The purpose of this work was to study the influence of the history of shoulder pain on the kinematic of shoulder joints during a tennis serve in competitive girls with (n=4) and without a history of shoulder pain (n=6). Players mimicked two tennis serves recorded with an electromagnetic device. T-tests were applied to the humerothoracic angles and the scapulothoracic angles. Results showed that competitive girls with a history of shoulder pain presented a decrease of humeral abduction and external rotation at the end of the cocking phase with no change in scapulothoracic angles. These findings may suggest a potential strategy used by players with history of shoulder pain to avoid pain in the serve.
Gillet, Benoit; Begon, Mickael; Berger-Vachon, Christian; and Rogowski, Isabelle
"KINEMATICS OF SHOULDER JOINTS DURING TENNIS SERVE IN YOUNG FEMALE ATHLETES: INFLUENCE OF HISTORY OF SHOULDER PAIN,"
ISBS Proceedings Archive: Vol. 35
, Article 160.
Available at: https://commons.nmu.edu/isbs/vol35/iss1/160