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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Playing tennis: Suitable type of footwear to avoid injury


    When we participate in sport, we do so aware of the element of risk involved. Slips, trips and falls and other sport-related accidents do occur as our body is put under strain to perform to the best of its ability. With this in mind, it is important to take precautions to minimise the risk of injuries caused by falls and other sport-related accidents.

    Tennis elbow is a common sport ailment, yet while this is difficult to prevent, other strains can be reduced simply by choosing to wear suitable footwear.

    Slips, trips, falls and lower-limb tennis injuries

    The most common type of tennis injuries are sustained to the lower limb area, including the ankle, knee and thigh.

    This is due to the nature of the sport, the constant jolting, twisting, sprinting and stopping movements lead to serious strains, which can be minimised seeking professional advice regarding your choice of tennis shoe.

    Spending a little more on your tennis shoe not only reduces the risk of lower-limb injury and slips, trips and falls, it minimises risk of injury to your spine.

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    Choosing the right tennis shoe

    Typically, tennis shoes offer far more support than standard trainers, or even running shoes.

    While playing tennis, the pressure on your ankle to provide flexibility to pivot and twist is great, the feet and lower limbs absorb the shock from stopping and starting. You will need to purchase a robust shoe that can withstand this action.

    Various tennis shoes are available to suit different types of court flooring. It is important to buy an appropriate shoe for the surface you use, to reduce the risk of falls and any sport-related injury.

    It is advisable to perform foot arch correction exercises following participating in this sport.

    Claiming for a sport-related injury

    If you have been involved in a sport-related injury, whether recreationally or due to an accident at work, you could be able to claim personal injury compensation for any harm you have suffered.

    So long as the accident in question occurred within the last three years, and you are able to prove liability, a law firm such as Accident Advice Helpline could help you recoup the compensation you deserve.

    Working on a 100 per cent no-win no-fee** basis, Accident Advice Helpline’s nationwide team of legal experts will advise you on your case and suggest the best path forwards.

    Call us today on 0800 689 0500 for a free initial discussion regarding your individual circumstances, with no obligation to pursue your claim.

    Date Published: July 22, 2015

    Author: Accident Advice

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