Overview. A torn oblique, also known as a side strain, is a common injury particularly with baseball pitchers, tennis players and golfers. The obliques are part of the lateral anterior abdomen and are one of the more superficial muscles of your “core”. The oblique muscles are present to the side of the abdomen taking up space in between your hip and ribs and are of two types, external and internal oblique.
The case of a strain injury of the internal oblique abdominal muscle in a professional tennis player is presented. This uncommon lesion resulted from eccentric, unbalanced trunk rotation. Magnetic resonance imaging helped to confirm the diagnosis. Tennis specific core strengthening is crucial for rehabilitation and recurrence prevention.
The injury usually affects the (non-dominant side of the) straight abdominal muscles (rectus abdominis) (figure 1), but the internal and external oblique abdominal muscles (the obliquus internus abdominis and obliquus externus abdominis) may also be injured. Abdominal muscular strains are a common occurrence for tennis players at all levels.
Also, sports like baseball, tennis, and golf have been known to cause oblique strain symptoms. It is important to know that aside from overuse of abdominal muscles, injury or trauma to the abdomen...
Matteo Berrettini has withdrawn from the Nitto ATP Finals on Tuesday after suffering a left oblique injury that forced him to retire from his match on Sunday evening against Alexander Zverev. After one game in the second set, the Italian took a medical timeout. An emotional Berrettini attempted to continue, but was forced to retire.
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knowledge, there is no description of internal oblique injury in tennis players. The purpose of this report is to describe a case of acute strain of the internal oblique abdominal muscle in a professional tennis player. CASE REPORT A 22 year old, right handed professional tennis player presented with acute pain along the left anterolateral
Internal oblique muscle injuries have been reported in sports including baseball, cricket, javelin, tennis, ice hockey, golf, and even rowing 6,8-16). Most cases involving baseball players present with pain anterior to the lateral abdominal wall and show injuries involving the anterolateral fibers of the internal oblique muscle inserting into the 9th to 11th ribs 8 - 10) .
Oblique muscle strain is caused due to some sudden heavyweight activity which results in a sudden pressure on the side muscles. These may be a result of some sports like tennis, golf baseball etc. or may be a result of strenuous workout out which includes sit-ups or crunches.