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Movements occurring at synovial joints during sports activities

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´╗┐Kwaku Peprah 11T Movements occurring at synovial joints during sports activities Racket sport: Tennis Tennis involves a lot of running about and movement of a lot of different joints. I am going to explain the movements occurring at two synovial joints. In Tennis a synovial joint that will move a lot is the ball and socket joint. This joint allows freedom of rotation as well as back-and-forth movement in all planes. ...read more.

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The next synovial joint that will move in Tennis is the hinge. Hinge joints offer ease in movement, but only provide for movement in one plane (no twisting, no sliding side-to-side). A good example of a hinge joint is at your elbow, there are two bones in your forearm that interact at the elbow joint. Only one of them, the ulna, makes a hinge joint. ...read more.

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The first is the Pivot joint. This where one bone spins around on another bone in any direction. This type of joint is in between our first two cervical vertebrae and this is what allows you to spin your head. ________________ The second synovial joint which moves is the ball and socket joint. This joint allows freedom of rotation as well as back-and-forth movement in all planes. The movement will be flexibility; this is the bending of limbs at a joint. ...read more.

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