Back abnormalities found in teen Elite English tennis players!

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  1. chess9

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    Ok. Quit smirking, they do have a few elite players. :)

    Interesting, though small sample size, study of back abnormalities in 33 English teen elite players. 28 had problems! Two handed backhand implicated!!!!! Ooooh....

    http://www.medpagetoday.com/Surgery/Orthopedics/dh/6200

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  2. The Gorilla

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    why the 2hbh though?
     
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    Trunk rotation is pretty severe, but I'm just guessing.

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  4. Trinity TC

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    Those are all "normal" abnomalities found in most active humans between the ages of 16-18. Appearantly a large percentage of the population that stands upright has slightly cracked vertebrae, slightly bulging disks, synovitis etc. by the time they are 18 but only a fraction experience pain or disfunction.

    Data analysis depends on who is looking at it. Neurosurgeons look at the same data differently compared to neurologists who look at differently from chiropractors and so on.
     
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    So, this is much ado about de natha? :) Good to hear, if true.

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