A meniscus is a cartilage structure that provides shock absorption and cushioning in the knee joint. There are two menisci. They are located in between the thigh bone (femur) and the shin bone (tibia). Meniscus tears are very common among tennis players. They are often the result of a twisting injury.
Proper form is essential to maintaining a healthy shoulder while playing tennis. During a tennis serve and stroke, power comes from the legs and transmitted to the racquet via what is known as the kinetic chain.
Click here for archives of the Long Island Tennis Magazine E-Edition.