Another elbow pain question

Discussion in 'Health & Fitness' started by rocky b, Jul 23, 2008.

  1. rocky b

    rocky b Guest

    Ok I did string my racket to tight now my elbow hurts just a constant throb I can play no pain but on the bone it hurts. Do you think its shock form the high tension or do I have TE. My elbow never hurt before. Can you get TE from 1 time i have used ice heat aleve nothing gets rid of the throb.
     
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  2. SystemicAnomaly

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    Are you sure you didn't just bang your elbow against something hard?

    If the pain is right on the bone, then I doubt that this would be TE. However, if the pain is very close to the bone, then it is possible that it might be TE. TE is an overuse injury and does not happen from 1 single event.

    If you do have TE, then the tight strings can be a contributing factor, especially if they are polyester strings. But the primary factor for developing TE is probably flawed stroke mechanics or something else.

    If your problem persists, then it would be best to see a medical expert. If you have inflammation present, you would need to take higher than normal doses of Aleve to produce an anti-inflammatory effect. For NSAIDs such as aspirin, ibuprofen, and naproxen (Aleve), you need to take several doses daily that are 1.5 to twice the normal dosage. For Aleve, you would take a double dose in the morning, another 2 tablets in the afternoon and then a single dose at night. Note that you should not take these high doses continuously for more than 10 days without consulting a doctor.
     
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  3. rocky b

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    No pain running down my forearm just a throb yet no pain playing. I think the shock from the high tension hurt my elbow.
     
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    Again, it does not seem likely at all that the tight strings alone are responsible for your elbow problem. I suspect that it just added to the real underlying problem. The higher tensions were enough to hasten the manifestation of the real cause. Even with looser tensions, the elbow pain may return within a year, if the root cause is not eliminated.
     
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