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iambt21
07-24-2007, 09:08 AM
My wrist has been hurting so i switched to a racket and string that is more accomodating to injury. however it has spread to my elbow. in addition it spread to my forearm. The elbow and forearm have really started hurting today while giving a lesson to a student while hitting very lightly. I had to stop hitting and it was throbbing in pain for over an hour. Can anyone give some advice to expedite health or prevent injury from getting worse etc?

GRANITECHIEF
07-24-2007, 09:56 AM
Sounds bad. You might consider swithing hands.

Other than that, stop playing for at least a month. Do intensive yoga, ice, heat, massage until the pain is gone. Then continue with that stuff and add strength training, ie arm, wrist, and shoulder excersices.

Then when you start playing again, don't play with poly, not even a hybrid. Play with a soft multi and drop your tension. Also don't play too much, especially in the beginning. And continue with the therapy and strengthening indefinitely.

theroguedog
07-24-2007, 10:38 AM
check out http://www.triggerpointbook.com/ it's helped me many times

iambt21
07-24-2007, 08:43 PM
Sounds bad. You might consider swithing hands.

Other than that, stop playing for at least a month. Do intensive yoga, ice, heat, massage until the pain is gone. Then continue with that stuff and add strength training, ie arm, wrist, and shoulder excersices.

Then when you start playing again, don't play with poly, not even a hybrid. Play with a soft multi and drop your tension. Also don't play too much, especially in the beginning. And continue with the therapy and strengthening indefinitely.

i am using a poly currently since hte problem... i teach alot and its strung at 40 lbs with a safe racket. i thin ki will have to switch hands.. i hvae a few questions.

1. what kind of yoga do i do for my arm?
2. When do i ice?
3. When do i heat?

thanks so much for your help i do appreciate it.

GRANITECHIEF
07-25-2007, 08:09 AM
The best yoga position i'm aware of that directly benefits TE is the plank position. Hands together, palms down, sides of hands touching, place hands under thighs and lay down on stomach. Hold the position for a minute, then lift leg up (still on stomach) for 30 seconds, then lower left leg and raise right leg up for 30 seconds. Concentrate on steady deep breathing. Its really uncomfortable.

I usually do intervals of ice/heat for 15 minutes, heat before tennis, ice after. Do it as often as you can. I like to take on of the hard blue frozen things that you put in a cooler and use it to deeply massage the affected area.

Good luck.

courtrage
07-25-2007, 09:57 AM
get 'healing back pain' by john e. sarno, md. he addresses muscle, tendon, and nerve pain. i got it on CD and its quick to the point as compared to his latest book which i got first.

netman
07-27-2007, 04:30 PM
Go see a doctor that specializes in arms. Preferably someone that consults to a professional baseball team. Listen to his/her advice.

Why does no one here understand that sometimes rest is the best cure for an injury. Oh, thats right, its that stupid mantra, "No pain, no gain."

That phrase makes more money for orthopedic specialists that any thing else on the planet.

-k-