Playing on Synthetic courts
I play one and a half hours a day six days a week. I am 45. We have recently started playing on Synthetic courts. An Orhopaedist told me that for people who are above 40, playing on synthetic courts can be very bad for the knees. I have read on websites that it can also casue lower back pain. Can someone explain in little detail how harmful it is .? So far, I have not been able to convince other players to shift to softer courts.
I have started using silcon heel cushions as a preventive measure. I was told that knee caps are not a preventive measure. Is that correct(If it is not, please specify which type of knee caps would suffice) and is there any other precaution in terms of equipment – special shoes or anything else.that one should use on synthetic courts for people of my age?