Preventing injuries

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Last updated 9 years ago

Egor S

Egor S Asked 11 years ago

How to prevent injuries to joints in table tennis?

I have noticed that I sometimes hyperextend my elbow during backhand push, and to draw back my arm too much during forehand serving, which causes injury to the shoulder.

 How do correct table tennis techniques fit into the range of motion of joints?



Jeff Plumb

Jeff Plumb Answered 11 years ago

Hi Egor,

If you are getting injuries while playing then you should consider going to see a Physio or someone like that to help you out. You shouldn't be hurting your shoulder when playing.

However playing strokes over and over is probably not what the human body was designed for.

Performing some warm ups before your training and warm downs after your training is also a good idea.

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Frendy Halim

Frendy Halim Posted 9 years ago

what kind of warm down can be do ?

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 9 years ago

Some stretching is good to do at the end of the session.  Also just do some slow jogging or walking.

Frendy Halim

Frendy Halim Posted 9 years ago

Oh I see... I never do it before and I'll do it this time...
Thank you very much ^^

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