Le padel is a racket sport that can cause injuries, including testicular trauma, if you are not adequately protected, if you or your opponent are clumsy, or if you play recklessly.
When the ball hits hard and in the wrong place, the risks are increased tenfold.
The problem is that poor placement, sometimes clumsiness, and the extra power of certain players can have repercussions... especially for men who cannot always control their strength. Bottom line, there are injuries from time to time that can hurt a lot.
The testicles are now the subject of real monitoring by certain general practitioners who are experts in sports. This is the case, for example, of the doctor and football player padel Pierre-Olivier Ferrand who also studied scientifically pathologies and trauma linked to padel. And obviously, among the pathologies we find trauma to the testicles.
Here are some steps you can take to prevent and manage these types of injuries:
- Wear a shell:
- Use a protective shell to avoid direct trauma.
- Use the appropriate equipment:
- Wear appropriate sports clothing, including well-fitting shorts or pants to avoid unnecessary movement.
- Learn the correct technique:
- Master the correct movements and positions to minimize the risk of injury.
- Play carefully:
- Be aware of your surroundings and other players, and avoid risky behavior.
In case of trauma:
- Apply ice:
- If trauma occurs, immediately apply ice (through cloth to prevent frostbite) to reduce swelling and pain.
- Rest :
- Avoid strenuous physical activity and get enough rest.
- Consult a doctor:
- If pain persists or you suspect a serious injury, seek immediate medical attention or go to an emergency room for further examination and appropriate treatment.
- Take painkillers:
- Pain medications such as ibuprofen may be used to manage pain, but only after medical consultation.
- Play with a physiotherapist!
- This is the case of the former member of the French team, Justin Lopes, whose partner was Jérôme Ferrandez, ex-physiotherapist of the French team, and who was able to quickly provide him with first aid.
And as always, if you don't feel well, contact a doctor.
Franck Binisti discovers the padel at the Club des Pyramides in 2009 in the Paris region. Since padel is part of his life. You often see him touring France going to cover the major events of padel French.