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Research & Investigations in Sports Medicine

Prevention and Care of Physical Injuries when Playing Table Tennis at Home during COVID-19 Quarantine

  • Open or CloseYi Zhang* and Haodong Gu

    Department of Physical Education, Shanghai University, China

    *Corresponding author:Yi Zhang, Department of Physical Education, Shanghai University, Shanghai 20444, China

Submission: April 28, 2020;Published: May 29, 2020

DOI: 10.31031/RISM.2020.06.000639

ISSN: 2577-1914
Volume6 Issue3


Table tennis is a sport suitable for different types of environmental conditions and can be carried out both indoor and outdoor with simple equipment. Due to the convenience and flexibility of this sport, it has become a globally favorite exercise for people who are confined at home due to COVID-19 outbreak. Unlike common misperceptions about table tennis being a light exercise, it is a fast sport with quick physical movement, posture changes, and even body rotations, which can easily get players injured. Particularly, people are prone to injuries in a home environment that often does not fully meet the standard of playing conditions. Common injuries caused by playing this sport are around the wrist, waist, knee, and shoulder areas. In this article, illustrations and discussed are centered on injury prevention, analysis, and therapeutic care. Cautious preparations in advance, both physically and environmentally, can effectively prevent much of the injuries.

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