Tennis leg | definition of tennis leg by Medical dictionary
a rupture of the gastrocnemius muscle at the musculotendinous junction, resulting from forcible contractions of the calf muscles; often seen in tennis players as the result of frequent quick stopping and starting movements.Exercise-induced rupture of calf muscles that may occur following any violent exercise in which the rapidly moving body abruptly changes directions—e.g., tennis, soccer, downhill (alpine) skiing
Management Immobilisation in plantar flexion and physical therapy
tennis leg Sports medicine Exercise-induced rupture of calf muscles that may occur following any violent exercise in which the rapidly moving body abruptly changes direction–eg, tennis, soccer, downhill–alpine skiing Clinical An audible snap may be heard in the popliteal space, accompanied by severe calf pain and hematoma, due to a rupture of the gastrocnemius Treatment Immobilization in plantar flexion and physical therapy
tennis leg tear/rupture of medial head of gastrocnemius, caused by simultaneous ankle joint plantarflexion and subtalar and midtarsal joint supination in a weight-bearing foot
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