Andy Murray is adamant he can win the Australian Open. The fat man in the pub and Rafael Nadal might not be convinced but there is no question the Scot believes he can, if he has to, beat the two best players in the world in the space of six days to win his first, and preferably not last, grand slam title.
Of course, Murray has beaten Nadal and Roger Federer before but the only player here to do so in the same tournament is the self-proclaimed scariest man in tennis, Nikolay Davydenko, who did it in London and Qatar and who lurks with intent on the other side of the draw. David Nalbandian, one of the game’s lost geniuses, also did it twice, in 2007 in the Masters tournaments in Paris and Madrid, but the Argentinian withdrew from this Open with an abdominal injury.
Tennis can claim many victims through injury such as Tennis Elbow read more at Pain Control
Pain Control – Tennis Related Injuries
Tennis Elbow – What is Tennis Elbow?
Tennis elbow is a condition where the outer part of the elbow becomes sore and tender. It is a condition that is commonly associated with playing tennis and other racquet sports, though the injury can happen to almost anybody.
The condition is more formally known as lateral epicondylitis ("inflammation to the outside elbow bone"),lateral epicondylosis, or simply lateral elbow pain.Runge is usually credited for the first description in 1873 of the condition which we today call lateral epicondylosis. The term tennis elbow was first used in 1883 by Major in his paper Lawn-tennis elbow.
Pain Control Recommend an Air Pouch Tennis Elbow brace to treat Tennis Elbow
Rsi (Repetitive strain injury) – What is Repetitive Strain Injury
Repetitive strain injury (RSI), also known as Cumulative Trauma Disorder (CTD), occupational overuse syndrome, non-specific arm pain or work related upper limb disorder (WRULD), is a diagnosis used for hand and arm pain that is believed to be caused by chronic misuse of these body parts, for instance, while using a computer on the job. Conditions such as RSI tend to be associated with both physical and psychosocial stressors.
The following complaints are typical in patients that might receive a diagnosis of RSI:Pain in the arm (typically diffusei.e. spread over many areas). The pain is worse with activity. Weakness, lack of endurance. In contrast to carpal tunnel syndrome, the symptoms tend to be diffuse and non-anatomical, crossing the distribution of nerves, tendons, etc. They tend not to be characteristic of any discrete pathological conditions.
Most treatments including non-narcotic pain medications, braces, therapy, etc. are palliative. Heat, cold, alternating hot and cold, or TENS are sometimes applied to the hands and forearms.Biofeedback may be used to measure tension in specific muscles, or to track overall stress levels.Recovery can take up to 8 months without performing activities that might exacerbate the symptoms, and that joint should never be put under severe or constant stress.
Pain Control recommend Lycra Neoprene Adjustable Wrist Support to treat RSI
Ankle Sprain (Ankle Pain) – What is an Ankle Sprain
A sprained ankle, also known as an ankle sprain, twisted ankle, rolled ankle, ankle injury or ankle ligament injury, is a common medical condition where one or more of the ligaments of the ankle is torn or partially torn. The anterior talofibular ligament is one of the most commonly involved ligaments. Sprains to the lateral aspect of the ankle account for 85% of ankle sprains.
It is important to either rule out a fracture clinically or radiologically .
A sudden movement or twist often when the foot rolls in can overstretch the supporting ligaments, causing ligament tears and bleeding around the joint. This is known as a sprain. This is a common injury, it always occurs in activities that require running, jumping and change of direction (such as basketball, netball, football/soccer). Some people are particularly prone to recurring ankle sprains.