Back from shoulder problems,what do I do?

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by coachb, Jan 12, 2005.

  1. coachb

    coachb New User

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    I am currently back to playing from rotator cuff problems, tendonitis. I dont believe that I have heard too many players comment on coming back and what kind of racket to use. Do you stay with a heavier stick or go with a tweener. I was using a rok (93) before the injury, I also have the option of using a tour 10 mid. Thanks for any input, yes I am doing all of the stretches and weights for the shoulder.
     
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  2. rich s

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    I had orthroscopic shoulder surgery back in '96 to clean up some things in my right shoulder.

    I came back using my same 12oz Head PT280. I just took it slow and only pushed it as far as what felt comfortable -- in 3 months I was playing like I was before surgery.
     
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    your racquet seems shoulder safe enough. Like rich s said take it easy(no hard serves or overheads untill you build back up the strength. The only way i have ever got over tendinitis is to build it up (muscles) about double to what they were before the injury.
     
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  4. backcourt

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    The Yonex mp 3i has been great for my coming off my shoulder impingement diagnosis. I tried to switch to the Diablo MP but began experiencing pain again after 6 or so hitting sessions.
     
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  5. jayserinos99

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    volkls are fairly shoulder safe; the t10 mid should be a good one.
     
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  6. finchy

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    i got shoulder tendonitis with a surge so i switched to a PS 6.0 95.

    during the recovery process, i did not play at all for 2 weeks straight. it helped alot now. do not try to do anything too strenuous, or you will reinjure it again. i had to take prescription motrin in order to stop the inflamation. anyways, start out slow, and build your strokes back gradually and in a week, you should be fine.
     
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  7. Ed Lee

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    Which racquet to use

    I had similar problems as you......could no longer play with the Wilson PS 85, then switched to the 1999 version of the PK 5G and modified it to weigh 360 grams (>12.5oz) and used a relatively soft string (NRG-17). My shoulder held up just fine.

    Hope this helps.

    Ed
     
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