The Curse of Wimbledon 2013

The Curse of Wimbledon 2013

Hey are you a fan of tennis? Well of course you are! And you surely must have been watching the madness unfold during the Wimbledon Tournament! A total of 11 players have dropped out of the tournament, some due to injuries regarding their ankles and knees. Twelve seeds fell, including seven former No. 1s — none more shocking than defending champion Roger Federer. Federer was joined by No. 2 Victoria Azarenka, No. 3 Maria Sharapova, No. 9 Caroline Wozniacki and No. 12 Ana Ivanovic all failing to reach the third round.

Tennis is a very competitive sport, which requires lots of running; sharp cuts and body contusions to make those awe dropping, slow motion mind-blowing plays. You would say that there is no way that just really happened! But, these amazing moments also take a toll on the player’s body, not only causing fatigue but injuries as well.

Victoria Azarenka was one of the players in Wimbledon that injured her right knee in her opening-round win. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga was yet another to fall victim with a knee injury. Some common types of knee injuries associated with this sport are arthritis, meniscus tears, ligament sprains, and knee cap malalignment which all can be treated.

Some common procedures to alleviate pain associated with the aforementioned knee injuries include injections such as cortisone, orthovisc or regenerative medicine. All of which are performed under ultrasound guidance of course, to provide accurate needle placement. Another form of treatment could be surgery, but who would want to go for those type of invasive procedures, when these simple injections could be performed in office and allow you to go home the same day. There is also the possibility of being prescribed durable medical equipment, such as knee orthoses. And finally, physical therapy which will help you regain your range of motion.

Now, if you’re looking for facility that contains all of these wonderful treatments, look no further than Cross Bay Physical Medicine and Rehabiliation, P.C in Howard Beach, NY. We have a wonderful staff that will help you on your road to recovery!

By Benjamin Bieber

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