View Full Version : Pain in the Ulnar side of the wrist...

07-15-2007, 08:26 PM
I've had pains in the ulnar side of my wrist since Feb of this year and I still have pains (not only when I play tennis). It's been getting better but I know it still hasn't completely healed. What should I do? Will it be able to heal completely? Can I use weights to strengthen my wrist?

Also, I play the piano but there aren't a lot of wrist action in that (mostly fingers). However, the wrist pain has affected my piano performance. :(

I'm using Head LiquidMetal 4.5, and I haven't gotten it restrung at all since Feb so the strings have pretty low tension now. Should I change my raquet?

My forehand technique has the windshield wiper motion involved and I love it. How can I decrease the wrist motion in my forehands? Thank you. :D

07-17-2007, 03:31 AM
Add a vibration dampener and strung the strings at a higher tension.

07-17-2007, 03:33 AM
I think he means lower tension. :)
You might try some gut strings strung around 48.
Use a head light racquet. Something around 8-12 pts. head light, IMHO.


07-17-2007, 03:35 AM
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07-17-2007, 05:15 AM
I've had what sounds to be a similar situation for several months. I had mine x rayed and my doctor chalked it up to tendonitis. In other words, it could be something like that rather than a tfcc tear.

07-17-2007, 07:13 PM
Get thee (all of you folks, actually) to a hand specialist!

I messed around with "tendinitis" for over a year and did a lot of damage in the process. Torn TFCC and two torn ligaments...I've been out of tennis since last August.

Two very reputable sports orthos reviewed xrays and found nothing amiss. The hand specialists glanced at the same xrays and immediately knew what the problem was.

In my opinion "tendinitis" is a doc's way of saying "I really don't know what the problem is." Don't even get me going on the true meaning of "let's try a cortisone shot."

07-17-2007, 08:23 PM
I don't think mine is torn though.

My technique is solid. I do frame the ball sometimes which causes some shock in my wrist but that's just on a low bouncing-fast reaction ball near my shoelaces.

The initial injury I had, I woke up and had absolutely NO mobility in my wrist. Couldn't supinate or pronate without feeling a ton of pain. This was a day after hitting around for abuot 5 hours with my new racket (jumped from a 10.5 oz to a 12.4 oz). I laid off it for a few days and iced it and it was much better.

I had mobility to supinate and pronate but there was still some pain when I pronated or supinated too far.

I've been hitting sporadically with the pain while it's healing and still hitting good and effectively. I'm going to continue doing wrist-strengthening exercises. I only hit maybe 2 times a week.

Burt Turkoglu
07-18-2007, 08:22 AM
I had ulnar pain which initially got better but got worse and worse over a couple of weeks....so I took off 2 weeks and started playing but after a week, it came back even worse.....I am resting it now with an A2 Aircast splint on most of the time including sleeping....I will start playing in a month....hope this does the trick....keep us posted on your progress.....

07-18-2007, 08:38 AM
Do any of you that have this problem have swelling around that area? Mine has been swollen right around that bone that sticks up on the outside of the wrist.

Burt Turkoglu
07-18-2007, 01:07 PM
a little swelling at the bone but not much....

07-20-2007, 01:55 AM
Hitting for 5hrs is a sure recipe for problems.

Yes, consulting surgeons specializing in HAND is the key.

Any such problems and you:

- have a poor technique (ask some PROS about it, and pay for it)

- have stiff racqs or strings, or too high a tension; CHANGE