It seems that celebrities have the best of all worlds and are bigger than life. How could a celebrity ever get tennis elbow? Don’t they have the best trainers? The best doctors?
The real truth is that as long as someone is human, they are susceptible to health issues. Joint problems, muscles can tear, bones can break, vision can decline, and a whole host of other health issues can occur in life – just because we’re human.
Many of us know this but we don’t really believe it until we find out the facts. Which famous people really did have tennis elbow? What did they do about it?
And when we’re sitting at home, unable to brush our hair, pick up the baby and do other common daily activities, it’s good to know that others – sometimes with celebrity status – are just like us. We’re all suffering together.
It’s not that we are seeking for pity. It’s that we just want to do it alone.
Three Celebrities Who Had Tennis Elbow Injuries
Below is a list of two celebrities and the situation they faced. I trust you will find it quite interesting.
1. Indian Cricketer, Sachin Tendulkar
Out of all the athletes in India, Sachin Tendulkar is the most famous. When it comes to run-scorers and century maker in Test and one-day international cricket, Sachin holds the top position.
He’s holds the record for the highest number of centuries. He’s also an incredible batsman and won the 2010 Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for cricketer of the year at the ICC awards.
There’s even a wax statue of this athlete in London!
But unfortunately, Sachin had tennis elbow and it took him out of his sport for most of the year in 2003. He recovered and came back strong to the game in 2004.
2. Stuart Clark, celebrity cricket bowler from Australia
In 2008, this celebrity was afflicted with tennis elbow for several months. His tennis elbow hurt so much that he might miss out on the summer season for playing his sport, reporters said.
Sports are notorious for athletes developing joint and tendon issues. Just think about it for bowling. You have to hold a heavy bowling ball – how natural is that? – and then support that heavy ball in different ranges of motion.
In the case of Stuart, a fast cricket bowler, you would expect that his young age – 33 years old – made him most likely to heal quickly. But the truth was that his healing wasn’t happening.
If everything isn’t aligned and you’re not ergonomically correct, the misalignments will contribute to the production of tennis elbow and other issues with the joints and tendons, no matter what the sport.
And that’s exactly what happened to Stuart and he ended up with additional bone spurs on his elbow. He ended up getting surgery for tennis elbow, missed the whole summer season and 10 weeks of activity.
3. Jim Vanek, Tennis Pro
Surprisingly, searching for a list of tennis people with tennis elbow, there was only one who injured their right elbow:
- Jiri Vanek in 2010
Most of the injuries in tennis players were surprisingly in other parts of the body: leg injuries, hip flexor muscle injuries, lower back and abdominal injuries, and knee and wrist injuries.
It appears that the professional tennis players have their sport down pat and know what to wear as a support for the elbow and wrist so that they don’t get tennis elbow. That’s why tennis people with tennis elbow are a little difficult to find.
It’s conceivably possible that they grin and bear the pain of tennis elbow as well and they keep their pain to themselves, thinking that it is a normal part of the sport.
Tennis elbow is usually found in those who have a faulty backhand technique, thus, this explains the reason why many of the professional tennis players don’t get it! They use stiffer tennis racquets made of graphite, which seem to prevent injuries, too.
What Really Affects Incidence Of Tennis Elbow
Another surprising fact is that tennis elbow according to the researchers, shows up in 14% to 41% of the time in tennis elbow players. Another study found that about 40% of tennis players had current or previous problems with their elbow.
And the symptoms varied from moderate to severe and disabling, depending often on age. Those who were under the age of 50 only had severe or disabling symptoms of tennis elbow 25% of the time.
That statistic increased to 42% once the person hit the age of 50, or over. In fact, tennis elbow is more common in those older than the age of 40. After the age of 40 there’s a skyrocket in the rate of tennis elbow in men – the number increases to four times normal!
And after the age of 40, there’s a doubling of the incidence of tennis elbow in women.
Preventing Tennis Elbow: What’s Required
Experts say that the following suggestions will go a long way in solving or preventing tennis elbow:
- Maintain good biomechanics
- Stretch to improve flexibility
- Don’t increase the intensity of training until you are ready to do so
- Make sure that your racquet and shoes fit you properly
- Playing time
The more playing time a tennis player puts into the game – when they’re under the age of 40, the higher the incidence of tennis elbow.
To be exact, there was 3.5 times more tennis elbow in this group. Those over the age of 40 had a doubling of the rate of tennis elbow if they played more than 2 hours at a time.
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