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 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.
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.
This rare injury results from a sudden intrinsic eccentric contraction of the internal oblique muscle while in a stretched position. Ultrasound can help to confirm the diagnosis and to monitor clinical follow-up.
Abdominal oblique injuries, also known as side strains, are common in rotational sports such as baseball, tennis, golf, and track and field. These injuries are characterized by a sudden, sharp onset of pain on the side of your rib cage.
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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...
An oblique strain is usually characterized initially by sudden, sharp pain in or around the rib cage. The area is often tender to touch, and a bruise may develop, depending on the severity of the injury. Twisting and bending motions are typically painful. The oblique muscles are more active while sitting up than while lying down.
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