or more of all the known strains   Participatory, Atrium and Al Fresco... [More]

Tennis leg (Calf strains)
Calf strain usually occurs after a sudden change of movement during sport (e.g. tennis), or tripping or treading awkwardly onto a step.
Symptoms and signs include sudden pain in the calf muscle above the Achilles tendon followed by an ache and pain on walking. Sometimes there may be significant bruising and some swelling.... [More]




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