Forearm Pain?

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  1. Harry24

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    When I started getting this pain today for the first time I thought it must be tennis elbow. But when I looked it up tennis elbow is on the foreman mine is under my elbow(hand is flat on a table-pain is on underside of my forearm). I also noticed when i got this pain t was when I was palying a guy who hit like Rafael nadal(lots of topsin). Pain hurts when I turn knobs and especially when i extend my arm to hit a forehand(pains in right arm). i am just wondering what is this called?(not tennis elbow) How do you treat it? and, i am looking for a new racquet as of now what we be easy on the underside of my arm?

    P.S. currently using a Babolat Aeropro Drive+(without cortex). havent experienced problem before this bad, any good oponions or suggestions u might have post them:)
     
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  2. dpfrazier

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    You probably have golfer's elbow (GE). You're not alone!

    Search the forums, and you'll find plenty of info about GE.
     
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  3. Harry24

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    I also saw that and couldnt understand why i would have that but it fits my symptoms, thanks. dosent make any sense haha i play tennis but have golfer's elbow.:)
     
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  4. seb85

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    Actually golfer's elbow is just as common as tennis elbow amongst higher level players. I would see a specialist as soon as you can and get diagnosed properly. It may well be golfer's elbow but it also might not be. There are plenty of reasons that pain may occur in the forearm area...
     
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  5. SystemicAnomaly

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    TE is often associated with a 1-handed backhand. GE in tennis players can be caused by a service motion and, sometimes, by the forehand. Can also result from gripping the handle too tightly or not letting your grip relax between strokes. Are you using polyester strings or a racket that is ultra-light or very powerful?
     
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  6. Harry24

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    um yeah kind of as i said in my original post im using a babolat Aeropro Drive+w/ out cortex, I dont have a one handed backhand. Also my strings are Babolat Pro Hurricane in mains and Babolat Xcel Premium in crosses. So mains is poly and crosses is multifilament to answer your question.:)
     
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  7. Jackie T. Stephens

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    Harry its good to have a vibrator on your racket to lessen the facte of getting Tennis elbow or golfers elbow.
     
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    I didn't mean to suggest that your BH stroke is a factor for your forearm pain. As others have already established, you don't have TE. It does appear to be GE. As I mentioned previously, this is likely due to gripping issues. This might be the primary cause of GE in tennis players.

    Your service mechanics or your forehand mechanics can also be possibilities. Also, if you tend to mis-hit your forehand (or serve), this could generate enough frame vibration to cause your problem -- excess shock delivered to the forearm (flexor) muscles & tendons.

    I guess that I missed your mention of your racket in your original post. The weight & stiffness of the AeroPro Drive+ is probably ok. However if you are considering a new frame, you should seriously consider a Cortex version of the AeroPro Drive (or AP Drive+). The Cortex system should significantly cut down the shock delivered to your arm.

    I'm not familiar with the particular strings that you are using so I don't know if your stringbed is particularly harsh. Perhaps those who have experience with this poly/nylon blend, could give you some feedback. Some of the newer poly strings may be somewhat less stiff/harsh than previous versions -- not sure about this. When using poly strings, it is usually advisable to decrease your string tension by 10% or more. i would strongly advise against using poly strings for both the crosses & mains (one or the other, but not both).

    Note that a vibration dampener might help a little bit, but this really only diminishes string vibration and does virtually nothing for the shock to the forearm due to frame vibration. It is the frame vibration that is the major culprit in delivering excess shock to the arm.

    Ice or ice massage several times a day is the best treatment for GE. A forearm strap and anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or herbs/foods can also be helpful.
     
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  9. Harry24

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    I thought it might could be that a framed the ball more than usual but I thought back to the day it happened and I played awesome. The guy I played hitted with some amazing topspin and I had to play with my backhand 90% of the time.

    About the racquet:yeah I am planning on demoing 12 racquets over the summer(Babolat, Wilson, Head and possibly Yonex RQiS1).And definately one of my choices ffor the demoes was the aeropro w/ cortex and both the regular cortex version of the pure drive and the roddick version(not plus sizes).

    For Strings from now on im going to go with natural or multifilament not poly.:)
     
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