Badminton is a fast-paced racket sport that involves quick movements, repetitive overhead swings, and sudden changes in direction.
What We Treat
Badminton players are therefore prone to a variety of injuries such as below;
Elbow pain and stiffness can be common within Badminton due to the repetitive forearm movements involved in gripping the racket and executing shots. Through methods including manual treatment, stretching, strengthening exercises, and modalities like shockwave and needling physiotherapy can be beneficial. In order to reduce extra stress on the tendons, physiotherapists can also educate patients on optimal technique, strength, equipment, and training changes.
Badminton players are more likely to sustain shoulder ailments such labral tears, impingement syndrome, and rotator cuff tendonitis. Physio can provide treatment such as manual therapy, joint manipulation, shockwave and more. Physiotherapy can also help manage these injuries through exercises to strengthen the rotator cuff and scapular stabilizers, manual therapy techniques to improve joint mobility, and postural correction.
Badminton players due to the quick changes in direction and jumping involved in the sport can get knee problems such as patellar tendinitis, meniscus tears, and patellofemoral pain syndrome. Proprioceptive exercises, balance training, and manual treatment techniques are among physiotherapy interventions that can be used to strengthen the lower limbs, enhance knee stability, and speed up the healing process.
Ankle sprains are common in badminton due to the fast-paced movements and the potential for landing awkwardly. Through exercises, manual treatment, taping methods, and balance training, physiotherapy can help to manage pain and swelling, restore joint mobility, and improve ankle strength and stability. Education regarding appropriate footwear and ankle bracing is also helpful in preventing re-injury.
Achilles and calf injuries:
The calf muscles and the Achilles tendon are particularly vulnerable to strain and injury in badminton due to the repetitive stress placed on them during play and jumping. Injuries in these areas can cause pain, swelling, stiffness, and difficulty with walking or running.
Players of badminton are susceptible to wrist and hand problems such sprains, strains, and tendinitis. The impact of shuttlecock contact as well as repetitive wrist movements can cause these injuries. Through exercises and manual treatment, physiotherapy can help with pain management, healing, improving wrist and hand strength and flexibility, and promoting optimal biomechanics.
How We Can Help!
The treatment and recovery of these injuries in badminton players is greatly aided by physiotherapy. Pain management, exercise therapy, manual therapy techniques and education on injury prevention and technique change are all possible treatment options we offer.
The best way for badminton players to promote healing, regain function, and improve their performance on the court is to work closely with Achieve Health.