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Old 11-23-2012, 10:39 AM   #1
Mikael
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Default Tight/sore left lower back after playing

Hi guys,

I sometimes get a sore/tight left QL (quadratus lumborum) after playing - I'm a rightie. The physiotherapists I've seen have all confirmed it's the QL, but unfortunately none of them know much about tennis so I haven't been able to get any advice other than "stretch it before and after". It's a bit of a problem because a tight QL can cause sacro-iliac issues, which I unfortunately know about all too well...

Does anyone here have the same problem? Are there any particular shots/techniques it's associated with, and is there anything you'd recommend to get rid of the soreness/tightness? The only stretch that I've been recommended looks similar to the first picture on this page:
http://www.yogajournal.com/for_teachers/2640
except it's done standing.

Any knowledgeable and productive insight would be most welcome!
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