Dr. Robert G. Silverman
When you play a racket sport like tennis, you make a lot of overhead serves and shots that put strain on your shoulder. A common result is a rotator cuff injury—a tear in one of the tendons that hold the muscles and bones of your shoulder joint together. A rotator cuff injury is painful and can...Read more
Dr. Robert G. Silverman
I treat a lot of tennis players with shoulder pain, usually from rotator cuff issues. My goal is always to get them back on the court quickly without drugs, injections or surgery—and to keep them there by avoiding re-injury. For fast, effective, non-drug treatment, I rely on some proven nutritional...Read more
Dr. Robert G. Silverman
As a specialist in treating sports injuries without drugs, I see many patients with tennis elbow, otherwise known as lateral epicondylosis. Many of these patients have already tried conventional medical treatment, including prescription anti-inflammatory drugs, such as naprosyn or celecoxib, and...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
American Sport Psychology (443)-243-5598 Brandyn@AmericanSportPsychology.com AmericanSportPsychology.com Brandyn Fisher, Ph.D., is founder and CEO of American Sport Psychology (ASP), the leader in elite mental training for tennis players. With a Ph.D. in sport psychology and an extensive coaching...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
According to the International Tennis Federation (ITF), half of all tennis players will suffer from tennis elbow. Thirty-four of the top 40 ATP and WTA men and women have been sidelined recently from shoulder, wrist and elbow injury or surgery ( TennisInsights.com/Injuries ). In the past 30 years,...Read more
Dr. Michael Mizhiritsky
Lower back pain is one of the more common complaints to a doctor. Almost everyone will experience lower back pain at least once in their lifetime. Inactivity, lack of proper exercise, being overweight, smoking, family history, jobs or tasks that require heavy lifting, or frequent repetitive...Read more
Suzanna McGee
As the U.S. Open approaches, we are extremely motivated to play harder and more often so we can feel like the pros. With only so many hours in a day, the more tennis we play, the more we ignore fitness preparation and injury prevention. And then one day … we develop overuse injuries. The good news...Read more
Erik Scharf
Injury prevention in tennis is vital for all ages and all levels. The inherent repetitive motions in tennis can cause injuries and imbalances in professionals, juniors and adults just looking for some weekly exercise. According to the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), a complete physical...Read more
Dr. Leon Popovitz
Repetitive overhead sports, such as tennis or throwing sports, can lead to various conditions in the shoulder. One common condition is a SLAP tear (Superior Labrum Anterior Posterior). This refers to a tear in the ring of cartilage that surrounds the glenoid (socket bone) in the shoulder. The...Read more